The dog days of summer call for the best of summer brights. You are probably already integrating bright color into your daily routine without even realizing it. From pool floats, to popsicles, to flip flops, the best summer gear is already screaming with brilliant color. It’s easy for your dinner to get in on the trend, too. Invite color into your kitchen with these easy dinners that are summer personified.
The purple cabbage and carrot slaw adds bold color and a light citrus touch to an indulgent sounding dinner plate. What’s even better is the fact that this entire dinner -- fried chicken included! -- clocks in at only 507 calories.
The classic preppy color combination of pink and green shows up as a sweet and spicy summer salsa. Watermelon, jalapeno and mint create a beautiful topper for the crispy salmon filets. If you want to add even more blushing hues, pair with a juicy Syrah-based rosé.
These kabobs spear an entire spectrum of colors and flavors with pineapple, yellow squash, red onion, and zucchini. Even the jasmine rice add a dash of color with lime zest, parsley, and red pepper flake.
4.) Vegan Power Bowl
This orange and green bowl is an Instagram photo waiting to happen. Brown sugar chickpeas and sweet potatoes combine with kale and red onion for a full flavor profile that is packed with protein.
Tomatoes in vivid reds and yellows contrast rich green arugula and cucumbers in this greek salad. Cooled orzo adds some additional substance ensuring this meal will certainly satisfy.
The sunny corn salad that accompanies this dish is saturated with brights that don’t usually end up on a dinner plate except during the summer season. Sweet corn mixes with radishes and spicy jalapenos for a side salad worthy of your strip steak’s perfect grill marks.
Fill next week’s vessel with summer staples, and show us how you are using bright colors in your #RecipeForReal #Life this summer.