A Taste of June: 4 Dishes to Celebrate the Season’s Best

While Summit Creek offers unrivaled year-round living, we hold a special place for the warmer months spent exploring the Wasatch by day and dining on the porch come evening. Along with vibrant, wildflower hues that sweep our mountainscape, this time of year also brings an array of color to our markets—just in time for beloved daylit dinner parties on the patio, neighborhood BBQs and picnics in the backcountry. For when you stock up on the season’s best, find a few of our favorite ways to plate Utah’s seasonal goods below.

Seasonal Pick: Asparagus

Delicious sautéd, steamed, grilled, battered or baked, asparagus is extremely versatile—and holds its own on the grill. Arguably as tasty as the main course, asparagus offers the ideal side for June BBQs under stars.

Seasonal Pick: Risotto

Fresh parsley is the perfect way to add a bright component to any dish, and nothing quite compares to sitting down to a fresh and bright risotto—best enjoyed the Summit Creek way: on the patio, paired with far-reaching mountain vistas and shared with good company.

Seasonal Pick: Strawberry Crisp

The month of June marks the much-anticipated start to strawberry season. Incorporate these summer gems into a seasonal salad, pack ‘em up for a day of outdoor adventure or gather the kiddos in the kitchen for a lesson on how to bake a crowd-pleasing strawberry pie—all while set to the mountain vistas from your bright, airy Summit Creek mountain home.

Seasonal Pick: Basil

June dishes are all about simplicity, and the season’s produce doesn’t need much to boast serious flavor. And, after a day spent exploring the backcountry, dining over seasonal pasta on the porch is our idea of perfection. For an effortless way to elevate your dish with the flavors of the season, put your fresh basil to good use with a savory pesto sauce or try out this easy-peasy pasta recipe that incorporates June’s in-season peas and mint.

We have to admit, there are few places we’d rather be than on the porch at our Summit Creek home come dinnertime. However, it’s nice to know that an array of dining options await moments from our community, whether you’re looking for the perfect date-night spot or to indulge in a sweet treat.


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