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28 best summer recipes

Summer is all about light flavours, cooking on the BBQ, in-season produce and cool treats. Check out our favourite summer recipes.

By Today's Parent

28 best summer recipes

Photo: Andrew Grinton

summer recipes

Best-Ever Ribs and Corn

What’s better than taking big bites out of juicy, saucy ribs? Oh, right, taking a second bite out of some buttered, barbecued corn. Get the recipe: Best-Ever Ribs and Corn


















































































plate of corn and ribsPhoto: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Mini Grilled Fish Tacos

Use cookie cutters to trim large tortillas down to size to make theses fish tacos easier for small hands (and mouths). Get the recipe: Mini Grilled Fish Tacos


28 best summer recipesPhoto: Rob Caruso

Creamy Macaroni Salad

What’s a picnic without a heaping helping of creamy macaroni salad? Our version comes together in a snap. Get the recipe: Creamy Macaroni Salad


























































































































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

S’mores Cones

Kids will love stuffing their favourite fillings into a fun package. Make them melty in the oven or over a fire. Get the recipe: S’mores Cones




























































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Ham and Cheese Muffaletta

Muffaletta is the perfect picnic sandwich because the resting time is key—the longer it sits, the tastier it is. Like its cousin the Italian sub, a classic muffaletta stars layers of meat and cheese, and loads of crunch and flavour. Get the recipe: Ham and Cheese Muffaletta






























































































































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Corn And Squash Succotash

Edamame gives this dish plenty of protein, but if you want more, grilled sausages go with it perfectly. Get the recipe: Corn And Squash Succotash


































































































































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Erik Putz

Fresh Strawberry Refrigerator Pie

This quick and easy refrigerator pie recipes makes the most of sweet in-season strawberries. It’s so easy to make! Get the recipe: Fresh Strawberry Refrigerator Pie




















































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Turkey Burgers with Cranberry Ketchup

A sweet-tart topping gives this turkey burger a fun twist. Get the recipe: Turkey Burgers with Cranberry Ketchup
































































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Rob Caruso

Mexican Chicken Scallopini Fajitas

A favourite with a bit of a twist: make chicken roll-ups and cook them on skewers, then fill your fajitas. Get the recipe: Mexican Chicken Scallopini Fajitas
























































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Grilled Veggie Pizza

Naan makes a speedy pizza base that’s sturdy enough for the grill. Get the recipe: Grilled Veggie Pizza


































































































































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

“Buffalo Wing” Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

This shrimp recipe is a healthier take on the traditional chicken wing recipe, and is so easy to make. There’s even a “ranch” sauce! Get the recipe: “Buffalo Wing” Shrimp Lettuce Wraps














































































































28 best summer recipes

Flank Steak with Fresh Salsa

Sweet corn salsa is the perfect fresh touch for juicy grilled steak. Get the recipe: Flank Steak with Fresh Salsa




















































































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Rob Caruso

-Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream

Three simple ingredients, no special equipment and six hours to freeze: Can summer get any sweeter than this? Get the recipe: 3-Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream






































































































































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Summer Squash Strata

Want an instant dinner? Assemble the strata, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Let it come to room temperature before baking. Get the recipe: Summer Squash Strata


28 best summer recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Grilled Fish ‘n’ Chips

Deep-fried? Forget about it! Barbecuing makes for a healthy, modern version of this classic combo. Get the recipe: Grilled Fish ‘n’ Chips






























































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Rocky Road Brownies

Brownies topped with sticky-sweet mini marshmallows? Sold. Get the recipe: Rocky Road Brownies
























































































































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Grilled Portobellos with Quinoa Salad

These grilled portobellos are a great vegetarian main, stuffed with flavour. Get the recipe: Grilled Portobellos with Quinoa Salad


28 best summer recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Beef Satay with Thai Dipping Sauce

This allergy-friendly take on beef satay uses soy nut butter in the dipping sauce, so it’s safe for those allergic to peanuts and treenuts. Get the recipe: Beef Satay with Thai Dipping Sauce












































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Ryan Schulz

Roasted Cauliflower And Spinach Quesadillas

Make an easy salsa to accompany your quesadillas with finely diced mango and red pepper, chopped chives and a squeeze of lemon juice. Get the recipe: Roasted Cauliflower And Spinach Quesadillas












































































































































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Blueberry Hand Pies

Make the most of blueberry season with these portable homemade pastries (just right for camping adventures and road trips!). Get the recipe: Blueberry Hand Pies


































































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Maple-Ginger Pork Kebabs

Everyone likes dinner on a stick—and these pork kebabs are brushed with a tasty sweet-savoury glaze. Get the recipe: Maple-Ginger Pork Kebabs










































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Corn and Bacon Hash

Tired of corn on the cob? Slicing it off and sautéeing it makes for a different taste (especially when cooked with bacon!). Get the recipe: Corn and Bacon Hash


28 best summer recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Fruity Rocket Pops

This supercool update on Rocket Pops is all fruit, no sweat. Get the recipe: Fruity Rocket Pops












































































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Rob Caruso

Campfire Huevos Rancheros

Scrambled eggs and beans in tortillas have breakfast all rolled up with this delicious huevos rancheros recipe. Get the recipe: Campfire Huevos Rancheros

28 best summer recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chickpea Burgers

Don’t need all the burgers tonight? Place them on a plastic wrap-lined tray and freeze in a single layer, then transfer to a sealed bag. Defrost in the fridge before frying. Get the recipe: Chickpea Burgers
































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Turkish Lamb Chops

Kids love lamb chops because they come with their own handle, and in this easy recipe there’s even a yogurt sauce to dip them in. Get the recipe: Turkish Lamb Chops








28 best summer recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Grilled Polenta Cakes with Shrimp and Tomatoes

This recipe uses pre-made polenta tubes, making it easy to make and stunning to eat. Get the recipe: Grilled Polenta Cakes with Shrimp and Tomatoes


28 best summer recipes

Mini Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce

Who can resist these sweet little cheesecakes with a tart cherry sauce? We sure can’t. Get the recipe: Mini Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce


















































28 best summer recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

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9 easy make-ahead camping recipes 7 best burger recipes 26 delicious BBQ sides

This article was originally published on Jul 07, 2019
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