Fresh, light, and satisfying, these meals are perfect to share on the patio on a warm summer’s eve. The reflection of bright summer garden colors in these foods will bring a twinkle to your eye and a rumble to your tummy.

Classic Comfort Food:

Spinach, Feta, and Tomato Quiche

Spinach, Feta, and Tomato Quiche

Photo by Kate Kosaya

This vegetarian dish brings a hint of Mediterranean, French, and German cuisine. A quick read about the history of quiche here! Enjoy a flaky crust, fluffly filling, and the colorful veggies of a summer garden.

Click here for the recipe from Vegetarian Times.

Flavor Excursion:

Rice Paper Rolls with Mango and Mint

Rice Paper Rolls with Mango and Mint

Photo by Sina (Vegan Heaven)

Enjoy these light and refreshing rice paper spring rolls that highlight the crunch and flavor of fresh avocado, cucumber, mango, mint, and carrots. Enjoy with a delightful dunk in savory homemade peanut sauce. Sometimes all a warm summer’s eve needs is a plateful of light and colorful veggies!

Follow this link for the recipe on Vegan Heaven.

Munchies and Crunchies:

Healthy Strawberry Oat Squares with Homemade Jam

Healthy Strawberry Oat Squares with Homemade Jam

Photo by Angela (Oh She Glows)

These bars are the perfect chewy, sweet snack for a summer day. Make a batch ahead of time and package up for an energy boost on a hike, at work, or as a healthy dessert. Oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, sesame seeds, almond milk, and sesame seeds- how could you resist?

Head to Oh She Glows to get Angela’s recipe.

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