your family together for a meal that tastes like summer, that’s what the season is all about. Whether you’re spending an evening firing up the grill, firing up the oven, whipping up a house salad, or anything in between, time spent together savoring the flavors of the warm weather is what everyone truly dreams of.
Your next garden meal can start with an infusion of flavor from Newman’s Own Garlic Dressing and Marinade, a versatile option that can be tossed into salads or added to protein before cooking. Made with premium ingredients and a special blend of herbs and spices, it stands out by blending garlic into the dressing in four different forms – minced, powdered, granulated and minced – to deliver deliciously delicious flavor. bold and tangy in every bite.
Enjoy its mouth-watering taste with these shrimp and summer squash skewers, an easy way to bring loved ones together before and during the meal. Put an adult in charge of heating up the grill while the whole family works together to marinate a mixture of shrimp, tomatoes, corn, red onion, squash and zucchini before threading onto skewers ready to hit the grills.
If warm weather means lighter fare is on the menu, this Mediterranean orzo salad can be ready in minutes. Simply mix together a handful of mouth-watering ingredients for a simple summertime bite that’s perfect as a meatless meal or an outdoor side dish. Or you can make it a quick weeknight dinner by adding cooked chicken, shrimp, or a protein of your choice.
After a day of fun in the sun, some nights call for a quick and easy fix that lets the oven do the work for you. When pizza cravings strike, consider an option like Newman’s Stone Fired Crust Pizzas which bring authentic Italian pizza with slightly blistered crusts to your kitchen table. Available in three authentic flavors – Margherita, Quattro Formaggi (Four Cheeses) and Spinaci & Formaggi (Spinach & Cheese) – the light, airy and slightly crispy crust is ready to devour after just 10 minutes in the oven.
2 mini cucumbers, thinly sliced
3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup pitted Kalamata and green olives, halved
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup Newman’s Own Garlic Dressing and Marinade, plus extra for serving (optional)
In a large bowl, combine the orzo, cucumbers, tomatoes, chickpeas, arugula, olives and feta cheese. Toss with the dressing.
Serve with additional dressing, if desired.
Shrimp and summer squash skewers
Servings: 4 (2 skewers per serving)
8 wooden skewers (12 inches each)
1 cup Newman’s Own Garlic Dressing and Marinade, plus extra for serving
16 large prawns, peeled and deveined
2 ears of fresh corn, each cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
2 yellow squash, sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 zucchini, sliced 1/2 inch thick
Soak the skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the dressing, shrimp, cherry tomatoes, corn, red onion, yellow squash and zucchini; marinate 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Preheat grill to medium heat. Skewer pieces of cherry tomato, shrimp, corn, zucchini, red onion and yellow squash on a wooden skewer. Repeat with remaining ingredients and skewers. Grill the skewers for about 8 minutes, turning them frequently, until the shrimp and vegetables are cooked. Serve with additional dressing.