5 Summer Recipes that Will Change Your Life

July 5, 2014

Summer cooking is all about taking advantage being outdoors and using the abundance of seasonal ingredients available at your fingertips.  Whether you're inspired by the grill, garden or market - make sure these five delicious summertime dishes make it to your table.

Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger
Recipe from The Cozy Cook

Every diet has a little wiggle room, especially if it's for this dynamite Hawaiian BBQ bacon cheeseburger.  This easy, yet satisfying, burger is the perfect main dish to serve at your family's next summer cookout. 

Cajun Shrimp Boil
Recipe from Delicious Chip

Nothing says summer like enjoying an evening on the porch peeling shrimp and  sipping on an ice cold beer.  A Cajun shrimp boil is the ultimate one pot meal that packed with tons of garlic, corn, potatoes, and of course, shrimp.

Crispy Fish Tacos with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce
Recipe from Pinch of Yum

If you've never tried the deliciousness that is fish tacos, you're missing out.  Golden fish filets are tucked into soft corn tortillas and drizzled with a zesty homemade jalapeno cream sauce and topped with fresh cilantro and cotija cheese.

Easy Summer Chopped Salad
Recipe from Half Baked Harvest

A chopped salad is one of the easiest meals to through together because you can almost use anything in the fridge.  This version has goat cheese, blackberries, grilled corn, chickpeas, avocado and more.

Lobster Roll
Recipe from Perpetually Hungry

This classic New England sandwich is one of summertime's delights.  Succulent lobster tail is tossed with mayonnaise, chives, and Old Bay seasoning before it fills a buttered split top bun.  While not the cheapest meal, it's definitely worth the splurge.

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