7 Super Fresh and Easy Summer Recipes

Easy no-bake summer desserts are key to keeping cool on the hottest (and laziest) of days. This creamy key lime pie takes a few minutes to prepare and a couple of hours to chill, and it will disappear in a flash.

Key Lime Cream Pie

Like most summer salads, this deceptively simple chilled seafood salad can double as an appetizer or a main course. Swap in the seafood of your choice, from peeled shrimp to scallops, crab meat and more.

Easy Seafood Salad

Batched cocktails and punches are perfect for cookouts, beach picnics and potlucks. Made with sparkling wine, white cranberry juice and coconut rum  this is a fresh take on classic sangria

Mixed Berry Sangria

This delightful tart makes the most of the endless tomatoes we all have during gardening season. Use store-bought phyllo dough and pesto for an easy and elegant-looking appetizer.

Terrific Tomato Tart

Who doesn’t love cherry season? Use fresh Bing or other types of cherries in this creamy, cool and custardy dessert. The whipped cream and sour cream plays nicely with the sweet fruit and amaretti cookies.

Bing Cherry-Amaretti Fool

Grill eggplant planks and layer them with super fresh summer tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil. A balsamic glaze ties the sandwich together; you can buy it or make one yourself 

Caprese Eggplant Hero

The most work you’ll do with this recipe is threading fresh mango onto skewers. The corn makes the dish—use fresh corn cut off the cob or even frozen in a pinch. Super easy grilling recipes like this are a highlight of summer.

Grilled Chicken

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