Light and refreshing recipes for the summer

Wherever you are right now, we can all agree to the fact that it’s definitely warmer right now than the past couple of months. Hot, steamy, and thick soups and chowders are not suited for the warm weather anymore.  We’ve list down 14 light and refreshing food and drinks recipes just for you. Check them out here:

 

1.   Grilled zucchini caprese

 

This quick and very easy recipe adds a perfect twist to your family barbecue. Check out the recipe here.

 

photo from: littlebroken.com

photo from: littlebroken.com


 

2.   Bacon ranch potato salad

 

Who would say no to a good old potato salad? No one! Especially when there’s bacon in it! Here’s how you can make it.

 


photo from: therecipecritic.com

photo from: therecipecritic.com



 

3.   BBQ chicken cob salad with cilantro dressing

 

A cob salad is a staple in many barbecue. With little hint of smokiness from the bbq chicken, this salad is absolutely perfect for the summer weather. Get the recipe here.

 


photo from: closetcooking.com

photo from: closetcooking.com



 

4.   Cucumber dill summer salad

 

Cucumber is probably the perfect veggie for summer. It’s very juicy and refreshing that it keeps you cool. This easy to do salad will leave you wanting for more. Here’s the recipe.

 


photo from: thesimplyanchoredblog

photo from: thesimplyanchoredblog



 

5.   Cucumber tomato avocado summer salad

 

Two of the most summery food in one recipe, what more can you ask for? The avocado perfectly blends together with the sweetness of the tomato and the crunch of the cucumber. Get the recipe here.

 


photo from: natashaskitchen.com

photo from: natashaskitchen.com



 

6.   Tropical crispy chicken summer rolls

 

This one is different twist to a classic spring roll. It’s as light and tasty, and definitely worth the effort.  Learn how to make them here.
 


photo from: cookingandbeer.com

photo from: cookingandbeer.com



 

7.   Sun dried tomato basil pinwheels

 

This recipe is perfect for picnics and even for your kids’ lunch in school. It’s very easy and definitely yummy. Check out the recipe here.

 


photo from: minimalistbaker.com

photo from: minimalistbaker.com



 

8.   Salmon and summer veggies in foil

 

This is a perfect vegetarian option for family barbecues. It’s very light and healthy. Here’s how you can make it.

 


photo from: cookingclassy.com

photo from: cookingclassy.com



 

9.   Fruit salsa with cinnamon crisps

 

Salsa for dessert? Why not! This sweet and tangy combination of the fruit salsa and cinnamon crisps make this summer dessert unique and very tasty. Here‘s how you can make it.

 


photo from: spendwithpennies.com

photo from: spendwithpennies.com



 

10.   Banana split bites

 

The smaller and easy to eat version of our favorite ice cream dessert is perfect for summer kiddie parties. Your kids (and those kids at hear) will definitely enjoy eating this. Check out the recipe here.

 


photo from: ourfamilyofseven.com

photo from: ourfamilyofseven.com



 

11.   Strawberry pineapple smoothie

 

Strawberries and pineapples are definitely in this season! This smoothie is very refreshing and would help keep you cool during the hot summer days! Here‘s how to make it.

 


photo from: bakedbyrachel.com

photo from: bakedbyrachel.com



 

12.   Home-made peach iced tea

 

This fruity peach iced tea is perfect for when you’re just lounging around with friends and family. Here‘s how to make it.

 


photo from: passionforsavings.com

photo from: passionforsavings.com



 

13.   Fresh strawberry lemonade

 

Add a cool twist to your lemonade by adding fresh strawberries. It’s the perfect summer drink for the whole family. Check the recipe here.

 


photo from: deliciouslysprinkled.com

photo from: deliciouslysprinkled.com



 

14.  Rainbow sangria

 

Of course, we wouldn’t leave you a list without a cocktail recipe. This refreshing, fruity, and absolutely colorful sangria will make summer an easy breeze. Learn how to make it here.

 


photo from: julieseatsandtreats.com

photo from: julieseatsandtreats.com



 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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