When we think of slow cooker recipes, we often imagine warming, hearty meals like soups and stews. And while these are undoubtably yummy meal options, they don鈥檛 exactly scream summer. But you know what鈥檚 often made in a slow cooker? Summertime staples like gourmet taco recipes and even chilled soups. Here are 10 of our favorite light recipes you can throw into your slow cooker in the morning and聽enjoy聽without fuss come evening.

1. Slow Cooker Pork Chops With Peach Salsa: If you loved applesauce with pork chops when you were a kid, you *have* to try this grown-up version. Peach salsa lends an element of sweetness to your savory pork chops, and its fruitiness gives this recipe definite summer vibes. (via Slow Cooker Gourmet)

2. Slow Cooker Blackberry and Jalape帽o Sandwiches: These gourmet sammies are so easy to make, you鈥檒l wonder how the heck they have so much flavor. The answer is, of course, fresh seasonal produce like blackberries and聽jalape帽os. (via Cooking for Keeps)

3. Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork Tacos: These juicy and uber-delish tacos are flavored with our favorite summertime ingredients: lime, pineapple, apricot, and brown sugar, to name a few. (via Gluten Free With LB)

4. Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Bake: This veg-friendly recipe is PACKED full of seasonal ingredients (including our favorite summer staple: sweet corn). Just cook the quinoa, stir everything together, throw it in your slow cooker, and bake. (via Cooking Classy)

5. Slow Cooker Summer Corn Soup:聽This soup flat-out PROVES that soups aren鈥檛 just for wintertime. (via Slow Cooker Gourmet)

6. Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce: Sure, this meal isn鈥檛 particularly聽light, but the delectable pasta sauce is definitely summer-ready. (via Savory Nothings)

7. Slow Cooker Lime Coconut Chicken: Coconut, lime, pineapple.聽These are a few of our favorite things. Bonus: As long as you use fresh pineapple juice, this insanely delicious recipe is totally Paleo-approved. (via Slow Cooker Gourmet)

8. Pulled Pork Banh Mi Sandwich With Pickled Pineapple and Avocado: Banh Mi is a type of Vietnamese sandwich, and it鈥檚 definitely enjoying a moment in the spotlight. We think the *perfect* way to prepare it is to top it with yummy, summery flavors like avocado and pineapple. (via Shared Appetite)

9. Crockpot Carne Asada Nachos: These crowd-pleasing nachos are loaded with all kinds of good things, including (but not limited to) flank steak, sweet corn (again with the corn), lime, avocado, beer (yes, BEER), cilantro, and tomatoes. (via How Sweet Eats)

10. Slow Cooker Honey Barbecue Beef Brisket: This mouthwatering brisket recipe literally takes 15 minutes to prep. After that, it鈥檚 smooth sailing 鈥 just let it slow cook for about 10 hours. (via Le Creme de la Crumb)

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