8 Delicious Summer Salads + Cocktails Straight From Your Garden
From garden to table to cocktail, we’ve got you covered.
There’s nothing quite like fresh summer produce, especially harvested from your own backyard. But what happens when your garden starts overflowing your kitchen? First, you do a dance because you actually have a green thumb! (Or is that just me?) Then, you get to work turning your harvest into a culinary creation. The best place to start? A crisp, summer salad and a refreshing cocktail. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recipes, each incorporating a summer garden staple.
Make It: Tomato Peach Salad
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Make It: Grilled Peach Old Fashioned
Make It: Strawberry-Almond Spinach Salad
Make It: Strawberry Cocktail
Cucumbers may not have the summer superstar status of tomatoes, watermelon or corn, but this favorite crop of home gardeners has a versatility and fresh flavor we wouldn’t want to do without. Paired with garden tomatoes, red onions and fresh parsley, this easy-to-make summer salad will be a surefire hit at your next picnic.
Make It: Summer Cucumber Salad
Make It: Cucumber Gimlet
Make It: Spinach Avocado Grapefruit Salad
Make It: Avocado Cocktail
Make It: Watermelon Salad
Make It: Watermelon Moscow Mule
Make It: Caprese Salad Appetizers
Cardamom Berry Smash Wedding Cocktail
The deep flavor of fresh blackberries melds with the exotic spice of cardamom syrup and citrusy botanicals of gin to create a refreshing relief to hot, summer wedding.
Make It: Cardamom Berry Smash Cocktail
Make It: Spicy Raspberry Lemon Mocktail