50+ of the Best Summer Recipes for Appetizers, Dinners, Desserts and More

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Summer recipes can make you think of anything from grilling and fresh summer fruit and vegetables to salads and no-bake desserts. When the weather is warm, you’ll want to try all the delicious dishes in this collection of Over 50 of the Best Summer Recipes.

The Best Summer Recipes to make and enjoy all summer long

Easy Summer Recipes

Whether summer is just starting or you are hanging on to those last few warm days and nights, you need recipes that celebrate the season. That’s where the best summer recipes come in.

When it comes to summer appetizers, you want cool and as easy to make as they are to eat, and the drinks have to be totally refreshing.

Side dishes celebrate the season. We all love things like potato salad, pasta salad, and cole slaw because it’s easy to make a big batch to feed a big gathering of friends or family. And with all the amazing fresh produce at the farmers’ market, vegetables taste even better than any other time of the year.

Speaking of veggies, whether as a side or a main dish when topped with your favorite grilled protein, salads are one of the ultimate summer recipes. They can be light and fresh or hearty and satisfying, and the flavor combinations are endless.

When it comes to summer dinner recipes, it’s all about the grill. Grilled chicken, steak on the grill, and even foil packs become staples. And when you do make a meal in the kitchen, it usually features favorite summer flavors and ingredients. And of course, burgers abound in the summer months.

It’s not just veggies. The fruit is overflowing at the market too. Berries and melons and peaches and more all taste amazing just on their own, but adding them to everything from healthy fruit salads to indulgent cakes, cobblers, and parfaits take summer fruits to new levels of deliciousness.

And we can’t forget the sweet stuff. No-bake desserts, ice cream, and popsicles satisfy the sweet tooth while keeping you and your kitchen cool.

So let’s check them all out!!

Best Summer Appetizers and Drinks

Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls recipe-6919 title Celery Cucumber Gimlet White Sangria recipe sq-7963 title Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs Skinny Grapefruit Margaritas with grapefruit, lemon, and lime Chef Salad on a Stick - gluten free appetizers

Best Summer Side Dishes and Vegetables

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad recipe-7248 title Best Cole Slaw - Maple Dijon Apple Cole Salw Peruvian-Style Grilled Street Corn recipe-8292 title Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Manchego Cheese recipe-7120 title Chili Lime Corn recipe-8309 title

Best Summer Salad Recipes

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Chicken Sausage Grilled Summer Salad recipe-7575 title Healthy Summer Salad with Mango, Blackberry, and Goat Cheese

Best Summer Dinner Recipe

Orange Saffron Baked or Grilled Chicken Legs recipe-7995 title Mediterranean Greek Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats recipe

Best Burgers for Summer Recipes

Peruvian Turkey Burger with Aji Sauce recipe-7177 title Meatball Parmesan Burgers recipe-8178 title French Onion Soup au Gratin Stuffed Burgers

Best Summer Fruit Recipes

Blueberry Peach Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits recipe-8044 title Red White and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites recipe-7885 title Triple Berry Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits with title Strawberries and Cream Frappe with Coconut Whipped Cream

Best Ice Cream and Popsicles

No-Churn Funfetti Ice Cream Cake recipe-6996 title Graham Cracker Chocolate Chunk No-Churn Ice Cream recipe-7480 title Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles No-Churn Caramel Toffee Chip Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe-5641 title Vanilla Bean Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream

Best Gluten-Free Summer Desserts

Gluten Free SMores Magic Bars recipe-7831 title Gluten Free No Bake Peach Cheesecake Bars recipe-8123 title Gluten Free Potato Pound Cake with Berries recipe-7256 title Blueberry Maple Mini Cheesecake Parfait Gluten Free Strawberries and Cream Cake recipe

And now check out Over 25 of the Best Summer Recipes from some of my food blogger friends…

Lemon Lime Layer Cake – A Dash of Sanity

Lemon Lime Layer Cake - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Boston Cream Pie Ice Box Cake – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Boston Cream Pie Ice Box Cake - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Summer Corn Chowder – Culinary Ginger

 

Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars – 365 Days of Baking

Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Grilled Chicken Berry Salad – Big Bears Wife

 

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler – Let’s Dish

Old Fashion Peach Cobbler - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Mini S’mores Brownie Bites – White Lights on Wednesday

 

 

Strawberry Pie Dessert – That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Strawberry Pie Dessert - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Mixed Berry Cheesecake Pizza – My Suburban Kitchen

Mixed Berry Cheesecake Pizza - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Sausage & Potato Summer Vegetable Skillet – Wishes and Dishes

Sausage and Potato Summer Vegetable Skillet - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Blueberry Cobbler – Kleinworth & Co

Blueberry Cobbler - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Skinny Bruschetta Chicken – The Domestic Superhero

Skinny Bruschetta Chicken - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Carrot Cake – Mom on Timeout

Carrot Cake {Mom on Timeout}

 

Grilled Stuffed Peppers – Fake Ginger

Grilled Stuffed Peppers - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Southwestern Steak Salad with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing – Wine & Glue

Southwestern Steak Salad with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Granny’s Monkey Bread – Self Proclaimed Foodie

 

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles – Love Bakes Good Cakes

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Grilled Mango Curry Chicken Skewers – Cooking and Beer

Grilled Mango Curry Chicken Skewers {Cooking and Beer}

 

Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl – Yummy Healthy Easy

Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Zucchini Noodle Greek Salad – Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Mojito Poke Cake – Lemons for Lulu

Mojito Poke Cake {Lemons for Lulu}

Caprese Chicken – Dinner at the Zoo

Chicken Caprese - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

 

Angel Food Cupcakes with Strawberry Whipped Topping – The Love Nerds

Angel Food Cupcakes with Strawberry Whipped Topping - one of the best summer recipes for appetizers, drinks, sides, salads, dinners, desserts, and more!

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