Celebrate the end of summer with these simple summer recipes that are quick and easy to make. Loaded with fruits and veggies, these recipes are a delicious way to live your healthiest life. Seasonal ingredients will only be available for a few more weeks, so test out these recipes now while you have the chance!


Three-in-One Primavera from Midwest Living

pasta primavera - simple summer recipes


6 ounces dried penne, pappardelle, or rotini pasta (about 2 cups)

2 cups broccoli florets

1 small red and/or yellow sweet pepper, cut into julienne strips

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup fresh sugar snap pea pods

½ cup coarsely shredded carrot

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved


Lemon-Basil Primavera Sauce:

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup dry white wine

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

½ cup shredded fresh basil

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


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Bruschetta Chicken Stuffed Avocados from Delish

Bruschetta Chicken Stuffed Avocado - simple summer recipes


3 avocados, halved and pits removed

½ juice of ½ lemon

2 cup cooked and shredded chicken

2 large tomatoes, diced

¼ red onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Balsamic glaze, for garnish

Thinly sliced basil, for garnish


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Summer Squash and Basil Pasta from Bon Appetit

Summer Squash and Basil Pasta - simple summer recipes


¼ cup olive oil

8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

2 pounds assorted summer squashes and zucchini, quartered lengthwise, sliced

Kosher salt

1 teaspoon Aleppo-style pepper, plus more for serving

12 ounces paccheri, ziti, or other large tube pasta

2 ounces Parmesan, grated (about ⅓ cup), plus more for serving

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

½ cup basil leaves, divided


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Asian Salmon Kabobs from Damn Delicious

Asian Salmon Kabob - simple summer recipes


1 ½ pounds skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch chunks

1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks

1 red onion, cut into chunks

1 zucchini, sliced into thick rounds

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger

1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar

1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon Sriracha

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


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Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing from Taste of Home

Strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing - simple summer recipes


¼ cup sugar

⅓ cup slivered almonds

1 bunch romaine, torn (about 8 cups)

1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced

2 cups halved fresh strawberries

¼ cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon sour cream

1 tablespoon 2% milk

2 ¼ teaspoons cider vinegar

1 ½ teaspoons poppy seeds


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