Summer is finally here, and with it comes the influx of tasty seasonal food for perfect beach-side barbecues to simple alfresco dining. The LuxPad has collated 101 Summer Recipes from our favourite foodie blogs for you to try-out and enjoy, from breakfast to dinner we have your summer dining sorted. Enjoy your summer with our favourite dishes below and be inspired to eat deliciously every day, so get your glasses at the ready and enjoy……
In the warmer months we tend to put away the hot steamy porridge and crave for something fresher and lighter to start the day with. Although you may not feel as hungry in the heat of the summer morning sun, it’s still the most important meal of the day so here are some alternative satisfying summer breakfast ideas.
A colorful, crispy salad is essential to any summer barbecue or picnic and is also the best way to make the most of the fresh seasonal produce. Perfect for a refreshing healthy lunch or even dinner, these recipes will have you eating salads all summer long.
“I believe any great-tasting salad recipe must begin with high-quality, fresh ingredients.” Jaclyn of Cooking Classy
Another perfect barbeque accompaniment, pasta is a dish we love all year round. By replacing the thick creamy comforting sauces with fresh herbs and vegetables it becomes an easy summer favourite. Experiment with some of these exciting pasta recipes which are bound to give pasta a whole new meaning.
Avocado Pasta by Damn Delicious (pictured)
Whether you’re sitting on your towel on the beach or just in the garden on your lounger, there’s no better way to get the taste of summer than a fish dish! An easy way of creating a refreshing dinner or even light lunch, make sure you check out which fish is in season for the ultimate oceanic meal.
“I think that with any fish dish you need simple fresh ingredients and a really sear on the fish.” Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest
Eat more vegetables this season by taking advantage of the summer’s produce and creating some amazing meat-free dishes. Whether it’s for a barbecue or garden party, these satisfying vegetarian recipes will even please the meat-lovers out there.
Summers are meant for enjoying your favorite foods in the great outdoors and nothing beats tasty meat freshly cooked on the barbecue. From this season’s favourite of pulled pork to classic steak, we’ve found a meat dish to suit every taste.
“We think cooking with fresh, quality ingredients in essential to any great dish!” Martha and Jack of A Family Feast
Poultry is a timeless ingredient that can work wonders in any dish. Lean, versatile and effortlessly tasty; we have rounded up our favourite poultry dishes for you to try and enjoy.
Nothing says ‘American summer’ like a big family cookout. Round up friends and family for a great afternoon in the garden and give some of these tasty recipes a try.
“Charcoal is essential. A great, all-natural variety. I love the ease of a gas grill but for classic grilled flavor charcoal is the best. Oh and an ice cold beverage in hand for the one manning the grill – usually me.” Ashley from Not Without Salt
Summer is a time for indulgence so let loose and enjoy one of these deliciously tempting desserts. From quick & easy no bake numbers to refreshingly unique ideas there is a recipe to match every occasion.
“For us, great desserts are ones that are simple, don’t take too much time and are a hit with everyone!” Kristyn of Lil’ Luna
Relax, put your feet up and enjoy a summer cocktail. Sunshine and cocktails are a recipe for guaranteed fun. Choose your favorite from the below or why not try and make all of them?
Summer dining inspiration a plenty! There really is no better way to enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather than to relax with friends and family over a delicious meal. Let us know your favorite recipes if we missed them or how these ones turned out by leaving a comment below.