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Warm Weather Recipes to Prepare in Your Highmark Home

Warm Weather Recipes to Prepare in Your Highmark Home

Summer brings the perfect opportunity to experiment with new, refreshing recipes in your Highmark Home . Whether you’re in a bustling city like Dallas, Texas, or enjoying the scenic views in Colorado, our kitchens are designed to enhance your culinary adventures. Here are some simple yet delicious summer recipes that are perfect for any Highmark resident looking to enjoy the flavors of the season.

Classic Lemonade

Begin with a timeless summer staple. Squeeze the juice of six lemons and mix with a half cup of sugar (adjust to taste), stirring until dissolved. Add six cups of cold water and ice, then garnish with a few sprigs of fresh mint from your local farmers market — a common find in states like Florida and Virginia. You might even add one of these twists on this classic drink. This refreshing drink is perfect for staying cool on those warm summer evenings.

Caprese Salad Skewers

For a quick, healthy snack, thread cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and basil leaves onto skewers. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil before serving. This dish not only tastes great but also brings a vibrant touch to any table, especially when using produce from local markets in states like Georgia and California.

Grilled Peach and Chicken Salad

Utilize the community grills available in many Highmark properties across Arizona and Kentucky. Grill fresh peaches and chicken breasts, then slice and serve on a bed of arugula and spinach. Top with a homemade vinaigrette of olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. This salad is a perfect blend of sweet and savory.

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Quick and full of tropical flavor, these tacos are ideal for a light dinner. Cook peeled shrimp with a dash of lime and chili powder. For the salsa, combine diced mango, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño. Serve in corn tortillas with a squeeze of fresh lime juice — a delightful nod to the coastal vibes of Highmark communities in states like South Carolina and Alabama.

Berry Parfait with Yogurt and Granola

A simple dessert or a luxurious breakfast, layer Greek yogurt with fresh berries and granola. Opt for berries like strawberries and blueberries, which are plentiful in markets around Michigan and North Carolina during the summer months. Or try one with mascarpone cheese or whipped cream for a more decadent dessert. The parfait offers a refreshing end to any meal.

These recipes not only showcase the versatility of your Highmark kitchen but also encourage you to use fresh, local ingredients available across the many states where our communities are located. Enjoy cooking these delightful dishes and make the most of the long, lazy days of summer in your Highmark home.