Amber Massey Shares Three Refreshing Recipes Perfect for the Dog Days of Summer

Amber Massey says that the summer season may be winding down, but there are still plenty of warm, sunny days left to enjoy before fall rolls around. To help you and your loved ones enjoy the final few weeks of summer as much as possible, let’s take a look at three refreshing recipes from blogger and nutritionist Amber that are perfect for the dog days of summer.

Berry-Melon Summer Salad

Amber says that this simple fruit salad is always a hit, especially with the kids. To make a berry-melon summer salad, you will need these ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of halved strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of blackberries
  • 1 watermelon
  • 2 cups of cantaloupe balls
  • 1 cup of lemon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Amber Massey says to start by cutting the watermelon in half and hollowing out one half using a melon baller. In a bowl, mix the honey, yogurt, and lemon juice, then add in your berries and cantaloupe balls along with two cups of watermelon balls. Put the salad back into the hollowed-out watermelon half and enjoy!

BBQ Corn on the Cob

According to Amber, this BBQ corn on the cob recipe is the perfect side dish to prepare anytime you are cooking on the grill. To prepare BBQ corn on the cob, you will need these ingredients:

  • 1/8 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 pinch of onion powder
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 6 ears of fresh corn

Start by turning your grill to a medium-high heat. Next, mix together all of your ingredients aside from the corn itself in a mixing bowl. Apply the mixture to each ear of corn, then wrap the corn in a single layer of tinfoil. Place the corn on the grill for about 20 minutes, turning it occasionally to ensure that each side cooks evenly, then enjoy!

Mediterranean Summer Tomatoes

Amber Massey knows that this refreshing Mediterranean side dish is always a hit when the weather is hot. To make Mediterranean summer tomatoes, you will need these ingredients:

  • 5 fresh tomatoes
  • 5 shallots
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 loaf of French bread (for dipping)

Start by coring and slicing your tomatoes, then arrange the slices onto a serving dish. Next, dice the shallots and sprinkle them over the tomato slices. Mix your olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then pour the mixture over the tomato slices. Serve with French bread and enjoy!