We've crafted the perfect menu for your next garden party this summer.
Summer Fridays: Garden Party
Garden-Fresh Asparagus Soup
This lemony asparagus soup is spiced with a touch of curry and gets added richness from "lite" coconut milk and creamy red potatoes. Top it with a dollop of crème fraîche or plain yogurt and serve warm or chilled.
Get the recipe: Garden Fresh Asparagus Soup
Green Goddess Chicken Salad
Green Goddess dressing—a mix of mayonnaise, sour cream, herbs, anchovies and lemon—was created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in the 1920s, as a tribute to an actor starring in a play called The Green Goddess. The creamy dressing is typically tossed with a green salad, but it's also addictive in this chicken salad, made with a rotisserie bird.
Get the recipe: Green Goddess Chicken Salad
Grilled Steak with Fresh Corn Salad
Prepare the ingredients for this easy salad before you head to the grill with the steak. That way, you can mix together the corn salad and serve it at once, while the taste is still bright and summery.
Get the recipe: Grilled Steak with Fresh Corn Salad
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Make your next outdoor soirée even more memorable with ingredients fresh from the garden. The use of floral components in your dishes, such as hibiscus and lavender, will wow guests and fresh corn, carrots, herbs and asparagus will take your menu to the next level, from appetizer to dessert.
Hosting in or overlooking a garden also lends a subtle elegance to any affair. Pair this serene location with this menu, perfectly crafted for a garden party, for a night you won't soon forget.