Nothing says summer like juicy, barbecued chicken and beef, tangy fruits and vegetables and sun-drenched Greek, Mexican and Italian flavors. These light, healthy and oh-so-delicious summer recipes will delight your taste buds while our frosty, fruit-laden desserts and beverages cool you down. Whether you're hosting a backyard party or simply planning a weeknight family meal, we've got the summer-fresh fare you're looking for!
Appetizer Recipes: Capture the easy spirit and sunny tastes of summer with spicy Mexican quesadillas and dips, barbecue kabobs, meatballs, wings and other fare ideal for any party or dinner starter.
- Ellie's Garlic "Fries"
- Ellie's Macaroni and Four Cheeses
- Ellie's Mushroom, Onion, and Basil Pizza
- Ellie's Black Bean Dip
- Lemon and Garlic Tiger Prawns
- Seven-Layer Tex-Mex Dip
- Chicken and Bacon Kabobs
- See our summer appetizer recipes
Salad Recipes: Toss healthy, seasonal fruits and vegetables with delicious pasta, chicken and even corn chips, and you've got the perfect recipe for a summer starter or meal.
- Smashed Potato Salad
- Ellie's All-Day Breakfast Salad
- Romaine Salad with Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette
- Sicilian Escarole Salad with Citrus Dressing
- Peach and Berry Salad
- Potato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
- Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
- See our summer salad recipes
Barbecue Recipes: Make it a sizzling summer with chicken, salmon, beef kabobs and burgers that fire up your family's taste buds. Simply delicious!
- Barbecue Teriyaki Pork Kabobs
- Beer Marinated Ribs
- Grilled Chicken and Fruit Kabobs
- Mexican Kabobs
- Best-Ever Beef Burgers
- Chicken and Mango Kabobs
- Grilled Shrimp with Corn and Black-Bean Salad
- See our summer barbecue recipes
Dinner Recipes: Beat the heat with light, healthy meals that still deliver bold summertime flavors. Italian- and Mexican-inspired pastas, pizzas and fajitas offer thrills without the grill.
- Ellie's Chicken Parmesan
- Ellie's Crispy Chicken Fingers
- Ellie's Tricolore Penne with Chicken
- Ellie's Black Bean Mexican-Style Pizza
- Cinnamon and Lime Chicken Fajitas
- Spaghetti with Artichokes and Alfredo Sauce
- Peach BBQ Chicken
- See our summer dinner recipes
Dessert Recipes: Sweeten your summer with homemade ice cream, popsicles, cakes and pies that mix decadent chocolate with summer-fresh berries and fruit. Mmmm!
- Ellie' Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting
- Ellie's Triple Chocolate Cookies
- Ellie's Chocolate-Covered Banana Pops
- Ellie's Grilled Bananas with Chai Syrup
- Black Cherry Ice Cream
- Strawberry Lemonade Ice Pops
- Chocolate Pudding Pie
- See our summer dessert recipes
Beverage Recipes: Chill out with classic summer drinks like ice-cold lemonade, tropical smoothies and berry-laden milkshakes. Great taste and healthy antioxidants, too!
- Ellie's Blueberry Blast Smoothie
- Tropical Breakfast Smoothie
- Banana Bonkers
- Orange Smoothie
- Banana Ice Cream Shake
- Old-Fashioned Lemonade
- Raspberry Lime Rickey
- See our summer beverage recipes
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- Refreshing Summer Popsicles
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