Easy Summer Recipes

'Summer Easy', collection of easy-easy summer recipes. Less cookin'. More livin'.


This is a collection of the simplest of simple summer recipes, recipes so short, so intuitive, so repeated, that we might be reluctant to even call them 'recipes'. In my world, 'summer easy' means recipes that fit these concepts:

simple ingredients, prepared simply
easy to remember and memorable to eat
seizing the bounty of fresh summer vegetables and succulent summer fruits
made-ahead or made-in-minutes
combinations that make impromptu entertaining a breeze

'Summer Easy' recipes leave us with the time and energy to set up a backyard baseball game, spend an evening watching the moon rise, set off for hours on a bicycle, spend an extra hour at the beach. There's even a 'Summer Easy' theme song — so while you're browsing the recipes, listen to this Billie Holiday classic from Porgy and Bess!

So yes, Summer Easy means Less Cookin' and More Livin'! If you're new to Kitchen Parade and like these recipes, be sure to sign up for free recipes via e-mail. You'll never miss a single recipe!


Breakfast
Almost-Chewy Creamy Oatmeal
Baked Bacon
Finn Crisp with Marmalade & Cheese
French Scrambled Eggs
Fried Bread
Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
Gashouse Eggs
Ham & Eggs
Homemade Egg McMuffin
Homemade Granola with Almonds & Apricots
How to Poach a Perfect Egg
Magical Breakfast Cream
Mexican Fruit Salad
Mexican Gas House Eggs
Shakshuka (Eggs Nested in Summer Vegetables)
Simple French Eggs
Ten-Minute Enchiladas

More Breakfast Recipes

Favorite Easy Summer Breakfast Recipes from A Veggie Venture, my food blog
Baked Eggs in Cream with Spinach
Easy Spinach Nests



First Bites
Bacon-Wrapped Dried Apricots
Basil-Cream Cheese Dip
Blueberry Salsa
Cantaloupe-Tomato Gazpacho
Cold & Creamy Cantaloupe Soup
Cream Cheese-Chutney Spread
Creamy Ricotta with Tomato-Cucumber-Corn Salad
Cucumber Dip with Feta
Deviled Eggs with Tomato-Herb Relish
Easy Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer
Easy Radish Spread
Easy Shrimp Bites
Estonian Deviled Eggs
Fried Bread
Fried Okra (Garden Popcorn)
Fruity Gazpacho
Herbed Saltines
How to Cook Popcorn in a Microwave in a Paper Bag
Lemon Basil Shrimp
Olivada
Potato Bites with Smoked Salmon
Roasted Roma Tomatoes
Savory Peach Appetizer
Strawberry Salsa with Sweet-Cinnamon Baked Tortilla Chips

More Appetizer Recipes

Favorite Easy Appetizer Recipes from A Veggie Venture, my food blog
Beet Pesto
Crispy Salty Kale Chips
Caponata - Sicilian Eggplant
Tofu Salad Sandwiches
Tuna & White Bean Dip


Cold Drinks
Bloody Caesar (Canada's Bloody Mary)
Cantaloupe Smoothie
Cold-Brewed Coffee
Hibiscus Tea with Ginger & Vanilla
Mango Lassi with Mint
Mango & Beet Smoothies
My Perfect (Unsweet, Unboozy) Sangria
Old-Fashioned Homemade Lemonade
Thirst-Quenching, Low-Cal, Low-Alcohol Drinks

More Beverage Recipes

Favorite Cold Drink Recipes from A Veggie Venture, my food blog
Green Smoothies
Parade-Day Gin & Tonics
Pimm's Originals for a Mother-Daughter Weekend


Main Dishes
HOT SUPPERS
Quick Supper Baked Chicken with Fresh Peaches
Quick Supper Champion Chicken
Quick Supper Easy Baked Fish with Red Pepper & Cucumber Salad
Quick Supper Easy Skinny Turkey Roll-ups with Fresh Veggies
Quick Supper Easy-Easy Marinated Flank Steak
Quick Supper Fish with Herb Butter
Quick Supper Herb-Coated Broiled Fish
Quick Supper Italian Sausage with Grapes & Greens
Quick Supper Juicy Pork Chops
Quick Supper Mediterranean Eggplant
Quick Supper Mint Julep Pork Chops
Quick Supper Perfect Thick Pork Chops
Quick Supper Ratatouille Omelettes
Quick Supper Roasted Salmon & Asparagus
Quick Supper Seared Scallops with Chimichurri and Garlicky Polenta
Quick Supper Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta
Quick Supper Simple Grilled Salmon
Quick Supper Simple Lentil Salad with Seasonal Vegetables
Quick Supper Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
Quick Supper Sole with Mushrooms & Onions
Quick Supper Ten-Minute Enchiladas
Quick Supper Thick Chops with Mustard Crust
Lemon Basil Shrimp
Maple Glazed Salmon

More Main Dish Recipes

COLD SUPPERS
Quick Supper Chicken Greek Salad
Quick Supper Cold Shrimp in Creamy Dill Sauce with Capers
Quick Supper Mango Chicken Salad
Quick Supper Mexican Chicken Salad
Quick Supper Parmesan Chicken
Quick Supper Quick 'n' Easy Raw Salad
Quick Supper Red Quinoa Salad Your Way
Quick Supper Smoked Salmon Salad with Quick-Pickled Cucumbers & Roasted Peppers
Quick Supper Wedge Salad with Homemade Low-Cal & Low-Carb Blue Cheese Salad Dressing
Shrimp Salad Recipes

More Recipes for Cold Suppers


Hot Off the Grill
Quick Supper Juicy Pork Chops
Berry Baby Backs
Grilled Balsamic Chicken
Maple Glazed Salmon
Ten Tips for Better Burgers
Warm Pepper Salad

More Recipes for the Grill

Favorite Recipes for the Grill from A Veggie Venture, my food blog
Fire-Charred Tomatoes
Grilled Eggplant with Balsamic Honey Syrup
Grilled Pepper & Tomato Salad
No-Guilt Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Browned Butter


Sandwiches
Quick Supper Chicken Burgers with Fresh Spinach, Feta and Garden Tzatziki Sauce
Quick Supper Mexican Pizza (Oaxaca Tlayuda)
Fried Bread
Green Mayonnaise
Mini Egg Salad Sandwiches with Rhodes Multi-Grain Rolls
Minnesota Sloppy Joes

More Sandwich Recipes


Salads
Favorite Summer Salad Recipes

VEGETABLE SALADS
Borscht Beets
Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs
Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad
Green Bean Garden Salad
Nana's Cucumbers
Panzanella
Spinach Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette, Fresh Fruit & Glazed Pecans
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Wedge Salad with Homemade Low-Cal & Low-Carb Blue Cheese Salad Dressing
Zucchini Spiral "Noodle" Salad

FRUIT SALADS
Cantaloupe Salad with Feta & Basil
Five-Minute Fruit Salad
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Mexican Fruit Salad
Mojito Strawberries
Savory Orange Slices
Strawberry Pepper Salad
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Thai Cantaloupe Salad

More Salad Recipes

Favorite Easy Salad Recipes from A Veggie Venture, my food blog
Beets with Feta
Chilled Green Bean Salad with Rosemary & Garlic Oil
Greek Bread Salad with Toasted Pita Chips
Gorgeous Raw Asparagus Salad
Insalata Caprese
Old Liz's Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad
Tomato & Onion Salad
Tomato Platter with Olives & Feta


Sides
Baked Cabbage Wedges
Beet Röesti with Rosemary
Creamy Slow-Cooker Beans
Fresh Creamed Corn
Fried Okra (Garden Popcorn)
Mashed Potatoes & Carrots
Moroccan Onions
Ontario Greens
Red Rice with Tomatoes
Refrigerator Pickled Beets
Shredded Zucchini with Thyme

More Vegetable Recipes


Soups
COLLECTIONS
Favorite Summer Soup Recipes

MASTER RECIPES
Master Recipe: How to Make Homemade Vegetable Soup

Summer's Tomato Soup
Sweet-Corn Soup with Shrimp
Vichyssoise

More Soup Recipes

Favorite Easy Soup Recipes from A Veggie Venture, my food blog
Cool-as-a-Cucumber Avocado Soup
Raw Corn Chowder

Sweet Endings
Banana Mango Smoothie
Brown Sugar Lemon Curd
Brown Sugar Peaches
Cantaloupe Salad with Feta & Basil
Citrus Slices with Orange Flower Water, Spices & Chocolate Shavings
Cold & Creamy Cantaloupe Soup
Chocolate Raspberry Icebox Cake
Easy Fruit Sorbet
Finnish Fruit Tart
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Homemade Frozen Yogurt with Blackberry Sauce
Mexican Fruit Salad
Mojito Strawberries
Peach Uncobbler
Quick Banana Dessert
Raspberry-Red Wine Coulis (Reduction Sauce)
Roasted Peaches
Roasted Rhubarb
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Crumble
Strawberry Fool
Strawberry Ice Cream
Strawberries in Wine
Sugar-Free Raspberry Bliss
Summer Fruit Salad
Thai Cantaloupe Salad
Two-Bite Brownies

More Dessert Recipes






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