31 Summer Recipes You *Must* Try Before The Seasons Change
After splashing around at a mermaid pool party and sunning ourselves at the beach, all a gal wants is a goodsummer recipe. There's something about light, sweet summer cuisine that's just plain refreshing, especially when it uses in-season produce like watermelon, tomatoes, peaches, and corn. Whether you're prepping for a date night in or brunch, there's a memorable something for everyone here.
Pasta salad screams summer, but this lightened-up version is even better. Loaded with delicious fruit and veg (not to mention salami), it's equal parts delicious and healthy.
It's never a good idea to go without snacking, especially when you're on a new diet. Keto snacks can be hard to come by, so this protein-packed lettuce wrap recipe will help keep your hunger at bay.
Refuel any time, any place with a handful of customizable trail mix.
Feed a crowd at your next get-together with a batch of pressure cooker chili. It cooks up in a jiffy, though it tastes like it's been simmered for hours.
Layer ripe peaches and tomatoes onto garlic bread topped with goat cheese and finished off with a drizzle of hot bacon dressing.
Image via Two Spoons Cookbook
Ratatouille is all the things we love about summer cuisine: It's light, it's colorful, and it's packed with seasonal flavor.
Even if you don't have an outdoor grill, you can barbecue in style using this flavor-packed recipe and a grill pan.
When it comes to vegan meat substitutes, nothing is simpler or more effective than using canned unripe jackfruit to mimic the texture of pulled pork. Prepare your own tangy barbecue sauce to make the meal even tastier.
As we get older, alcohol definitely contributes to tummy discomfort. Try to negate that by adding probiotic-rich kombucha to your next cocktail.
Savory, sweet, and a little spicy, this quinoa salad gets a healthy dose of summer produce with corn, peaches, and cherry tomatoes as well as herbs like basil, cilantro, and chives.
Master this spicy Paloma recipe, and your friends will come running to your next get-together. A blend of fragrant grapefruit cordial, tequila, and jalapeño juice will cool you down while simultaneously lighting a fire on your tongue.
Known as limonana, this mint lemonadeis made using a traditional Lebanese method of macerating lemons and adding mint for the most refreshing summer drink.
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