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  • Writer's pictureHeather Buda

Summer Recipe Faves

Beat the heat with some of my favorite summer recipes.

I don’t know about you but the past few weeks here in New England have been crazy HOT... – I’m talking 90s plus humidity. So how are we supposed to be motivated to make delicious and nutritious meals in these conditions!?

Fret no more. I have rounded up some of my top recipes to help you navigate this heat wave, no matter where you are located.

When looking at recipes and meal planning, here are a few things I look for:

- Balanced meal (healthy fats, proteins and carbs)

- Limited cooking time at low to no heat

- Fresh, seasonal ingredients


I’m not going to overcomplicate this by telling some long story about how summer reminds me of lobster rolls and the smell of the ocean since you’re just going to scroll right to the recipes ;)

I have tagged each recipe with the below lifestyle markers to make it easier for you to identify those recipes that fit with your dietary restrictions, if any.

Vegan (V)

Pescatarian (P)

Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian (LOVG)

Gluten-Free (GF)

Lactose-Free (LF)



15-minute Easy Gazpacho


by Cook the Story

Tomato Watermelon Gazpacho w/ Pistachios and Basil Oil


by Love and Olive Oil

Creamy Roasted Tomato Gazpacho

(V/P/LOVG/LF; GF if you omit bread or use GF bread)

by Love and Lemons

Chilled Sweet Corn Soup


Photo by ME; Recipe by Mantitlement


Farro, Peach, Arugula and Burrata Salad


by Cooking is Caring

Arugula, Watermelon & Feta Salad


by Ina Garten (Food Network)

Ina’s Greek Salad


by Ina Garten (Food Network)

Roasted Beet Salad

(LOVG,/GF; LF/V if you omit Feta)

by Love and Lemons


Thai Tuna Patties w/ Cilantro Cabbage Slaw


by Ambitious Kitchen

Shrimp Spring Rolls w/ Peanut Dipping Sauce


by Jessica Gavin

Blackened Fish Tacos w/ Creamy Avocado Sauce

(P; DF/GF if you check ingredients on Tartar Sauce and Tortillas, respectively)

by Foodie Crush

Grilled Salmon Burgers w/ Pickled Onions & Sriracha Mayo

(P; DF/GF if you check ingredients in Mayo and use GF Panko Crumbs, respectively)



The BEST Lemon Herb Chicken Marinade


by Your Homebased Mom

Juicy Turkey Burgers

(DF/GF; toppings/bun not included)

by iFOODreal

Grilled Thai Turkey Burgers w/ Crunchy Asian Slaw

(GF/DF; toppings/bun not included)

by Feasting at Home

Grilled Flank Steak w/ Sweet Corn & Radish Salad


by Feasting at Home

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