My Best Summer Recipes

Since summer is (almost) officially here, I thought I would share some of my best summer recipes to get you ready for the warm months ahead!

Tomato Cucumber SaladMy Best Summer Recipes | Life Healthfully Lived

I could eat this on repeat and never get tired of it.  I love the bite of vinegar, the crunch of the cucumber, and the sweet of the tomato/basil combo.  Make a huge batch of this and eat it throughout the week because it gets even better with time!

Curried Quinoa Salad

This is a great dish to bring to a BBQ or potluck because it makes a lot and doesn’t have to be served hot.  Plus it’s free of gluten, dairy, eggs, and meat so it can please a lot of diets.  Oh, and it’s delicious.

Even Better BBQ SauceMy Best Summer Recipes | Life Healthfully Lived

This is a re-do of my original BBQ sauce and it’s one of my favorite things in the summer.  I use it on vegetables, in marinades, and try to put it on every dish.  It comes together quick and doesn’t have any funky ingredients.

Avocado and Corn Gazpacho

Ok, hear me out on this one.  I know cold soup sounds really unappetizing and for a long time, I avoided gazpacho because gross.  But when it’s really hot out and nothing sounds good because it involves heat in some way, gazpacho is really refreshing.  And this one is super creamy and delicious and you can have a refreshing dinner quick.

Tahini BBQ Vegetable Bake My Best Summer Recipes | Life Healthfully Lived 

I like making this casserole ahead of time and then serving it up cold or room-temperature.  It’s best if you do all of the cooking in the morning so you don’t have the oven on during the hottest part of the day.  And the tahini BBQ sauce is finger-lickin’ good.  Yeah, I said it.

Simple Ratatouille

Have a vegetable garden and 20 lbs of vegetables that you don’t know what to do with?  Send 10 lbs to me and then use the other 10 lbs to make this ratatouille!

Key Lime Popsicles My Best Summer Recipes | Life Healthfully Lived

If you like key lime pie and popsicles then boy are you in luck!  These take a little bit of prep work but once they’re done you will be thankful you made them!  Cool, tangy, and refreshing, they’re perfect for hot summer days!