We may be in the midst of summer, but not everyone can drop everything and head to the beach. Sadly, responsibilities get in the way of fun (#adulting). These tropical recipes will bring the flavors to you.
1. Mango Turmeric Lassi Frozen Pops
Nothing screams tropical paradise like mango. But mango-flavored frozen treats take it to a new level. These frozen pops have a sweet and peppery surprise (it starts with a “t” and ends with an “umeric”), and that means no more boring store-bought pops.
2. Paleo Smoky Grilled Pineapple Burgers
Sometimes we see a recipe and think, “Why didn’t we think of that?” This pineapple burger is one of those. You can throw out your boring old hamburger buns, because this burger is wrapped in something juicy and tropical: a grilled pineapple. Mind blown. You might need to use a fork and knife instead of your hands, but when it tastes this good, who cares?
3. Black Bean Tacos With Tropical Fruit Salsa
We’ve heard beans are good for ya, so we should probably eat more, but when they’re on their own, they can taste so… blah. Take Meatless Monday up a notch by adding a flavorful mango and pineapple salsa to simple black bean tacos. Sure, you can add fish too, but we don’t think you’ll need it.
4. Tropical Lipton Green Tea Virgin Sangria
What if we told you that you could drink sangria for breakfast? Well, with the wonder of green tea, anything is possible. This virgin sangria features green tea, passion fruit juice, pineapples, kiwis, and lime. Basically, it’s an energizing sangria, rather than a hangover-inducing one. Sign us up.
5. Fish Taco Salad With Spicy Mahi and Mango Salsa
Picture this: You’re at your favorite beachside open-air restaurant, and you order this fresh fish taco salad with mango salsa. We can almost hear the ocean. With this recipe, you can enjoy the same flavors in your own backyard.
6. Frozen Mango Coconut Daiquiri
No beach day is complete without a frozen drink. Although you may not be able to make it to the beach, you can easily whip up this mango coconut daiquiri and watch the sunset at your favorite local spot. Umbrellas are a must.
7. Ahi Tuna Mango Poke Bowl
One of the best tropical trends to hit social media recently is the poke bowl. This traditionally Hawaiian dish basically screams Hawaiian vacation. With raw, sushi-grade ahi tuna; mango; coconut rice; and whatever toppings you like, this bowl will make you feel the sand between your toes.
8. Immune-Boosting Tropical Breakfast Bowl
On a hot and humid summer day, what’s better than a refreshing tropical smoothie bowl? Bring the flavors of the island to your breakfast table with kiwi, mango, goji berries, and cacao nibs.
9. Grilled Shrimp and Mango Salad
Sometimes the simplest combinations are the best. Grilling up some pineapple and tossing it on a bed of romaine, more pineapple, coconut, and mango gives you healthy tropical vibes for lunch or dinner. Oh, and did we mention that it’s topped with a creamy cilantro dressing?