Summer is the time for barbecues, salads and family picnics… and not spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Today I thought I would share some of my favorite summer recipes. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do in our family!
Pasta Spinach Salad
I’m always looking for light summer pasta salads and this is one of those recipes! We enjoy it so much I usually double the recipe!
This is such a simple salad, delicious and so easy to make!
Beer Can Chicken
As the summer heats up try this delicious grilling recipe for beer can chicken. It’s always a hit!
Pizza On The Grill
We have a wonderful attachment for our Weber grill that turns it into a pizza oven! It makes the best pizza!
Garlic Scape Scampi
Wondering what to do with the garlic scapes? Try making this yummy garlic scape scampi. The combination of the garlic and shrimp is delicious!
Maple Glazed Grilled Salmon
One of our favorite ways to cook salmon is this wonderful recipe that coats the fish with a maple glaze. We can enjoy the maple syrup that Vermont has to offer with the wonderful taste of salmon, truly a winning combination.
Minty Watermelon Salad
Light and refreshing salad. Perfect for your next summer party.
Coleslaw Chicken Wraps
The chicken is grilled but could be done ahead of time; the wrap is as good hot or cold. Which means if you have any leftovers they would make a perfect lunch the next day!
Chicken Orzo Salad
This is one of those recipes that has been passed around between my mother and my mother-in-law and enjoyed by all. I think it is one of those perfect spring or summer salads. Easy to make and delicious! I’ve even made it without the grapes as we didn’t have any in the house and instead I added a bit of leftover corn! Not only was it colorful but it was still delicious!
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
I love the abundance of fresh vegetables in the summer. This is one of my favorite summer soups, perfect on a hot day!
Easy Veggie Pasta
As our garden begins to produce fresh vegetables one of my favorite meals is a Veggie Pasta dish. The original recipe came from a Weight Watchers recipe. I have just made a few changes. This is a flexible recipe, use what you have on hand and enjoy!
Mexican Turkey Salad
As the weather becomes more summer-like we often enjoy salads for dinner. I enjoy a meal that I can make early in the day and then it’s ready for whenever we want to eat dinner. I hope you enjoy this salad as much as we do!
Summertime Tuna Salad
I love cold salads on a hot summer day. This salad is easy to make and is a perfect light dinner or a great lunch to take to the office.
Asian Shrimp and Rice Bowl
Looking for a light summer dinner idea? This recipe is a perfect choice. I had some shrimp in the freezer I wanted to use up and this dinner came together in no time at all.
Shrimp and Shells Salad
I have mentioned before how much I enjoy shrimp. For me this salad is one of those perfect summertime salads, it can be served as a light dinner with some fresh homemade bread or you can enjoy it for lunch. To make it lighter use fat-free mayonnaise. By all means use fresh ingredients from your garden if possible! This easy salad makes about 9 servings.
Light Lemon Pound Cake
This is a delicious cake that brings a taste of summer to your table!