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5 Perfect Recipes for Summer

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This week Blendtec has a special treat for you. Instead of just posting one recipe, we’re giving you five delicious summer recipes! These are our newest recipes and are sure to be a hit at all your summer celebrations. The best part is that these impressive recipes are easy to make in your blender. Get ready to celebrate summer!

r5 Perfect Recipes for Summer

Berry Cheese Tart

This not-too-sweet dessert is perfect for any cookout or party.

½ c toasted pecans
6 whole graham crackers, quartered
5 tbsp granulated sugar, divided 1 egg white 1½ tbsp coconut oil, melted
⅓ c 2% Greek yogurt
8 oz Neufchâtel cheese, at room temperature
2 c assorted fresh berries or fruit

Preheat oven to 350°F. Add toasted pecans, quartered graham crackers, and 2 tablespoons sugar to FourSide jar. Secure lid. and press “Pulse” 14–20 times. Stir contents of jar, and add egg white and melted coconut oil. Secure lid and press “Pulse” 4–6 times. Press crust into 9″ tart pan, and bake 8–10 minutes. Allow crust to cool.

Add Greek yogurt, remaining granulated sugar, and Neufchâtel cheese to clean FourSide jar; push Neufchâtel cheese down toward blade. Secure lid and press “Pulse” 8–12 times or until mixture is smooth. Pour mixture onto crust, and chill for at least 2 hours. Garnish with chilled berries before serving.

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Frosted Cosmo

A tart and fresh beverage for a night with the ladies.

½ c cranberry juice
4 fl oz vodka 2 fl oz triple sec
¼ c agave nectar
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2½ c ice cubes

Add ingredients to FourSide jar in order listed. Secure lid and select “Sauces.”

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Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

This vinaigrette adds a spicy tang to a salad of mixed greens, grape tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, feta, and chickpeas.

⅓ c olive oil
¼ c water
3 tbsp white distilled vinegar
2 roasted red peppers*
1 clove garlic
½ tsp kosher salt
⅛ tsp smoked paprika
⅛ tsp cayenne pepper

Add ingredients to FourSide jar in order listed. Secure lid and select “Dressings.”

*To roast red peppers, preheat oven to high broil. Place peppers on baking sheet, and broil for 4–6 minutes or until tops are blackened. Rotate peppers and broil again; continue rotating and broiling peppers until all sides are roasted. Remove peppers from oven and place in covered container for 15 minutes to allow steam to loosen skin. Gently peel peppers and discard skin. Core and seed peppers before use in recipe.

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Traditional BBQ Sauce

Slather ribs, chicken, pork, and even tofu with this versatile sauce—or use it as a dip for veggies and fries.

1 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic
½ medium onion
1½ c crushed tomatoes
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp molasses
1 tsp liquid smoke
½ tsp ground mustard
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
¼ tsp kosher or sea salt
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp black pepper ground
1 pinch cayenne pepper

Heat oil in pan over medium heat; add garlic and onion, and sauté until onion is tender and translucent. Add remaining ingredients to pan, and stir well to incorporate. Simmer for 10 minutes. Cool and then add mixture to FourSide or WildSide jar. Secure lid and select “Sauces.”

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Berry-Lemonade Ice Pops

This sweet and tart recipe is the perfect treat for a hot summer afternoon. These ice pops are packed full of vitamins, but the great taste is what will bring people coming back for more.

Juice of 2 lemons
2 c strawberries
½ c blueberries
½ c raspberries
½ c blackberries
¼ c water
⅓ c sugar
½ c plain Greek yogurt

Add ingredients to FourSide or WildSide jar in order listed and secure lid. Select “Sauces” and freeze in ice pop molds until frozen. To achieve the layered look in the image: Add juice of one lemon, all berries, ¼ cup water, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons yogurt to FourSide jar. Secure lid and select “Sauces.” Pour mixture into ice pop molds, and freeze until solid. Meanwhile, add remaining lemon juice, water, sugar, and yogurt to FourSide jar. Secure lid, select Speed 1, and run cycle for 10 seconds. Store lemon mixture in covered container in refrigerator until berry mixture in molds is frozen. Pour lemon mixture over frozen berry mixture, insert sticks in ice pops, and freeze until lemon mixture is solid.

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11 thoughts on “5 Perfect Recipes for Summer

  1. Eve Ersken

    The recipe for the Berry Lemonade Popsicles doesn’t explain how to make them 3 dfferent colors. Can you please explain how to do that?
    Thank you

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    1. Kelli Farley

      Hi Eve,
      Store lemon mixture in covered container in refrigerator until berry mixture in molds is frozen. Pour lemon mixture over frozen berry mixture, insert sticks in ice pops, and freeze until lemon mixture is solid. And then you can add another layer of berry mixture if you want three layers.

      Reply
        1. Kelli Farley

          INSTRUCTIONS

          Add juice of one lemon, all berries, 1/4; cup water, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons yogurt to FourSide jar. Secure lid and select “Sauces.” Pour mixture into ice pop molds, and freeze until solid.

          Meanwhile, add remaining lemon juice, water, sugar, and yogurt to FourSide jar. Secure lid and select Speed 1; run cycle for 10 seconds, and then press “Pulse” or “X” to stop cycle.

          Store lemon mixture in covered container in refrigerator until berry mixture in molds is frozen. Pour lemon mixture over frozen berry mixture, insert sticks in ice pops, and freeze until lemon mixture is solid.

          Reply
        1. Kelli Farley

          Add juice of one lemon, all berries, 1/4 cup water, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons yogurt to FourSide jar. Secure lid and select “Sauces.” Pour mixture into ice pop molds, and freeze until solid.

          Meanwhile, add remaining lemon juice, water, sugar, and yogurt to FourSide jar. Secure lid and select Speed 1; run cycle for 10 seconds, and then press “Pulse” or “X” to stop cycle.

          Store lemon mixture in covered container in refrigerator until berry mixture in molds is frozen. Pour lemon mixture over frozen berry mixture, insert sticks in ice pops, and freeze until lemon mixture is solid.
          puf

          Reply
  2. Kathy

    It would be helpful if there was a way to print out the recipe. A place where I could click on ‘printable version’, and then just print it out. Thanks!

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  3. marge howard

    Your recipes are very fun and helps make my wonderful machine a food delight! I just love my Blendtec! Marge

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  4. nikki mann

    We make lots of Popscicles using different blends like mango bottoms with orange middles and vanilla ends..or 3 different berry layers…love my blendtec

    Reply
  5. scott

    The tart never congealed. I may have put a little too much Greek yogurt. Is this supposed to congeal and hold its form when cooled for hours?

    Reply

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