14 Summer Recipe Ideas
There’s nothing quite like summer cooking. With fresh produce bursting from the garden, it’s the perfect time for cold pastas, no-bake side dishes, fresh fruit salads and—of course—refreshing cocktails.
We don’t want you to cook anything less than the best this year, so you can soak up every day of summertime cooking and eating. If you’re looking for an incredible seasonal recipe to try, check out these 14 Summer Recipe Ideas that you simply have to make before fall rolls around.
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If you planted zucchini in your garden this year, this is a must-make recipe! Once you try this summer-inspired twist on the classic carbonara we guarantee it will be in heavy rotation this season.
When life hands you an abundance of fresh tomatoes, there’s only one thing to do: Make tomato sauce! In this no-cook version, you can ditch the hot stovetop and simply give the ingredients time to marinate. Just add hot pasta and you’ve got big flavor for a super easy weeknight meal.
Grilling season is the perfect time to experiment with new flavors. With spicy Calabrian chili peppers, fire-roasted tomatoes, and tangy balsamic vinegar, this marinade is a must for summer grilling. We love to pair it with chicken thighs, but it’s also a great complement to chicken breasts, beef, pork, or lamb.
Nothing tops off a summer meal like this refreshing, orange-flavored Italian classic. With Aperol, soda and champagne, this cocktail is perfect for toasting with good friends and family. Saluti!