Guide to Summer Cooking

Find hundreds of recipes to get you cooking this summer. We've got it all covered: grilling, picnic-ready, farmers' market finds, make-ahead, and frosty-cold treats (of the ice-cream and cocktail varieties).

More Summer Recipes

  • Slow-Simmered Goodness

    Summer Slow-Cooker Recipes

    For delicious, make-ahead, summertime meals, nothing beats a slow cooker. It's the only tool you'll need to transform simple ingredients and lean cuts of meat into filling, flavorful dishes.

  • The Wonders of Watermelon

    Watermelon Recipes

    As versatile as they are delicious, our favorite watermelon recipes will be the summer treat you've been looking for.

  • Nice and Crisp

    Grilled Salmon Recipes

    Enjoy 20 of our favorite grilled salmon recipes, which deliver full flavor and healthy nutrients in every bite.

  • Blueberry Crisp Recipe

    Blueberry Desserts

    Make dessert even sweeter with these scrumptious blueberry recipes.

  • Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins

    Top-Rated Picnic Recipes

    These make-ahead masterpieces are perfect for alfresco eating, and all are highly rated by readers.

  • Tequila-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe

    Grilled Chicken Recipes

    Whether you make a whole beer-can roasted chicken or a sizzling chicken fajita, these grilled chicken recipes are flavor-packed—guaranteed.

  • Healthy Chocolate-Amaretti Peaches Recipes

    Favorite Peach Recipes

    From cobblers to soup, fresh peaches are a delight in our favorite recipes.

  • Gemelli Salad with Green Beans, Pistachios, and Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette Recipe

    Perfect Pasta Salad

    Pasta salad is a perfect dish for versatility; it's easily portable and can be served either hot or cold.

  • Prosciutto, Fresh Fig, and Manchego Sandwiches

    Fantastic Fig Recipes

    Fresh or dried, figs lend a sublime sweetness to all sorts of dishes, from easy apps to healthful desserts to interesting entrées.

  • Mushroom Lentil Burgers

    Favorite Veggie Burgers

    Satisfy your appetite for a great-tasting veggie burger that's easy to make and more healthfully prepared when you use your own wholesome ingredients.

  • Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins

    Chicken Salad Recipes

    Give the boot to bland and boring chicken salad. Spice things up with these scrumptious picks.

  • Cooking Light Margaritas

    7 Best Margaritas

    Frozen, fruity, or on the the rocks, find the perfect margarita recipe to fit your taste.

  • Tomato, Squash, and Red Pepper Gratin

    76 Zucchini Recipes

    Zucchini and other summer squashes are abundant in backyard gardens, farmers' markets, and grocery stores this time of year. Try these recipes to use up your supply.

  • Lemonade Iced Tea Sorbet Recipes

    Refreshing Sorbets

    Light, sweet, and easy to make, find 15 recipes for homemade sorbets.

  • Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños Recipe

    Three Steps to Grilled Vegetables

    It comes down to a kettle, a chimney, a little patience—and a smoky payoff.

  • Neglected Plum No More

    Cooking With Plums

    With a hint of sweet and bit of bite, this multihued fruit adds vibrancy to any dish.

  • The Best of Summer: Apricots

    In Season: Apricots

    Get the dish on this season's showstopper.

  • Healthy Plum Cobbler Recipes

    How to Make Cobblers

    Stone fruit and berries star in these stunning and deliciously healthy desserts.


  • Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños Recipe

    Essential Grilling Guide

    Some of the season's best―and easiest―recipes come sizzling off your grill. Choose your own menu from these favorite recipes.