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85 Cool And Easy Summer Recipes You Can Make

From pasta salads to peach-laden treats, we've got 'em all.

Summer is fast approaching, and that means it's time to whip out those grills and blenders, stir up those shakes, and assemble a task force of the best recipes to beat that sweltering summer heat.

1. Grilled Cheeseburger Bombs

Burger and fries on a plate

2. Summer Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Vegetable soup

3. Strawberry Banana Popsicles

strawberry banana popsicles

4. Halloumi Salad with Peaches, Cherries, and Arugula

halloumi salad with peaches, cherries, and arugula

5. Easiest Shortcut Sangria

sangria being made

6. Heirloom Tomato Toast

Toast topped with multi-colored tomatoes.

7. Hawaiian Poke Bowl With Spicy Aioli

A poke bowl with tuna, cucumber, edamame, seaweed salad, avocado, and spicy mayo.

8. Shrimp Louie Salad

Shrimp Louie salad with hard boiled egg, tomato, lettuce, and dressing.

9. Whipped Ricotta Toast with Lemon Thyme Honey

Two toasts topped with ricotta, prosciutto, and honey drizzle.

10. Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Shrimp ceviche salad with avocado, tomato, and onions.

11. Orzo Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

12. Vegan Sushi Spring Rolls

13. Shrimp and Crab Seafood Rolls

Crab and shrimp rolls with potato chips.

14. Watermelon Arugula Salad

A salad with arugula, watermelon, and feta cheese.

15. 10-Minute Blender Gazpacho Soup

16. Crab Salad Stuffed Avocados

Avocado stuffed with crab salad.

17. Cilantro Lime Crab Tacos

18. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Sriracha Wings

A slow cooker full of honey Sriracha garlic chicken wings.

19. Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Beans

20. Instant Pot Bruschetta Chicken

21. Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn

A wooden spoon taking a scoop of Mexican street corn

23. Instant Pot Caesar Chicken Sandwiches

Chicken caesar sliders.

25. Lemon Pasta With Shrimp, Corn, Peppers, Tomato, and Basil

A bowl of spaghetti with corn, cherry tomatoes, shrimp, and torn basil.

26. Crispy Baked Fish Tacos

27. Air Fryer Crispy Fish Sandwiches

A bun filled with a crispy fish fillet and fries on the side.

29. Grilled Moroccan Chicken Skewers

30. Crunchy Thai Noodle Salad With Peanut Sauce

A bowl of rice noodles topped with lots of veggies like cucumbers, radish, cabbage, pepper, carrots, and more.

31. BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

32. Baltimore-Style Crab Cakes

33. Easy Steak Fajitas

Fajitas served family style with bowls of cheese, guacamole, tortillas, and a big plate of grilled steak with peppers and onions.

34. Chicken and Seafood Paella

35. Skillet Balsamic Peach Pork Chops

36. Lemon Pepper Sheet Pan Salmon

37. Chicken Taco Pinwheel Sandwiches

38. Fresh Summer Corn Salad

39. Mediterranean Farro Salad

40. Kale Pesto Pasta Salad

41. Summer Rolls With Peanut Dipping Sauce

42. Antipasto Skewers

veggies and meats on skewers

43. Strawberry Shortcake Ice Box Cake

44. Lemon Cheesecake Mousse Parfaits

45. Coconut Cream Trifle

46. No Bake Cheesecake

cheesecake with slices cut out

47. Ramen Noodle Salad

48. BLT Pasta Salad With Avocado

49. Mexican Street Corn Off The Cob

A corn salad with Cotija cheese, green onions, and cayenne pepper in a creamy dressing.

50. Chicken Yakitori

51. Pesto Chicken Pull-Apart Sliders

Half a dozen cheesy chicken sliders on Hawaiian rolls topped with pesto.

52. Grilled Pizza

53. Fish Tacos With Garlic Lime Crema

54. Peach, Corn, and Mozzarella Bruschetta

55. Southwestern Black Bean Veggie Burgers

56. Italian Pepperoni Roll-Ups

Pinwheel sandwiches filled with pepperoni, peppers, mozzarella, and cream cheese.

57. Grilled Hawaiian-Inspired Pork Chops

Barbecued pork chops in a sweet barbecue glaze with a grilled pineapple ring on top.

58. Shrimp Rolls

A hot dog roll filled with shrimp tossed in a mayo-based dressing with chives and potato salad on the side.

59. Black Bean Succotash

bowl of black beans and veggies

60. Spicy White Bean & Sweet Corn Gazpacho

bowl of soup

61. Raw Carrot Pasta With Ginger-Lime Peanut Sauce

62. Southwest Vegan Pasta

63. Vegan Sandwich

open faced sandwich

64. Vegan Meatball Banh Mi

the sandwich

65. Mango Salsa With Lemon-Lime Vinaigrette

66. Lemon Garlic Pasta

67. Vegan Blueberry Muffins

68. Gem Wedge Salad With Homemade Herb Dressing

69. Goat Cheese Frittata With Fresh Arugula

70. No-Cook Caprese Pasta Salad

71. 20-Minute Low Carb Cajun Shrimp & Veggie Skillet

72. Salty-Sweet Watermelon With Cotija, Chili Powder, and Lime

73. Family-Style Sheet Pan Taco Night

74. Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

75. Jackfruit Pulled Pork Sliders

76. Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme

77. Vegan Cobb Salad

78. Cucumber Avocado Salad

79. Vegan Stuffed Peppers

80. Vegetable-Stuffed Zucchini

81. Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

82. Easy Vegan Strawberry Pie

83. Vegan Macaroni Salad

84. Bigger & Batter Portobello Burger

85. Vegan Blueberry Cobbler

This article contains content previously curated by Hannah Loewentheil, Deena Shanker, Emily Shwake, Melissa Jameson, Whitney Jefferson, and Rebekah Shoemake. It was compiled by Lavanya Narayanan.