Summer food is fresh and just picked. And like summer, these summer recipes are full of the season’s best flavors. Get 53 favorite summer recipes to make the most of the season for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh, seasonal ingredients and try out new recipes. I’ve done the work and chosen 53 favorite summer recipes for you to try! From grilled meats and veggies to fruity drinks and frozen treats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Let’s make summer easy with these delicious recipes!
Scrumptious Rhubarb Galette
Rhubarb is one of early summer’s most delicious sweet and tart edible perennials. Whip up this easy galette and enjoy a rustic French-inspired rhubarb pie. When rhubarb season is over, you can use any other fruit to make a beautiful in-season summer galette.
Meat Lovers Dr. Pepper Baked Beans
Jack and Martha say…
But a couple of weeks ago, one of my friends confessed that everyone loves coming to our house to watch the games because they know we will serve some really great food! With that in mind, today’s Meat Lover’s Dr. Pepper Baked Beans is destined to become a crowd favorite!
They may make this recipe for game day, but this would be a delicious recipe for summertime gatherings, cookouts, and picnics.
Thanks, Jack and Martha, from A Family Feast.
This Easy Strawberry Crisp is the perfect Summer dessert! Featuring plenty of juicy strawberries and a golden brown oatmeal crisp topping, it’s best served warm… with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! Can be made with fresh or frozen strawberries!
Thanks, Ashley from Baker By Nature
Summer Macaroni Salad
The BEST Macaroni Salad Recipe loaded with elbow macaroni, hard boiled eggs, red bell pepper, onion and dill pickles! All tossed in a creamy, sweet and tangy dressing. The only side dish you’ll need for summer barbecues, parties, potlucks or get together!
Thanks, Kelly from Chef Savvy.
Watermelon Salad With Feta And Cucumbers
This watermelon salad is full of sliced cucumbers, crumbled feta cheese and mint, all tossed in an easy lime dressing. A simple yet unusual summer salad that’s sure to get rave reviews.
Thanks, Sara at Dinner At The Zoo.
Patriotic Puff Pastry Tart
This Berry Puff Pastry Tart is the perfect 4th of July or Memorial Day dessert! It is so easy to make, especially when using frozen puff pastry dough.
You’ll love the cheesecake filling, which is similar to our Cream Cheese Danish, but even easier. Top this with fresh strawberries and blueberries for an easy patriotic flag cake.
Oven Baked BBQ Ribs
Raise your hand if you crushed half racks of BBQ pork ribs on the reg when you were 12 years old. I’m raising my hand. I’ve always loved ribs slathered in BBQ sauce. There is nothing like tender juicy meat and sticky sauce. Yes, it gets all over your hands and face but it’s worth every bite.
Thanks, Shawn from Kitchen Swagger.
Grilled Corn On The Cob
Grilled Corn on the Cob is one the single best summertime food offerings. But that offering is also very much a limited time offer – which means you should eat as much as you can, while you can. Whether you’re Team Husk, or Team No Husks Allowed, we’ve got you covered with these simple grilled corn recipes.
Best Ever Deviled Egg Recipe
Deviled Eggs are a staple at potlucks, parties, and holidays like Easter! Adding pickle juice is a delicious and unexpected way to add tons of flavor and the crispy bacon topping makes these irresistible. Deviled eggs are quick and simple to prepare especially with our easy-peel Hard Boiled Eggs.
Magic Dust BBQ Rub
Here’s what I say…
Magic Dust BBQ Rub is a delicious blend of deep smoky flavors, a little kick of heat, and a bit of sweetness, all combined for barbecue perfection! Sprinkle it on vegetables or rub it on meat for great BBQ flavor!
Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad
This grilled vegetable pasta salad is healthy and full of flavor! Zucchini, asparagus, corn, and yellow bell peppers are grilled to perfection and tossed with a fresh, lemony dressing. Easy to make and feeds a crowd!
Thanks, Natasha at Salt And Lavender.
How To Freeze Fresh Herbs
Freezing fresh summer herbs is easy! Here is a step-by-step guide for freezing and storing summer herbs so you can use them all year long.
Other Summer Recipes You Will Love
This summer recipe cookbook is full of easy ideas for meals and treats. I hope you will bookmark and or pin this for delicious recipes all summer long.
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What is summer food?
Summer food is usually easy to make, using the bounty of in-season fruits and veggies. Also, grilled food is popular during the summer months, as are frozen treats.
What is the most popular food during the summer?
Watermelon, hot dogs, hamburgers, in-season fruit pies, corn on the cob, ice cream, popsicles, anything BBQ, and grilled vegetables are among the most popular summer foods.
What is a good meal to outdoors?
Grilled chicken is a crowd-pleaser for an outdoor meal. Serve it with corn on the cob and balsamic grilled vegetables. You can also serve another starch like potato salad or pasta salad with the meal. An in-season fruit pie topped with ice cream would make the perfect end to an outdoor meal.