It’s official, summer’s here! Can you tell we’re happy? Being based near Seattle, the city notorious for rainfall, we don’t mess around when our sunshine-filled days finally arrive. It’s the season Seattleites live for and we’re so happy it’s finally here.
That warm summer sun has a funny way of bringing people together – not just here in Washington State, but all across the country. And when you have great company paired with great food, things just can’t get much better.
We’d like to share two tasty summer recipes from our friends at Honey.com. These delicious dishes are sure to add just the right amount of flavor to your summer gatherings. Whether it’s your next family get-together, barbecue with friends, or just a lazy Sunday at home, give these a try and let us know how they turn out! Make sure to choose your favorite Anna’s Honey varietal to use in these great recipes!
Honey Vinaigrette Salad
Fresh salad drizzled in homemade honey vinaigrette - a refreshing side dish!
Makes 4 Servings
- 1/4 cup raspberry or balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup Anna’s Honey
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, basil or thyme, chopped
- 8 cups mixed lettuce greens
- 1 cup fresh berries of your choice
Combine vinegar and honey in small bowl; mix well. To serve, drizzle 2 to 3 Tablespoons vinegar-honey mixture, oil and oregano over lettuce greens. Toss to coat. Garnish with fresh summer berries.
Smokey Honey BBQ Chicken
Crispy, tender chicken with that sweet, smokey flavor.
Makes 2 Cups BBQ Sauce
- 1 cup of your favorite Anna’s Honey
- 1 cup chili sauce
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 to 3 drops liquid smoke
- Chicken breasts, bone-in
Combine all ingredients except liquid smoke and chicken breasts in meduim saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, 20-30 minutes. Remove from heat, add liquid smoke to taste.
Rub room temperature chicken pieces with salt and black pepper, grill for 35 minutes. Brush on the honemade honey BBQ sauce you just made and cover for another 10 minutes.
Add in some buttered corn on the cob, your favorite potato salad and fresh watermelon for a simply sweet and delicious summer meal!
What ways do you plan on using honey this summer?