You know how the taste of lemons and limes just makes you think and feel like summer? We’re so glad on several fronts to be able to use the following cliché, “back by popular demand”, Concord Foods’ Summer Recipe Contest! For those of you entered last year or took advantage of making and enjoying some of the great winning recipes we shared online, doesn’t it seem hard to believe it’s been almost a year and that summer is just around the corner?
We just can’t wait to see what kind of unique and tasty recipes you’ll come up with this this year, using one or several of our lemon and lime juice products. While we won’t be accepting recipes until June 1 – and entrants have until August 31st to submit their prize-winning recipes – we wanted to give you some advance notice, so you can get those creative juices (hah, hah) flowing now.
If last year’s participation reflects what we can look forward to, then our judges’ mouths will definitely be watering when they review some mighty innovative and yummy recipe submissions. Hundreds of recipes were submitted last year! That’s a lot of food (and drink) for thought, but we loved and welcomed it!
Recipes will be judged based on the following criteria: creativity, use of Concord Foods juices, visual appeal, ease of execution (how easy is this recipe to make by the average home cook), taste test, and entry content (additional information you provide with your submission).
In keeping with Summer Recipe Contest tradition, we’ll be crowning one grand prize winner who will win $500 cash prize. We’ll also be awarding one first ($200 cash prize) and one second ($150) place winner in each of the following categories: Breakfast & Brunch, Entrees, Salads & Side Dishes, and Desserts.
So, start thinking about how you can showcase Concord Foods lemon and lime juices in your own drink or dish creation. And, while you ponder what attractive, delicious, and creative recipe you’ll share with us this summer, why not make one of our cookout recipes, or take one and add your own personal twist, to make your Memorial Day weekend menu a memorable one!