15 recipes to make this summer using the season’s best produce.
Summer is my favorite season. Always has been and always will be! I love the relaxed feeling, beach days, and even the heat. Most importantly I love the food. Summer has all of my favorites… sweet corn to zucchini, blueberries, peaches, and especially tomatoes. There’s nothing quite like a fresh-from-the-vine tomato.
These 15 recipes are my favorites and on repeat around here all summer long. Enjoy that produce to the fullest and get cooking!
I would be remiss if I didn’t include my favorite pasta dish. Seriously, this is my signature summer meal and everyone I make it for loves it. The caveat to this recipe is that you need the best cherry tomatoes you can find. It’s lackluster with out-of-season cardboard-tasting tomatoes. Trust me. Find the good tomatoes! My personal favorite are “sweet 100s” – I plant them every single year and make endless batches of this sauce for my freezer.
Of course I have to include a scone recipe. And this one just happens to be my all time favorite.
Nothing says summer more than these vegetarian tacos. They are chock full of the best summer produce (zucchini, sweet corn, and tomatoes) and the chipotle aioli adds the perfect amount of spice.
Simple roasted corn gets covered in a pesto compound butter for a to-die-for side dish.
These burgers have been a favorite around here forever. The basil green goddess dressing and big juicy tomato slice make these extra summery.
The ultimate summer breakfast! These parfaits are so easy and you can add whatever fruits are in season. Blueberries and peaches are my favorite combo!
Shrimp, veggies, and pasta get tossed with my favorite basil vinaigrette for the ultimate summer salad. This one will make you feel fancy with little effort.
A good way to use up some of those garden zucchini! These zucchini boats are packed with flavor and fun to eat, plus they are super simple to make.
These taco bowls are so colorful, full of texture, and are guaranteed to transport you somewhere tropical.
Full of corn, zucchini, and a hint of basil pesto, this chowder is summer in a bowl.
The roasted tomato butter is my fridge all summer long – it makes a great topping for all kinds of meats, veggies, and even pasta. Grilled salmon is definitely my favorite, though.
There is just something about this curry that makes me swoon. The combo of the heat from the curry and the sweet tomatoes is out of this world. It’s a versatile recipe in that you can switch up the veggies and protein for whatever your favorites are.
Pulled pork is a classic summer party food. These tacos take it to the next level with a delicious chipotle bbq sauce and cilantro lime slaw.
One of the easiest desserts you’ll ever make! Toss some fruit in a baking dish, mix up the topping, and bake – it’s truly that simple.
A drool worthy cheesecake that tastes like everyone’s favorite summer treat – the s’more! And it doesn’t require a smelly campfire.