It’s no secret that Dad’s love beer and burgers, but we also have it on good authority that they are just as happy to be served a meal made with plenty of homegrown Ontario produce. Here are a few of our favourite late spring recipes that are worthy of dishing up to Dad for Father’s Day, or any other day of the year!
Asparagus is extremely versatile and has the perfect form for finger food (but you can also stick to using cutlery if you so choose). These Asparagus Spears with Smoked Maple Bacon Dip are perfectly crisp and cheesy thanks to the Parmesan and panko crumbs. Finish them off with this smokey and creamy maple bacon dip, and you have a delicious appetizer that’s perfect for Father’s Day, Game Day, and anything in between!
These macaroni and cheese stuffed mini peppers make a great after school snack or a quick lunch for kids, or a pop-in-your-mouth snack for Dad. To please his grown-up palette, fill with homemade mac and cheese and then top with a Mexican cheese blend or some extra spices for some kick!
Looking to incorporate more meatless meals into your routine? We think you’ll like this vegetarian fajita made with sweet Ontario Greenhouse-grown peppers, with black beans, corn, red onion and cilantro. It’s perfect for a fast weekday meal!
This simple roasted Ontario asparagus is so tasty, it might become your new, favourite spring dish! Enjoy it as a side or add it other dishes, like pasta, egg recipes or even create a simple toasted sandwich – add to a base of soft cheese and top with egg. It is ready to go in about 15-minutes from start to finish, too! Make it during your busy week or impress guests during a special celebratory meal.
This is a sandwich even the picky eaters will love! Sautéed Ontario mushrooms add a meaty texture to this gooey Gouda Grilled Cheese. Enjoy this sandwich on its own, with some tomato soup or even your favourite Ontario craft beer!
This bright, jewel-toned condiment offers a zesty tang to countless dishes (sandwiches, tacos, pizzas) not to mention a lovely splash of colour as well. Taking about 10 minutes to assemble, these last for weeks in the refrigerator. Dad will be forever thankful to find a jar of these in the fridge!
Stay on track this week by enjoying this Creamy Mushroom and Turkey Meatballs with Egg Noodles recipe. Fresh button mushrooms add loads of flavour and we makeover traditional meatballs by using ground turkey! Feel free to serve these creamy mushroom turkey meatballs over brown rice, pasta or another whole grain instead, if desired.