28 Delicious Summer Recipes

The weather is warm and the markets are abundant. Enjoy!

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Corn on the Cob with Lemon-Basil Butter

This classic barbecue staple is grilled and dressed up with lemon-basil butter.

Corn on the Cob with Lemon-Basil Butter

If corn is not in season around you, try Squash Blossom Fritters.

honey glazed grilled plums recipe
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Honey-Glazed Grilled Plums

The grilling doesn't need to stop after dinner. Serve these plums with a scoop of ice cream for the perfect summer dessert.

Honey-Glazed Grilled Plums

barramundi with fresh peach salsa
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Barramundi with Fresh Peach Salsa

The buttery, mild taste and texture of barramundi make it a perfect backdrop for the peach salsa in this dish. Also, it has significantly fewer calories and environmental impact than salmon or steak.

Barramundi with Fresh Peach Salsa recipe

White Gazpacho

White gazpacho offers a cool take on this summertime favorite.

White Gazpacho recipe.

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Roasted Red Pepper and Herb Dip

A must-serve at your next summer party.

Roasted Red Pepper and Herb Dip recipe

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Cucumber and Winter Purslane Yogurt Salad

A cool and refreshing salad perfect for a warm spring day.

Cucumber and Winter Purslane Yogurt Salad recipe.

Tomato, Fava Bean and Smoked Gouda Salad

An Easy and refreshing summer salad, this dish is a perfect seasonal side dish.

Tomato, Fava Bean and Smoked Gouda Salad recipe.

Rotini with Cheesy Zucchini

This pasta is easy to make and features the summer staple, zucchini.

Rotini with Cheesy Zucchini recipe.

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Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp

Blueberries are traditional in this recipe, but if you can't find them, feel free to use strawberries.

Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp recipe

Charles Schiller
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Sweet and Tangy Melon Slaw

This recipe makes for the perfect picnic side dish.

Sweet and Tangy Melon Slaw recipe.

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Strawberry and Rhubarb Soup with Yoghurt Sorbet

Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill Restaurant and Blue Hill at Stone Barns shares this simple recipe using two of summer's most delicious farmers' market finds.

Strawberry and Rhubarb Soup with Yoghurt Sorbet recipe.

Squash Blossom Fritters

These delicate fritters are the perfect summer side.

Squash Blossom Fritters.

James Baigrie
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Vegetable Grill with Balsamic-Red Wine Glaze

Serve this side dish at your next backyard barbecue.

Vegetable Grill with Balsamic-Red Wine Glaze recipe.

Spaghetti with Artichokes, Beans and Spinach

Adding fresh veggies and beans makes this quick dish healthy too.

Spaghetti with Artichokes, Beans and Spinach recipe.

Miki Duisterhof
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Nectarine Cream Cheese Tartlets

Sweet nectarines over a creamy tart, a perfect combination.

Nectarine Cream Cheese Tartlets recipe

James Baigrie
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Avocado and Strawberries with Honey Vinaigrette

Perfect for a first course or even a dessert on any hot summer day.

Avocado and Strawberries with Honey Vinaigrette recipe

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Bruschetta with Roasted Peppers

A delicious twist on the classic tomato bruschetta.

Bruschetta with Roasted Peppers recipe.

Charles Schiller
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Tomato and Camembert Tart

This recipe makes good use of summer's camembert cheese and fresh tomatoes.

Tomato and Camembert Tart recipe.

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Cherry-Vanilla Ice Cream

It's never too hot or cold to enjoy homemade ice cream.

Cherry-Vanilla Ice Cream recipe

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Sprouted French Toast with Peaches and Cashews

By using sprouted whole grain bread instead of white French bread, this classic breakfast gets a healthy twist.

Sprouted French Toast with Peaches and Cashews recipe.

Tomato, Melon and Cucumber Salad

Juicy melon adds a sweet surprise to this salad.

Tomato, Melon and Cucumber Salad recipe.

Grilled Nectarines

A simple summertime dessert sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Grilled Nectarines recipe.

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Yogurt Cake with Blueberry Sauce

You can use this sauce over ice cream and cakes all season long.

Yogurt Cake with Blueberry Sauce recipe

Miki Duisterhof
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Pasta with Garden Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

The perfect dish to show off your garden's tomatoes.

Pasta with Garden Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella recipe.

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Salsa Fresca

Fresh salsa is perfect for parties or for spicing up scrambled eggs and grilled fish.

Salsa Fresca recipe.

James Baigrie
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Broiled Tomatoes with Farro Salad

A unexpected BBQ side dish, if you're in a hurry substitute a quick-cooking grain or pasta such as couscous, orzo or instant brown rice for farro.

Broiled Tomatoes with Farro Salad recipe.

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Cucumber Crudité Dip

Pair this with other seasonal veggies and it's the perfect appetizer for any outdoor gathering.

Cucumber Crudité recipe.

Eggplant and Olive Pâté

A quick and healthy side dish.

Eggplant and Olive Pâté recipe.