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Summer cooking recipes

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Summer cooking recipes. Get inspired and try out new things.
20 Dinners to Make When it's too Hot to Cook

Have you ever dreaded making dinner when it was too hot to cook? Here are 20 dinners to make when it's too hot inside and outside to cook.

30 Summer Dump Dinners That Basically Cook Themselves

To minimize the whole hot stove thing, we like to rely on dump dinners—easy set-it-and-forget-it meals. Here are 25 of our summer favorites.

Mediterranean Salmon

5 · 20 minutes · This 15-minute Mediterranean salmon recipe features flaky, tender, lemony salmon topped with a juicy summer produce forward topper. Prepare it on the stove or baked in the oven for a healthy, delicious and gorgeous meal elegant enough to serve at any dinner party.

12 ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Basil, fresh
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Lemon, Juice of
  • 2 tbsp Oregano, fresh
  • 1/4 cup Parsley, fresh
  • 2/3 cup California ripe olives, green pitted and halved
Baking & Spices
  • 2 Black pepper, Cracked
Oils & Vinegars
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil + more, extra virgin
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese
  • (4) 5-6 ounce salmon fillets
What to Make When It's Too Hot to Cook

Too hot to cook? No problem! Here are 14+ no-cook & low-cook recipes for a quick, fresh dinner that won't heat up your kitchen.

The Best Thai Noodle Salad (Vegan!) | Eat With Clarity

16 · 15 minutes · This Thai noodle salad recipe is an easy gluten free and plant based dinner that is ready in less than 30 minutes! It's perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or side dish for a party!

9 ingredients

  • 2 cups Cabbage, purple
  • 2 cups Carrot
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro
  • 1 cup Edamame
  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • 4 Scallions
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper
  • 1 batch Peanut sauce
Pasta & Grains
  • 12 oz Noodles, dry
30 Lazy Summer Dinners to Make Every Night in June

These 90 easy summer dinners take just a few minutes to whip up and don’t use every single pan in the kitchen. Keep them in your back pocket for picnics, BBQs, dinner parties and beyond.


37 · 50 minutes · This honey garlic marinade is to die for! Marinate overnight and throw on the grill when ready to serve. So easy + fast!

12 ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chicken thighs, boneless skinless
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tsp Ginger
  • 2 Green onions
  • 2 tbsp Chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Oyster sauce
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame seeds, toasted
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Canola oil