Summer Recipes

Fresh salads, fruit desserts, everything off the grill, and frosty cold drinks. Get the recipes that make summer shine.

Community Picks

Summer Corn Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 365
This fresh and flavorful salad features buttery yellow corn tossed with chunks of tomato and onion with a fresh basil vinaigrette.
By Allrecipes Member

Chicken Salad with Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato

Rating: 4.5 stars 307
This chicken salad has a creamy dressing and is best served over crisp lettuce leaves.
By Allrecipes Member

Mediterranean Summer Tomatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 64
This is a very simple and yummy side dish. I learned in while living in France from an old Mediterranean lady. This is always a hit!
By Scarlett

Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad

Rating: 5 stars 29
This salad is perfect for summer BBQs. The fruit makes it tasty.

30 No-Cook Summer Meals to Chill Out a Heat Wave

If you can't stand the heat, why make it hotter by cooking? Try these recipes for easy no-cook summer meals instead. 
By Vanessa Greaves

Mid-Summer Italian Bread Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 207
Everything in this salad is fresh, except the bread! Prepare this salad by using a loaf of artisan bread or rosemary bread that is a touch stale. If your bread is too fresh, toast it until it is about half as dried and crunchy as a crouton.
By Allrecipes Member

Tasty BBQ Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.5 stars 231
This is corn on the cob cooked on the grill with spices and butter. It makes for a yummy side dish to any meal! Try it with fresh garlic and onion.
By Allrecipes Member

30 Recipes You'll Want to Make All Summer Long

We've created the best summer menus that you won't get tired of making. So these dinner, side, and dessert recipes will be on your rotation all season long. 
By Bailey Fink

Green Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars 52
A cold, no-cook soup packed with fresh vegetables!

Best Ever Blueberry Cobbler

Rating: 4.5 stars 1144
This recipe works great with other cobbler fruit and is an excellent light dessert that isn't too sweet! Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
By Jen

Amelia's Tuna Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 160
This macaroni salad will remind you of Grandma's. I love this when the weather is warm. One of the basic comfort foods!

Mom's Zucchini Bread

Rating: 5 stars 10926
A moist and delicious zucchini bread flavored with walnuts and cinnamon. Easy to bake and freeze, this recipe makes two loaves.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's 7 Laws of Grilling
Get Chef John's beer-in-hand grilling tips, plus five of his favorite recipes.
15 Ridiculously Quick and Easy Summer Dinners
Summer time and the living is easy — and so it should be. Here are simple supper recipes that can be whipped up in about 15 minutes.
No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake
Rating: 4.5 stars 171

That you can make this lovely, sweet treat without turning on the oven is probably enough of a reason to give this serious consideration. Besides the taste and light mousse-like texture, I think your guests will enjoy the iconic stars and stripes design provided by the fresh blueberries and strawberries. USA! USA! USA!