10 Summer Recipes You Need to Try

Summertime and the cooking’s easy… with these amazing recipes! From tasty tacos and fresh salads to delectable appetizers and BBQ-friendly veggie burgers and kababs, we’ve got you covered with our top recipes that are guaranteed to be a big hit at your next summer shin-dig.

These summer dishes are made with the best ingredients—like our Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® Italian Tomatoes and Carmelina Brands® Italian Beans. Our tomatoes and beans are all-natural, preservative-free, contain no added salts or sugars, packed in a BPA-free can, Non-GMO Project Verified, and OU Kosher, making our products the healthier (and tastier!) choice for you and your favorite people. Mange bene! (Meaning, “Eat well!” in Italian).

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Chickpea Avocado Toast with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Feta Cheese


This summer season deserves power-packed mornings and perfect brunch vibes. Try this Chickpea Avocado Toast using Carmelina Brands® Italian Garbanzo’s and topped with Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® Italian Cherry Tomatoes.


Frisee and Fennel Salad with Citrus Fruit and Butter Beans


Enjoy a refreshing salad that pairs perfectly with a glass of wine and hot summer nights. Made with Carmelina Brands® Italian Butter Beans, smoked salmon and your favorite fruits and veggies, this dish will become a fast favorite this summer season.


Grilled Vegetable Tacos with Cannellini and Avocado Filling


We promise this is the veggie taco of your dreams! Made with a creamy blend of Carmelina Brands® Italian Cannellini Beans and avocados, it’s the perfect way to get good protein and fat in your meal.


Cannellini and Sweet Corn Salsa


This Corn Salsa featuring Carmelina Brands® Italian Cannellini Beans is fresh and colorful and perfect for summer. Pair with grilled chicken or serve as a dip with chips!


Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Shishito Peppers and Sweet Tomato Basil Vinaigrette


BBQ on the schedule this summer? Grill up these flavorful Chicken Kebabs with Shishito Peppers and Sweet Tomato Basil Vinaigrette made with Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® Italian Cherry Tomatoes. These spectacular flavors are guaranteed to make your mouth water!


Grilled Chicken Summer Vegetable Salad


Looking for ways to get more protein and healthy fats into your diet this summer? Enjoy this Grilled Chicken and Summer Vegetable Salad using Carmelina Brands® Italian Butter Beans. Light and refreshing – A must-have, go-to dish for those easy weeknight meals or serve at your next summer party.


Spanish Paella


Impress your guests when you serve this Spanish Paella. Divine flavors and a delight to look at, this dish will please all of your senses. The secret ingredient is Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® Italian Tomatoes. Only the best for this paella.


Triple Bean Burger


Bean burgers never tasted so good. Flavorful and juicy, make this recipe featuring Carmelina Brands® Italian Beans center plate for Meatless Mondays or any day of the week this summer.


Cannellini Bean Croquettes


These Eggplant Croquettes with Spicy Marinara Sauce will make you want Meatless Monday every day! Tons of flavor with a delectable kick, this appetizer is perfect for serving at your next summer party.


Asian Slaw with Butter Beans


A refreshing side dish to complement any summer meal, Carmelina Brands® Italian Butter Beans are combined with a colorful mix of bell peppers, red and green onions, crunchy almond slices, and then tossed with a flavorful sesame vinaigrette. Great served with grilled chicken or fish.


Now that we’ve served our favorite recipes for the season, are you ready to create that deliciously gourmet summer dish with only the best ingredients? We thought so! You can stock up on our all-natural, preservative-free Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® Italian Tomatoes and Carmelina Brands® Italian Beans from our online store.visit online store

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