Cooling & Delicious Summer Recipes!


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Try these simple and delicious recipes perfect for summertime!


Rose Lassi
Cooling ingredients yogurt and rose come together in this fragrant and delicious lassi for the perfect summertime treat! (Serves four)


• 3 cups plain yogurt
• 3 cups cold water
• 4 ounces sweetener (molasses, raw sugar, honey, maple syrup)
• 1 Tbs rose water or 6 tsp powdered rose flower
• Pinch of ground cardamom (optional)

The steps:

Place the yogurt, water, sweetener, rose water/powder and cardamom in the blender. Blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!*


Summer Stuffed Tomatoes
Not sure what to bring to the next summer picnic? Here’s an easy to make recipe that your friends & family are sure to enjoy! (Serves eight)


• 8 ripe medium hefty tomatoes
• 1 1/3 cups cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
• 1 ½ cups fresh corn kernels
• 2 cups peaches, pitted and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
• 6 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 Tbs lime juice
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1/2 cup fresh basil, shredded

The steps:

Slice 1/2 inch tops off tomatoes. Scoop out seeds and ribs. Coarsely chop tomato innards separately. Stir together chopped tomatoes, peaches, cucumbers, corn, oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Let stand 15 minutes. Stir in basil. Season tomato shells with salt and pepper. Fill tomato shells with chopped mixture. Serve and enjoy!


*This recipe contains milk. We advise you to consult your qualified health care provider or nutritionist to determine any substances to which you may be sensitive or allergic.


  • I haven’t tried yogi teas yet but I am really looking forward to new flavors. Love the variety!

  • Kathleen K. Moss says:

    “Season tomato shells with salt and pepper.”

    I’d like to suggest one more more thing to do w/that step.

    After salt and pepper are added, turn the tomato cups upside down to drain the excess water that will still be in the tomato as well as what the salt draws out.
    In doing so, you insure that you won’t have a soggy tomato that will fall apart or split after stuffing.

    This step works esp. well when making baked stuffed tomatoes…if you skip it, you will def. have a soggy mess…from the tomato and the moisture from the stuffing.

  • Yogi says:

    Thank you for the suggestion, Kathleen!

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