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19 of the Best Summertime Recipes

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Summer is here, and with it comes amazing fresh produce, lazy evening meals, and a whole lot of tasty food! You’ll love these recipes for the best of the best of summer food.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

potato salad in a light grey bowl.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

This loaded Instant Pot Potato Salad is the dish that everyone will love. This recipe has mayo-free options for a healthier potato salad and is the perfect make-ahead side dish for your next BBQ. No pressure cooker? You’ll also find stovetop instructions included in the post.

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No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

strawberry icebox cake topped with sliced strawberries.
Photo credit: I Heart Naptime

A quick and easy no-bake strawberry icebox cake that’s layered with graham crackers, whipped cream cheese filling, and sliced strawberries. Simple, sweet, and perfectly refreshing!

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Tortellini Pasta Salad

tortellini pasta salad with veggies.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

This Tortellini Pasta Salad is a simple and easy meal that you can throw together in 15 minutes or less. Perfect as a fast side, main dish, or quick lunch, this cold tortellini salad will become a family favorite.

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Stone Fruit Salad With Goat Cheese

Sliced fruit topped with goat cheese.
Photo credit: Chenee Today

Summer stone fruit salad with goat cheese, mint, and toasted almonds! Plus a honey-lemon stone fruit salad dressing!

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Grilled Tomatoes With Cheese

grilled halved tomatoes with cheese on a plate.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

Full of flavor, these Grilled Tomatoes With Cheese will be your new favorite appetizer or side dish. Juicy tomatoes and feta cheese are grilled on the BBQ, roasted in the oven, or baked in the air fryer.

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Charred Corn Salad

corn salad in a large bowl.
Photo credit: It’s Not Complicated Recipes

This Charred Corn Salad is a fresh and vibrant dish. With the slightly smoky flavour of the sautéed corn, the crunch of celery, the mellow cannellini beans, and the nutty, creaminess of the avocado, it is full of flavour and texture.

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Tomato Tart

a tomato tart on a sheet of parchment.
Photo credit: My Kids Lick the Bowl

This tomato tart is summer on a plate. An easy open tart recipe made with puff pastry fresh tomatoes and basil pesto it’s simple but delicious.

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Grilled Chicken Margherita

chicken topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, and pesto.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

Hello, summer and hellooooo grilled chicken Margherita! Tender, juicy chicken breast is paired with a garlicky sauce, pesto, jammy tomatoes, and melty mozzarella for an easy dinner packed with flavor.

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Grilled Peaches

grilled peaches topped with ice cream.
Photo credit: I heart naptime

These grilled peaches are sweet, juicy and easy to make! Top the warm peaches with cinnamon, brown sugar and a scoop of ice cream for the perfect summer dessert.

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Grilled Zucchini

grilled zucchini on a plate with lemon.
Get the recipe: Chew Out Loud

Grilled zucchini is the best way to enjoy zucchini all summer long, even into fall. It’s incredibly healthy, tasty, and takes just minutes to make.

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Greek Farmer’s Salad With Watermelon

watermelon salad with feta.
Photo credit: Sense & Edibility

This easy-to-assemble salad is crisp, cool, and perfect for your BBQs and cookouts.

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Tomato Basil Salad

chopped tomatoes in a white dish.
Photo credit: Delicious Little Bites

Tomato Basil Salad is the perfect summer side dish to serve at barbecues, cookouts, and picnics outdoors. This healthy recipe features juicy tomatoes and fresh basil, which provide tons of flavor.

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Pesto Ricotta Crostini

crostini with pesto and cheese on a wooden board.
Photo credit: The Savory Cipolla

This pesto ricotta crostini with roasted cherry tomatoes is a rustic and delicious appetizer, perfect for any summer occasion. If you’re having people over or want to snack on something delicious, you have to try this incredible appetizer!

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Burrata Caprese

sliced tomatoes with burrata and basil.
Photo credit: Sprinkled With Balance

This burrata caprese takes the classic and already delicious caprese salad to the next level! Extra creamy burrata with fresh and flavorful heirloom tomatoes, sweet shallots, fragrant basil, topped with flaky salt, fresh black pepper, olive oil and balsamic glaze.

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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

fried zucchini slices on a wooden plate.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

Make amazing Air Fryer Zucchini Chips for your family with this simple recipe! A crunchy coating of panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese makes these healthier fried zucchini chips poppable and irresistible.

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Blueberry Cheesecake Galette

blueberry cheesecake galette with a slice missing.
Photo credit: Oh My Veg

Blueberry cheese galette is the perfect combination of two iconic desserts. It’s delicious, and an impressive showstopper for any occasion.

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Zucchini Tomato Tart

a pastry tart with sliced zucchini and tomatoes.
Photo credit: Our Happy Mess

This rustic zucchini tomato tart is filled with creamy whipped feta, sweet cherry tomatoes and zucchini, and lots of herbs. It’s a perfect summer appetizer, lunch or light dinner!

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Blueberry Pound Cake

slices of blueberry pound cake.
Photo credit: Alpine Ella

This is the best blueberry pound cake, it’s loaded up with fresh blueberries and drizzled with a simple lemon glaze. This is a classic loaf cake that is buttery, soft and so moist.

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Peanut Butter No Church Ice Cream

peanut butter cup ice cream.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

Homemade no-churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream is an easy and creamy recipe that you’ll want to make over and over again. Four ingredients and just five minutes of hands-on time for an easy and delicious dessert.

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