Refreshing Summer Recipes


Nothing beats summer travels – the weather is warmer, the days are longer and worries just seem to slip away. When you’re out traveling this summer, skip some of your usual restaurant stops and try preparing some of these fresh summer treats from the comfort and convenience of your RV.

California Sunshine Smoothie

Fresh fruit is a sure sign of summer. Stop by a local farmer’s market to pick up some strawberries and blend this simple smoothie in your RV kitchen.

What you’ll need:

  • 7 large strawberries
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 container lemon yogurt (8 ounces)

Preparation instructions:

  1. Freeze the strawberries for roughly one hour.
  2. Place strawberries, orange juice and yogurt in a blender.
  3. Blend until smooth, then pour into a glass and serve.

Tropical Macaroni Salad

Every summer barbecue needs a few sides. This tropical macaroni salad is a refreshing and tasty compliment to any main course.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 package macaroni (16 ounces)
  • 1 jar creamy salad dressing (16 ounces)
  • 1 onion (thinly sliced)
  • 10 hard boiled eggs (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 apple (cored and chopped)
  • 1 can pineapple chunks (drained)
  • 1 can peas (drained)

Preparation instructions:

  1. Boil a large pot of salted water for your macaroni. Cook the pasta for roughly 8 minutes or until al dente.
  2. In a separate large bowl, mix the dressing, onion, eggs, apple, pineapple and peas together thoroughly.
  3. Stir the pasta into the mixture, then chill for two hours in the refrigerator and serve.

Cold Black Bean Salad

This black bean salad is a mouthwatering picnic dish for the days you’re not in the mood for traditional pasta and potato salads.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cans black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 3 Serrano chili peppers (seeded and chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cooking instructions:

  1. Combine all of the above ingredients together in a serving bowl.
  2. Chill for one hour, then serve and enjoy.

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