Summer is cause for many celebrations: School’s out, the weather is fine, and most importantly, the cooking is easy. With all the grilling and outdoor barbecues along with fresh produce like berries, tomatoes, and corn, summer is always a cook's favorite time of the year and one when we relish in using our culinary skills to the max.
We’re excited about summer, but we’re even more excited but everything we’re going to make. To help get your culinary gears into shape, we’ve put together a list of our favorite go-to recipes that we’re sure are going to make more than one appearance in our kitchens this summer.
These recipes are new and creative, perfect for summer, and there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s a classic staple like potato salad or coleslaw, or new creations like a spicy version of ceviche, these are recipes that we think make the cut for summer.
Looking to get fit for the summer but can’t imagine the season without coleslaw? We’ve got a healthy version that uses a low-fat Greek yogurt as its base, so you can enjoy your creamy salad and still feel good in your bathing suit. To make use of those beautiful heirlooms tomatoes this summer, there’s a bright, refreshing, and beautiful watermelon and tomato salad that will impress your guests. Not only are we looking at summer-specific recipes, but we’ve even gone as far as to take some of our favorite winter recipes and convert them to a grilling masterpiece so that they’re just perfect for summer.
We’re all excited that summer is finally here, so join us in celebrating with our 25 favorite go-to recipes.
Anne Dolce is the Cook editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce