Firstly, stuff my face with as much delightful summer produce as I can handle (the first tomatoes of summer leave me weak in the knees), and secondly, spend as much time as possible enjoying the beautiful weather. Luckily these recipes offer up a delicious compromise — flavorful meals full of the best fruits and veggies the season has to offer, and quick and easy dishes that allow you to spend less time slaving over a hot stove and more time enjoying alfresco dining.
With a dollop of fresh pesto, this sweet corn chowder proves that soup in the summer is definitely a good idea.
This skirt steak grilled cheese is actually cooked on the grill, making it perfect for your next barbecue.
Full of fresh veggies, cured meats and cheese, this gluten-free antipasto pasta salad is a great picnic dish.
This fast and flavorful one-pot stir-fry gives you maximum yum with minimal time spent in a hot kitchen.
Spicy chicken and cool, crisp veggies combine here for a totally refreshing summer salad.
This lightened-up mushroom fettuccine is the perfect summer comfort food for when you're craving sweater weather.
This one-skillet tortilla pie is ready in under an hour, and cleanup is a cinch, meaning you won't be trapped in a hot kitchen for any longer than is necessary.
These pulled chicken fajita sandwiches are made in a slow cooker, so you won't even have to heat up the stove or oven to get dinner on the table.
These healthy tacos with mango are served with a tangy slaw that'll fit right in at all your summer barbecues.
Keep it light in the hot weather with these tasty veggie burgers, served with a bright tomato-mango chutney that you'll be spooning onto everything.
This picnic staple gets a healthy makeover with peppery arugula and sweet red peppers in this summery recipe.
Keep things low carb this summer and still get your pizza fix (because no one should go without pizza!) with this pesto-cauliflower pizza crust.
This easy summer meal is loaded with veggies, keeping things nice and healthy, while apricot-glazed chicken will fill you right up.
Tacos and warm weather go hand in hand, and thanks to your slow cooker, you won't even be stuck in the kitchen making this carne asada recipe.
These totally craveable mini sundaes come in their own edible bowls, and they're perfectly portion-sized so you won't accidentally overindulge.
Bright lemon and sweet blueberries keep these mini cheesecakes from tasting anything but light.
These vegan Meyer lemon mini tarts will please any sweet tooth, and best of all, you won't even have to turn on the oven.
Ice cream sandwiches get an adult twist in this recipe thanks to creamy, boozy Irish cream liqueur.
Make the most of summer produce with a mixed-berry pie baked in a gluten-free crust that everyone can enjoy.
Refreshing yet decadent, this raspberry-chocolate ice cream is the ultimate summer indulgence.
Forget the junk you can buy in the frozen aisle at the store — these tiramisu ice pops are totally transcendent.
Cool and refreshing with a hint of lime, these cucumber-mint wine coolers are perfect by the pool.
Your favorite drink from childhood gets the summer treatment thanks to plenty of ice cream in this nostalgic recipe.
These alcohol-free frozen strawberry-mint drinks will kick any party up a notch.
Put your grill to good use this summer by whipping up a batch of these insanely flavorful grilled pineapple and toasted coconut piña coladas.
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