This is your Ultimate Summer Recipe Guide that includes over 50 healthy summer recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as drinks, “dranks” and desserts!


Each idea is pinnable so feel free to pin what you love so you can easily access them when the time comes.

Breakfast: Smoothies, Yogurt, and Biscuits!

The Perfect Blueberry Biscuits With Lemon Glaze

This recipe for blueberry biscuits with a lemon glaze makes for a delicious treat in the summer or any time of year!  Lush, ripe blueberries (or use dried!) in a flaky buttermilk biscuit with a sweet lemon glaze on the top make for a perfect mouth-watering appetizer.

Saving Talents

Delicious Breakfast Bars With Berries And Granola

These beautiful breakfast bars are packed with a balance of protein, carbs, and antioxidant-rich berries to get your day started out with a burst of delicious nutrition. These are great to prep ahead of time for busy mornings when you need to be well-nourished! Kids love them, too!

Wendy Hilton

Kale Pineapple Smoothie

Start your day with this refreshing kale pineapple smoothie! It’s super green, packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and tastes amazing!

Nourish Plate

Blueberry Broccoli Smoothie

This Blueberry Broccoli Smoothie is loaded with good-for-your-health fruits and vegetables that will give you the needed boost to make any day brighter! It is delicious and nourishing, and yet simple to make!

Nourish Plate

Pesto Egg Muffins

Eggs are one of the most popular breakfast foods and for a great reason. These Pesto Egg Muffins are always a hit! I just had to share this healthy recipe with you… Keto Pesto Egg Muffin WITH Collagen Protein!

Optimized Life

Optimized Coffee

If you’re like me, coffee is literally the first thing need in the morning. If I don’t have it, I wouldn’t be able to adult! Either way, there is nothing better than a good old cup of joe. I’m embarrassed to admit this but… sometimes coffee is actually my breakfast. Because of this, I started looking for ways to make my coffee “intentional” by looking for ways to add nutritional value to it. I did it! Not only is it beneficial but its delicious as well. Optimized Life has the perfect coffee recipe for you!

Optimized Life

Lunch: Summer Salads and Soup

Mandarin Orange Kale Salad

Mandarin Orange Kale Salad is a refreshing dish to make during the spring and summer. With fresh kale, juicy mandarin oranges, blueberries, pickled onions, pine nuts, and toasted almonds slices all marinated in a light lemon vinaigrette, this salad checks the boxes for nutrition and leaves you feeling satisfied.

Such A Sweetheart

Strawberry Chicken Salad With Maple Glaze Dressing

This EASY Strawberry Chicken Salad and the Creamy Maple Dressing that goes with it are SO addictive you’ll be craving it every day!  The perfect summer salad!

Delicious On A Dime

Barbecued Peach Salad With Vinaigrette Dressing

Barbecued peaches are usually served sweet as a dessert, but they work brilliantly in this lovely summery salad.  The BBQ brings out the richness and depth of flavor and the residual sweetness works beautifully with the salty halloumi.

Attachment Mummy

Summer Tomato Herb & Avocado Salad

Summer tomatoes are at their finest right now, so you should really make this Vegetarian & Whole30 Quick Tomato Salad with fresh herbs, cucumbers, and avocado! It’s made with fresh heirloom tomatoes, cucumber & avocado, then it’s tossed with thinly sliced shallots, fresh basil, and thyme. Just when you think it can’t get any better, it’s drizzled in the best and easiest herby balsamic vinaigretteI like to serve it with grilled chicken for a complete meal or leave it as-is for a vegetarian side dish.

Cook At Home Mom

Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup With Fresh Dill

This super easy and refreshing chilled soup is perfect for a hot summer day. It’s a simple recipe that you assemble in just a few minutes without ever needing to turn on your stove. This simple and healthy soup is a delicious way to use up some fresh dill and cucumbers from your garden or local farmers’ market!

Herb Garden Info

Healthiest Leafy Greens Plus Recipes!

Green is such a beautiful color. There is something about it that is organic and refreshing. It just so happens to be my favorite color! Guess what else I love that is green… GREEN VEGGIES! I have the best greens and yummy recipes for each!

Optimized Life

Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

Summer vegetable pasta salad is a delicious healthy pasta salad that is gluten-free and vegan.  Plant-based pasta and in-season vegetables help to make this dish bright and delicious!

Momma Fit Lynsey

Sweet Broccoli Apple Pasta Salad

This healthy but still creamy side dish is fresh and deliciously full of sweet honey crisp apple, carrots, broccoli, and raisins all mixed with pasta. The whole side dish is served with a creamy yogurt dressing. This recipe is always a hit with a crowd! Plus it’s vegetarian without trying, and can be made gluten-free or dairy-free pretty easily.

On My Kids Plate

Blueberry Avocado Spinach Salad

Spinach salad has never been better with this Blueberry & Avocado Spinach Salad. Sweet berries, creamy avocado, almonds, & goat cheese come together in a healthy lemon poppyseed dressing for a healthy summer salad.

Mae’s Menu

Greek Watermelon Salad

This Greek Watermelon Salad is a refreshing, vegetarian summer salad made with a unique combination of watermelon, feta cheese, cucumber, red onion, mint leaves, and a simple olive oil dressing.

Greek Bowl 2 Soul

Dinner: On the grill

Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

If you are following Weight Watchers, this is the perfect summer recipe for you. The shrimp and vegetables are free under the new Weight Watchers Freestyle Program. The only Ingredient that counts towards your points is the olive oil.

Drugstore Divas

Chili Lime Shrimp Pineapple Skewers

While these Chili Lime Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers make an easy weeknight meal, we’ve also made them for summertime BBQs, 4th of July parties and more! Heck, sometimes I get a craving for them in the middle of the winter and I make them right in my oven! 

Momma Lew

One Pan Chicken Fajitas

An entire meal with only five ingredients and one pan? Yes, please! Our One Pan Chicken Fajitas are a busy week-night dream. Throw some diced peppers and onions on a sheet pan, place chicken on top, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and sprinkle on that flavorful fajita spice! Bake for 30 minutes and dinner is served!

Fresh Simple Home

Grilled Chicken Shawarma

A gluten-free and paleo grilled chicken shawarma recipe served with a dairy-free yogurt tahini sauce and marinated veggies. This Arabic meal packs in so much flavor and is guaranteed to be a showstopper dinner!

Strength And Sunshine

Grilled Cod

Grilled Cod with a flavorful garlic glaze is a healthy and delicious meal to add to your dinner menu. Just a few simple ingredients in this easy grilled fish recipe! 

Out Grilling

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

When the weather starts warming up, all I can think of is getting outside and grilling. One of my favorite cuts of meat for grilling is pork. It is so versatile and can be made in so many ways, like my delicious Hawaiian Pork Kabobs.

Jen Around The World

Charred Curried Cauliflower

A colorful and tasty curried cauliflower steak recipe. Simple to make on the grill or roasted in the oven. These charred cauliflower steaks are the perfect vegetarian weeknight dinner, ready to eat in under 30 minutes!

Peel With Zeal

Dinner: From Your Kitchen

Zucchini Casserole

This Zucchini Casserole is loaded with fresh zucchini, summer squash and tomatoes then sprinkled with a light crunchy topping.  It’s a fabulous, healthy side dish that is so easy to make!

To Simply Inspire

Classic French Ratatouille

A classic French ratatouille recipe that is vegan, gluten-free but has lots of flavour.

Bacon Is Magic

Easy Air Fryer Blackened Salmon

An easy Air Fryer Blackened Salmon recipe that only takes 3 ingredients and is delicious and ready to eat in around 10 minutes.

Where’d My Sanity Go

Delicious Desserts

Grilled Peaches With Honey Mascapone

This Grilled Peaches Recipe is the perfect treat for the warm summer weather! This quick and easy vegetarian recipe works great as a dessert or an appetizer to parties. Pair with Honey Mascarpone and fresh thyme for the perfect finish.

Erhardt’s Eats

No-Bake Low-Carb Cheesecake

You are going to love this insanely easy and delicious sugar-free Keto No-Bake Cheesecake. It’s rich, creamy, and has a zesty flavor that you can’t get out of your mind. It’s delightful and just in time for all those summer parties and events. Plus, it’s keto, low carb, gluten-free, and grain-free!

Love Joy Bake

The best chocolate mousse recipe only 4 ingredients

Hey guys the bored baker here! I wanted to share with y’all the best dessert ever. This is the best chocolate mousse I have ever had. It only takes four common ingredients you have in your home.

The Bored Baker

Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

I feel it… at-home ice cream machines are going to be the #1 summer item for 2020. Well, that and above ground pools. There is nothing better on a hot summer day than going inside and making your very own ice cream. Get your healthy homemade ice cream recipes here!

Optimized Life

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Salad

A simple red white and blue cheesecake salad dessert is perfect for celebrating the 4th of July. And it’s quick and easy to make with only a couple minutes of prep time

Low Carb Yum

Grilled Tropical Fruit with Almond-Ricotta Sauce

 A quick, simple solution for keeping your kitchen cool – dessert on the grill! Warm, caramelized pineapple, and bananas are perfectly accented by a sweet almond-ricotta sauce. For a final flourish – add a few refreshing, beautiful summer berries! So easy yet so impressive! ~

Two Healthy Kitchens

Gluten Free Berry Crisp

This gluten free berry crisp recipe is made without oats, which technically makes it a berry crumble. A quick google search has taught me that crisps generally contain oats, while crumbles usually don’t. But despite the fact that this berry crisp does not contain any oats, it will still be referred to as a crisp in this blog post because that sounds nicer, fresher, and more hopeful.

A Sweet Alternative

No Bake Skinny Key Lime Pie

This No-Bake Skinny Key Lime Pie is easy to make and much lower in calories than traditional key lime pie! This pie makes a delicious and satisfying lime dessert!

Skinny Comfort

Fig Sorbet

Now is the perfect time for you to make fig sorbet. Fig season is one of my absolute favorite times of the year! 

A Hedgehog In The Kitchen

S More S’Mores, Please: No Fire Needed

S’mores make a perfect dessert after a dinner of hamburger and hot dogs.  But since we were not camping, we didn’t have a fire handy to roast our marshmallows.  The next best thing was to just gather up the ingredients and wrap them all up in foil.  You don’t get the char on your marshmallow but you do get a nice smoky tasting treat.

Life Of Two Snowbirds

Dark Chocolate Kiwi Pops

These dark chocolate covered kiwifruit pops are healthy and delicious treats that are perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day! Not only are these super delicious but so healthy they offer a number of health benefits because of the two main ingredients it takes to make these.

The Simple Cooking

Easy No-Bake Vegan Gluten-Free Brownie With Chia Seeds 

Unfortunately, we have so many conditions when eating something. Whether it is sugar-free, gluten free, better raw, not cooked, lactose-free etc. Our sensitivity is high. But no worries, this recipe has all of the above-it is gluten, sugar and lactose free and you don’t need to bake it!

Easy Recipe Girl

Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

This quick and easy Strawberry Caprese skewer recipe is sure to be a hit at your next summer gathering. Your guests will certainly appreciate this delicious and healthy appetizer.

Herb Garden Info

Snacks And Salsa

Easy Peach Salsa

This Fresh and Easy Peach Salsa is the perfect summer recipe.  It’s both sweet and savoury, is delicious with tortilla chips, tacos or grilled fish, chicken or pork, and makes the best use of those last few peaches you have kicking around your fridge. 

Delicious On A Dime

Cucumber Mango Salsa

With only 6 ingredients, this deliciously easy, and refreshing cucumber mango salsa is perfect for hot summer days! {gluten free, vegan, paleo, raw}

Crave The Good

Frozen Yogurt Bark

Looking for different ways to introduce foods into your kid’s diets?! This super simple yogurt bark is definitely a recipe to try!

Naps Are For Babies

Blackberry Yogurt Popsicles

It’s seriously just two things put into a popsicle mold. And it tastes like magic. If magic tastes like a delicious ice pop that is magically healthy for you.

Bride On A Budget

Sugar-Free Strawberry Fluff

This sugar-free strawberry fluff is an easy low-calorie dessert. One serving is only 60 calories!

Strawberry jello and cool whip combine to make a creamy sweet dessert. Also, I can’t help but enjoy the fun pink color! Top with a dollop of fat-free reddi whip for only an extra 5 calories for 2 tablespoons.

Skinny Comfort

Drinks: Mocktails, Teas, and Freshening Beverages

Watermelon And Mint Lemonade

Watermelon mint lemonade is a perfect summer drink. It’s refreshing, easy and full of flavor. Ripe, juicy watermelon sweetens nicely this beverage which makes adding a lot of sugar not necessary. Fresh mint leaves elevate the flavor to another level, its aroma is noticeable, but not overwhelming.

Everyday Delicious


Non-alcoholic Pina Colada or Virgin Pina Colada is a deliciously creamy, and refreshing Purto Rican drink made with Pineapple and coconut milk. A must-try tropical drink this summer.

Green Bowl 2 Soul

Instant Pot Lemonade

A modern twist on a classic! This easy 3 ingredient Instant Pot Lemonade recipe is sure to keep you and your family quenched all summer long.

Crave The Good

Blueberry Iced Tea

Perfectly sweet, but not too sweet, this delicious homemade blueberry iced tea is made with fresh blueberries and black tea. Easy to prepare in advance, it is ideal for your next picnic or BBQ.

Peel with Zeal

Coconut Mojito Mocktail 

This Coconut Mojito Mocktail recipe is lightly sweet, rich, bubbly, and oh so refreshing! Made with just 5 ingredients, it’s the best non-alcoholic drink you’ll have all summer, whether you’re doing a Whole30 or not!

Cook At Home Mom

Strawberry Watermelon Punch

This Strawberry Watermelon Punch will be your favorite summer drink! Perfect for brunch, picnics or summer parties – you can make it alcoholic or non-alcoholic – so it’s great for kids too! It’s easy to make and super refreshing!

Delicious On A Dime

Strawberry Mojito Mocktail

Fresh and delicious strawberry mojito mocktail is a healthy and perfect drink for the hot summer days. It is a delicious blend of strawberries, lime juice and mint, added to the soda water.

The Simple Cooking

Refreshing Watermelon Mint Lemonade

This watermelon mint lemonade is super easy to make and is so refreshing on a hot summer day. This is one of those recipes you’ll want to tinker around with to find the right flavour combination for your tastes

Herb Gardening Info

Peach Iced Tea

It is so delicious and it never lasts longer than a day. I thought it would be harder to make, but I was amazed at just how simple it was to make and how strong the flavor was. It is perfect to drink daily, make in bulk for a brunch or even baby showers or parties.

Ottawa Mommy Club

“Dranks”: Alcoholic Beverages

Spicy Mango Margarita

If you’re craving an iced cocktail that’ll satisfy your thirst or simply to spark sweet memories of Summer, this spicy mango margarita on the rocks is one to try!

Sustain My Cooking Habit

Grapefruit Tonic

This grapefruit tonic cocktail is perfect out by the pool, or just sipping on the porch while the kiddos play. Simple and easy to make, you’ll be preparing this cocktail year-round.

Fresh Simple Home

Strawberry Rose’ Mojito

This light Strawberry Rosé Mojito is an elegant spin on the classic mint mojito. It’s a perfect drink to sip in the sunshine or make for your next party. Unlike most sugary cocktails, this drink is only 100 calories and includes both sugar-free and low-sugar options. Plus, it’s so simple to make.

Cheerful Choices

St-Germain Spritz

St-Germain spritz cocktail is a citrus sensation with a hint of elderflower. Truly refreshing during the hot summer month and will take only 3 minutes to make.

Italian Food Fast

Guava Mimosa

 this Guava Mimosa brings a whole new flavor profile to the table. In fact, it’s so good, even orange juice lovers might decide they like this even better!

Champagne & Coconuts

Frangelico Cocktail

When all the ingredients are combine, they reveal the sweetness of the hazelnuts and the bitterness of the orange in Campari giving you a unique flavour. I would describe it as sweet and sour cherry flavour!?

Italian Food Fast

Spanish Rose Sangria

A twist on the classic red wine-based sangria, this rose sangria is perfect for an afternoon with friends. We are on the cusp of spring and I couldn’t be happier. The days are longer and also warmer, which means my drink of choice is changing from heavier cocktails to brighter, fresh libations.

Bacon Is Magic

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  1. The shrimp kebabs and the egg muffins look so good! And I never would have thought to put broccoli in a smoothie. great idea! Thanks for putting this together.

  2. Javier Moss Reply

    This looks really good!! Im going to try one of these recipes and see how it tastes!

  3. I have to try the grilled shrimp kebabs and blueberry biscuits! Yum!

  4. Oh my hat, what an impressive. List and awesome collection of recipes and shares you have here. As a foodie, yes, I drooled and as I scrolled down had to stop, and first wipe the screen before I could continue. Thanks so much for sharing,

  5. This was an amazing post with many yummy foods and drinks that I definitely want to try out. Thank you for sharing this. I can’t wait to try these out when it is a hot and lazy summer day.

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