Here are all the best summer recipes for your table! Load up on seasonal fresh tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and berries, and let’s get cooking.
Summer is the most exciting season for eating! With fresh seasonal produce and outdoor cooking on the grill, there are endless possibilities. To us, summer recipes utilize the best fresh produce, leverage the grill, and no-cook or minimal cook if at all possible. The recipes below highlight the best summer produce, including:
What’s better than the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil? Try this summery delight: the Caprese sandwich! This riff on the classic Italian salad from Capri layers the classic ingredients as a sandwich filling, with an irresistibly creamy, pesto aioli that adds a pop of savory brightness to each bite.
The best summer beverage? Homemade with real lemons. Make it at home with fresh squeezed citrus, and you’ll find out why this beverage became so popular in the first place. Make a big pitcher for parties, or you can make it by the glass. Either way, you’ll be absolutely smitten!
Looking for a fun appetizer idea or healthy snack? Try Fruit Skewers! Everything tastes better on a stick, right? This is a simple concept that’s more like an idea than a recipe: but it makes everyone go crazy for pure, fresh fruit. Use whatever fruits you like and if desired, serve with our favorite 3 ingredient fruit dip! The skewers are perfect for a summer appetizer, snack ideas or even a healthy dessert.
Here’s a summer salad recipe that’s ultra versatile for picnics and barbecues: this Tortellini Salad! The tang of the artichoke, chewy pillowy pasta, zippy tomatoes, and peppery basil come together into a symphony of flavor! It stores up to 4 days in the fridge, making it a perfect easy lunch.
Here's the best-ever fresh Strawberry Pie! It highlights the ripe berry flavor, perfectly sweet tart with a delicious hint of cinnamon. The flavor is almost beyond words. Don’t believe us? Well, you’ve got to test for yourself!
The best easiest summer side dish recipe? Let’s make Veggie Kabobs! Perhaps you’ve made these before without a recipe. But you’ll know, the veggies risk coming out under-seasoned and over-cooked. But with this recipe, these summer veggies come out cooked to perfection! It’s the ideal side dish for a grilled dinner.
Here’s summer’s best treat, if you can find a bunch of those magical pinkish-green stalks: Rhubarb Crisp! This homey dessert is absolute summer nostalgia: each bite is a burst of gooey, sweet tart candy topped with a golden oat crumble. Top it with melty vanilla ice cream, and there’s nothing better than scooping up heaping mouthfuls on a summer’s evening.
Everyone knows that homemade ice cream is the best. And in the case of strawberry ice cream, the results are beyond worth the effort. Try this homemade strawberry ice cream recipe! It’s lusciously creamy, with a pure sweet tart berry flavor interspersed with chunks of red berries.
These grilled potatoes in foil are so easy to make, and they’re always a hit! Throw them on and forget about them while you make the rest of the meal. Or, skip the foil and make Crispy Grilled Potatoes.