We know that nothing makes a recipe – whether it’s a salad, entrée, dessert or beverage – look and taste more summery than a few squeezes or squirts of lemon or lime juice. And, from all the great entries we’ve received the past few years in our Summer Recipe Contest, we know many of our readers already know how to capitalize on this great secret for adding sparkle to any summer dish or drink!
Because we want to encourage chefs and cooks who already recognize the benefits of using lemon and lime juice in recipes to keep doing so, as well as encourage those who haven’t yet dipped their toes in the lemon and/or lime juice pool to do so, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be running our Summer Recipe Contest again this summer.
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.
CONTEST AWARDS & CRITERIA
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 a $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: Appetizer, Beverage, Entree, Salad & Side Dish, and Dessert.
To inspire you to turn on the juice this summer and enjoy the fruits of your labor – okay, so we love our produce puns – check out these winning recipients from past contest entrants. And, we’ve collected more inspiration for you on our Summer Salads, Fire Up Father’s Day, Fabulous Fourth, Twist That Fish, and Lemons & Limes Pinterest boards.
Never entered a recipe contest? There’s a first time for everything, and if you win not only will you be juiced, but other Concord Foods fans and followers will benefit from our sharing of your winning recipe! You’ll also be helping the plight of poor lemons who sadly and unwillingly continue to be maligned in negative expressions such as that “car is a real lemon”. So, create and submit your winning entry to empower lemons and limes everywhere!
PLEASE DO SHARE!
We’ll be talking about juicing up summer recipes using #givelimesometime #givelemonstheirdue #summerrecipecontest #summersalads and #twistthatfish on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We know you won’t want to share all the details about your contest entries, but please do share what and where you can, and particularly your recipes that include lemon and lime that you don’t plan on submitting!