7 Must Try Yummy Summer Recipes

Tomorrow marks the official start of summer and all the delicious fresh food it brings. I plan to make the most of this summer’s bounty and hope you can too. Here are a few delicious recipes to include in your summer menu collection. What’s your favorite summer recipe? please comment below.

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Grilled Mexican Street Corn from The garlic diaries

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 ears of corn
  • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon chili powder + a little extra for sprinkling on the finished corn
  • Small block of Cotija cheese
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Visit The garlic diaries for full recipe and directions

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta from An edible mosaic

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 (about 1/2 inch-thick) slices of good quality bread
  • Butter, for the bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the pan
  • 1 pint mini heirloom tomatoes, halved or quartered, depending on how big they are
  • A handful of basil
  • Coarse salt and fresh grated black pepper
  • Combine the tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a medium bowl; set aside.
  • Visit An edible mosaic for full recipe and directions

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Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices from Yummy addiction

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cooked chicken breast halves, chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup chopped roasted pecans
  • ⅓ cup celery, sliced thin
  • ⅓ cup light mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 medium apples, sliced into thin rounds
  • Visit Yummy addiction for full recipe and directions

summer squash and arugula walnut sauce

 Pappardelle with Summer Squash and Arugula-Walnut Pesto from Food and Wine

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup walnut halves
  • 4 cups packed arugula leaves (4 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated garlic
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus shavings for garnish
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 12 ounces pappardelle
  • 3 firm, fresh medium zucchini and/or yellow squash (1 1/4 pounds), very thinly sliced lengthwise on a mandoline
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Visit Food and Wine for full recipe and directions

 

grilled buffalo chicken sandwich

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches from Country Living

INGREDIENTS

Sandwiches
  • ½ c. Hot sauce
  • ¼ c. unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp. ketchup
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • hamburger buns
  • ½ c. ranch dressing
Blue Cheese-Apple Slaw
  • 1 c. packed shredded savoy cabbage
  • 1 small apple
  • 2 celery ribs
  • Visit Country Living for full recipe and directions

basil cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Basil Cheesecake from Popsugar

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/4-ounce packet unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  • Visit Popsugar for full recipe and directions

Mexican Chocolate Pots de Crème

Mexican Chocolate Pots de Crème from Food & Wine

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 6 ounces Mexican chocolate, preferably Ibarra, finely chopped
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped, plus shavings for garnish
  • Unsweetened whipped cream, for serving
  • Visit Food & Wine for full recipe and directions

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