Friday, July 9, 2010

20 Must-Eat Summer Recipes

Aimee, of Artsyville, recently wrote about the weekly creative prompt called weekword. This week's word is FLAVOR, so I thought now is the perfect time for me to jump in.

The flavors of summer can't be beat and, luckily, many of them can be prepared with little or no stove usage.

Celebrate the Season:

A Campfire Breakfast (Simple Bites)
Strawberry Jam (Mandy Gerth)
No Need For a Stove salads ( Indie Fixx)

The Perfect Summer Salad (The Baker's Daughter)
Chinese Cabbage, Fennel, and Daylily Salad (So Wabi Sabi)
Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad (Smitten Kitchen)

On The Grill:
Spicy Mango-Pineapple Hot Dogs (Coconut & Lime)
Grilled Pizza There's nothing like it! (Serious Eats)
Strawberry Salsa & Burgers (Everybody Likes Sandwiches)

Refreshing Sips:
Raspberry Rosemary Cooler (Maya Made)
Strawberry Lemon Mint Daiquiris (A Foothill Home Companion)
Green Smoothie Cocktails (Shivaya Naturals)
The Porch Swing (Smitten Kitchen)

Sweets and Treats:
Variety of Tarts (Angry Chicken)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (Joy the Baker)
50 Homemade Popsicle Recipes Includes great popsicle-making tips (Growing a Green Family)
Ice Cream Sandwich Pops (Living Locurto)

Misc Summer Eats:
Giant Black Bean Salad (101 Cookbooks via Soulemama)
Lots of Noodles Each of these recipes can be eaten cold—perfect! (Which Name?)

Oh! And I can't write a food post without mentioning my new fav cook e-book:
Healthy Snacks To Go. Highly recommended!


  1. that is one flavorful roundup! chocolate chip cookie dough balls are first on my list!

  2. Sounds great Amy!
    Your photo looks refreshing!

  3. Chocolate chip cookie dough balls? Sound yummy! Thanks for the goodies list.


  4. That meal looks delicious and cool. We drink out of jars here too! It's like drinks just taste better that way. :) Thanks for the list. This is wonderful for when I run out of ideas-which is often lately. I'll just blame the heat. It's the heat melting my brain cells. Have a great weekend!

  5. Oh thank you so lovely...yum yum! We are cooking lots of indial dishes tonight (really hot here, so feels appropriate)...hubby just gone off to buy curry leaves and coriander!

  6. THats some extra awesome food goodness there! I have been focusing greatly on as many no cooking required meals as possible these hot days!


  7. You named my favourite first! :D

  8. What a perfect list for all this hot weather we have! I think I might try my own versions of grilled pizza and strawberry salsa. Great ideas!

  9. This is such a yummie list!! I am looking forward to try some myself! Thanks soooo much for sharing. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

  10. Thank you for including my pesto recipe! I hope my basil (and garden) is surviving during my absence...

  11. ooh - so many good recipes! thanks for including mine :) now i'm off to find out more about the word prompt project.

  12. I gave this a mention on my fan page. I'm such a sucker for summertime treats!

  13. Thank you for including me in your yummy food list...looks like a lot of great recipes to check out.

  14. Oh, yum! Just what I need to get me out of my rut!

  15. Thinking of you!
    (That water looks incredibly refreshing I must add) xo

  16. Came to visit you and to wish you a lovely merry happy weekend! I am thinking of you too! :) Love to yoU!