Summer is known for sunny days, warm breezes, and so much delicious fresh food! We love all the incredible fruits and vegetables available during the summer months. From strawberries and watermelons to corn, tomatoes, and summer squash, we can’t get enough! That’s why we wanted to share a few of our favorite summer recipes that are quick to whip up and make great side dishes for your next cookout.
Nothing says summer quite like a cool and tasty cucumber salad! This creamy and refreshing dish is easy to make and we often enjoy whipping it together in advance so it’s ready to go with our next summer meal. We love this version of the summer recipe from A Couple of Cooks.
Garden Pasta Salad
Keeping it fresh and healthy is why we can’t stop eating this garden pasta salad from the Food Network. It’s so simple, yet delicious. We love using local veggies and even mix up the vegetables depending on what we have.
The traditional corn on the cob gets a modern and sophisticated update with these set of recipes from the Modern Proper. Nothing says summer quite like grilled corn and you can dress it up with fun, flavorful, and unexpected toppings. Yum!
Want to keep your side dish simple and delicious? You can’t go wrong with this summer recipe for a chopped salad from Country Living. Fresh ingredients and flavors combine to elevate this salad and make it the perfect complement to any summer meal.
No matter what the entrée you’re having, no summer feast is complete without coleslaw. Sure, you can buy it from the store, but why not make it yourself? It’s surprisingly simple and takes less than 20 minutes. We love this recipe from Delish for the perfect homemade coleslaw. Once you have it, you won’t want any other type!
We believe it’s how you live that matters and enjoying delicious and fresh meals is a great way to celebrate the summer season. We hope that you try these summer recipes and they inspire you to cook with your favorite seasonal ingredients!