Summer is the perfect time to whip up some light and refreshing meals for you and your friends. Whether it’s for a day by the pool or a night under the stars, there are always some great recipes that reflect the time and are a delicious addition to the fun. Here are some delicious, healthy summer recipes that are sure to make splash at your next get-together!
Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls
This chicken recipe is a refreshing twist to those summer BBQ meals. Completely gluten-free, this bowl is made with zucchini noodles, marinated grilled chicken, and is topped with fresh tomato bruschetta, offering you a fresh and cooling meal for those hot summer days. Get the recipe at Whitney Bond.
Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice
This summer recipe is packed with tropical flavors to bring the islands right to you. This slightly charred lime flavored salmon is topped with a fruity salsa that’s made from mango and avocado to give you a punch of flavor. Then, add some more of the tropical flavoring by pairing it with rice made with coconut milk and coconut water. Your taste buds will surely enjoy this one! Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.
Mango Black Bean Salad
This recipe is all about the plant-based foods that make up a Mexican-style summer salad. Made with mangos, black beans, corn, cilantro, and more, you will get an array of flavors in every single bite! The best part is that this recipe is rich in fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. It is sure to fill you up but not overpower you with calories! Get the recipe at ifoodreal.
Watermelon Feta and Balsamic Pizza
Watermelon is the epitome of summer. So, what better way to bring in the season than creating an unconventional pizza made from summer’s fruit? That’s right. This recipe gives the usual watermelon slice a twist by turning it into a pizza topped with feta cheese, olives, mint leaves, and of course, a balsamic glaze. Get the recipe at Skinny Taste.
BLT Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados
Chicken salad is a summer BBQ staple. This new recipe takes that basic recipe to another level by adding avocados into the mix, not just tossed into the bowl but as the bowl. A delicious BLT chicken salad recipe is scooped and placed onto an avocado half, ensuring that there is plenty of creamy avocado in every bite. Get the recipe at The Garlic Diaries.
Brazilian Chopped Salad
This recipe puts those basic salads to shame as it is packed with flavor and textures to offer your taste buds just what they’re looking for. Made with tomatoes, hearts of palm, red onions, creamy avocado, and more, it is topped with a garlic-lime vinaigrette to add a little kick. Best of all, each bite will load you up with vitamins, minerals, and fiber – just what the doctor ordered. Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.
Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad
The perfect summer picnic recipe, this summer quinoa salad will go well with just about any BBQ meal. Made with bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and red onions, you will get your healthy veggie fix in every bite. Plus, it is topped with a homemade lemon vinaigrette to give it that sour flavoring everyone craves. Get the recipe at Evolving Table.
Kiwi Watermelon Fruit Popsicles
Every summer needs to be filled with popsicles to cool you down. But that doesn’t mean you need to fill your stomach with all those sugar-infused kinds. These popsicles are made of 100% fruit, ensuring that every bite is healthy and delicious. All you need are four kiwis, three cups of seedless watermelon, and a splash of coconut water (if desired). Get the recipe at Food with Feeling.