Looking for a snack: Simple summer recipes you can’t beet

Photo from Simply Recipes

Photo from Simply Recipes

Summer is a time for fun in the sun with friends and family. When you find yourself hungry,  anxious for someone to make food, you can do it yourself with some of these easy recipes. Impress your parents and friends with your impeccable culinary skills.

 

Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients:

1 cup honey

5 cup water

2 tbsp dried culinary lavender or ¼ cup crushed lavender blossoms

1 cup lemon juice

Optional: ice, lavender sprigs for aesthetic

 

Preparation

  1. Boil 2 ½ cups of water in a small pot or pan
  2. Remove from heat and dissolve honey
  3. Add lavender to honey water and let it steep for at least 20 minutes or up to you like the taste. You can put the lavender in a tea bag or strainer for an easy cleanup
  4. Strain mixture and compost lavender or leave it in if you want
  5. Add everything else and stir well
  6. Refrigerate and add your nice garnishes, invite your friends and sit outside

Agua de Jamaica

Ingredients:

4 cup water

½ cup dried hibiscus flowers

½ cup of sugar

optional: 1 lime, a few thin slices of ginger

 

Preparation:

  1. Boil the hibiscus flowers and ginger in a pot of water, stir every few minutes
  2. When the water has boiled let steep for 10 minutes
  3. Strain the flowers into a pitcher
  4. Add the rest of the water and sugar
  5. Stir well
  6. Add ice and have a picnic

 

Guacamole

Ingredients:

3 avocados

1 lime

½  cup of diced onions

4 spoonfuls of finely cut cilantro

¼ cup diced tomatoes

 

Optional: 2 cloves of garlic, 2-3 serrano peppers finely chopped

Preparation:

  1. Cut the avocado in half and take the pit out
  2. Mash the avocado in a bowl until it’s at your preferred consistency
  3. Mix all the other stuff in
  4. Serve with chips or use as a side dish

 

Elote

Ingredients:

8 cup water

2 ears of corn

1 tsp of salt

Mayonnaise

Chili powder   

 

Preparation:

  1. Boil the corn in a pot with the salt
  2. When it’s done cooking water some plants with the water, and put the corn on a stick or in a bowl
  3. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the corn
  4. Sprinkle some chili powder in that baby and we’re done
  5. Enjoy meal or snack

Hummus

Ingredients:

1 200g/7oz can Chickpeas

4 tbsp Water

2 tbsp Lemon juice

2 Garlic Cloves

1 tsp ground Cumin

1 pinch Salt

1 tbsp Tahini

 

Preparation:

  1. Boil the chickpeas in water  
  2. Drain the chickpeas and rinse
  3. Put the all the ingredients in a blender or food processor to mix into a purée
  4. Add more lemon juice, garlic, cumin, or salt to add flavor if you want
  5. Serve with pita bread or celery and carrot sticks