Summer is the best time to take advantage of the variety of fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables that are in their prime. Plan a perfect menu with mouthwatering dishes for a summer barbecue or party with Colavita’s help!
Let’s start out with appetizers. You can’t go through summer without a little avocado in your life! Try our Creamy Avocado Crostini, an easy and delicious avocado spread on toasted Italian bread. Super delicious, and you get your avocado fix all in one! For a fruity and refreshing summer drink try our Raspberry Shrub Drink featuring our Colavita Raspberry Wine Vinegar!
Summer is all about yellow – which means corn! You can get corn all year round, but the best harvest is during those hot summer months. It’s a popular grain in all parts of the world and rich in fiber, many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Try Colavita’s Summer Orzo Salad with Fire Roasted Corn and Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette as a starter for your next get together. This recipe also highlights our Limonolio – an olive oil with a bright and zesty lemon flavor perfect for adding flavor to any summer recipe.
Serve up this fabulous White Pizza with Shaved Zucchini and Fresh Herbs at your next summer soirée! Impress your guests with this simple, tasty and healthy pizza recipe. The secret? The crust is made out of cauliflower! Cauliflower is filled with vitamins, minerals and lots of protein – and zucchini (a summer vegetable) has a high omega-3 and calcium content.
Finish off a summer night with this mouthwatering dessert, Toasted Polenta Cake with Balsamic Honey Glazed Stone Fruit and Colavita Vanilla Ice Cream. This to die for sweet treat takes advantage of peaches in their prime season and the addition of olive oil in the ice cream makes it the perfect smooth and creamy accompaniment to the dish, along with a glass of Moscato!