What makes the perfect summer day? Friends, sun, having fun in your pool or patio and delicious food. On a beautiful day you certainly don’t want to spend too much time inside cooking so simple recipes for delicious dishes are always needed. Light up the grill, organize your outdoor furniture under the pergola and get cooking with these great ideas for some delicious summer get-togethers.
Spicy Honey-Glazed Chicken Breasts
Who doesn’t love chicken fresh off the grill? This dish from Rachel Ray has summer written all over it. Sweet and spicy this is a great and unique take on grilled chicken that virtually everyone can enjoy.
All you need to make this dish are chicken breasts, onion, garlic, olive oil, honey, hot pepper sauce, pineapples, chili powder and lemon juice. Combine the ingredients for the glaze and brush onto the freshly grilled chicken. Grill the pineapples and serve them together for the perfect sweet and tangy taste.
Pair this spicy and sweet dish with a grilled vegetable or summer salad and enjoy.
Goat Cheese Zucchini Quesadillas with Grilled Corn Pico de Gallo
Loaded with summer veggies this Quesadilla recipe may look like something that takes a little skill but don’t worry, it’s surprisingly easy! This dish makes the perfect meal or when cut into smaller pieces a perfect snack or appetizer for a party.
In total this recipe takes only 35 minutes from start to plate. The key to making the most of this recipe is getting delicious and fresh vegetables either from your garden, grocery store or farmers market. Corn, zucchini, squash and grape tomatoes should be in season and at their flavorful peak.
Lobster Rolls With Corn and Celery
Summer always calls for seafood. Instead of buying those pre-made (albeit delicious) lobster rolls from a grocery store or deli try your hand at making them in your own kitchen!
This recipe only requires eight ingredients (many of which you probably already have on hand) and is simple from start to finish only taking about 20 minutes to complete. You can use fresh lobster or frozen lobster depending on the availability of it in your area.
This recipe would pair wonderfully with crunch chips or something a bit healthier like freshly grilled asparagus or corn on the cob.
This recipe is not only the perfect dinner recipe but would work well at a party or even just for lunch on a regular work day. Celebrate any summer day with some amazing flavors.