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7 Easy Summertime Recipes

Ah, summer. Cooking in the summertime is the best because the produce is fresh and the recipes are simple. Most require some quick preparation, then a bit of time in front of the grill or a fast sear in a pan – no toiling away in the kitchen or hot ovens. Here are our favorite recipes for the season, and the wines to pair with each.

Roasted Padron and Shishito Peppers
Pair with: 2017 Zeste! Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc

Herb-Marinated Shish Kabobs
Pair with: 2017 Le Franc Pays d'Oc Cabernet Sauvignon

Squash and Zucchini Skillet Fritters
Pair with: 2017 Trilus California Pinot Noir

Chickpea and Asparagus Salad
Pair with: 2016 L'Esprit de L'Escalier Bordeaux Blanc

Cherry Tomato and Basil Pesto Pasta
Pair with: 2016 Sette Aje Frappato Terre Siciliane

Summer Cucumber Salad
Pair with: 2016 Wandern Monterey County Grüner Veltliner

Perfectly Grilled Corn on the Cob
Pair with: 2016 Pique-Nique Pays d'Oc Chardonnay