Summer has – finally – come. Every day, it seems to be getting sweeter! Families across the country are getting outside to enjoy the beautiful, warm weather and having fun in the sun. Taking the family on a bike ride or spending a day lounging around the pool is putting smiles on a lot of faces, young and old.

The recipes we enjoy on these fun-filled, sun-kissed days of summer are special to many of us. They help us feel rejuvenated and refreshed.

pool fun

What is it about these recipes that make us feel summer has arrived? What is it about the flavors, colors and aromas of these dishes that brings a sense of vitality and youthful brio?

There is really only one answer: fresh ingredients.

RedRoyals™ tomatoes with a bottle of water, glass of water, sunglasses, a towel, and a hat by the pool

For a long time, fresh, on-the-vine tomatoes were only available in some regions in the summer. Thanks to our state-of-the-art greenhouse technology, Pure Flavor® is able to bring millions of fresh vegetables to people across the U.S in all four seasons! Every time you bite into a Pure Flavor® RedRoyals™ Cherry Tomatoes on-the-Vine, you can experience that fresh feeling of summer.

RedRoyals™ Cherry Tomatoes on-the-Vine

RedRoyals™ are the pinnacle of summertime freshness. They’re perfect for popping by the pool with a delicate crunch, rich, unmistakable flavor and burst of sweetness.

They’re grown to perfection, with their majestic sweet flavor nurtured on the vine. When they reach peak sweetness, they’re handpicked with the utmost care and brought to a grocery store near you.

a person opening a pack of RedRoyals™ tomatoes with a bag of Mini Cucumbers open on the table

From there, how you enjoy RedRoyals™ is up to you. Bite-sized and incredibly versatile, these royal wonders can be enjoyed as a fresh snack, diced in a green salad, or added to your favorite barbecue meal.

Other flavors that instantly remind you of summer are lemon, lime, and fresh herbs like basil and mint. The rich, sweet flavor profile of these Tomatoes on-the-Vine is a perfect complement to these fragrant ingredients, making it easy for you to create meals that are ripe for patio season!

If you’re looking for the perfect summertime, backyard patio, poolside recipe, look no further: Pure Flavor® and Denisse from Le Petit Chef have you covered.

a bowl of breadcrumbs with RedRoyals™ tomatoes

Denisse’s Panko Crusted Halibut with Tomato Cucumber Relish Recipe is infused with all the right combinations of these summertime flavors. Plus, it’s super simple to make, giving you more time to lounge by the pool or enjoy your time on a nature walk with family!

Start with seasoning your panko breadcrumbs with lemon zest and fresh herbs. Denisse uses a combination of parsley, oregano and chives, but you can follow your own inspiration or choose your favorite herbs in your garden.

Panko crusted halibut with tomato cucumber relish

Before coating your fish in your seasoned panko breadcrumbs, make sure to dredge them in eggs. This helps the panko stick, but also helps make it crunchy – perfect for picky eaters who normally don’t like seafood. Then, coat the halibut in breadcrumbs and place in the oven for 8 minutes, flipping the fillet halfway.

Now, it’s time to add that all-important, crisp and crunchy summer sweetness.

To make Denisse’s bright and vibrant relish, quarter some Pure Flavor® RedRoyals™ and Mini Cucumbers, and toss them with lemon zest, lemon juice and your chopped herbs.

When your fish is ready, simply spread the relish overtop and serve. It’s really that easy!

RedRoyals™ are a summer staple that your whole family will enjoy in a variety of flavorful recipes that fit every occasion.

tomato quinoa salad

On the patio or by the pool, a light and refreshing Quinoa Salad featuring this majestically sweet tomato is a perfect meal for your quiet retreat.

yellow perch with RedRoyals™ cherry tomatoes on-the-vine

One dish that always brings back memories of fishing with your dad or watching the sunset from the pier is Yellow Perch with Cherry Tomatoes on-the-Vine. You can use any whitefish for this super simple and supremely sweet summertime delicacy.

Loaded hummus with Cherry Tomatoes on-the-Vine

For a colorful twist on a Mediterranean classic that’s fit for a king or queen, try our Loaded Hummus with Cherry Tomatoes on-the-Vine. But make sure you prepare plenty because the kids (and parents) will absolutely devour it in no time!

Get out, breathe in the fresh air, enjoy the sunshine, and make your summer a little sweeter with RedRoyals™ Cherry Tomatoes on-the-Vine!