Summer Recipes

Light, easy, and minimal preparation required—that's what summer cooking is all about. From no-cook desserts to quick broiler dinners and refreshing drinks, we've got plenty of summer recipes to choose from.
A classic daquiri in a cocktail glass with a lime wheel on the rim, as seen from overhead.
Daiquiri Recipe
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Eastern North Carolina Vinegar-and-Pepper Barbecue Sauce Recipe
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A Simple Summer Picnic Menu
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20 Grilled-Steak Recipes to Celebrate July 4th
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21 Quick Grilling Recipes for Summer Weeknights
Open bottle of homemade mango syrup with fresh mangoes
Fresh Mango Syrup Recipe
A glass bowl of Kansas City-style barbecue sauce with a basting brush dipped in sauce on top of the bowl. Some cut ribs are in the background.
Kansas City-Style Barbecue Sauce Recipe
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Chacarero Chileno (Chilean Steak and Bean Sandwiches) Recipe
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Classic Martini Cocktail Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
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White Negroni Recipe
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Roasted-Tomato and Caper Spread Recipe
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18 Light and Summery Pasta Recipes
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Caprese Salad Recipe
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Provençal Tian (Eggplant, Zucchini, Squash, and Tomato Casserole) Recipe
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Late-Summer Mixed-Fruit Pie Recipe
Savory Bacon-Cheddar Pancakes With Corn and Jalapeño Recipe
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Homemade Plum Jam Recipe
15 Frozen-Cocktail Recipes Worth the Brain Freeze
A bowl of Korean quick-fermented yeolmu kimchi.
Yeolmu Kimchi (Quick-Fermented Young Radish Greens) Recipe
Quick-Cooked Tomato Puree (Passata di Pomodoro) Recipe
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Whole Grilled Fish With Olive-Tomato Compote Recipe
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The Best Frozen Lime Margaritas Recipe
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Easy, Summery Zucchini-Basil Soup Recipe
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Grilled Tarragon-Mustard Chicken Skewers Recipe
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Charred-Lemon Gin Sparkler Recipe
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Bright and Fruity Strawberry Jam, Your Way Recipe
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14 Cherry Recipes to Make the Most of the Season
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Grilled Chicken and Peach Saltimbocca Skewers Recipe
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3 Iced Tisanes to Make at Home with Fresh Herbs
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Great Gatsby Recipe
How to Cut and Grill Carrots for Deep, Sweet Flavor
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Grilled Halloumi Pita Sandwiches Recipe
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5-Ingredient Recipes for Simple Summer Cooking
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Easiest Summer Ever: Five-Minute Fig, Melon, and Jamón Serrano Salad
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Frozen Negroni Recipe
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Quadruple Chile Cheeseburgers Recipe
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Spicy Cumin Lamb Skewers Recipe
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Perfect Grilled Pork Chops Recipe
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The Best Grilled Hot Dogs Recipe
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Last of the Oaxacans Recipe
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Pickled Red Tomatoes Recipe
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9 Popsicle Recipes to Make You Feel Like a Kid Again
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Basil and Parmesan Mayonnaise Recipe
German potato salad in a white ceramic bowl with a spoon.
German Potato Salad Recipe
Snacks, dips, tortillas, lime wedges, salads, and dips as part of a Mexican-themed picnic spread on a picnic blanket.
A Mexican-Themed Picnic to Kick Off Summer
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Shrimp Boil Skewers Recipe
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In a Pickle: Pickled Red Tomatoes
Overhead of a Spanish-style ripe tomato and olive-oil packed tuna salad.
Ensalada de Tomate con Ventresca de Atún (Spanish-Style Tomato and Ventresca Tuna Salad) Recipe
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The Michelada Roadmap: Our Template for a Great Beer Cocktail
Chilled Spanish White Gazpacho from 'Flour, Too'
A mint julep made with basil and mezcal and garnished with basil, cucumber, and jalapeno.
27 Basil Recipes to Use Up Your Summer Bounty
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18 Chilled Seafood Recipes for a Refreshing Summer Meal
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Fresh Summer Tomato Bruschetta Recipe
Buttermilk-Brined Southern Fried Chicken
Serious Entertaining: A Cold Fried Chicken Picnic
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The Best Sodas We Tried at Galco's Summer Soda Tasting in Los Angeles
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Flank Steak With Bitter Greens and Peaches Is a One-Pan Wonder
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BraveTart: In the Hall of the Dairy Queen

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