The smells of summer: citrus, BBQ’s and sunscreen. Whether you look forward to this time of year or loathe the sticky, hot days––you can’t argue that the food is amazing. Outdoor cooking takes a front row, and crisp, refreshing recipes are the order of the day. Keep reading for some tasty summer recipes that will get you excited for summer.
1. Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream
Well hello summer! If this doesn’t scream BBQ’s and beaches, then I don’t know what will. It’s as simple as slicing some nectarines or peaches, brushing with oil and grilling to perfection. Top with honey, sea salt and a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream for a summer dessert that can’t be beat.
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2. Pineapple Salsa
Why, yes I WILL enjoy my salsa from within a pineapple bowl, thank you very much! Sweet pineapple combine with juicy Roma tomatoes to make a hearty and homemade salsa that’s second to none––especially when it’s served in a real pineapple. This dish is perfect for BBQ’s and is sure to wow the guests.
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3. Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
Enjoy the flavor and spice of Mexican street corn without picking tons of out of your teeth when you make this pasta salad! Black beans, avocado, pasta, green onions, BACON and a homemade dressing make this a tough salad to NOT eat in one sitting. This is the perfect pairing to a summer night BBQ.
Check out ChelseasMessyApron.com for this recipe and more seriously flavorful meal ideas.
4. Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos
One of the best things about shrimp is that they take almost no time to cook––making them perfect for hot summer nights. Marinate in lime zest, garlic and spices, then quickly sear and serve with homemade slaw in some corn tortillas. It’s Taco Tuesday every night of the week when you make this recipe!
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5. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Three ingredients and buns are all you need to get the flavor of Hawaii––and basically without any work since this is a crock pot meal! Chicken, BBQ sauce and pineapple simmer for hours while you go about your busy day. Sandwich the juicy meat with buns and enjoy!
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6. Teriyaki Beef Burger
This burger is all about flavor and every bite is a tasty teriyaki treat! Homemade burgers are seasoned to perfection, then served simply on a whole wheat bun, lettuce and tomatoes. Top with green onions for a little bite and enjoy your summer dinner.
We love this recipe from LisaGCooks.com!
7. Bacon Ranch Grilled Potatoes
Potatoes, bacon and ranch. A match made in heaven? We think so! This recipe is BBQ friendly, packed in neat foil packs and grilled alongside your meat. Super easy and with minimal ingredients, these potatoes make the perfect side dish for all your summer cookouts.
Check out the full recipe at GatherforBread.com.