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Tritip and chimchurri with potato and vegetable

The Grillin’ + Chillin’ Summer Recipe Roundup

Summers are perfect for grillin’ and chillin’! In this recipe roundup, we’re celebrating Idaho Beef Month, the bountiful season of Idaho cherries, and the joy of incorporating local food into your meal plan. This collection of mouthwatering recipes showcases the finest Idaho beef, the irresistible sweetness of local cherries, and the fresh flavors of seasonal produce. From grilled tri-tip with chimichurri to kale loves bacon and a refreshing Idaho Bing Cherry Sorbet, these recipes will elevate your culinary experience while supporting local growers and savoring the best that Idaho has to offer. You can always discover more amazing recipes that highlight the best of the Gem State on the Idaho Preferred recipe pages. Happy cooking!

Tritip and chimchurri with potato and vegetable

Grilled Tri-tip with Chimichurri Sauce

Celebrate the rich flavors of Idaho beef with this tantalizing recipe featuring succulent tri-tip steaks paired with a delectable Potato Vegetable Salad. July is Idaho Beef Month, but you can indulge in the mouthwatering combination of tender beef, roasted Yukon gold potatoes, vibrant zucchini, and a zesty chimichurri sauce all summer long! This recipe also showcases the best of Idaho-grown produce, from the earthy potatoes to the fresh herbs, creating a delightful symphony of tastes and textures. Get ready to impress your guests with this irresistible dish that beautifully highlights the culinary wonders of Idaho’s beef and agricultural heritage.

Kale Loves Bacon

Bursting with wholesome ingredients and irresistible aromas, this dish combines the robust taste of Idaho bacon, sautéed mushrooms, and tangy pickled red onion, all beautifully complemented by the earthy goodness of fresh kale. With a hint of garlic and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar to enhance the flavors, this dish is a delightful medley of textures and tastes that will leave your taste buds dancing. Whether you’re seeking a satisfying side or a hearty main course, this recipe, featuring locally sourced ingredients from your nearest Farmers Market, is a true celebration of farm-fresh goodness.

Kale, bacon, mushrooms and onions
Cherry sorbet

Idaho Bing Cherry Sorbet

Idaho Bing Cherries are exceptional for their sweet taste and juicy flesh, making this variety perfect for a summer sorbet! Whether you source your cherries from your local farmers market, a U-pick orchard, or your local grocer, always look for shiny, plump cherries with fresh green stems and dark coloring for the best flavor. Sorbets are easy to make and can be stored in the freezer for up to six weeks.