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Recipes: Summer

 

The warmer weather is ideal for outdoor grilling, cold pasta salads, no-cook preparations and crisp leafy salads brimming with garden-fresh veggies. The Italians say, “leggero”—light meals with loads of summery flavor.

DeLallo Italian Recipes | Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomato Zucchini Fritters

Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomato Zucchini Fritters

An end-of-summer classic (or any time of year for that matter), zucchini fritters are a great way to use up those garden squash. This time, though, we do things a little differently—add in some herbaceous basil pesto and sun-dried tomatoes. Get a load of these Mediterranean mavericks!

DeLallo Italian Recipes | Strawberry Pesto Salad Dressing

Strawberry Pesto Dressing

You all know about the Green Goddess, but how about the Red Goddess? This dressing has it going on, packed with fresh summer strawberries, tangy balsamic and fragrant basil. Your lettuce never had it so good!

DeLallo Italian Recipes | No-Bake Summer Squash Lasagna

No-Bake Summer Squash Lasagna

Summer's fresh flavors come together in this soon-to-be classic. And yes, this recipe is just as good as it looks.

DeLallo Italian Recipes | No-Cook Summer Tomato Pasta Sauce

No-Cook Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce

Put that abundance of garden tomatoes to use this summer with a fresh, no-cook tomato sauce for your pasta. We promise big flavor for a super easy weeknight meal.

DeLallo Italian Recipes | Citrus Balsamic Salad Dressing

Citrus Balsamic Dressing

A sweet and tangy alternative to snooze-worthy salad dressings, this unique balsamic recipe is ready to amp up your leafy greens with a kiss of sunny citrus.

DeLallo Italian Recipes | Grilled Peaches with Burrata and Raspberry Balsamic

Grilled Peaches with Burrata and Raspberry Balsamic

Dazzle your dinner guests with a sweet summertime treat, grilled peaches! Topped with creamy burrata cheese and a tangy-sweet drizzle of our beloved balsamic, this unique dish is sure to impress.

DeLallo Salad Recipes | Greek Shaved Cucumber Salad

Greek Shaved Cucumber Salad

Big bold flavors come together in this fresh Greek-style salad. Ditch the lettuce and go cucumber!

DeLallo Italian Recipes | Grilled Peaches with Burrata, Arugula & Pesto

Grilled Peaches with Burrata, Arugula & Pesto

Grill up those sweet summer peaches for a smoky, caramelized flavor. Grilled peaches are the perfect complement to herby pesto and creamy burrata. Top it off with flakes of sweet, nutty almonds. Mangia!

DeLallo Italian Recipes | Avocado Toast with Pesto, Roasted Tomatoes and Corn

Avocado Toast with Pesto, Roasted Tomatoes and Sweet Corn

Inspired by Italian-style bruschetta, this avocado topped baguette features smoky-sweet tomatoes, crisp summer corn and our fragrant basil Simply Pesto®. Super summer entertaining!

DeLallo Italian Recipes | Chickpea Salad with Roasted Red Peppers

Chickpea Salad with Roasted Red Peppers

Super simple and bursting with flavor, this colorful chickpea salad makes for a great picnic salad or a summery side dish.