150 Best Summer Recipes

150 Best Summer Recipes

So...the unofficial start of summer, aka Memorial Day, is almost here and you know what that means--lots of outdoor entertaining--backyard barbecues, picnics, beach excursions, impromptu get togethers and more, so to kick off the start of the summer season a little early, I've compiled a list of great warm weather friendly recipes that have already been posted here on Unwritten Recipes. You'll find appetizers and snacks, breakfast treats, main dishes, sides, frozen goodies, pies, cakes and more--some of my all-time favorites! So put your winter gear in storage and break out those flip-flops and shorts, 'cause temps are heating up and the summer season is finally on its way!

APPETIZERS & SNACKS

1.  Easy Buttermilk Ranch Dip

2.  Spicy Tex-Mex Cheese Dip

3.  Jicama Avocado Salsa

4.  Double Dips

5.  Grilled Pineapple Salsa

6.  Fresh Tomato Salsa

7.  Long Lost Guacamole Dip

8.  Triple Onion Dip with Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

9.  Roasted Sweet Potato Salsa

10.  Oriental Dip

11.  Baked Zucchini Sticks with Dipping Sauce

12.  Mango Black Bean Salsa

13.  Richie's Favorite Granola

14.  Sweet, Salty, Seedy Granola

DRINKS

15.  Fizzy Limeade

16.  Fresh Blueberry Lemonade

17.  Strawberry Lemonade

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH

18.  Breakfast Granola Fruit Tart with Yogurt

19.  Morning Power Muffins

20.  "No-Crust" Asparagus and Feta Quiche

21.  Jammy Filled Corn Muffins

22.  Bobby Flay's Creme Brulee Yogurt Parfait

23.  Crustless Leek and Swiss/Gruyere Quiche

24.  Greenmarket's "Use-Up-The-Fruit" Pancake

25.  Blueberry Streusel Muffins

26.  Blueberry Muffins with Cornflake Topping

27.  Blackberry Corn Muffins

28.  Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes with Fresh Blackberry Sauce

MAIN DISHES-CHICKEN

29.  Chicken, Asparagus and Tomato Roll-ups

30.  Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

31.  Sauteed Chicken Cutlets with White Wine Pan Sauce, Grapes and Almonds

32.  Hot Chicken Salad

33.  Weeknight Honey Mustard Chicken

34.  Baked Coconut Chicken and Arugula Salad

35.  Peachy Chicken

36.  Asian Shredded Chicken Breast & Noodle Salad

37.  Lemony Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad

38.  Virginia Willis' Coca-Cola Glazed Wings

39.  Grilled Dijon Chicken with Baby Greens and Dijon Vinaigrette

40.  Hazelnut-Crusted Chicken with Baby Lettuces and Raspberry Vinaigrette

41.  Thai Chicken Veggie Wraps

42.  Easy Chicken and Cashew Lettuce Wraps

43.  Tarragon Chicken Salad-Lightened Up

MAIN DISHES-BEEF

44.  Steak and Soba Noodle Bowls with Snow Peas

45.  Maple Chipotle Barbecued Beef

46.  Crazy-Easy Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

47.  Grilled Steak with Coconut Lime Sauce

MAIN DISHES-VEGETARIAN

48.  Roasted Vegetable Lasagne

49.  Roasted Vegetable Pasta Primavera

50.  Black Bean and Corn Tortilla Pie

51.  Mango & Eggplant Soba Noodles

52.  Good Housekeeping's Florentine Frittata

53.  Wolfgang Puck's Fresh Tomato Grilled Pizza

54.  Grilled Eggplant, Tomato & Mozzarella Towers

55.  Skinnytaste's Crustless Swiss Chard Pie

56.  Corn, Scallion and Potato Frittata

57.  "Feast's" Vegetarian Tostadas

58.  Roasted Vegetable and Fresh Ricotta Sandwiches

59.  Plenty's Very Full Tart

60.  The Minimalist's Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce

SIDES, SALADS AND SAUCES

61.  Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce

62.  Warm Sesame Marinated Green Vegetables

63.  Matchstick Summer Squash Saute

64.  Caramelized Green Beans with Toasted Pine Nuts

65.  Fresh Corn Spoon Bread

66.  Layered Summer Vegetable Casserole

67.  Spoon Bread Souffle

68.  Stir-Fried Sesame Asparagus

69.  Thai Slaw

70.  Roasted Corn, Avocado, Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Salad

71.  Grilled Pita Bread Salad

72.  Corn & Tomato Salad

73.  Grilled Sweet Potato & Corn Salad

74.  Red Potato & Green Bean Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

75.  Healthy Chickpea Salad

76.  Zucchini Slaw with Creamy Spicy Dressing

77.  Strawberry, Almond and Pea Salad

78.  Chopped Thai Salad

COBBLERS, PIES & TARTS

79.  Fresh Nectarine-Vanilla Cobbler

80.  Easy Blueberry Cobbler

81.  Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

82.  Icebox Pies' Almost No-Bake PiƱa Colada Pie

83.  Milk Chocolate Pudding Pie with Salted Peanutty Crust

84.  Back in the Day Bakery's Plum Tartlets

85.  Easy Peach Pie

86.  Sweet's "Make-You-Slap-Yo'-Mama" Blueberry Pie

87.  Reverse Lemon Meringue Pie

88.  Famous Strawberry Pie

89.  Robbin Gourley's Buttermilk Pie

90.  Four and Twenty Blackbirds Strawberry Balsamic Pie

CAKES

91.  Everyday Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

92.  Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

93.  My Husband's Favorite Coffeecake

94.  S'mores Cake

95.  Lemon-Vanilla Bundt Cake

96.  Old-Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake

97.  Blackberry Shortcakes with Vanilla Whipped Cream

98.  7 Up Cake

99.  Bishop's Cake (aka The Best Pound Cake)

100.  Coconut Tea Cake

101.  Dorie's Dimply Plum Cake

102.  Glazed Lemon Cake

103.  Vanilla Cloud Cheesecake

COOKIES & CANDY

104.  Butter Baked Good's Famous Homemade Marshmallows

105.  The Melted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie

106.  Coconut Lime Macaroons

107.  The Best Homemade Graham Crackers

108.  Perfect Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

109.  "Can't Believe These Are Gluten-Free" Gluten-Free Brownie Cookies

110.  Lick The Bowl Good's Lemon Cookies

111.  Vanilla-Bean Sugar Cookies

112.  Dessert for Tow's Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies

113.  Flat, Chewy, Heath Bar Chocolate Chunk Cookies

114.  Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread

115.  Jenny's Lemon-Cherry Biscotti

116.  Ovenly's Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

117.  Crunchy Jumbles II

118.  Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

BARS & BROWNIES

119.  Fruity, Nutty, Chewy Granola Bars

120.  Peanut Butter M&M's Rice Krispie Treats

121.  Annabel's Peanut Butter Blondies

122.  Toffee Chews

123.  Jiffies

124.  Supernatural Brownies

125.  Food Network's S'mores Brownies

126.  Caramel Brownies

127.  Late Night Brownies

128.  The Fat Witch's Gluten-Free Buttermilk Brownies

129.  The Baked Brownie

PUDDINGS & CUSTARDS

130.  Melissa Clark's Brownie Raspberry Trifle

131.  Coconut Creme Caramel

132.  Simple Chocolate Pudding

133.  Miraculous Creme Caramel Bread Pudding

134.  Johnny Iuzzini's Roasted White Chocolate Panna Cotta

135.  Strawberry April Fools

FROZEN TREATS

136.  Fresh Blackberry Ice Cream

137.  Mango Coconut Pops

138.  Vanilla Pudding Pops with Chocolate Chips

139.  Strawberry Lemon Dreamsicles

140.  Roasted Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

141.  Jeni's Splendid Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Chocolate Gravel

142.  Easy Homemade Fudgesicles

143.  Sweet Tooth's No-Bake Strawberry Cakesicles

144.  Blackberry Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet

145.  Amazing Vegan Chocolate Sorbet

146.  Star Ice Cream Sandwiches

147.  Paletas' Strawberry Popsicles

148.  Philadelphia-Style Vanilla Ice Cream

149.  Fresh Strawberry Sorbet

150.  Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream Cake

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