We’re here to help you have a fresh, fun summer that’s also wallet-friendly, so we’ve created the Fresh Five: exciting dishes made from five key ingredients and a handful of pantry staples found in most kitchens. All you need to do is pick your fave, gather, and enjoy! From an herb-based green sauce that takes summer grilling to the next level to sweet and savoury stone-fruit salads to quick ceviches to and frosty smoothie pops, our recipes have summer covered!
Avocado Tahini Herb Sauce
Avocado + tahini + basil + Italian flat-leaf parsley + mint
Pantry staples: olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, lemon, garlic
Think of this Avocado Tahini Herb Sauce as a cool update to green goddess dressing. Use it on salads, with grilled veggies, or with your favourite grilled protein. The herbs and tahini give this a fresh twist, while the avo makes the whole deal creamy without dairy!
Summer Herb Sauce
3 herbs of your choice (parsley, mint, basil, cilantro, chives) + lemon + garlic
Pantry staples: olive oil, salt, pepper, hot pepper flakes
Bright, fresh, and flavourful, this Summer Herb Sauce is sure to be on high rotation this summer. It amps up flavour on any grilled meat, seafood, sausage, or veggie, brightens any pasta dish and can be used as a marinade or in a dressing. Fresh and fast, it’s this summer’s go-to.
Thai-Inspired Rice Noodle Salad
Dried rice noodles + mango + sweet bell peppers + green onion + peanuts
Pantry staples: rice wine vinegar, honey, olive oil, soy sauce, salt, pepper
This is a must-try if you’re hankering for a pasta salad with a Thai twist! Served cold or at room temperature, this Thai-Inspired Rice Noodle Salad – featuring rice noodles, fresh mango, peppers, toasted peanuts for texture, and an umami-filled dressing that sets off this creation – is like Canada Day fireworks for your mouth.
Stone Fruit Caprese Salad
Peaches + plums + cherries + mozzarella + basil
Pantry staples: olive oil, honey, balsamic vinegar, kosher salt, pepper
Why not take advantage of summer’s bounty and create a Caprese salad, only using stone fruit instead of tomatoes? This Stone Fruit Caprese Salad features peaches, plums, and cherries with fresh mozzarella, basil, and a simple dressing that’s both a feast for the eyes as well as the palate!
Shrimp and Peach Ceviche
Shrimp + peaches + shallots + lime + cilantro + seaweed snacks (optional)
Pantry staples: olive oil, sea salt, pepper
If you’ve been to a beach in Central or South America and have tried ceviche, you’ll want to give this Shrimp and Peach Ceviche recipe a whirl! Shrimp, peaches, shallots, lime, and cilantro combine to bring you the sunny flavours of Latin America with the umami burst of crumbled seaweed snacks. Serve with corn tortilla chips and grab a cold one!
Heirloom Tomato Ceviche-Style Salad
Heirloom tomatoes + shallots + seaweed salad (Sushi Dept.) + orange + hot red chili pepper
Pantry staples: olive oil, kosher salt, pepper
Looking for a new salad featuring summer’s heirloom tomatoes? This ceviche-style salad is a winner with sweet, ripe heirloom tomatoes getting a flavour boost from a shallot seaweed dressing and a hint of heat from fresh chili pepper. Trust us, you’ll want to try this one!
Korean-Style Pork Sliders
Ground pork + chili miso sesame oil + spicy mayo + Compliments Brioche Slider Buns + pineapple + microgreens (optional)
Pantry staples: panko breadcrumbs, kosher salt, pepper, sugar
Give your grillables a Korean-style flavour treatment with this easy and delicious Korean-Style Pork Sliders recipe. Just mix, shape, and grill, and in 20 minutes, you’ve got a dozen flavour-packed sliders. The flavour of chili miso sesame oil in the patties coupled with the spicy kick of our Nashville hot mayo will up your grilling game.
BBQ Brisket Sliders
Panache Texas-Style Mesquite Beef Brisket (Deli Dept.) + BBQ sauce + Compliments Brioche Slider Buns + Moishe’s Creamy Coleslaw (Deli Dept.) + dill pickles + microgreens (optional)
Bring the deli home with these BBQ Brisket Sliders that take a shortcut using Panache beef brisket and favourite BBQ sauce. A cast-iron grill helps you get hot saucy meat with a kiss of smoke that gets heaped on a toasted brioche bun and dressed to impress.
Swirled Berry Smoothie Pops
Raspberries + blackberries + blueberries + Greek yogurt + lemon
Pantry staples: honey
Pull out these Swirled Berry Smoothie Pops made with Greek yogurt, fresh berries, and honey when the family wants a midday frosty treat. Fresh and fast, it doesn’t get any better than this!
Golden Milk Smoothie Pops
Peaches + nectarines + coconut yogurt alternative + turmeric paste + ginger
Pantry staples: honey, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, white pepper
Fresh peaches, coconut yogurt alternative, turmeric paste, honey, and spices make these Golden Milk Smoothie Pops so good, you may even want to enjoy them for a cool breakfast treat! And the best part is they whip up in no time!
Sushi rice + mixed mushrooms + kimchi + spicy mayo + nori sushi wraps + Compliments Shichimi Togarashi Seasoning (optional)
Pantry staples: rice vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, canola oil
When it’s too hot to cook and turning the grill on is just too much, roll your way to dinner with these vegetarian Mushroom Rolls. It’s the perfect way to enjoy mushrooms served on the patio for a causal gathering. The spicy mayo drizzle brings even more flavour to the party and makes this roll the toast of the town!
Fruit Rice Rolls
Sushi rice + coconut milk + Compliments Sweetened Shredded Coconut + peaches + strawberries
Pantry staples: sugar, kosher salt, vanilla, lime
Want to do something unique with fruit for dessert? These Fruit Rice Rolls blend peaches, strawberries, and coconut to give you the perfect topping to coconut milk sushi rice. Think of this as your secret summer recipe the whole family will love.