Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. With the holiday behind us, it’s time to start planning out the meals we’ll be cooking up this season. During the warmer months of the year, we prefer simple, stress-free recipes that offer flavor and health benefits without demanding hours of prep time in the kitchen. Here, we’ve gathered a few of easy summer recipes we plan to make over the next few months. We think you’ll want to try them, too.
Summer is tomato season. What better way to showcase the seasonal veggie than with a straightforward galette recipe? This one includes feta cheese, which has just the right bite to complement the sweetness of the tomatoes. Wrap it all up in a buttery crust for a simple dinner that looks fancy without being fussy.
Salmon is always in our weeknight rotation this time of year. Not only is it healthy and delicious — a tasty filet can be prepped and ready to eat within an hour. In this recipe, salmon is served alongside ripe summer veggies for a seasonal feast that requires no hassle at all.
Next on our list of easy summer recipes is this vegan Buddha bowl from Eat With Clarity, which is almost too pretty to eat. It has sweet potatoes, chickpeas, kale and more, which make it a great meal to make when you’re craving a healthy dose of veggies. Even meat-eaters will enjoy this hearty, nutrient-packed bowl of goodness.
Fresh basil is another popular summertime ingredient. We love this summer pesto recipe from Taste of Home, which requires garlic, Parmesan, olive oil and parsley along with the basil. Simply puree the ingredients in a food processor for a quick sauce that’s fit for pasta, salmon, salad or anything else you feel like eating with it.
Lastly, this shrimp and pineapple taco recipe makes taco night quick and delicious. The subtle flavors of shrimp pair perfectly with the sweet, tart taste of pineapple. Plan to serve these with some chips and guac for an easy summer meal.
Want more summer recipes? We got ’em here: