Looking for something to snack on between classes?
These beach snacks are the answer!
Summer is in full swing, and with the heat comes the need for some good, old-fashioned beach eats.
I know what you’re thinking: pineapple and ketchup, right?
While these beach snacks are sweet and salty, they’re not overly heavy or sweet.
Instead, they’re brimming with tropical notes like coconut and pineapple.
Plus, many of them can be made ahead of time.
That means any of these beach snacks could be your next dinner party dinner!
So grab a beach bag and a cold one because it’s time to get cooking!
These chocolate sticks are a must-try if you love pudding pops and cheesecake bars.
They’re made with a secret ingredient that gives them an incredible texture.
It’s melted peanut butter (or almond butter).
What good is it to have peanut butter without the added texture?
The mixture is poured over vanilla wafers and baked for about 15 minutes.
I call these “cheese cookies,” but that’s about all I can compare them to.
This recipe is a must-make if you love the sweet taste of rice cakes.
For this simple recipe, you’ll cook the rice cakes in chicken stock.
These are topped with sticky and spicy gochujang sauce and served on top of steamed white rice.
They can also be used as a wrap or a snack!
If you’re looking for a slightly healthier dessert option, then whip up these whipped shortbread cookies.
They’re buttery and soft, with a lovely, chewy texture that hits the spot.
And since they contain no dairy or eggs, you can enjoy all of the delicious flavors without guilt.
(Or is it guilt? Not sure if I’m allowed to be so gung-ho about eating healthy food.)
Just imagine a bowl of brightly colored fruit for your next party.
You’ll love how this recipe makes it easy to use up all those delicious berries you picked up at the grocery store.
The best part?
It’s so much more affordable than buying dozens of baskets of strawberries, blackberries, and other fruits.
Club sandwiches are the perfect way to enjoy a hearty meal and they’re 100% kid-friendly!
When it comes to club sandwiches, you can’t beat the classic BLT.
But there are so many variations of this sandwich that you can make in your own kitchen.
Here, everything is slathered with creamy mayo and topped with fresh sliced cherry tomatoes.
The best part?
It’s quick, easy, and tastes even better than the original!
These sandwiches are perfect for a simple lunch or an easy mid-day snack.
The filling is so flavorful, it’ll keep you coming back for more.
You’ll need to make your ham and pickles in advance, though they only take 5 minutes to prepare.
If you’re busy, I recommend making them the night before.
I like to add some cucumber slices for added crunch.
I also like to bread mine with buttered breadcrumbs.
Serve on whole wheat toast with plenty of sweet-tangy sauce.
Or if you have leftovers, try adding some fresh veggies.
Pretzel chips are a great snack for kids and adults alike.
They’re crunchy, salty, and so easy to make.
Ditch your candy thermometer, and these babies are ready in just minutes.
If you can’t find pretzels at the store, try making your own.
You’ll need to soak the raw dough in warm water first.
Then, toss them with melted butter, salt, and pepper before stuffing them into a hot oiled grill pan.
You may have to wait a little while for them to cook on all sides.
So be patient!
These potato chips are coated in a blend of Old Bay, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Each chip is crispy on the outside and creamy and savory on the inside.
The flavor is absolutely incredible.
I’m not just talking about the flavor; I mean that it has an unbelievable oleosome texture to it!
It’s such a unique way to enjoy chips without having to dip them into dips or sauces.
And if you love spicy food, these potatoes will be one of your favorite dishes!
These Korean rice triangles are the perfect breakfast or brunch appetizer!
Dip these in sesame sauce, soy sauce, and ginger for an authentic Korean flavor.
I highly recommend making a big batch of these because they’re easy to transport.
You can store them in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheat in the microwave if you need to make extra!
Serve with any toppings you like (sauce, cheese, etc.).
Kimbap is a Korean take on sushi.
It features raw fish, rice, seaweed, and cucumber.
The rice is cooked in soy sauce and sugar to make things even sweeter.
Served warm with pickled ginger and gochujang (a spicy condiment), it’s a delicious treat for your hunger pangs.
You might think that your sweet treats are the only kind you should make.
But this recipe proves that you can have sweet snacks even on a diet!
It takes just 15 minutes to whip up, and you can use it as an alternative to sugar-free pop or cookie dough.
Just remember to buy cranberries in bulk so they stay fresh and vibrant.
These are a delicious and easy way to make tortilla wraps.
Just use tortillas for your base, add any fillings you like, then roll them up.
They’re super portable, but the flavor and texture of these is unmatched.
Plus, they’re an absolute breeze to make.
The only downside is that they don’t last very long once you start devouring them!
You’re about to get a taste of something sweet, tangy, and beautiful.
This fruit salad is crazy delicious.
It features fresh fruits such as apples, berries, oranges, peaches, grapes… you name it!
The best part?
It’s made easy with some basic pantry staples.
I mean how amazing is this?
You don’t even have to be a chef to make amazing fruit salad!
Spice up your summer day with this blend of mint, lemon, and berry drinks!
This blend of juicy berries, mint, and cucumber is a refreshing treat you can whip up in 15 minutes.
You only need four ingredients to make this drink and it’s so quick and easy to prepare.
The sweet tangy flavors of the berries are balanced with a touch of lemon.
This recipe is great for banh mi sandwiches, but you can use it as a filling for other Vietnamese recipes like pho.
Pate is a kind of mayonnaise but is made with pork rinds.
You’ll make this by cutting them up and simmering in water until they are cooked and light golden brown.
It doesn’t need much seasoning and can be served with any of the following banh mi fillings: egg rolls, fried chicken strips, or even burger buns!
Looking for a light dessert that’s bursting with flavor?
This almond jelly with lychees is the perfect choice.
It has a refreshingly sweet flavor from the lychees and a slightly tart finish from the lemon juice.
This means that you get something between a smoothie and a jelly roll.
This recipe can easily be modified to use other fruits or berries, depending on your taste.
I have even used apricots in place of lychees!
If you love this treat as much as I do, make it yourself!
The ingredients list is minimal, so there’s no excuse not to try this fantastic dish.
This teriyaki chicken is so scrumptious and it’s just what you need for a quick lunch or dinner.
The sauce has a sweet and salty contrast, which makes this dish extra flavorful.
Plus, the juicy chicken is done in minutes!
Serve over steamed rice with veggies and enjoy!
I love these pineapple drop cookies.
You can put a big chunk of pineapple in the center, or you can use mango, starfruit, and papaya.
It also doesn’t hurt that they’re already fantastic!
If you want to make these fancier, try sprinkling some crushed dark chocolate over the top.
If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to start the day, this is it.
The recipe calls for passion fruit juice and freshly squeezed mango.
I prefer to use frozen ones, as they work best in recipes like this.
That said, any kind will do.
The result is a fruit-sweetened drink that tastes so good it will make you feel better in minutes.
This recipe calls for a boxed cake mix, but don’t worry – you won’t need to worry about the boxed cake mix!
The crumb is already rich and flavorful from the boxed mix.
Then, you add in some eggs, butter, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sugar.
It’s a simple yet tasty recipe that will warm you up on cold mornings.
These muffins are great with coffee or tea on any day of the year.
They’re also perfect for breakfast any time of day!
They’re a little more work than kebabs, but they’re worth it.
Steak is juicy and tender, and the rosemary gives it such a delicious bite.
The garlic butter sauce adds another layer of flavor to the steak.
The whole thing is still pretty lean, so you won’t need too many sides.
In fact, I like to serve these with some roasted potatoes and a fresh salad for an incredible meal.
This coconut-rum-glazed shrimp is a tropical twist on the classic.
It’s brimming with pineapple, orange, and mango flavors that are just too good not to love.
The grilled shrimp is coated in a delightful mix of spices including nutmeg and cloves.
Then, it’s drizzled with a sweet and fruity sauce made from coconut milk and rum.
Serve this dish over your favorite rice or fast food for an easy meal crowd-pleaser.
You’ve probably heard of sugar donuts, but have you ever tried real sugar donuts?
If not, you’re missing out!
These babies are insanely soft and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
To make these mini donut holes, you’ll need an electric beater.
It will give the dough a consistent consistency that is so much better than just using a mixer or hand mixer.
This recipe has tips on how to get the best results for your next batch of sugar donuts.
Start with warm water and baking soda, and roll the dough in powdered sugar before baking.
Then add cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and more powdered sugar to finish them off.
If you’re a fan of salad recipes, then I have just the one for you.
Banh trang tron is a simple and refreshing lunch dish that’s perfect for when you need to whip up something tasty but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
The rice paper wrapper packs in all your favorite ingredients, including carrots and bean sprouts.
Then, it’s finished off with a sweet and tangy dressing that will make your taste buds dance.
This salad is so good, even picky eaters can enjoy it!
This salad is a fresh, light meal that is the perfect option for a summer day.
The ingredients are simple and the flavors are delicious, making it ideal for any occasion.
It’s also good to have in your fridge because you can make it ahead of time.
The salmon has a lovely mild flavor and a nice crunchy texture.
The avocado adds creaminess and just a hint of sweetness.
And all those wonderful seasonings will bring out the seafood’s juices!
Vietnamese Banh Trang Tron
- 1 plate
- 200 grams squid dried
- 200 grams dried shrimp
- 100 grams beef jerky
Spicy Shrimp Salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 100 grams shrimp dried
- 1 garlic
- 1 tablespoon red chili flakes
- 1/4 cup sea salt
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 6 garlic cloves
- 100 grams tamarind pulp
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
- 1/3 cup oil annatto
- 6 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
Other Required Recipes
- 1 mango
- 6 oz rice paper
- 10 eggs
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 2 cups coriander leaves
- Instructions to make a Vietnamese dipping dish:
- To make Shrimp Salt (Muoi Tom), heat vegetable oil in a medium-sized skillet on medium-high heat. Add dried shrimp and pan fry until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add garlic, chili flakes, salt, and sugar. Continue pan-frying until mixture is completely dry.
- To make the tamarind sauce, reuse the same skillet. Add oil and garlic, sauté until fragrant. Add tamarind juice, fish sauce, sugar, and bouillon powder. Cook on low simmer for 1 minute.
- To make the sate sauce, heat annatto or vegetable oil and add shallots. Pan-fry for 1-2 minutes, then lemongrass for 1 minute, and garlic for 30 seconds. Add red pepper flakes, chili powder, and fish sauce. Cook on medium-low for 2-3 minutes.
- Prepare the dried proteins: heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a medium-sized skillet on medium-high heat. Add the squid, pan-fry for 30 seconds on each side, then shred when cooled. Pan-fry dried salted shrimp for 30 seconds to 1 minute, finely chop when done. Hand shred beef jerky into strips.
- Make the other recipes as per the links provided.
- To assemble, place thinly sliced rice paper in a bowl. Add a tablespoon each of tamarind sauce, chili oil, and scallion oil. Add shrimp salt a teaspoon at a time. Toss in the sauces until the rice paper is evenly coated. Adjust seasoning as needed.
- Add dried proteins (beef, squid, and shrimp), green mango, and Vietnamese coriander leaves.
- Garnish with boiled quail eggs, fried shallots, toasted peanuts, and more Vietnamese coriander leaves.