The 50 Best Things We Ate This Summer
We drank. We feasted. We sat on the porch. Yep, this summer was pretty damn amazing—but before we pack up our Aperol and heirloom tomatoes, let’s revisit our favorite warm-weather breakfasts, lunches and desserts of all time. (Psst: There’s no rule against making these post-Labor Day…just sayin’.)
Italian Bruschetta Bar
Call 15 of your closest friends for an impromptu trip to Florence (via your patio).
Spicy Corn Carbonara
Surprisingly light; not surprisingly flavorful.
Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing
Even salad haters love it.
Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers
Packed with protein but totally vegetarian.
Honey-Lime Chicken and Veggies in Foil
Raise your hand if you hate doing dishes.
Sheet Tray Pancakes with Peaches and Strawberries
Just slice and add syrup.
Mexican Street Corn Dip
This stuff is seriously addictive. You’ve been warned.
Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Artichoke, Ricotta and Lemon
Easiest pie ever.
Salmon Bowl with Farro, Black Beans and Tahini Dressing
So healthy, yet so tasty.
Ginger-Pineapple Shrimp Stir-Fry
Bursting with flavor.
“Everything Bagel” Cauliflower Rolls
This “bread” is low-carb and gluten-free.
Summer Skillet Gnocchi with Grilled Corn and Burrata
Wine is mandatory.
Grilled Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Sauce
Tastes like fluffy, sweet clouds.
Mint Chocolate Chip Yogurt Ice Pops
Our new favorite dessert.
Blackberry Peach Grilled Cheese
Our three favorite food groups: Sweet, salty and cheesy.
Birthday Cupcakes with White Wine Buttercream
You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to whip these guys up.
Mini Spanish Tortilla with Zucchini
This egg-and-potato dish should be in your weekly rotation.
Grilled Pineapple Split Sundae with Cherry Sauce
File under “why didn’t we think of this earlier?”
Zucchini Ricotta Galette
It’s basically a giant pie you eat for dinner. You’re welcome.
No-Bake Cheesecake with Raspberry Compote
Just pop it in the freezer and it’s ready to go.
Shrimp Boil Skewers with Corn, Sausage and Potatoes
A New Orleans-style feast, minus the mess.
Watermelon Poke Bowls
The cool, refreshing lunch you’ve been craving.
White Sangria Ice Pops
Keep these babies stashed in the freezer. You never know when a sugar craving will strike.
Grilled Watermelon Feta Skewers
No forks necessary.
Skillet Roast Chicken with Peaches, Tomatoes and Red Onion
Make use of your farmers’ market haul.
15-Minute Gazpacho with Cucumber, Red Pepper and Basil
Quickest dinner ever. (We checked.)
No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake
Just try it. Trust us.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Blue Cheese Crema
Hearty, filling and totally meatless.
Berry-Coconut Rocket Pops
A healthier twist on an old favorite.
Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
Your new go-to lunch.
Thai Beef Bowls with Rice Noodles
Ready in 30 minutes, start to finish.
Shrimp with Cauliflower “Grits” and Arugula
Low-carb but still totally decadent.
Baked Caprese Chicken Skillet
Fact: Everything’s better when it’s slathered in mozz.
Moules-Frites (Steamed Mussels and Fries)
Your dinner guests will be so impressed.
Steak Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce
Cooking steak doesn’t have to be intimidating.
Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles
Crisp, refreshing and even better the next day.
Naked Lemon and Olive Oil Layer Cake
Post-brunch dessert, anyone?
Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
Tastes like vacation.
Buttermilk Skillet Corn Bread with Tomatoes and Green Onions
Pile the veggies high.
Skillet Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes
One pan, no stress.
Pan-Fried Cod with Orange and Swiss Chard
News flash: Cooking seafood doesn’t have to be tricky and time-consuming.
Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
Because you deserve a one-night trip to Santorini.
Crispy Baked Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw
We can’t believe they’re not fried.
Grilled Caprese Skewers with Halloumi and Sourdough
Salad on a stick. Genius.
Lime Chicken with Corn and Poblano Salad
Psst: You can make this whole plate for about $10.
Mexican Street CORN DEVILED EGGS
They’ll be the stars of the picnic.
Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Whipped Cream
The perfect end to a perfect summer.