Lets find inspirations for your upcoming cookout and gathering with these 25 tasty and easy summer recipes.
I've packed this 'summer blockbuster' with the most favorite from chicken to pork ribs, from seafood to vegetables. You'll find them all in this wonderful summer cooking list.
Pick out a few tasty & easy summer recipes to try out and please let me know your most favorites in the comments section. These summer cooking ideas are collected from my own recipes and other talented food bloggers as well. So we are all looking forward to your comments.
Looking for another all-in-one-place round up? I have desserts round up from Christmas to Thanksgiving. And a bonus of holiday side dishes round up from classic to contemporary too.
Tasty & easy summer recipes with chicken
1. Grilled lemon chicken thighs
Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs (45 minutes to finish) are simple to make and perfect for summer grilling. Why you will love this recipe: this recipe requires limited ingredients. The chicken thighs pack with so much flavor and are very tender. The lemon pepper chicken marinade is versatile and can be used for chicken or even vegetables.
2. Carolina BBQ Chicken
This Carolina BBQ Chicken (40 minutes to finish) is light and tangy. It has a mustard based sauce that’s a little sweet with a pleasant tartness is absolutely perfect for your grilled chicken.
3. Oven roasted whole chicken
A complete guide about how to achieve a perfect oven roasted whole chicken (1.5 hours cooking time) that glazed with a superb sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. With this easy to follow recipe, the chicken turns out super juicy, delicious and tender.
4. Cornell chicken BBQ
Whoever thought that New York Chicken (ready in 2 hours 45 minutes) could taste this good? This summer recipe works great for any cut of chicken. It also may just be the best chicken on the grill that you’ve ever tasted.
5. Grilled Tandoori chicken
This Tandoori Chicken Kebabs recipe (25 minutes to cook) is super easy to make on the grill, tender and packed full of flavor. It’s the perfect recipe for a weeknight BBQ or for entertaining.
6. Grilled Japanese chicken meatballs
Tsukune, Japanese-style chicken meatballs (40 minutes to finish), is off the charts delicious! With soft and juicy meatballs basted in a sweet, salty, and little sticky sauce. The meatballs are incredibly flavorful and everybody will have no problem eating one after another!
7. Grilled Greek style lemon yogurt chicken
This Grilled Greek-Style Lemon Yogurt Chicken (2 hours 45 minutes to finish) is an explosion of flavor! This chicken recipe gives you tangy, smokey, spicy, juicy, perfectly charred grilled chicken that’ll have you licking your fingers and craving more! Perfect for cookouts and summer parties!
8. Spicy sticky Vietnamese fish sauce
This spicy, sticky Vietnamese fish sauce chicken wings (total cooking time: 5 hours 45 minutes) has big punchy flavors. These saucy chicken wings, adapted from a Serious Eats recipe, are very good and worth a try!
Summer seafood recipes
9. Thai style grilled salmon
Salmon lover? This is definitely your pick. Sticky sweet chili grilled salmon (ready in 1 hour 45 minutes) marinated in amazing marinating mixture made with the famous Thai style Mae Ploy sauce.
10. Grilled lobster tail
Looking for a special summer meal? Then this grilled lobster tail recipe (ready under 15 minutes) is the perfect recipe for you. Check out some easy tips on how to grill a lobster tail. Follow them and you’ll Get the Perfect grilled Lobster Tail Every time!
11. Yuzu kosho grilled scallop
Yuzu Kosho Grilled Scallops (30 minutes to finish) are such a tangy, spicy, and juicy treat, and are wonderful paired with a tasty onion salad with soy sauce and bonito.
12. Grilled mango salsa lobster
Everyone loves a seafood BBQ. This grilled lobster (30 minutes to finish) with mango salsa platter is a perfect summertime feast, or any celebration!
Summer recipes with pork
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13. Easy grilled porkchop
Grilled Pork Chops (time to finish: 1 hour 20 minutes) in a garlic and thyme marinade are easy to make and come out tender and juicy every time.
14. Tender oven BBQ pork ribs
These spicy sweet oven barbeque pork ribs (ready in 3 hours 15 minutes) are juicy, tender, and one of a kind. They are marinated with just a simple mixture of barbeque dry rubs and basted in the most amazing BBQ sauce.
15. Hoisin ginger pork tenderloin
This Hoisin Ginger Pork Tenderloin recipe (ready to eat under 1 hour) has sweet, salty and tangy flavors making this dish a flavorful staple on your table any night of the week especially in summer!
16. Savory grilled pork chop
These easy grilled pork chops (ready in 1 hour) are marinated then cooked on the grill until perfectly charred! Juicy and succulent thanks to a delicious, savory marinade!
17. Smoked baby back ribs
Smoked Baby Back Ribs (ready in 5 hours) are slow cooked on a gas grill with natural wood smoke. These ribs are tender and juicy and fall apart delicious. You'll love these ribs' uniqueness because they have no sauce - just a dry rub that creates a wonderful crust!
18. Puerto Rican grilled pork kebabs
Puerto Rican grilled pork kebabs or Pinchos (cook time: 20 minutes) are marinated chunks of pork on a stick. The skewers are grilled over charcoal, then brushed with a sauce of some kind, caramelizing it to the meat, just before serving. It’s always eaten with bread because it’s just traditional.
19. Vietnamese grilled pork skewers
Nem Nướng is Vietnam’s answer to a smoky sweet and savory pork skewer (total cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes)! They’re EASILY a party favorite and so succulent that everyone will be asking for more. You’ll find them perfect for grilling on the BBQ, in the oven or over a stove!
20. Texas twinkies
Texas Twinkies (ready in 2 hours) are jalapeno poppers wrapped inside bacon. These easy-to-make smoked appetizers are bound to be your new summer cookout favorite.
Summer vegetarian recipes
21. Grilled corn with spam
This grilled corn (total cooking time 55 minutes) recipe is one of a kind and so unique that you definitely want for your summer cookout. It is not a traditional elote. The corn is grilled until perfection then topped with spam, cheese, and scallion oil. Oh, how delicious and unique it sounds, doesn't it?
22. Summer healthy paneer tikka
Paneer Tikka (ready in 40 minutes) is a popular Indian appetizer that can compete tall with Chicken Tikka. Here am presenting you the healthiest no oil version of paneer tikka. It is possible to stay healthy while enjoying the last bit of summer cookout.
23. Grilled bruschetta
Grilled Goat Cheese Bruschetta (ready in 20 minutes) is toasted on the barbecue grill, smeared with creamy Goat Cheese, and topped with a bright, flavorful Tomato, Kalamata Olive, and Herb Salad.
24. Easy grilled vegetable kabops
Veggie Skewers (total cooking time: 25 minutes)are the easiest way to eat a rainbow of delicious veggies during summer. The perfect side dish for your summer weekend BBQ or grill party.
25. Vegan oven-grilled eggplant
Last but not least, this vegan oven-grilled eggplant (ready in 45 minutes) is a must-try summer grilling recipes whether you're a vegan or not. They said save the best for last. That's why this recipe deserve its own spot in this tasty & easy summer recipes list.
BONUS: check these 15 easy vegan eggplant recipes for more eggplant-cooking inspiration.
More recipes for summer gathering
- Lets enjoy your summer to the fullest with this collection of Cinco de Mayo recipes. Celebrate both summer and May the fifth at the same time, why not?
- Summer time is also the best time for homemade chicken wings (actually anytime in the year is the BEST time to enjoy these delicious wings).
- These yeasted bread/rolls are perfect side dish that can help to fulfill your stomach with the cookout the gathering.
- Want more side dishes and snacks? I got you cover with these amazing, wonderful recipes.
Disclaimer: This post was originally published on 3/15/2021
Zhen of greedygirlgourmet
Thanks for featuring my Vietnamese chicken wings recipe! Loving some of the other featured recipes, can't wait to try them!
You're very welcome. Your recipe was super delicious. I've tried it and my family loved it so much.
Awww that is so sweet of you to say so Tu! 🙂 I've saved a couple of recipes from your site to try too!
Thank you so much :).
I love BBQ season! Can’t wait to get started! These all look mouthwatering.
Thank you for the kind words. And yes, these recipes got me drooling over while editing them. So good and appealing.