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Beat the Heat this Summer with Tasty Cool Dishes

Aug 15, 2019

Are you ready to give your summer salads a fresh, colorful and new twist this summer? At Libby’s® Fruit and Vegetables, we have an array of cold dishes that are quick and easy to prepare, and perfect for the outdoor summer life. By simply adding creativity to the ingredients, and focusing on less complicated recipes, you will be sure to have happy guests around the table.

We understand that it can be difficult to prepare meals with the heat outside when all we want to do is be by the pool, on the beach or near the lake and mountains. The thought of chopping, peeling and standing in the kitchen is not appealing and that’s why we have selected a few of our favorite cold dishes to share, which are ideal for the summertime.

With all that is going on outdoors and with most children across the country attending summer camps and activities, it is important to make sure everyone is eating the right foods, which release the correct amount of energy to feel strong in the heat.

Beyond the standard bowl of lettuce, we have lots of unique, cold recipes that cater to every craving. From rice salads to pasta salads, we truly have something for everyone!

The great thing about cold dishes in the summer is that they last long in the fridge and can be enjoyed across several days. Salads can be thrown together from items in your fridge, and by keeping an array of Libby’s® products in your pantry or cabinet, you will never be short of ingredients.

See below for some of our favorite cold summer dishes, which are best enjoyed al fresco, whether at a picnic, as part of a BBQ spread, or as a packed lunch for an activity-filled day!


Confetti Tuna Rice Salad

Bring something different to the picnic/barbeque table with this tuna salad that is full of flavor and quick to prepare.

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Pea Ricotta and Bacon Salad

This salad is full of favor and is the perfect salad to enjoy outdoors. Whether at a cookout or BBQ, this salad pairs perfectly with grilled foods or can be enjoyed alone as it’s filled with delicious ingredients.

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Chilled Rotini Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. It is a simple recipe and is perfect for the kids during this summer heat.

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For more recipe ideas and inspiration, check out Libby’s® Recipe Box and on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.