Enjoy some simple and satisfying summertime recipes that you can make all summer long! Quick and Easy Summertime Recipes are a collection of recipes that you and your family can eat all season long.
You have to love summertime! Whether you’re spending time with family, relaxing by yourself, or just enjoying the Great Outdoors, there is nothing like the amazing summer months.
While I’m writing this, I’m on a little vacation at a cottage. It’s wonderful to get away, even if it’s just for a few days. Right now, I’m sitting on the deck, watching my oldest daughter and husband in a canoe on the lake while my baby is napping in the bedroom behind me. This is bliss!! The lake is sparkling in the sunlight and for now, life is peaceful.
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Just look at the lake. I could just sit here forever (or until the baby wakes and the boat ride is done).
When you’re on holiday, you want to take a break from everything. But that doesn’t mean you need a break from healthy, tasty meals.
Quick and Easy Summertime Recipes are filled with ten of my family’s favourite recipes to enjoy in the summer months. They are tasty, easy to make, and most importantly, these are dishes that you’ll want to eat again and again.
So, here’s to the summer and some simple summer meals!
Quick and Easy Summertime Recipes
There’s something so perfect about pancakes. They’re light, fluffy and completely delicious. Whether you enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner, Yogurt Blueberry Pancakes are a wonderfully tasty dish. You can whip them up any time of the day and enjoy them in less than 30 minutes.
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If you haven’t baked pancakes from scratch before, it’s so worth it! With only a couple more steps than the boxed varieties, homemade pancakes taste so much better. Seriously, after trying homemade pancakes, you’ll never want to make it from a box again. (You can find the Yogurt Blueberry Pancake recipe here)
If you love tomatoes and cucumbers, you’ll love Avocado Mediterranean Salad. It has everything you love about a classic tomato and cucumber salad, plus one special ingredient, avocados.
In Avocado Mediterranean Salad, avocados add a rich, creamy texture. They perfectly complement the juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and zesty lemon dressing. Yum! (Check out the Avocado Mediterranean Salad recipe here).
With a tasty combination of summer berries, roasted almonds and a honey-sweetened lemon dressing, Berry Nutty Quinoa Salad just screams summer.
Berry Nutty Quinoa Salad is a perfect make-ahead dish. You can have the berries chopped in one container, the quinoa in another, and the roasted almonds in the smallest one. Even the dressing can be made ahead of time. In fact, the dressing just gets better with time. So, you can have everything prepared before going away and toss it all together at mealtime. (You can find the Berry Nutty Quinoa Salad recipe here).
Summer Strawberry Bread tastes like summer in a loaf pan. Baked without a mixer, this quick bread is super simple to make. And it’s a great way to use fresh summer berries. Whether you go berry picking or buy them from the grocery store, Summer Strawberry Bread is a sweet and healthy bread that is sure to please.
With a soft, moist texture and bits of strawberry baked throughout, it’s hard to decide if this bread is breakfast, snack food, or dessert. Either way, Strawberry Bread is the perfect balance of fluffy bread with vanilla and fruit-flavoured sweetness. (You can find the Summer Strawberry Bread recipe here).
Strawberry Guacamole is a fun twist on the classic dish. With a lightly sweetened flavour, strawberries beautifully replace tomatoes in more traditional recipes. This simple change adds a really flavourful twist. The sweet berries add a pop of flavour that’s so unlike any other guacamole.
With only six ingredients, Strawberry Guacamole may be one of the easiest guacamole recipes that you’ll ever make. Simply mash the avocados with the lime juice, cilantro and salt. Mix in the strawberries and onions and you’re done! Within ten minutes you have a recipe that’s ready for barbeques, summer gatherings, or snack time. (Check out the Strawberry Guacamole recipe here).
Some days, you just need a quick and easy throw together meal. Mexican Rice and Black Beans Bowl is all that and more. Simply throw a few ingredients in a pot and let the rice make itself. You have to love one-pot recipes!
Filled with a little pop of chilli flavour, Mexican Rice and Black Beans Bowl is a savoury, comforting meal. You can enjoy it as a side dish or as its own meal. Either way, this dish is satisfying and delicious. (You can find the Mexican Rice and Black Bran Bowl recipe here).
When it comes to pasta, there’s nothing as simple as pasta with tomato sauce. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s a classic. Unfortunately, tomato sauce can sometimes get a bad rap – tasting boring, bland and totally blah.
Cottage Cheese Tomato Sauce is anything but bland, with pops of flavour from fresh basil, garlic, onion, balsamic vinegar, cottage cheese and red pepper flakes. This dish is the perfect combination of creamy, cheesy and richly flavoured tomato sauce. (Check out the Rich and Creamy Cottage Cheese Tomato Sauce recipe here).
Whether it’s a big party or a small get together, there is always too much food. Which means one thing, leftovers. Lots and lots of leftovers.
Leftover Tuna Salad Patties is a simple and tasty way to use leftover tuna salad. Within 30 minutes you can have a new meal that’s wonderfully delicious. Each patty taste like a perfectly flavoured tuna sandwich that you can enjoy with or without the bread.
Best of all, you can cook up a bunch of these patties and save them for later. That’s right! There’s no need to eat them all right away. Leftover Tuna Salad Patties are easily freezable. Simply place the patties in a freezer bag and they’re good for three months. (You can find the Leftover Tuna Salad Patties recipe here).
White Wine Summer Salmon is a perfect simple meal. Whether you’re up at the cottage or enjoying dinner at home, this is a truly easy dish. Made with only five ingredients, this salmon is ready in only 20 minutes, but it tastes like you’ve been cooking all day.
At first bite, White Wine Summer Salmon has a wonderfully floral flavour. But as you continue to enjoy the fish, you notice the lemon, fresh basil and roasted garlic. That’s one of the best things about this recipe – each ingredient truly adds to the overall flavour. (Check out the White Wine Summer Salmon recipe here).
A quick and easy chicken dish that you can enjoy any day of the week! Apple Teriyaki Chicken is a lightly fruity, asian-inspired dish that is sure to please. And it’s ready in just 30 minutes.
Apple Teriyaki Chicken is a delicious, juicy chicken marinated in a lightly sweetened, fruity flavoured teriyaki sauce. You can whip up the sauce ahead of time and even marinade the chicken during the day.
Once your chicken is finish marinating, it’s time to bake. And in 20 minutes, you’ll have an amazing chicken that everyone in the family will love. (Find the Apple Teriyaki Chicken recipe here).
These are the BEST Two Bite Brownies!! Decadent, chocolatey brownies that are sweet, satisfying, and yes, low fat. Now you can enjoy every rich and creamy bite. These brownies are so moist, no one will ever know that they are skinny desserts.
Each bite is jam-packed with melt in your mouth chocolatey goodness. With lightly sweetened chocolate batter and ooey gooey chocolate chips, you can eat away your chocolate craving in just two bites. Or, savour it and nibble your way through. However you decide to enjoy it, Two Bite Brownies are simply delicious. (You can find the Two Bite Brownies recipe here).
Now that you know my family’s favourite Quick and Easy Summertime Recipes, what are you going to make first?
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