7 Easy Summer Recipes

Browsing the local farmer’s markets on a sunny Sunday morning is one of my all-time favorite summer activities. Not only is there so much more variety in the summer months, but the local fruits and veggies are usually picked at peak ripeness and nutritional value (so they are extra tasty AND nutritious, too!). During this time, I love cooking simple dishes that really let the seasonal produce shine!

So check out this collection of 7 Easy Summer Recipes featuring some of my favorite warm-weather dishes. From casual weekday dining to backyard entertaining, these summer recipes are fit for any occasion!

multi-colored tortellini with cherry tomato and fresh mozzarella balls on a white plate with a wooden spoon

Caprese Tortellini Salad With Pesto

The ONLY pasta salad recipe you’ll need this summer. With only five ingredients, it’s a quick and easy crowd-pleaser for every barbeque or summer gathering!

Ingredients: cheese tortellini, cherry tomatoes, bocconcini, basil pesto, balsamic vinegar

Baked Peaches With Pecan Crumble Topping

Savor the flavors of the late-summer season with sweet and juicy baked peaches with a toasty oat and pecan topping. A “less-chopping-required” take on a traditional peach crumble.

Ingredients: peaches, oats, flour, brown sugar, pecans, ice cream or yogurt

garlic scape and basil pesto in a bowl on a white background

Easy Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto

The ultimate recipe for garlic lovers everywhere. Toss with pasta or spoon on veggies – however you eat it, have your breath mint ready!

Ingredients: garlic scapes, basil, parmesan, walnuts, olive oil, lemon

hand grabbing a chipotle turkey smash burger, topped with cheese and sliced avocado. Chipotle aioli is dripping off the bottom bun.

Chipotle Turkey Smash Burgers With Avocado

Packed with smoky chipotle flavor, these juicy turkey smash burgers are far from boring! Top ’em off with pepper jack cheese, creamy avocado, bib lettuce and chipotle aioli.

Ingredients: ground turkey, chipotle peppers, cilantro, onion, garlic, chili powder

beet salad in a white bowl with simple citrus dressing being poured on top

Summer Beet Salad with Simple Citrus Dressing

A delicious side for all your favorite entrees. Great for barbecues and potlucks!

Ingredients: red beets, walnuts, goat cheese, fresh dill, apple cider vinegar, orange juice

strawberry basil swirl yogurt popsicles laying in a verticle line

Sweet Strawberry Basil Swirl Yogurt Popsicles

An easy, refreshing treat bursting with the flavors of summer. Plus, how to make pops without a mold!

Ingredients: strawberries, yogurt, basil, honey or maple syrup, vanilla

new potatoes in a cream sauce topped with fresh dill

New Potatoes with Creamy Dill Sauce

New potatoes lathered in a decadent creamy dill sauce. A simple yet impressive summer side dish that’s been a Ukrainian family-favorite for years.

Ingredients: new potatoes, heavy cream, fresh dill

Before You Go!

Looking for more meal ideas? Check out our full list of recipes here!

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