The scorching sun is currently ruling over us. The heat flash is so intense that even Thor, the God of Thunder, is at home, unable to do anything. And during this period, it is compulsory to keep yourself hydrated with enough liquid, to have a proper, balanced meal, and to refresh yourself through regular showers.
These may be very common tips; however, what is important are the ingredients you choose for your meals, and how you cook them. Be it refreshments, salads, main dishes, or desserts, you have to be careful in selecting, processing, and cooking your food. To help you out, here is a list of 20 summer recipes to keep you chilled out in this hot season.
This is the perfect start to your lazy Sunday brunch. Raid your fridge, and take out all the leftover chicken, shred them, add asparagus, cream cheese, heavy cream, and all other ingredients, and enjoy your hot weekend!
Gazpacho, a Spanish/ Portuguese dish, usually has tomatoes as its base. They are served cold, and are mainly made with raw vegetables. But this recipe has a twist to it. Instead of tomatoes, strawberries are used. Interesting? A perfecto meal on a hot summer day!
This is a “no-cook” recipe, meaning, you literally don’t have to cook at all! The steps are extremely easy. This is a great cold soup for your family, or even for those sudden visits from your friends on a hot summer evening.
Homemade grilled turkey burgers? Who wouldn’t fall in love with them? This meal may take some time to make, but it’s a total hit if you are having friends over. At your next hang out, you can definitely try this out!
The burger is a gourmet gluttony! The grilly-juicy-yummy burger is an ideal dinner for those hungry teenagers who are on a sleepover, or even perfect for a family hangout!
If you have a pizza dough at home, and want to utilize it in some interesting way, then this is your recipe. The level of cooking is marked as “easy,” so you don’t have to spend too much on the cooking process.
What is summer without papaya dishes? One of my personal favorites, this Thai green papaya salad will refresh your belly, as well as your soul!
Do you have leftover rice in the fridge, but don’t feel like eating it? Well, here’s a very simple summer recipe for you. In fact, you can easily make this even if you are dead-tired!
This is another rice-related summer recipe that will not only satisfy your tongue, but will lead you to make this for days. It hardly takes half an hour to make, and this is a complete meal for a hungry family.
Full of flavors, and full of freshness, this meal will flirt with your taste buds. This dish is very healthy to eat, and is rich in ingredients.
I love corn, whether I directly toss it on the stove, marinating with just butter, salt, lemon juice, and a pinch of red chilli powder, or when I add it to my fried rice and vegetables. And even I am absolutely crazy about this corn recipe! Even the most fussy eater will fall in love with this!
For better or for worse, we all have sweet tooth. Here are some summer recipes of desserts that are bound to make you supremely satisfied.
Making ice cream at home is not that hard at all. You just have to know the right technique. And once you know the right technique, you won’t need to hit the shop to buy ice cream because you’ll become an expert at making it yourself. Try this chocolate oreo ice cream. This is guaranteed to take you to heaven.
This is another homemade recipe with a twist. The ingredients are simple, but the taste is mind-blowing!
This is an absolute beauty, and a perfect dessert to serve to your guests. Loaded with flavors, and crunchiness from the hazelnuts, this is sure to win your and your guests’ hearts!
15. Cherry Berry Pie
The recipe may look a bit complicated, and time consuming, but since the summer holidays are knocking at the door, you can easily attempt to make this while your kids are home. You can play around with the ingredients, and add your favorite fruits as well.
For all the banana lovers out there, you surely would not want to miss this out! A heavy, filling dessert, this will make you go bananas.
And summer would be incomplete without chilled refreshments! Drinks are a vital part of summer recipes. Here are few for you to try.
This is the ultimate summer drink, I believe! The icy-cool tea is enhanced into more freshness with the addition of mint, lemon, and rum. It is a deadly combination, a must try on a hot summer afternoon to quench your soul!
A delightful evening refreshment, this beautiful combination of coffee and strawberry will blow your mind away! Yum!
Since June is already here, I think this is an excellent drink for this month. The color of the drink is very summer and inviting. This is one drink you must try for sure!
This punch is sweet, yet refreshing, and is ideal for outdoor picnics, or parties. The ingredients complement each other thoroughly.
With all these summer recipes provided to you now, I hope you will have a fantastic summer, and an equally fantastic vacation. Do try these at home, and enjoy your meals with your friends and family. Happy Summer to you all!
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