45+ Recipes To Make this Summer

Check out these 45+ easy recipes to make this summer. You'll find breakfast, main & dessert ideas that celebrate summer with simple and healthy ingredients!

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Celebrate summer with these light and flavorful recipes. From bright salads to grilling recipes and, of course, fruit-packed desserts this list of some of my personal best summer recipes will keep your family and friends satisfied and refreshed.

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Summer is finally here! When the sun comes out, I always reach for my tried-and-true, easy summer recipe ideas that give me more time to take in the summer vibes and less time over a hot stove in the kitchen! From perfectly grilled chicken dinners to fresh and fruity desserts, keep reading for 45+ fantastic summer dishes!

What to Think About When Prepping Your Menu for Summer

  • Lots of seasonal produce: If you’ve been holding out on summer produce all winter long – now is their time to shine. I love all the delicious recipes highlighting fresh zucchini, bell peppers, crisp cucumbers, and juicy tomatoes. And fruits like watermelon, strawberries, peaches, and cherries bring so much flavor to both sweet and savory recipes.
  • Kid-friendly meals: Set yourself up for summertime success by having a good list of your family’s favorite summer recipes. Your school-age kids are home for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and endless snacks!) – so be prepared with quick and nutritious meals that will keep hunger at bay.
  • Light but satisfying: Just because I prioritize summer fruits and veggies, doesn’t mean I’m left hungry. The best summer recipes strike the perfect balance of fresh ingredients and wholesome nutrients that will keep you feeling full longer and energized without the heavy feeling.
  • Simple and convenient: Out with the soups and stews and in with lots of big, fresh salads, hearty sides, and grilled dishes. I’m all about easy summer recipes that are quick to prepare and require minimal cooking time. Because I would much rather spend time lounging at the pool instead of sweating in the kitchen.
  • Grilling recipes: Grilling isn’t just for big gatherings and parties, take your cooking outside even on weeknights. Grill up some meats and veggies in the garden. I prefer to use my outdoor grill as much as I can during the summer. If that’s you too, be sure to check out my roundup of grilling recipes.

Tips for Making Cooking in the Summer So Easy!

  1. Get your prep done in the morning. Get ahead of the game and keep cool at the same time! Get your chopping and cooking done during the cooler parts of the day.
  2. Dust off your small kitchen appliances. Whether it’s your slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, or toaster oven, smaller appliances let you cook food without heating up the whole kitchen. Perfect for summer!
  3. Use herbs on everything! This is my trick for getting dishes to pop with flavor and color. Herbs are at their best in the summer months because they are vibrant and rich in flavors and aromas. Mix and match varieties, like basil and parsley, and use them on all kinds of meats and veggies.
  4. Scale up condiments. Double batch dips like homemade ranch or cucumber yogurt sauce and keep them on hand for simple snacks like veggie trays or pita chips. Most salad dressings can last for weeks in the fridge (as long as they don’t have perishable ingredients like shallots and garlic), helping you make easy summer recipes quickly.
  5. Stay hydrated. Refresh and cool off with homemade lemonadechia frescamint lemonade, or raspberry iced tea. And don’t forget seasonal fruits and veggies that are naturally high in water like watermelon and cucumbers.

Best Summer Recipes

Summertime is here, and I want to help you fuel your body with refreshing and delicious feel-good recipes that will keep you cool even on the hottest of days. There’s something about this time of the year that brings out the natural flavors of fresh, seasonal produce and makes meal prep feel effortless (huge props to my backyard grill!). From light but satisfying dishes to vibrant salads and grilling favorites, these summer recipe ideas will become your favorites that you’ll be coming back to year after year.

Feel Good Foodie Favorite Summer Recipes

  • Frozen Yogurt Bark – Simple and quick to make, this frozen treat is one of my top summer recipe ideas. What’s not to love about satisfying and healthy yogurt frozen with seasonal berries? It’s great for a snack, breakfast, or a sweet treat to end the day with.
  • Easy Overnight Oats – My all-time favorite summer recipes to start the day with are these overnight oats. They are nutrient-dense, require no heating, totally customizable, and perfect for meal prep. Top with all your summer fruits and berries for an awesome breakfast.
  • Grilled Lemon Chicken – Every summer must have a good grilling recipe that’s basic in ingredients but rich in flavor. The lemony marinade, made with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and oregano does just that. Add this to your list of best summer recipes today!
  • Chicken Shish Tawook – One of the top recipes around here – this chicken skewers dish is a keeper! It’s a popular Lebanese chicken recipe that’s marinated in yogurt, earthy spices, lemon, and garlic.
  • Grilled Shrimp Skewers – You won’t regret adding this to your list of easy summer recipes! It’s takes minutes to prepare and super quick to cook. And of course, they are wonderfully juicy and so good!
  • Chicken Burrito Protein Bowl You will love this Chipotle-inspired protein bowl. It’s bursting with summer colors and flavors: juicy tomatoes, zesty red onions, creamy avocados, and savory corn. It’s one of my favorite summer recipes and will become yours too!
  • Ground Chicken Burgers – My list of healthy summer recipes isn’t complete without this flavorful meal. It’s made with ground chicken, minced onions, fresh parsley, and so much flavor. It’s a must once the warmer weather hits!
  • Olive Oil Cake – With an airy texture and zesty flavor, this simple, moist, and wonderfully light cake will quickly become one of the best summer recipes you’ll make this year. It’s perfect for any occasion and can be as simple or glammed up as you desire.

Healthy Summer Recipes to Snack On

  • 2-Ingredient Chia Jello – You will love this refreshing treat made with chia seeds, fruit juice, and an optional sweetener. It’s packed with fiber, protein, and omega 3-fatty acids. Plus, it’s one of those summer recipe ideas that you can make on the weekend to enjoy all week long.
  • Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs – Easy summer recipes doesn’t get easier than throwing some eggs into your air fryer to have on hand for healthy snacking. Not only do they come out perfectly cooked but they are so easy to peel.
  • Watermelon Fruit Pizza – Nothing is more juicy and sweet in the summer than a ripe watermelon. Top with whipped cream cheese and ricotta and fresh fruits like kiwi, blueberries, and strawberries for a healthy snack or dessert!
  • Fruit Leather – Puree fruit in a blender and dry it low and slow in the oven. Easy, simple, and the kids love helping out with this sweet and healthy summer recipe. The best part? You’ll feel good about making a better-for-you version for your family!
  • Crudite Platter – Full of crisp and vibrant vegetables (which summer brings in lots!) arranged in a colorful display. Serve with an assortment of tasty dips like homemade ranch, feta dip, or hummus for one of my favorite summer recipe ideas.
  • Cucumber Sandwiches – Quick and easy to make with easy to find ingredients, these light sandwiches are refreshing and fancy enough to serve to guests. They can be as an appetizer before a summer meal or a light lunch.
  • Zucchini Fritters – Summer is the ideal time to make these when zucchini are bountiful. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these fritters are a delicious way to enjoy fresh, seasonal produce. I love serving them with labneh dip.

Easy Summer Recipes for Breakfast/Brunch

  • Smoothie Bowls – You will love this refreshing and nutritious breakfast (or snack idea!) that comes with endless possibilities. They’re a great way to start the day with a burst of energy. Customize your bowl with all your favorite summer fruits and dig in!
  • Hummus Toast – 4 Ways You won’t be shunning bread after you try this delicious toast with hummus. It’s quick and easy to make, packs in protein, and can be topped with tomatoes, avocados, herbs, spices and more.
  • Breakfast Tacos – With scrambled eggs, tangy salsa, gooey cheese, and creamy avocado, these simple yet hearty tacos are a great way to start your summer day. Swap salsa with juicy cherry tomatoes and garden cilantro to give them some vibrant seasonal goodness.
  • Easy Vegetable Frittata – One of the best summer recipes for breakfast is a good frittata loaded with seasonal veggies. I love this one because it’s a great recipe for make-ahead meals and meal prepping for a crowd.
  • Breakfast Coffee Smoothie – No need to crank up the stove – whip this up in your blender for a smooth, creamy, and refreshing drink to start your day. It’s made with wholesome ingredients like oats and bananas that will help keep you fuller longer.
  • Cottage Cheese Toast – I love adding a unique twist to our favorites like this toast recipe. It’s a delicious combination of classic toasted bread and cottage cheese – topped 4 different ways, including fresh cucumber and pesto, salmon and dill, and more!
  • Ejjeh (Lebanese Omelette) – This is a Lebanese-style omelette made with aromatic herbs and vegetables and whisked eggs. It’s a perfect meal any time but I love adding it to my healthy summer recipes.

Summer Recipe Ideas for Lunch

  • Healthy Tuna Salad – Made with protein-rich tuna, creamy Greek yogurt, and crunchy celery and served on top of lettuce or in a sandwich, this light and refreshing lunch is perfect to add to your list of healthy summer recipes.
  • Quinoa Avocado Salad – Add some summer veggies to hearty quinoa for a tasty summer salad lunch. It’s one of the best summer recipes because it lasts longer than a green salad and will keep you fuller longer.
  • Healthy Egg Salad – Everyone needs a good egg salad in their repertoire of easy summer recipes. This one is light, simple to make, and oh-so-delicious. Make a big batch on the weekend for effortless lunches throughout the week.
  • Grilled Chicken Broccoli Wraps – Chicken, broccoli, and cheese wrapped in a tortilla for an easy summer recipe idea that the whole family will love. Better yet, use leftover cooked chicken to make these even quicker.
  • Vegetarian Cobb Salad Jars – If you’re looking for on-the-go healthy summer recipes, this cobb salad is your answer. Add all the ingredients to a large jar, shake when ready to serve, and dig in. It’s light, refreshing, and oh-so-good.
  • Veggie and Hummus Sandwich – This is such a refreshing, delicious, and perfect lunch on-the-go. It’s great when you’re short on time but still need something satisfying and flavorful. It’s one of those summer recipe ideas that you’ll be coming back to again and again.
  • Chicken Caprese Pesto Panini – Easy yet tastes gourmet. This is one of my favorite summer recipes that has the best of both worlds: refreshing tomatoes and basil and comforting sourdough bread – all in one meal.
  • Italian Pasta Salad – Simple yet so good, this vegetarian pasta salad is both filling and delicious. It combines fresh summer veggies and mozzarella, with a zesty, tangy Greek yogurt dressing.
  • Cucumber Gazpacho – No summer is complete without a refreshing gazpacho on the summer menu. Made with cucumber and blended with creamy, protein-packed Greek yogurt, this summer soup has the right kick of jalapeno, crisp cucumber, and creamy yogurt.

Simple Dinner Ideas for Summer

  • Grilled Pizza – No need to crank up your oven and heat up the kitchen. This grilled pizza gives you that crispy, chewy crust without a pizza oven. Just fire up your grill and add your favorite pizza toppings and it’ll quickly become of the best summer recipe ideas!
  • Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa – Whether you’re making these inside or firing up your outdoor grill, one thing is certain – you will not regret adding this to your list of healthy summer recipes. It’s light, satisfying, and oh-so-delicious!
  • Pesto Tomato Flatbread – Delicious and easy summer recipes don’t get simpler than this simple pizza meal. Grab your favorite flatbread, slather on a creamy mixture of ricotta cheese, and top with pesto and fresh tomatoes. Perfection on a hot summer day.
  • Mediterranean Couscous with Shrimp – Packed with flavor and makes an easy one-pot weeknight meal after a busy summer day. It has bright flavors, is healthy, and will keep you full and satisfied.
  • Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats – Zucchinis are sliced in half lengthwise, making way for a delicious chicken and marinara filling. Top with cheese and bake until perfectly delicious and tender. It’s a complete meal that will become one of the best summer recipes.
  • Grilled Shrimp Tacos – My favorite easy summer recipes are those that come together quickly and don’t require turning up the heat in my kitchen. These shrimp tacos feature bright, zesty coleslaw paired with smoky grilled shrimp and are so good!
  • Pesto Grilled Salmon – Flakey salmon flavored with bright and zesty pesto sauce that is grilled and served with parmesan pesto pasta – yes, please! This is one of those healthy summer recipes that is also very cozy and comforting.
  • Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry – Want an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love? You’ll love this option – it’s made with tender flank steak and homemade teriyaki sauce, paired with broccoli, onion, and sweet red bell pepper. Easy, savory, and oh-so-delicious!
  • Grilled Chicken Gyro – You will love this complete meal that is easy and so kid-friendly. A simple marinade seasons and tenderizes the chicken. Then, it’s grilled and tucked into a pita, topped with fresh summer veggies, and tzatziki sauce.

Healthy Summer Recipes for Dessert

  • Fruit Pizza – Think of this like a large shared cookie topped with cream cheese frosting and all your favorite fruits. It’s the perfect way to end the day and one of my favorite summer recipes.
  • Grilled Fruit Kabobs – If you haven’t tried my bbq fruit skewers, you’re missing out. The heat caramelizes the natural sugars in the fruits and brings out their sweet flavor. They will be the perfect dessert to cap off a summer meal.
  • Cream Cheese Fruit Dip – Grab all the seasonal fresh fruits and berries and spread them on a platter next to this fruit dip. It will make for a light yet delicious summer dessert that will perfectly satisfy the sweet tooth.
  • Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie – Made with only 4 ingredients and has an unbelievably creamy and smooth texture, this ice cream pie will quickly rise to the top of the best summer recipes in your home.
  • Lemon Pudding – Make sure you add some bright and fresh pudding to your list of summer recipe ideas. Once you try this delicious version, you will never buy a box of store-bought pudding again.
  • Angel Food Cake – Light, airy, pillowy soft, and oh-so-delicious. This angel food cake has just the right amount of sweetness and is perfect with summer berries and a spoonful of whipped cream.
  • Strawberry Pie – Make the most of those farm-stand strawberries and make this delicious strawberry pie. Great for a weekend treat, a summer barbecue, or a special occasion with friends and family. It’ll quickly become one of your top favorite summer recipes.
  • Cottage Cheese Ice Cream Bars – If you love frozen treats, you must give these a try. They are simple to make, refreshingly delicious, and, most importantly, packed with protein, so you’ll feel good about adding them to your list of healthy summer recipes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some good make-ahead summer dishes?

Some of the best summer recipes that can be prepped ahead of time include pasta salads, potato salads, quinoa salads, and even some fresh green salads that are kept separate from the dressing until ready to serve.

How can I make my summer dishes healthier?

I like to focus on including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, berries, and leafy greens. They are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and some even pack in a good amount of natural hydration (looking at you, watermelon!). Go for recipes that use grilling or roasting instead of frying and use lighter dressings and marinades. And a fruit salad can easily be served as a dessert after a BBQ.

How can I easily add flavor to my summer dishes?

Instantly amp up the flavor of any meal by garnishing with fresh herbs like parsley or green onions. Depending on the recipe, you can also add a little bit of lemon zest and squeeze some juice to brighten the flavors. Minced garlic also adds incredible flavor to any dish. Lastly, don’t underestimate this kitchen staple: table salt. A pinch of salt is often enough to enhance the overall flavor of the dish.

Close up shot of the Mediterranean Couscous in large white serving bowl with chopped parsley and lemon wedges off to side.

Welcome the hot weather with these scrumptious summer recipes! Easy, delicious, and perfect for entertaining or feeding your family healthy food from sun up to sun down! I hope this collection of the best summer recipes inspired you with new ideas for dishes to try this summer.

Full List of Recipes

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Plate of frozen yogurt bark
Dessert, Snack

Frozen Yogurt Bark

Simple and quick to make, this frozen yogurt bark is the perfect summer treat. Topped with fresh berries and crunchy granola, it's a perfect hot weather snack.
3 hours 10 minutes
5 from 1350 votes

Easy Overnight Oats

This easy overnight oats recipe is a healthy simple breakfast that you can make ahead for busy mornings and customize with many add-ins and toppings!
8 hours 5 minutes
5 from 37101 votes
Grilled Lemon Chicken breasts on a plate with lemons and parsley

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled lemon chicken is a tender, juicy and savory grilling recipe that is perfect for summer. It's light, healthy and beaming with Mediterranean flavor!
55 minutes
5 from 1059 votes
Shish tawook recipe on a platter with garlic sauce
Main Course

Shish Tawook

Try this Authentic Shish Tawook recipe – a popular Lebanese grilled chicken skewers recipe. It's tender juicy chicken marinated in yogurt, lemon and garlic.
28 minutes
5 from 2273 votes
Grilled shrimp skewers on a white plate with grilled lemon slices
Appetizer, Main Course

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

These grilled shrimp skewers are so quick and easy to make and wonderfully flavored with a lemon and herb marinade.
10 minutes
5 from 1217 votes
Main Course

Chicken Burrito Protein Bowl

Chipotle-inspired, this Chicken Burrito Protein Bowl is bursting with color, flavor, and nutrients. It's a chicken bowl recipe that is easily customizable!
2 hours 50 minutes
5 from 2194 votes
Ground chicken burger served with potato chips
Main Course

Ground Chicken Burgers

These delicious ground chicken burgers are loaded with flavor and are quick and easy to make. Perfect for a weeknight meal and a great alternative to beef.
20 minutes
5 from 2939 votes

Olive Oil Cake

This olive oil cake has a light and fragrant sponge texture with a hint of zesty lemon. Made in one bowl, it's a great beginner cake recipe!
1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 2402 votes
Spoon scooping up strawberry chia jello with other flavor varites nearby.
Breakfast, Snack

Chia Jello

This Chia Seed Jello is made with only 2 ingredients, chia seeds and your fruit juice of choice! It's packed full of vitamins and omegas, plus kids love it!
4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 18 votes

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs are a fast and hands-off approach for cooking eggs – no need for water! It's a quick and easy method, and the eggs peel so easily
22 minutes
5 from 4274 votes
Watermelon pizza on large white plate cut into 8 pieces.

Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Fresh and fun, Watermelon Fruit Pizza with a ricotta and cream cheese icing sweetened with honey and topped with fresh fruit! A yummy watermelon dessert!
15 minutes
5 from 73 votes
Close up of Fruit Leather Strips rolled up
Snack, Snacks

How to Make Fruit Leather

Make your own fruit leather aka fruit roll-ups at home. This recipe is simple to follow and doesn't require a whole bunch of ingredients.
6 hours 5 minutes
5 from 7 votes
Crudite platter with dip.

Crudite Platter

This stunning Crudite Platter is loaded with fresh and crunchy veggies, featuring a creamy homemade dip made with Greek yogurt, sour cream, and seasonings.
15 minutes
5 from 21 votes
Cucumber sandwiches stacked on top of each other on plate

Cucumber Sandwich

These easy to make cucumber sandwiches are made with Greek yogurt and no mayo for a wonderfully fresh and tasty snack or lunch.
10 minutes
5 from 63 votes
Zucchini fritters on a white plate with labneh dipping sauce
Appetizer, Side, Snack

Zucchini Fritters

These easy to make Zucchini Fritters make for a great appetizer or side. Wonderfully seasoned, they are a tasty way to get some veggies into your meals!
40 minutes
5 from 142 votes
3 types of smoothie bowls garnished with fresh fruit

Smoothie Bowls

These Healthy Smoothie Bowls are a refreshing & nutritious breakfast/snack idea with endless variations. Make them with with any frozen fruit
5 minutes
5 from 274 votes
Hummus toast made with avocados, radishes and cilantro

Hummus Toast

This Hummus Toast recipe is an easy protein-packed healthy snack. You can make it using homemade or store-bought hummus and customize it with any toppings!
10 minutes
4.5 from 8 votes
Closeup of 3 breakfast tacos on a white plate.

Breakfast Tacos

These breakfast tacos are so easy to make and the perfect way to change up your egg routine on the weekends. Bonus: Your kids will love them!
20 minutes
5 from 1 vote
The finished vegetable frittata in a cast iron pan

Vegetable Frittata

Vegetable frittata is a great way to use up leftover vegetables to make an easy inexpensive vegetarian meal that works for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. 
25 minutes
5 from 423 votes

Coffee Smoothie

This Breakfast Coffee Smoothie is your morning meal on-the-go with everything you need to get you going – coffee, oats, banana, milk and protein powder.
5 minutes
5 from 394 votes
4 cottage cheese toasts with various toppings, from top to bottom: 1- sliced cucumbers and pesto, 2- smoked salmon, red onion, and fresh dill, 3- sliced avocado and sesame seeds, and 4- diced tomatoes and za'atar. Extra toppings in small bowls nearby.

Cottage Cheese Toast – 4 Ways

4 savory cottage cheese toast ideas! These savory cottage cheese toast recipes pair cucumbers with pesto, tomatoes with za'atar, smoked salmon with dill, and avocado with sesame!
10 minutes
5 from 48 votes
Lebanese omelette on a round plate topped with yogurt, sliced green onions, and chopped mint with a few quartered tomatoes on the side.
Breakfast, Entree

Ejjeh/Lebanese Omelette

Ejjeh is a Lebanese-style omelette with aromatic herbs and vegetables for a satisfying and flavorful dish – perfect for any time of day!
40 minutes
5 from 18 votes
Main Course

Healthy Tuna Salad

This recipe for Healthy Tuna Salad is lightened up by using greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise; it has less calories and less fat, but is still so flavorful
15 minutes
5 from 3323 votes
Dressing in a jar for the quinoa avocado salad

Quinoa Avocado Salad

This vegan Quinoa Avocado Salad is made with simple ingredients and a tossed in a tangy dressing. It’s a protein-packed salad that works for lunch or dinner
35 minutes
5 from 388 votes
Healthy Egg Salad a a small plate with a fork resting on it, serving bowl nearby.

Healthy Egg Salad

My recipe for Healthy Egg Salad is light, creamy and perfect for lunches or meal prep I make it healthier by replacing the mayo with Greek yogurt and by pairing it with low-carb serving options. It's fast, full of flavor and filling!
15 minutes
5 from 592 votes
Grilled Chicken broccoli wraps with cheese

Grilled Chicken Broccoli Wraps

These Grilled Chicken Broccoli Wraps are made with only a few ingredients and wrapped in whole wheat tortillas. They're cheesy, easy-to-make & so flavorful!
30 minutes
5 from 122 votes
Closing the salad jars
Lunch, Salad

Vegetarian Cobb Salad

This Vegetarian Cobb Salad is a meatless recipe, made with hard boiled eggs and chickpeas – full of protein and great for meal prep in jars!
10 minutes
5 from 19 votes
Veggie and hummus sandwiches stacked on top of each other with small bowl of hummus in background
Lunch, Sandwich

Hummus Veggie Sandwich

This delicious humus veggie sandwich is quick and easy to make and perfect for lunch on the go. Loaded with fresh vegetables, it's bold, vibrant and easily customizable.
10 minutes
5 from 28 votes
Pesto Chicken Panini cut in half on large white plate.

Chicken Pesto Panini

This grilled chicken Caprese pesto panini hot sandwich is what sandwich dreams are made of! Fresh ingredients piled into crusty sourdough bread – yum!
20 minutes
5 from 50 votes
Italian pasta salad in a large serving bowl with a spoon dipped in a serving plates nearby.
Pastas, Side Dish

Italian Pasta Salad

This cold, creamy Italian pasta salad is meat-free and combines fresh veggies, mozzarella, and with a zesty, tangy Greek yogurt dressing.
25 minutes
5 from 90 votes
Bowl of cold cucumber gazpacho, garnished with sliced cucumbers, red pepper flakes, and green onions.

Cucumber Gazpacho

This cucumber gazpacho is creamy, bright, and delicious! The vibrant green color makes it fun to eat, and the flavor does not disappoint!
10 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Close up of grilled pizzas on wooden cutting board

Grilled Pizza

Easy, homemade grilled Margherita pizza with store-bought pizza dough, marinara sauce (jar or homemade), basil, and mozzarella cheese on a grill or grill pan!
18 minutes
5 from 32 votes
Cutting off mahi mahi fillet with mango avocado salsa on top
Main Course

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Avocado Salsa

Grilled mahi mahi is a quick and easy recipe that is loaded with flavor. Served with a fresh mango and avocado salsa, it's a great healthy family meal!
20 minutes
5 from 249 votes
Pesto tomato ricotta flatbread on a large plate.

Pesto Flatbread Pizza

This flatbread pizza recipe is easy to make at home! It's slathered in cheese, pesto, and fresh tomatoes for a delicious homemade personal pizza!
14 minutes
5 from 41 votes
Close up shot of the Mediterranean Couscous in large white serving bowl with chopped parsley and lemon wedges off to side.

Mediterranean Couscous

A quick and easy summer recipe, this Mediterranean Couscous dish is made with shrimp, tomatoes, feta, olives and capers – it’s fresh, healthy & irresistible
22 minutes
5 from 212 votes
Final plating of the stuffed zucchini boats topped with fresh basil with fork and knife on plat and a side of grated parmesan to the side.
Main Course

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These Stuffed zucchini boats are easy, Keto friendly and low carb. Stuffed with chicken, marinara and topped with cheese, they make a quick and easy meal
40 minutes
5 from 94 votes
3 grilled shrimp tacos on a plate with sliced avocados, fresh slaw, and lime wedges with a small place of extra grilled shrimp skewers nearby.
Entree, Main Dish

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Get ready for flavor-packed grilled shrimp tacos! Tender shrimp, smoky grill marks, and a crunchy red cabbage slaw. It's taco time!
35 minutes
5 from 12 votes
Pesto grilled salmon skewers with pasta
Main Course

Pesto Grilled Salmon & Pasta

Easy and simple to make, pesto grilled salmon is cooked on the grill and then served on a bed of creamy pasta for a delicious summer time meal
30 minutes
5 from 34 votes
Overhead shot of teriyaki beef stir fry in a large skillet garnished with sesame seeds.

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry

Teriyaki beef stir fry with flank (or skirt) steak, homemade teriyaki sauce, broccoli, onions, and red bell peppers! Easy weeknight dinner for the family!
30 minutes
5 from 103 votes
Chicken gyro after grilling served with pickles and tzatziki
Main Course, Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Gyro

It's so easy to make your own Greek chicken gyros at home! Full of flavor the simple marinated chicken is perfect for easy family lunches and main meals.
20 minutes
5 from 31 votes
Fruit pizza decorated with strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, clementines and raspberries

Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza is a fun and easy summer recipe made with a sugar cookie dough crust, topped with cream cheese frosting and decorated with your favorite fruits!
1 hour 35 minutes
5 from 33 votes
3 grilled fruit kabobs of cantaloupe, pineapples, and strawberries, with a side of yogurt for dipping.
Dessert, Snack

Grilled Fruit Kabobs

This summer, add grilled fruit kabobs to your bbq spread. These bbq fruit skewers are fun for the whole family and fruit on the grill is delicious too!
12 minutes
5 from 104 votes
Cream cheese fruit dip.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is made with only 4 ingredients and has the best light, fluffy texture! Perfect for dip fresh fruit.
10 minutes
5 from 111 votes
Slice of peanut butter ice cream pie with Hudsonville pint of ice cream in background

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

Peanut butter ice cream pie is a vegan frozen treat that's perfect for summer! It is made with only 4 ingredients and has a creamy texture but dairy free!
2 hours 15 minutes
5 from 5 votes

Lemon Pudding

This Lemon Pudding dessert is such an easy treat to make with only a few ingredients. It's quick to whip up and has a fresh bright flavor for summer!
3 hours 25 minutes
5 from 31 votes
Homemade angel food cake topped with fresh berries.

Angel Food Cake

This Angel Food Cake recipe is delicate and sweet, making for a perfect summer dessert, especially when topped with fresh berries!
3 hours
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Beautiful strawberry pie in a pie tin with fresh strawberries nearby.

Strawberry Pie

This simple yet delicious strawberry pie is great for a weekend treat, summer barbecue, or special occasion with friends and family.
4 hours 20 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Frozen cottage cheese ice cream popsicles on a large tray: strawberry cheesecake, banoffee pie, pineapple coconut, and mixed berry breakfast pops; extra berries, granola, chocolate chips, and shredded coconut around.

Frozen Cottage Cheese Ice Cream Bars

These cottage cheese ice cream bars are packed with protein. If you're looking for a popsicle treat that's creamy, fruity and delicious give them a try!
10 minutes
5 from 7 votes

For more similar roundup of recipes, be sure to check out: Best Sides to Serve with Burgers, Easy Picnic Food Ideas, Grilling Recipes, and Refreshing Summer Salad Recipes.

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  1. Paul Wechsler says:

    I think you are amazing and you are the most imaginative person I have ever met, I made all your smoothie recipes and also your Lebanese salad dressing with pomegranate molasses and some of your oat and fruit breakfast recipes they turned to be outstanding.
    Thank you for sending me your recipes.

    Best regards,
    Paul Wechsler

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Wow, thank you so much! That’s such a compliment!!

  2. Abby Anderbard says:

    The Healthy Egg Salad link goes to an Avocado Chicken Salad recipe. Still looking for this Egg Salad Recipe, but the Avocado Chicken Salad one looks great as well! 🙂