Want to get the most out of late summer’s fresh fruits and vegetables? Look to your blender and spice rack to puree seasonal produce into refreshing sips, chilled soups and savory sauces.
“We’re in peak farmer’s market season with an abundance of juicy red tomatoes and leafy greens,” says Chef Kevan Vetter of the McCormick Kitchens. “The same old veggie sides and salads can get boring […] and blending allows you to enjoy produce in tasty new ways – from using kale and avocado in a pasta sauce to a Greek yoghurt dressing featuring pureed fresh cucumber.”
Try putting a flavourful spin on a classic summer side with this Greek pasta salad recipe below. Blend fresh cucumbers with Greek yoghurt, lemon juice and herbs like dill weed and Mediterranean oregano to create a creamy dressing. Toss with cooked pasta, veggies and feta.
For more recipes – like spicy tomato gazpacho or roasted corn puree – visit McCormick.com
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Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes