100+ Fresh and AMAZING Summer Recipes

This amazing collection of summer recipes showcases gorgeous seasonal produce and warm weather favorites, ranging from lighter fare to grilling grub, pasta salads to summer salad recipes, refreshing drinks to fruity desserts, and so much more! These fabulous summer recipes are fresh, simple, made from scratch, and incredibly delicious.

Summer Recipes collage displaying summer salad recipes, summer squash recipes, summer dessert recipes, and summer pasta recipes.


 

Summer has always been my favorite season and, similarly, summer recipes have always held a special place in my heart.

Whether it's summer salad recipes loaded with gorgeous flavors and textures, simple preparations to showcase beautiful and bountiful summer produce, summer dessert recipes ranging from fruity to frosty, or cool and refreshing summer beverages, this collection of over 100 summer recipes has something for everyone!

Summer Dips & Appetizers

  1. MANGO AVOCADO SALSA
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Mango Avocado Salsa
This fresh, simple salsa is bursting with loads of summer flavor including sweet mangoes, creamy avocado, zesty jalapeño, and zippy cilantro. It's perfect as a dip or spooned over baked or grilled fish or chicken!
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  1. GREEK 7-LAYER DIP
Greek 7-Layer Dip in glass serving dish.
Greek 7-Layer Dip
This Mediterranean spin on the beloved classic recipe boasts layers of hummus, dill-infused Greek yogurt, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, red onion, and feta cheese!
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  1. DREAMY DILL DIP
Dill Dip with veggies and pitas.
Dreamy Dill Dip with Baked Pita Wedges
This simple and delicious dip features a base of Greek yogurt and sour cream flavored with fresh dill, making it perfect for a variety of dippers, from crunchy veggies to Baked Pita Wedges!
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  1. THE BEST CORN DIP
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The BEST Corn Dip
This creamy, cheesy dip features sweet corn laced with cumin, a touch of jalapeño, and fresh cilantro. Perfect for summer BBQs and parties, it can be made with fresh corn, frozen corn, or even canned corn!
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  1. ZUCCHINI FRITTERS
Zucchini Fritters with Asian Dipping Sauce | {Five Heart Home}
Zucchini Fritters
Golden, delicious fritters are stuffed with zucchini, crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and accompanied by a sweet and salty, Asian-inspired dipping sauce!
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Summer Salads & Dressings

  1. BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALAD
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Black Bean and Corn Salad
Featuring black beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeño, and a zippy lime vinaigrette, this easy recipe makes a zesty, addictive side dish OR a delicious appetizer to dip up with chips!
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  1. STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD
Spinach Salad with Strawberries topped with toasted pecans, feta, and blush wine vinaigrette.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
This vibrant and delicious salad -- bursting with baby spinach and fresh sliced strawberries -- is enhanced by toasted pecans, creamy feta, and an amazing homemade blush wine vinaigrette!
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  1. CORN TOMATO AVOCADO SALAD
Corn Tomato Avocado Salad on white platter.
Corn Tomato Avocado Salad
This explosion of Tex-Mex flavors and summertime textures features fresh roasted corn, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, minced jalapeño, crumbled cotija cheese, and fresh cilantro in a flavorful lime vinaigrette!
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  1. MARINATED TOMATOES
Marinated Tomatoes on serving platter.
Marinated Tomatoes
Ripe, juicy tomatoes soak up olive oil, red wine vinegar, onion, garlic, and fresh herbs in this zesty summer salad or versatile side dish!
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  1. RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE
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Raspberry Vinaigrette
This gorgeous, silky, sweet and tangy homemade dressing can be made with fresh or frozen raspberries. It's easy to make and delicious over a variety of salads!
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  1. CUCUMBER TOMATO FETA SALAD
Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad with Olives + Dill ~ a perfect summer side dish recipe for using up an overabundance of garden fresh produce! | FiveHeartHome.com
Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad with Olives + Dill
This is the perfect summer salad recipe for using up an overabundance of garden fresh produce!
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  1. BRAIN HEALTHY SALAD
MIND Diet Salad
Brain Healthy Salad
Loaded with leafy greens, blueberries, walnuts, and extra-virgin olive oil, this salad is an easy way to include brain-protective ingredients in your diet!
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  1. SUMMER LENTIL SALAD
Summer Lentil Salad ~ loaded with protein-packed lentils, roasted corn, juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, fresh basil, and crispy prosciutto for a healthy, vibrant main dish or a versatile side! | FiveHeartHome.com
Summer Lentil Salad
With protein-packed lentils, roasted corn, juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, fresh basil, and pan-crisped prosciutto, this summer salad recipe makes a healthy, vibrant main dish or a versatile side!
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  1. CREAMY GERMAN CUCUMBER SALAD
Creamy German Cucumber Salad, AKA Gurkensalat ~ a fresh and simple side dish featuring thinly sliced cucumbers in a sour cream and dill dressing! | FiveHeartHome.com
Creamy German Cucumber Salad (Gurkensalat)
This fresh, simple, authentic German side dish features thinly sliced cucumbers in a sour cream and dill dressing!
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  1. TOMATO CUCUMBER POPPY SEED SALAD
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Tomato Cucumber Poppy Seed Salad
Chopped tomatoes and cucumbers are tossed with a creamy, sweet-and-tangy, homemade poppy seed dressing in this fresh, healthy, summertime side!
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  1. CARROT APPLE SLAW
Carrot Apple Slaw ~ with crunchy carrots, sweet and tart apples, dried cranberries, salty feta cheese, and a creamy dressing, this salad is a refreshingly sweet and savory side dish for summer! | FiveHeartHome.com
Carrot Apple Slaw
This refreshing side salad is a combination of crunchy carrots, sweet tart apples, dried cranberries, and feta cheese in a creamy dressing!
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  1. TANGY CUCUMBER SALAD
Tangy Cucumber Salad with Fresh Dill ~ thinly-sliced cucumbers in a simple, sweet-and-sour dressing make for a refreshing summer side | FiveHeartHome.com
Tangy Cucumber Salad with Dill
Crisp, thinly-sliced cucumbers are marinated in a simple dressing of white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, and fresh dill for a refreshing, sweet-and-sour salad that makes a perfect summer side dish!
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Summer Pasta Salads

  1. EASY PASTA SALAD
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Easy Pasta Salad
This simple recipes features tri-color rotini studded with diced olives and pimentos in a zesty homemade Italian dressing for a versatile summer side!
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  1. GREEK PASTA SALAD
Greek Chicken Pasta Salad ~ marinated chicken, juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese are tossed with corkscrew pasta and a tangy dressing in this colorful, flavorful recipe that's perfect for summer barbecues and get-togethers! | FiveHeartHome.com
Greek Pasta Salad
Marinated chicken, juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese are tossed with corkscrew pasta and a tangy dressing in this colorful, flavorful pasta salad, perfect for summer BBQs and get-togethers!
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  1. SUMMER COUSCOUS SALAD
Summer Couscous Salad ~ a flavorful side dish featuring fluffy couscous studded with fresh corn, juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, sweet peaches, chopped basil, and creamy feta in a honey lime dressing! | FiveHeartHome.com #couscous #couscoussalad #couscousrecipe #summersalad
Summer Couscous Salad
This flavorful side dish features fluffy couscous studded with fresh corn, juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, sweet peaches, chopped basil, and creamy feta in a honey lime dressing!
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  1. MEXICAN PASTA SALAD
Mexican Pasta Salad in white bowl with spoon.
Mexican Pasta Salad
This fiesta of a pasta salad is loaded with corn, black beans, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, and a fresh lime vinaigrette for a zesty, flavorful, summer side dish!
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  1. COBB PASTA SALAD
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Cobb Pasta Salad
This loaded pasta salad is bursting with bacon, avocado, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, and homemade ranch dressing, perfect for summer picnics, potlucks, and BBQs!
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  1. PESTO PASTA SALAD
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Pesto Pasta Salad
Studded with bright green asparagus, sweet peas, decadent bacon, and fresh pearls of mozzarella, this flavorful side dish or light supper is perfect for summer meals and celebrations!
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  1. CAPRESE ORZO SALAD
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Caprese Orzo Salad
This vibrant summer pasta salad highlights juicy tomatoes, creamy balls of mozzarella, and ribbons of fresh basil, all topped off with a flavorful balsamic vinaigrette!
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  1. CHICKEN BERRY PASTA SALAD
Chicken Berry Pasta Salad ~ a sweet and savory summer dish drizzled with fresh Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette...and with its red, white, and blue color scheme, it's the perfect recipe for 4th of July picnics, potlucks, and BBQs! | FIveHeartHome.com
Chicken Berry Pasta Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
This sweet and savory summer dish features a red, white, and blue color scheme, making it the perfect, patriotic recipe for Memorial Day to the 4th of July!
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  1. TOMATO CUCUMBER PASTA SALAD WITH AVOCADO
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Tomato Cucumber Pasta Salad with Avocado
Juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and creamy avocado combine in a pasta salad that showcases the best of summer produce, with Kalamata olives, crumbled Feta, and fresh dill adding extra flavor and color.
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  1. TORTELLINI PASTA SALAD
Tortellini Pasta Salad in pewter bowl with corn, basil, and tomatoes.
Tortellini Pasta Salad (with Tomatoes, Basil, & Fresh Corn)
This delicious pasta salad -- studded with tender tortellini, bright, juicy tomatoes, fresh sweet corn, and ribbons of basil -- is sure to become a favorite summer side dish or light entree!
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Summer Side Dishes

  1. ROASTED TOMATOES
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Roasted Tomatoes
Ripe tomatoes are oven roasted to sweet and savory, caramelized perfection and then flavored with balsamic, garlic, and herbs in this easy summer recipe!
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  1. GERMAN POTATO SALAD
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German Potato Salad
THE BEST hot potato salad recipe features tender red potatoes and bacon in a tangy dressing for the ultimate summer side!
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  1. SOUTHERN SQUASH CASSEROLE
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Southern Squash Casserole
Tender sauteed yellow squash is mashed and combined with cheddar, Parmesan, and sour cream, then topped with buttery cracker crumbs and baked for a delicious and comforting side dish!
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  1. SAVORY ZUCCHINI MUFFINS
Savory Zucchini Muffins sliced open and spread with butter.
Savory Zucchini Muffins
Loaded with shredded zucchini, sharp cheddar, Parmesan, garlic, and dill, these savory muffins are especially delicious warm out of the oven and slathered with butter. They'll become your new favorite way to enjoy garden-fresh zucchini!
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  1. SOUTHERN BAKED BEANS
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Southern Baked Beans
Sweet and savory baked beans get a southern spin with the addition of bacon and barbecue sauce...plus they're extremely quick and easy to whip up since they start with canned white beans!
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  1. BAKED PARMESAN ZUCCHINI ROUNDS
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds ~ you're just 2 ingredients away from a quick and easy, delicious summer side dish! | FiveHeartHome.com
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds
This simple summer side dish comes together quickly using only two ingredients...and will disappear from the table even faster!
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  1. BAKED PARMESAN YELLOW SQUASH ROUNDS
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Baked Parmesan Yellow Squash Rounds
You can also use the same quick and easy preparation on yellow summer squash instead!
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  1. BAKED PARMESAN SUMMER VEGGIES
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Baked Parmesan Summer Veggies
Or combine the best of your summer garden haul and enjoy zucchini, squash, and tomatoes topped with melty golden cheese!
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  1. GREEK YOGURT POTATO SALAD
Herb & Greek Yogurt Potato Salad in serving bowl.
Greek Yogurt Potato Salad
This creamy, lightened-up, versatile potato salad gets loads of flavor from fresh herbs!
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  1. EASY BAKED BEANS
Easy Baked Beans in a pot for the stove.
Easy Baked Beans
This quick, 5-ingredient, stovetop recipe dresses up canned white beans for a versatile dinnertime side dish!
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  1. SIMPLE AUTHENTIC GERMAN POTATO SALAD
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Swabian Kartoffelsalat
Schwäbischer Kartoffelsalat is a simple recipe hailing from the Swabian region of Germany that features sliced potatoes, minced onions, hot broth, oil, vinegar, and fresh parsley.
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  1. ZUCCHINI MARINARA
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Zucchini Marinara
This quick and easy side dish of sliced zucchini is seasoned and pan sautéed before being topped with marinara sauce, fresh herbs, and Parmesan cheese!
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  1. THE BEST WAY TO COOK FRESH CORN
The Easiest, Tastiest, BEST Way to Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob: Oven Roasting! Simply wash & cook...once done, husks and silk peel away with no mess! | FiveHeartHome.com
How to Cook Corn on the Cob
This is the BEST way to cook fresh corn on the cob for tender, sweet corn that shucks effortlessly. Both the flavor and texture are superior to that of boiled corn, and there's no sticky, messy silk to deal with!
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  1. CLASSIC POTATO SALAD
Classic Potato Salad -- featuring mayo, sour cream, mustard, pickles, hard-boiled eggs, and fresh dill -- is the perfect summer side dish! | FiveHeartHome.com
Classic Potato Salad
With simple ingredients like mayo, sour cream, mustard, pickles, hard-boiled eggs, and fresh dill, this classic recipe is hard to beat!
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  1. SLOW COOKER RANCH BEANS
Ranch Style Beans in serving spoon over slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Ranch Style Beans (Simple + Tasty)
Pinto beans are cooked in the crock pot for simple, versatile, delicious beans that make a great summer side dish with BBQ!
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Summer Entrees

  1. FRESH TOMATO MARINARA
30-Minute Marinara Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes over plate of pasta.
Marinara Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes
This savory, homemade pasta sauce is bursting with ripe, juicy tomatoes, savory garlic, and fresh herbs...but the best part is that it only takes 30 minutes to make!
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  1. HAWAIIAN MEATBALLS
Hawaiian Meatballs on platter of rice.
Hawaiian Meatballs
Homemade meatballs are smothered with a sweet and sticky, Polynesian-inspired pineapple sauce for a quick and easy dinner!
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  1. GRILLED FLANK STEAK
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Grilled Flank Steak
Juicy, flavorful, sliced steak makes the perfect summer dinner, thanks to a zippy marinade and a quick stint on the grill!
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  1. SONOMA CHICKEN SALAD
Sonoma Chicken Salad Recipe
Sonoma Chicken Salad
Chicken salad is studded with toasted pecans and dried cranberries then mixed with a lightened-up dressing of Greek yogurt and honey for scrumptious sandwiches!
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  1. CAPRESE FRENCH BREAD PIZZA
Caprese French Bread Pizza
Bursting with flavor, this easy French bread pizza is brushed with garlic-infused olive oil, layered with fresh mozzarella and thinly-sliced tomatoes, and baked until bubbly before getting finished off with ribbons of basil and a balsamic reduction!
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  1. THAI-INSPIRED CHICKEN CHOPPED SALAD
Thai Chicken Chopped Salad with Peanut Dressing ~ exploding with the contrasting flavors and textures of crunchy Napa cabbage, juicy chicken, colorful peppers, sweet carrots, salty peanuts, and fresh cilantro! | FiveHeartHome.com
Thai-Inspired Chicken Chopped Salad with Peanut Dressing
This amazing salad is exploding with the contrasting flavors and textures of crunchy cabbage, juicy chicken, colorful peppers, sweet carrots, peanuts, and cilantro, all finished off with a fabulous homemade peanut dressing.
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  1. SLOW COOKER PINEAPPLE PULLED PORK
Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork with Pineapple BBQ Sauce
Succulent pork and juicy pineapple are slow cooked in the crock pot with a flavorful, homemade, pineapple BBQ sauce, resulting in sweet and savory pulled pork for sandwiches, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, pizza, and more!
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  1. PINEAPPLE PULLED PORK PIZZA
Pineapple Pulled Pork Pizza
Cheesy, piping-hot pizza is topped with pulled pork, fresh pineapple, bacon, jalapeños, and cilantro, with extra flavor coming from a sweet and tangy homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce!
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  1. CAPRESE CHICKEN SALAD
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Caprese Chicken Salad
Combining two summertime favorites, this recipe features juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fresh basil tossed with diced chicken in a homemade, Greek yogurt-based balsamic dressing!
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  1. P.F. CHANG'S CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS SALAD
Dressing being poured over P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps Salad
P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps Salad
The popular restaurant appetizer is transformed into a savory main dish salad, loaded with copycat ground chicken filling, shredded carrots, sliced cucumbers, diced avocado, toasted almonds, and an Asian-inspired Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette!
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  1. BACON-WRAPPED CHEESE-STUFFED HOT DOGS
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Cheese ~ cooked on the grill, this recipe takes a summertime staple to the next level...it's sure to be a hit at any party or barbecue! | FiveHeartHome.com #hotdogs
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Cheese
Humble hot dogs are stuffed with cheese, wrapped with bacon, and then grilled for a recipe that takes a summertime staple to the next level...sure to be a hit at any party or gathering!
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  1. ULTIMATE TACO SALAD
Ultimate Taco Salad ~ an explosion of contrasting flavors and textures, from spicy taco meat and velvety black beans to acidic tomatoes and crisp fresh corn, all topped with crunchy tortilla chips and a creamy, cilantro-flecked Avocado Ranch Dressing! | FiveHeartHome.com
Ultimate Taco Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing
This salad is an explosion of contrasting flavors and textures, from spicy taco meat and velvety black beans to acidic tomatoes and crisp fresh corn, all topped with crunchy tortilla chips and a creamy, cilantro-flecked avocado ranch dressing.
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  1. STUFFED CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS
Cheeseburger Sliders on a plate.
ULTIMATE Stuffed Cheeseburger Sliders
These tasty sliders feature pepper jack-stuffed mini burger patties topped with buttery mushrooms, creamy avocado, and crisp spinach!
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  1. STRAWBERRY CHICKEN SALAD
Strawberry Poppy Seed Chicken Salad ~ this light and fruity chicken salad is perfect for spring or summer, with crunchy toasted pecans and a creamy, honey-kissed dressing that's been lightened up with Greek yogurt! | FiveHeartHome.com
Strawberry Chicken Salad
This light and fruity chicken salad is studded with crunchy toasted pecans and tossed in a creamy, honey-kissed dressing that's been lightened up with Greek yogurt!
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Summer Breakfasts

  1. EASY STRAWBERRY PASTRIES
Strawberry Pastry on plate with missing bite.
Easy Strawberry Pastries
These quick and easy pastries use shortcut crescent roll dough wrapped around a filling of cream cheese and freshly sliced strawberries!
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  1. LEMON BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
Whole Wheat Lemon Blueberry Muffins on wire rack.
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
These light, tender, and delicious muffins are made with whole wheat flour and bursting with fresh lemon and juicy blueberries for a wholesome breakfast or snack!
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  1. ZUCCHINI BANANA BREAD
Healthy Zucchini Banana Bread is moist and delicious, made with whole wheat flour and sweetened with honey for the perfect way to use up abundant zucchini and overripe bananas! | FiveHeartHome.com #zucchinibread #bananabread #zucchinibananabread #zucchini #wholewheatflour
Zucchini Banana Bread
This healthy, moist, and delicious quick bread is made with whole wheat flour and sweetened with honey for the perfect way to use up abundant zucchini and overripe bananas!
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  1. PEACH BAKED OATMEAL
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Peach Baked Oatmeal
Wholesome and delicious baked oatmeal is studded with fresh peaches and bursting with healthy, real food ingredients for a make-ahead, summer breakfast that will fuel you through the morning!
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  1. WHOLE WHEAT LEMON POPPY SEED PANCAKES
Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
These tender, fluffy, lemon pancakes are wholesome, delicious, and drizzled with a scrumptious Lemon Poppy Seed Syrup that tastes like sunshine!
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  1. PIÑA COLADA BAKED OATMEAL
Piña Colada Baked Oatmeal
Wholesome baked oatmeal gets a tropical twist with the addition of fresh minced pineapple, coconut milk, and shredded coconut!
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  1. PEACH GERMAN PANCAKE
Peach German Pancake in baking dish.
Peach German Pancake
With a batter that comes together in the blender, this German pancake (AKA, Dutch Baby) is stuffed with sweet peaches and baked until golden and puffy, making it perfect for slicing and sharing at breakfast or brunch!
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  1. STRAWBERRY BAKED OATMEAL CUPS
Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups ~ loaded with chewy oats, crunchy almonds, sweet coconut, and fresh diced strawberries, this wholesome, perfectly-portioned breakfast is ideal to make ahead of time and reheat in the morning! | FiveHeartHome.com
Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups
Loaded with chewy oats, crunchy almonds, sweet coconut, and fresh diced strawberries, these cute and tasty oatmeal cups make a wholesome, perfectly-portioned breakfast that's ideal to prep ahead of time and reheat in the morning!
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Summer Drinks

  1. MINTY PEACH LEMONADE
Glass of peach lemonade garnished with fresh peach wedge, lemon slice, sprig of mint, and two red and white paper straws
Minty Peach Lemonade
This tasty, refreshing drink combines classic homemade lemonade, mint simple syrup, and fresh peach puree...sure to become a new summertime favorite!
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  1. STRAWBERRY ICED TEA
Strawberry Iced Tea ~ made with sweet, fresh, strawberry simple syrup for a refreshing summer drink! | FiveHeartHome.com
Strawberry Iced Tea
This refreshing summer drink is made with sweet, fresh, strawberry simple syrup!
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  1. CUCUMBER MINT WATER
Cucumber Mint Water in a glass.
Cucumber Water with Mint
Icy cucumber water is flavored with mint and lime for a refreshing drink to keep you cool and hydrated all summer long!
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  1. HOMEMADE ALL-NATURAL SPORTS DRINK
Three glasses of Homemade Gatorade with ice.
Homemade, All-Natural Sports Drink with Electrolytes {Copycat Gatorade}
Quench your thirst, hydrate your body, and replenish electrolytes with this easy-to-make, all-natural sports drink...without the processed ingredients, artificial sweeteners, and food dye found in store-bought Gatorade!
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  1. MINTY PEACH TEA PUNCH
Minty Peach Tea Punch in glasses and pitcher with mint garnish.
Minty Peach Tea Punch
This festive sparkling beverage of mint-infused tea mixed with fresh peach nectar, simple syrup, ginger ale, and club soda is perfect for summer showers, BBQs, and parties!
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  1. STRAWBERRY PUNCH
Strawberry Punch in two glasses with mint.
Strawberry Punch (Sparkling, Refreshing, 3 Ingredients!)
This refreshing, simple punch combines fresh strawberries with pineapple juice, making it the perfect, all-natural drink to quench your summertime thirst!
  1. STRAWBERRY SYRUP FOR STRAWBERRY SODA
Strawberry Soda made with homemade strawberry syrup.
Strawberry Syrup
A quick, three-ingredient strawberry syrup can be used to flavor drinks (like refreshing, bubbly, homemade strawberry soda) or it can be drizzled over ice cream, pound cake, waffles, and more!
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  1. STRAWBERRY LEMONADE MOJITOS {OR} FAUX-JITOS
Strawberry Lemonade Mojitos {or} Faux-jitos
Traditional mojitos get a twist in this refreshing strawberry lemonade version, using lemons instead of limes, fresh strawberries, and mint simple syrup. Or replace the rum with seltzer for a non-alcoholic summer spritzer!
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  1. JOHN DALY DRINK (SPIKED ARNOLD PALMER)
John Daly Drink (or Arnold Palmer Drink with alcohol) in glass with ice and lemons.
John Daly Drink
A traditional Arnold Palmer gets a boozy twist in this spiked version of the classic that combines fresh lemonade and sweet tea vodka for a refreshing summer cocktail!
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  1. CHERRY VANILLA WINE SLUSHIES
Two glasses of Wine Slushies with cherry garnish.
Cherry Vanilla Wine Slushies
These scrumptious, boozy slushies blend up frozen dark cherries, sweet Moscato wine, and a hint of pure vanilla!
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  1. FROSÉ {FROZEN ROSÉ}
Frosé (Frozen Strawberries + Rosé Wine) ~ as quick and simple as blending rosé wine with frozen strawberries for a sweet, slushy, boozy, and refreshing frozen drink that's perfect for summer! | FiveHeartHome.com
Frosé {Frozen Rosé}
This quick and simple recipe blends rosé wine with frozen strawberries for a sweet, slushy, boozy, and refreshing frozen drink that's perfect for summer!
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  1. SPARKLING PINEAPPLE SANGRIA
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Sparkling Pineapple Sangria
This bubbly, refreshing, tropical summer cocktail is made with just five ingredients, perfect for poolside, parties, and BBQs!
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  1. PINEAPPLE MARGARITAS
Fresh Pineapple Margaritas ~ made with fresh lime juice and pineapple purée, these are perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo or cooling off all summer long! | FiveHeartHome.com
Pineapple Margaritas
Icy, refreshing margaritas get a tropical twist with fresh pineapple purée and fresh-squeezed lime juice!
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Summer Desserts

  1. ULTIMATE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE
Strawberry Shortcake recipe on white plate.
Classic Strawberry Shortcake
This recipe is scrumptious and impressive yet easy to make from-scratch, using simple ingredients for a gorgeous version of the classic summertime dessert!
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  1. STRAWBERRY UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE
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Strawberry Upside-Down Cake
This delicious twist on the classic dessert showcases fresh strawberries in place of pineapple for an easy, scrumptious summer recipe!
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  1. EASY BLACKBERRY COBBLER
Blackberry Cobbler in dish and on plate with scoop of ice cream.
Easy Homemade Blackberry Cobbler
This easy, from-scratch, scrumptious, summer dessert recipe features plump, tart blackberries ribboned through a layer of sweet, tender cake!
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  1. BLACKBERRY UPSIDE-DOWN SKILLET CAKE
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Blackberry Upside-Down Cake
This yummy blackberry cake is studded with almonds and bursting with fresh blackberries in a simple, homemade batter. It’s easy to make, impressive to serve, and tastes like summer!
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  1. BLUEBERRY CRISP
Blueberry Crisp ~ this quick, easy, amazing dessert recipe boasts sweet and syrupy blueberries with a crunchy golden oat topping...and it's even better served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! | FiveHeartHome.com #blueberrycrisp
Blueberry Crisp
This quick, easy, amazing dessert recipe boasts sweet and syrupy blueberries with a crunchy golden oat topping. And it's even better served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
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  1. S'MORES DIP
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S’mores Dip
Loaded with melted chocolate and toasty marshmallows, this warm dessert dip is sure to be the hit of your next party! After just a few minutes in the oven, serve it with graham crackers and watch it disappear.
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  1. PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE S'MORES PIZZA
Peanut Butter Cookie S'mores Pizza ~ melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows top a thick, chewy, homemade peanut butter crust in this fun and decadent dessert recipe that's perfect for summer parties or year-round special occasions! | FiveHeartHome.com
Peanut Butter S'mores Pizza
Melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows top a thick, chewy, homemade peanut butter cookie crust in this fun and decadent dessert pizza, perfect for summer parties!
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  1. MINI S'MORES TRIFLES
Mini S'mores Trifles ~ layered with rich chocolate pudding, crushed graham crackers, and marshmallow-laced whipped cream for a simple, yummy, no-bake dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com
Mini S’mores Trifles
Layered with rich chocolate pudding, crushed graham crackers, and marshmallow-laced whipped cream, these Mason jar trifles make a simple, yummy, no-bake summer dessert!
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  1. SUMMER PEACH CAKE
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Summer Peach Cake
This simple yet delectable summer dessert recipe features fresh sliced peaches sunken into a sweet golden cake!
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  1. STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting ~ thick, silky, and bursting with strawberry flavor thanks to a special ingredient...crushed, freeze-dried strawberries! | FiveHeartHome.com
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
This thick, silky cream cheese frosting is bursting with strawberry flavor thanks to a special ingredient...crushed, freeze-dried strawberries!
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  1. ONE-BOWL COCONUT CUPCAKES
Coconut Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and a garnish of flaked coconut.
One-Bowl Coconut Cupcakes
Easy to make from scratch in just one bowl, these homemade cupcakes turn out extremely moist and are topped with tangy cream cheese frosting and sweetened coconut flakes!
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  1. M&M CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE BARS
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M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Thick, chewy, big-batch bar cookies are simple to make, fun to share, and easy to customize with different colored M&Ms...like red, white, and blue for the 4th of July!
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  1. LEMON SUGAR COOKIE BARS
Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars ~ flavored with lemon zest and topped with crunchy sparkling sugar for a sunny, yummy, easy-to-make treat! | FiveHeartHome.com
Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars
Flavored with lemon zest and topped with crunchy sparkling sugar, these bar cookies are a sunny, yummy, easy-to-make treat!
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  1. LEMON COOLER COOKIES
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Lemon Cooler Cookies
These soft, tender cookies are bursting with fresh lemon and real butter, then coated in lemony powdered sugar!
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  1. LEMON WHIPPED CREAM
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Lemon Whipped Cream
This fruity homemade whipped cream is quick and easy to whip up and makes a light and citrusy topping for berries, waffles, pound cake, and more!
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  1. NO-BAKE FROZEN MARGARITA PIE
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Frozen Margarita Pie
This cool, creamy, no-bake summer dessert has a salty-sweet pretzel crust and a frosty filling flavored with fresh lime juice, tequila, and triple sec. Or omit the liquor and boost the lime juice for a family-friendly variation!
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  1. HEALTHY PINEAPPLE WHIP
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Pineapple Whip
This yummy "Dole Whip" copycat is made with just TWO healthy ingredients -- frozen pineapple and yogurt. Yet it tastes like pineapple soft serve ice cream for an improved copycat of the Disney classic!
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  1. TROPICAL BANANA "ICE CREAM"
Tropical Banana "Ice Cream" ~ features frozen bananas, pineapple, and mango whipped to an ice cream-like consistency for an all-natural, all-fruit treat with no added sugar...decadent enough for dessert yet healthy enough for breakfast! | FiveHeartHome.com
Tropical Banana Ice Cream
This healthy, natural, dairy-free, all-fruit dessert is made with no added sugar, featuring frozen bananas, pineapple, and mango whipped to an ice cream-like consistency. It's decadent enough for dessert yet healthy enough for breakfast!
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  1. 2-INGREDIENT WATERMELON SHERBET
2-Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet ~ a light, refreshing frozen treat that comes together with just fruit and yogurt, making it the perfect healthy snack or dessert all summer long! | FiveHeartHome.com
2-Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet
This light, refreshing frozen treat comes together with just frozen fruit and yogurt...the perfect healthy snack or dessert for cooling down all summer long!
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  1. BUTTERMILK BLUEBERRY SHERBET
Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet ~ four simple ingredients combine in this sweet and creamy frozen treat | FiveHeartHome.com
Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet
A purée of fresh or frozen blueberries is blended with buttermilk, sugar, and vanilla for a sweet and creamy sherbet that makes a refreshing summer treat!
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  1. DYE-FREE FRUIT JUICE SNOW CONES
Dye-Free Fruit Juice Snow Cones
If you've ever wondered how to make snow cone syrup at home, these homemade snow cones are natural and dye-free...made with real fruit juice and without Kool-Aid!
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  1. CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BUNDT CAKE
Sliced Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze on platter.
Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake
This bundt cake so moist and decadent that nobody will ever guess it's concealing a pound of zucchini and made with 100% whole wheat flour! (Or, if you prefer, you can bake it in two loaf pans and leave off the glaze to call it Chocolate Zucchini Bread instead!)
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  1. LEMON FRUIT DIP
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Lemon Fruit Dip
This delicious fruit dip comes together with just four real food ingredients...cream cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon curd, and lemon zest! Serve it with red, white, and blue berries and dippers for a healthy summer snack or dessert!
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  1. LEMON POPPY SEED MUG CAKE
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Mug Cake ~ a quick, tasty, single-serving breakfast or dessert treat! | FiveHeartHome.com
Lemon Poppy Seed Mug Cake
This quick, tasty, single-serving dessert (or breakfast!) treat is reminiscent of a lemon poppy seed muffin!
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  1. WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE FRUIT DIP
White Chocolate Cheesecake Fruit Dip with berries for dipping.
White Chocolate Cheesecake Fruit Dip
With its red-white-and-blue color scheme, this delicious, creamy fruit dip is quick to make and will be even quicker to disappear at your next summer party or get-together!
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  1. ORANGE POUND CAKE
Orange Pound Cake Mini Loaves ~ moist, buttery, and bursting with sunny citrus flavor! | FiveHeartHome.com
Orange Pound Cake
Buttery, moist pound cake is bursting with orange goodness in citrus-infused mini loaves that taste like sunshine!
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Fresh, abundant produce...lightened-up fare...delicacies from the grill...vibrant homegrown flavors...icy, refreshing treats and beverages...and every single one of them AMAZING!

Regardless of which delectable bite or sip you decide to try first, these outstanding summer recipes will have you joyfully embracing the season. 🙂

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  1. YUM! I've already tried and loved the baked parmesan zucchini and I'm excited to try several more of the recipes on this list. Especially some of the salads, I crave them all summer long!