Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer Foods by Alicia Street

Aside from having more daylight hours to sneak off and get in some reading, summer is a wonderful time to enjoy eating outdoors while taking in the warm sun and fresh air. 

My husband calls these watermelon days. That’s because we both love watermelon and while it is in season we go through melons with ravenous delight. Aside from their sweet, wonderful flavor, they are loaded with great things like, lycopene, Vitamin C, potassium and other fantastic nutrients.

Some of my other summer favorites are potato salad, juicy tomatoes, avocados, corn on the cob, blueberries and cherries.

Here is a recipe for my go-to summer sandwich! 

Avocado, Tomato and Turkey Sandwich

1 large salad tomato, sliced
1 medium avocado, peeled, halved
4 ounces roasted turkey slices
Handful of arugula leaves
1 tspn mayonnaise (optional)
2 pieces rye bread

Toast the bread and spread on mayonnaise. Slightly mash the avocado and spread it thickly on one piece of the bread. Lay turkey slices on top, followed by the sliced tomatoes and arugula. Add second piece of bread to form sandwich.

What are your favorite summer foods?

Alicia Street is a USA Today bestselling author and a Daphne du Maurier award-winner.
A compulsive reader of every genre, she writes both sweet and steamy romance. She spent many
years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. You can connect with Alicia at her website or visit her on Facebook or Twitter.


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  1. Absolutely delicious recipe. I'm in Ireland, and we're enjoying daylight hours from 4:30 AM till 10:30 PM. We are loving it! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi, Josie- I'll bet Ireland's beautiful this time of year!

  2. Potato salad is my favorite. Unfortunately, it's not my family's, so I take advantage of having it wherever, whenever I can in the summer.

    1. I'm with you on that, Jean. I will eat any kind of potato salad anywhere. :)

  3. Watermelon is one of my favorite summer treats.