7 Super Fresh and Easy Summer Recipes

Easy no-bake summer treats keep you cool on the warmest (and laziest) days. This creamy key lime pie takes minutes to make and two hours to chill, but it disappears quickly.

Key Lime Cream Pie

This deceptively simple chilled fish salad may be an appetizer or main course, like most summer salads. You can substitute peeled shrimp, scallops, crab meat, and more.

Easy Seafood Salad

Cookouts, beach picnics, and potlucks suit batch drinks and punches. This sangria-inspired drink uses sparkling wine, white cranberry juice, and coconut rum (or plain white rum). 

Mixed Berry Sangria

This delicious dessert uses the abundance of tomatoes we have in growing season. Easy and attractive appetizer with store-bought phyllo pastry and pesto.

Terrific Tomato Tart

Who doesn't like cherry season? This creamy, cold, custardy dessert uses fresh Bing or other cherry. The whipped cream and sour cream complement the fruit and amaretti biscuits.

Bing Cherry-Amaretti Fool

Layer fresh summer tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil on grilled eggplant planks. The sandwich is finished with a balsamic glaze, which you may buy or create. 

Caprese Eggplant Hero

The hardest part of this recipe is threading fresh mango onto skewers. Use fresh corn from the cob or frozen to make the dish. Summer highlights include easy grilling recipes like these.

Grilled Chicken and Mango Skewers