Here are all the best summer recipes for your table! Load up on seasonal fresh tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and berries, and let’s get cooking.

Watermelon salad

Summer is the most exciting season for eating! With fresh seasonal produce and outdoor cooking on the grill, there are endless possibilities. To us, summer recipes utilize the best fresh produce, leverage the grill, and no-cook or minimal cook if at all possible. The recipes below highlight the best summer produce, including:

Looking for something specific? Browse by Summer Dinners, Summer Side Dishes, Summer Salads, Summer Desserts, or Summer Cocktails. Otherwise…let’s get started.

And now…the best summer recipes to try this season!

More summer inspiration

Try some of these ideas for more refreshing, delicious seasonal eats:

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60 Best Summer Recipes

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This summer salad recipe is the best way to enjoy the season! Pair burrata or fresh mozzarella with summer fruit and fresh tomatoes.


  • 1 to 2 4-ounce balls burrata cheese or fresh mozzarella cheese
    Summer fruit: heirloom tomatoes, ripe peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew, berries, etc (we used 2 peaches and 1 handful cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves and thyme sprigs
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Chunky sea salt


  1. Place 1 ball of cheese on the plate.
  2. Surround it with the summer fruit (sliced tomatoes or peaches, or berries).
  3. Top with torn basil leaves and other herbs. If desired, add torn pieces of another ball of cheese to add texture and visual appeal.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chunky sea salt. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Fresh
  • Cuisine: Summer
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Summer recipes

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. thank you for all of these, love being able to take advantage of summer ingredients and these 50 recipes will help me cover a lot of them!