The Best Dishes To Make on a Hot Summer Day in Your Sagamore Kitchen

When the weather spikes up to those high 80 and 90 degree days, it can be hard to get the motivation to come back to your Sagamore apartment, turn on the stove and make some dinner. With the weather about to get even hotter, it’s nice to take a break from the stove and whip up some meals that will cool you down. Here are some of the best summer recipes when you are looking for a cooler dish that doesn’t require turning on a hot stove.


Shrimp and Avocado Salad: Shrimp and avocado salad is light, fresh and a great choice for dinner during a hot summer day. It only involves using stove top, cook the shrimp until pink. Dice up some avocados celery and anything else you may want to put your own spin to and add in. This recipe from the food network also provides steps for making your own dressing. You can then leave the salad in your fridge for the shrimp to cool and serve cold, and keep them warm. You can get the shrimp and all ingredients at one of the many local farmers markets on the Upper West Side!

5 Ingredient Pasta Salad: Pasta salad is another great dinner choice for when the weather is wam. Even with the central air in your Sagamore apartment, after being outside all day it’s not always fun to heat up the oven. Use stove top  to bring the pasta to a boil and chill in the fridge for as long as you like. You can stick in the freezer for about ten minutes to make it cool faster! Add arugula, cheese, pesto and roasted red peppers for a refreshing and easy summer dish.

Tuna Salad Sandwich: Make a delicious dinner without touching the stove in your Sagamore apartment with a tuna salad sandwich. Use one can of tuna and combine with celery, red onion, cottage cheese and mayo for traditional style. Add some lemon juice, parsley capers and dijon mustard for some extra great flavor.Pair with some chips, green salad or fruit on the side and you have a refreshing cool meal for a hot summer day!


See more recipes below for ideas on what to cook after a long, hot day out in NYC!


14 Easy Summer Dinner Ideas

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Turn Your St. Patrick’s Day Leftovers Into a Delicious Meal

Whether you made a homemade meal on your own or visited friends, if you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day one of the most memorable parts is all of the delicious food! From Irish Soda Bread to corned beef, if you had a big meal and have plenty of leftovers, there are many things you can do to spice the recipes up and make them different from the original meal! Here are some tips for our Sagamore residents on what you can do with all of those St. Patrick’s Day leftovers!

Corned Beef Hash: Wake up to a delicious meal with only having to do half the work! Take leftover corned beef and add it to a frying pan with some oil to heat it up. Stir in onion, potatoes and peppers while keeping the steady stir to create the texture of the hash. Fry eggs in a different pan to top of this delicious breakfast! See the full recipe for all ingredients and steps for this leftover dish.

Corned Beef Hash


Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Give a traditional grilled cheese sandwich a twist by adding in some leftover ingredients from your St. Patrick’s Day meal! Heat up onions in a pan with oil and add some Guinness for an that extra juicy flavor! You can also mix in worchestire sauce and mustard if you want. Once the opinions are done add the bread to the frying pan with cheese, corned beef and onions–adding as many layers as you want before topping off with another slice of bread. Tis quick and easy recipe is a great use so that extra corned beef doesn’t go to waste!

Corned Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Shepard’s Pie: Take advantage of leftover potatoes, cabbage and corned beef by whipping them up together–with more ingredients of course–into a homemade shepherd’s pie! This recipe calls for some spicy brown mustard, beef broth, peppers carrots and onions. It takes just over an hour to cook and about 20 minutes to prep so make sure to plan ahead! You can see all the steps for this recipe but checking out the page.

Corned Beef Shepherd’s Pie