Not many people know that summer is my favorite part of the year. Everyone is in a good mood, nature is at it’s peak and you don’t have to dress up to go out. The past few years, I have been traveling a lot and I didn’t have much of a summer. So now that the weather is getting warmer, all I can think about is the food I can make this year! I personally am a big fan of (fruit) salads in summer, but everyone likes different things and that is why I made a list of 15 different recipes that you can try this summer. Enjoy!
1. Skinny Chicken Salad
This salad is light and delicious. Not too many calories, but still great in flavor thanks to the combination of the grapes and the pecans with the chicken.
2. Salad-Stuffed Avocado
Refreshing and super healthy! These avocados halves are filled with fresh vegetables and they are a great option for lunch or even an afternoon snack!
3. Whole Wheat Pita with Kale and Asiago
Super easy to make, and so refreshing to eat! This combination of crispy kale and salty cheese is an everyday favorite. This is a great option for lunch.
4. Crab Salad
This light and creamy salad is a perfect fit for a great summer day! The crab is sweet and the vegetables make it a little crunchy, but it tastes fresh with every bite you take.
5. Greek Chicken Roll Salad
If you put in some extra time, you will taste the difference. This roll is filling and super tasty! The chicken will fill you up while the fresh produce will leave you asking for more.
6. Watermelon and Feta Salad
I first heard of this salad last year. I was surprised by the combination of the sweet fruit with the salty cheese. You won’t believe how great this is until you try it. This salad will surprise your taste buds with every bite!
7. Caesar Gazpacho
Gazpacho is an old classic. This recipe will make it easy for you to assemble, but the rich flavor will reach beyond all your expectations. Just remember that it will need some time to chill in the fridge, so prepare ahead of time.
8. Mango Basil Bruschetta
Easy to make and sweet to taste. Tomato-free bruschetta will be your summer favorite! Tropical mango and fresh basil leaves are a great summer combination.
9. Apple and Blue Cheese on Endive
If you’re looking for a light, salty and crunchy dish, this must be on your list! Endive is crunchy and a little bitter. Topped off with fresh apple and salty blue cheese, you’re in for an amazing flavor experience!
10. Eggs and Bacon Cucumber Salad
As an appetizer, a hearty salad on a cucumber cracker is a great cold bite. This would be a great option as a starter or as a snack for a party!
11. Smoked Salmon Pizza
You can eat cold food as a snack or appetizer, but what about making it for lunch or dinner? This cold smoked salmon pizza is perfect for a full, cold meal! This one is on my list for sure.
12. Spring Rolls with Crispy Tofu
Now, if you want a healthy and vegan option, here you go! These are super refreshing and delicious to eat. I am not vegan myself, but this one is a must-try this summer!
13. Peach Sorbet
Ice cream is always an easy option in the summer. This sorbet recipe will refresh your summer, with only four ingredients! What are you waiting for?
14. Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles
Who says you can’t have a frozen breakfast? It is simply a yogurt with fruit and granola bowl, frozen on a stick!
15. Shrimp Roll
Shrimp is always amazing. This roll is easy to make, but the rich flavor will surprise you! And you can easily adapt this recipe to your taste.
Featured photo credit: Ed Gregory via stokpic.com