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    Summer officially starts on June 20th, but here in the Sunshine State, we’re already feeling the heat. When keeping your cool starts feeling like a full-time job, one of our favorite (and tastiest!) ways to combat the heat is with chilled, no-cook recipes — like these three easy recipes to try this summer.

    1. Cold Southwestern Corn and Shrimp Soup

    Yields 4 servings

    Ingredients

    • 4 packages (10 ounces each) frozen corn kernels, thawed
    • 1 ½ pounds cooked frozen shrimp, thawed and chopped
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 cup yogurt
    • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
    • 1 tsp. ground coriander
    • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 2 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
    • Pinch cayenne pepper
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions

    1. In a blender, combine corn, milk, yogurt, lime juice, coriander and cayenne and puree. Once pureed, strain through a sieve into a large bowl, discarding solids.
    2. Add chopped shrimp to mixture and season with salt and pepper.
    3. Serve topped with cherry tomatoes and avocado.

    Adapted from Martha Stewart

    2. Orange Sherbert

    Yields 1 quart

    Ingredients

    • 8 ounces sugar
    • 2 tbsp. finely grated orange zest
    • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
    • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
    • 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 ½ cups whole milk

    Directions

    1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except for the milk. Process until the sugar is dissolved.
    2. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and whisk in the milk. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
    3. When the mixture reaches 36 degrees Fahrenheit or below, add the mixture to your ice cream maker and process until it is the consistency of soft serve.
    4. Serve or transfer to a lidded container or freeze.

    Recipe adapted from Alton Brown

    3. Watermelon “Steak” Salad

    Yields 8 servings

    Ingredients

    • 8 chilled, seedless watermelon slices, rinds removed (1 ¼ inch thick)
    • 1 red onion, sliced
    • 1 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • ½ tbsp. sugar
    • 1 ½ tsp. salt
    • 1 cup arugula
    • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
    • Smoky dijon dressing
    • ¾ cup sunflower seeds

    Directions

    1. In a large bowl, combine red onion, red wine vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
    2. In another bowl, toss arugula, feta cheese, red onion and desired amount of dressing.
    3. Top each watermelon slice with arugula mixture, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and serve.

    Recipe adapted from Southern Living

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