7 Super Fresh and Easy Summer Recipes

Key Lime Cream Pie

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.

Easy Seafood Salad

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

Mixed Berry Sangria

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).

Terrific Tomato Tart

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

Bing Cherry-Amaretti Fool

This creamy, cold, custardy dessert uses fresh Bing or other cherry. The whipped cream and sour cream complement the fruit and amaretti biscuits.

Caprese Eggplant Hero

Layer fresh summer tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil on grilled eggplant planks. Buy or prepare a balsamic glaze to bind the sandwich.

Grilled Chicken and Mango Skewers

The hardest part of this dish is threading fresh mango onto skewers. Use fresh corn from the cob or frozen to prepare the meal. Summer highlights include simple grilling meals like these.