Easy-To-Make Summer Recipes

Summertime vacation is the perfect time to indulge in fresh veggies and fresh fruit, and with a little creativity, you can whip up easy recipes that will please everyone. If you’re staying in a rental house and have access to a kitchen, you can enjoy vacation recipes by preparing your other nights’ favorites.

An outdoor barbecue grill sizzling with perfect and delicious food, set against a backdrop of summer skies and lush greenery
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South Carolina-style chicken salad can be a delightful lunch option, bringing a taste of the coast to your table. For a light yet satisfying dessert, why not try combining strawberries with a bit of whipped cream?

Make Easy Summer Recipes

When it comes to easy dinners, consider making a sheet pan meal with green beans, chicken, and potatoes, which requires minimal prep and allows you to enjoy all the flavors with very little cleanup. Store any leftovers in the fridge for a hassle-free meal the next day. If you have an Instant Pot or slow cooker at your disposal, preparing dishes like flavorful fish with rice becomes super simple, allowing you more time in the morning to relax and enjoy your holiday.

If you have an Instant Pot or slow cooker at your disposal, you can prepare a hearty meal that’s ready to eat after a day of adventure. Don’t forget to throw a burger night, which is always a hit and lets kids love getting involved in making their own patties. Remember, with the right meal prep and easy recipe choices, you can save time and enjoy more of your vacation. Whether it’s a salad of fresh vegetables or some melted chocolate over fresh fruit, these summer vacation recipes are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Here are some of the perfect summertime vacation recipes. They’re a good way to get you into the mood for your own summer holidays or just to learn about some new dishes!

Summer Recipes For You

Looking for quick and delicious recipes to enjoy during your summertime? Look no further! Here are some mouthwatering recipes that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, making them best for those lazy summer days at the beach house or when you simply want to spend more time enjoying the outdoors.

Piña Colada: Enhanced With A Zesty Lemon Juice Twist

This ridiculously tasty tropical drink with a smooth finish is a must-try. Blend white rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and ice until completely smooth. Serve it chilled and garnish with a pineapple slice for that extra touch of summertime. For a savory snack, pair it with a handful of potato chips.

  • The recipes are as follow:
  1. Add the white rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, slice chunks, and ice to a blender and blend until completely smooth. Blend until completely smooth.
  2. Pour the golden rum into the glasses, then top with the rum to taste.
  3. If desired, decorate with a pineapple slice and leaves for prop styling.

Fresh pineapple fruit and Pina Colada cocktail served in a tropical setting, evoking the essence of sunny days relaxation.

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Korean Chili BBQ

Add some excitement to your BBQ with these Korean chicken kebabs recipes that only take just a few minutes to prep. Marinate the chicken in a mixture of ginger, sesame oil, and soy sauce, a few ingredients that pack a punch. Then thread them onto skewers and grill until best cooked. Brush them with a sweet, sour, and spicy glaze that features a hit of hot sauce for a flavor explosion. Don’t forget to sprinkle spring onions on top for a pop of color and freshness. Serve them with a side of mozzarella cheese-stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches, and maybe throw in some hot dogs for those who appreciate the classics. Prepping some components ahead of time can make your BBQ experience even smoother and more enjoyable.

  • The recipes are as follow:
  1. To start the recipe, toss the chicken with ginger, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Each thigh should be strung on metal skewers, with one side of each skewer piercing the leg. Continue threading the chicken, packing it securely onto the skewers as you go. When you’re ready to cook, chill and have fun. The glaze’s components should be combined.
  2. Heat the grill. When using a charcoal BBQ, wait until the embers have turned ashen before beginning to cook. On each side, cook the kebab for 5-8 minutes (depending on the heat). Start painting the glaze once the food is properly blackened but not yet cooked through. The trick to good sticky chicken is spreading the glaze in layers and rotating the kebab frequently because if the honey is heated for too long, it will catch.
  3. After the glaze has been consumed and the chicken is thoroughly cooked (this will take about 20 minutes), transfer it to a plate, let it cool for five minutes, and then serve it with spring onions on the side for the wow factor and good food styling.

Korean Chili BBQ: Grilled meat marinated in spicy-sweet sauce, served with traditional side dishes, a staple of Korean cuisine.

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Fresh Salad

Impress your guests with this vibrant and refreshing salad recipes that requires no cooking. Combine fresh summertime veggies like cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and radishes with spinach and beans. Sprinkle avocados, feta, and herbs on top, then drizzle with a dressing made from lemon juice, olive oil, and just the right amount of sour cream. It’s the best accompaniment to grilled shrimp or rotisserie chicken.

  • The recipes are as follow:
  1. With the exception of a few herb leaves for the salad recipe, combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a food processor. You can also finely chop them.  The dressing can be prepared up to 24 hours before serving.
  2. Place the spinach and beans on a big plate. Toss lightly with your hands after placing the mango, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and radishes on top. The recipe calls for avocados, feta, and herbs to be sprinkled on top of the salad before a dressing is added. For non-vegan guests, you may also add shrimp, fresh seafood, or sausage bits.

Colorful vegetable and fruit salad, featuring vibrant greens, reds, and yellows, tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing.

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Fruit Drizzle Cake Recipe

Indulge in delectable fruit drizzle cake recipes that’s incredibly easy to make. Choose your favorite fruits, like fresh berries or even avocado, and incorporate them into a moist and flavorful cake batter. Bake it to perfection, and then top it off with a sweet fruit drizzle made from citrus juice and crushed fruit. Enjoy a slice of this cake with a glass of chilled white wine.

  • The recipes are as follow:
  1. Oven: 180°C/160°F fan/gas 4. To start this recipe, a long strip of baking paper should be used to line the base and ends of a 900g/2lb loaf pan. Combine the caster sugar, butter, eggs, flour, and vanilla essence in a large basin. Using an electric hand mixer, beat the ingredients for 5 minutes until they are pale and creamy. The batter will be extremely thick.
  2. 50g of the fruit (even avocado) should be distributed over one-third of the cake batter recipe in the baking pan. After carefully dotting and spreading another 1/3 of the cake batter, sprinkle another 50 g of fruit (even avocado) on top. Then, gently distribute the remaining cake mix over the top using the back of a spoon. Bake for one hour until a skewer is inserted and removed cleanly.
  3. Use a skewer to poke holes all over the cake in the bread pan. Place the remaining 75g of fruit (even avocado) and the sugar in a bowl. With a fork, stir in 1 tbsp of the citrus juice, slightly crushing the fruit as you go. Add a little extra liquid if it seems a little dry, then pour it over the cake. Let the tasty cake rest in the bread pan. For the wow factor, wait until it has cooled and the topping is crisp and firm.

A close-up photograph capturing the vibrant colors and enticing textures of a homemade fruit drizzle cake adorned with fresh berries.

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Chicken One-Pot

For a hassle-free recipes, try this light and refreshing chicken dish. Coat the chicken in seasoned flour, brown it in a pan with oil, and add crispy bacon for extra flavor. Then, let it simmer with potatoes, summertime veggies, and just the right amount of spices. It’s a big batch recipe that can be enjoyed by the whole family, whether it’s for taco night or a week-long summertime gathering.

  • The recipes are as follow:
  1. Season the flour and the chicken. In a covered pan, heat the oil. Brown the chicken in groups if necessary before transferring it to a plate. Fry the bacon for 5 minutes or until crisp.
  2. Replace the chicken in the pan. Cover and boil for 30 minutes; add the potatoes after 10 minutes.
  3. Check the chicken and potatoes for doneness before adding the cheese, other vegetables, and spice. Simmer for 5 minutes more, uncovered.
  4. Do a little food styling as if you’re Audrey Davis or Heather Chadduck Hillegas (a prop styling expert) before serving and eating.

Pasta Salad

When it comes to quick and versatile recipes, pasta salad is a go-to option. Cook your favorite pasta until al dente, then toss it with a variety of ingredients like veggies, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and tortilla chips for added crunch. Add a zesty dressing made from lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs. This one-night wonder recipe is a crowd-pleaser and requires only five ingredients.

  • The recipes are as follow:
  1. In a pot, put enough water to cook your pasta, and add salt and a drizzle of oil.
  2. Let your pasta boil for 6-7 minutes until it is al dente.
  3. In another pan, pour your pasta sauce of choice and bring it to a boil. This is where you can add some spices that you think might go well with the pasta sauce that you are using. You can even add some proteins by adding fresh shrimp and other vegetables.
  4. Once you are satisfied with the taste of your sauce, put your pasta in and mix it together. You can now serve your pasta with some garnish, and if you are cooking for a special person, add a little prop styling by topping it with fresh herbs or extra cheese.

With these recipes, you can enjoy a perfect summertime getaway without spending too much time in the kitchen. They are packed with fresh flavors, require minimal ingredients, and are sure to please the whole family on a hot day or any other occasion. So, grab your ingredients, get cooking, and savor the taste of summertime with these delightful dishes.

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Last Updated on January 16, 2023 by Shulammite Jan Languido

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