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Try These Summer Recipes at Aspire

Try These Summer Recipes at Aspire

There's one thing you can always count on come summer—great food! Below are three exciting, easy-to-make recipes for residents of our apartments near CSUN. Each of these summer recipes presents a unique twist on timeless classics, but are simple enough for cooks of any skill level to make in your contemporary European kitchen at Aspire.

Grilled Pork Chops With Nectarine Salsa

Pork is a versatile white meat that people tend to overlook come grill season. Adding in the festive flavor of a fruit-based salsa makes this recipe perfect for hot summer days. Simply season your pork chops to taste and cook for four minutes on each side.

The magic is in the salsa which requires zero heat to make. Chop and place nectarines, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and red pepper in a bowl and refrigerate.

To complete the recipe, top the finished pork chops with salsa and enjoy!

Stuffed Peppers

The hallmark of good summer cuisine is its crisp and refreshing taste. For residents of our Northridge, California apartments, stuffed peppers are a great way to achieve a meal with a light, savory taste that perfectly complements the season.

For this variation of the Southwestern classic, take four red bell peppers and stuff them with all the fixings, including cheddar cheese, rice, black beans, and corn.

Bake at 450° for 15 minutes then garnish with lime wedges and avocados!

Applesauce Barbecue Chicken

Nothing says summer like barbecue chicken. You can easily cook this twist on the old classic right in your apartment's kitchen.

Simply sprinkle boneless, skinless chicken with pepper, then add chicken to a large skillet and brown. Combine applesauce, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and chili powder, then pour over the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes. Pair with sides like corn on the cob, salt potatoes, or fries.

Summertime and good food go hand-in-hand. You can wow your family and friends with these simple summer recipes, thanks to all the great features of your fully-equipped kitchen in Northridge. Featuring stainless steel appliances and tile backsplashes, our kitchens offer everything you need to celebrate your inner chef.

When you’re ready to learn more about why you should call Aspire home, please contact us today.

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