Cool Summer Recipes

Leave the soups and stews for winter.  Salads are a great recipe for summer that can help keep you cool and avoid heating up your kitchen. These cool summer recipes are far from your typical chopped salad that will leave you full and satisfied!

Choose Homemade Cool Summer Recipes

Shrimp Ceviche

This recipe has a total stovetop time of only 2 minutes! The only thing you need to cook is the shrimp. This is a great make-ahead recipe and is delicious served over salad greens or with multigrain tortilla chips. To avoid cooking time completely, use precooked shrimp!

Salmon Salad

Salmon Salad comes together just as quickly as your classic tuna salad, making it one of our favorite cool summer recipes! Fat-free honey mustard provides a hint of sweetness while the diced bell peppers and celery add the perfect crunch. Try it on a sandwich or with multigrain crackers and serve with fruit for a complete meal!

Curried Egg Salad & Cucumber Sandwiches

The only heat you need for this recipe comes from toasting your bread- but feel free to skip this step and serve with multigrain crackers instead! The perfect summer recipe for a picnic party!

Summer Greek Salad

There’s nothing like a cool, crisp salad on a hot summer day! This recipe includes a homemade red wine vinaigrette, too! Add a can of rinsed and drained no-salt added garbanzo beans for a quick no-cook protein source to round out this meal. 

Fresh Tilapia Tostadas

This recipe calls for oven use, so it is easy to walk away from the heat and come back when it’s time to toss the remaining ingredients together. The tostada mixture is allowed to cool before serving, making it great to put over salad greens or a tortilla!

Avocado Tuna Salad

Step-up your tuna salad by adding avocados rich in healthy fats, fiber, and potassium! The healthy fat and fiber content helps to keep you fuller for longer. Serve this as dinner during the week and have leftovers ready for lunch the next day to have cool summer recipes for more meals!

Cheeseburger Salad Bowl

You only need up to 10 minutes at the stovetop for this recipe! Ground beef is set to cool before tossing the remaining ingredients together. This salad works great over any type of lettuce!

Broccoli Salad

The last but certainly not the least of our cool summer recipes! This healthy take on the picnic classic uses olive oil based mayonnaise to support heart health. Add a can of drained chicken as a source of protein to make it a complete meal without turning on the stovetop!


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