Fast & Fresh Summer Ideas

Quick snacks, healthy dinners and summertime side dishes -- we have a fast idea for every occasion!
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Asian Chicken & Herb Salad

Need a quick substitute for fish sauce? Get a similar boost of umami by using 3 tbsp. of chicken stock and 1 tbsp. soy sauce.

Asian Chicken and Herb Salad

Asian Chicken & Herb Salad

Lemon-Basil Burrata with Garlic Toasts

All this super creamy cheese needs is a little lemon zest and chopped herbs.

Lemon-Basil Burrata with Garlic Toasts

Lemon-Basil Burrata with Garlic Toasts

Grilled Steak & Asparagus with Stout Sauce

To help steaks cook evenly, take them out of the fridge at least 20 minutes before grilling.

Grilled Steak and Asparagus with Stout Sauce

Grilled Steak & Asparagus with Stout Sauce

Nectarine Salad with Pepitas

This salad looks like summertime on a plate! Bring it along for a picnic side dish, or top with grilled chicken for a satisfying lunch.

Nectarine Salad with Pepitas

Nectarine Salad with Pepitas

Wild Rice & Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Bored of potato salad? Try this veggie and herb-packed summer side dish instead.

Wild Rice and Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Wild Rice & Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Speedy Raspberry-Almond Scones

For a quick dessert, split the scones and fill them with sweetened whipped cream and fresh raspberries.

Speedy Raspberry-Almond Scones

Speedy Raspberry- Almond Scones

Pimiento-Cheese Hush Puppies

Serve these crispy bites with jalapeno jelly for a spicy party-starter!

Pimiento-Cheese Hush Puppies

Pimiento-Cheese Hush Puppies

Mediterranean Veg Wedge

Wrap the sandwich in foil and press it under a heavy pan in the fridge for a few hours. As it sits, the bread will soak up even more tapenade.

Mediterranean Veg Wedge

Mediterranean Veg Wedge

Cauliflower-Gruyere Flatbreads

Using naan bread = the easiest & tastiest pizza shortcut.

Cauliflower-Gruyere Flatbreads

Cauliflower-Gruyere Flatbreads

Mixed Veggie Slaw with Miso Dressing

Miso brings an unexpected flavor to this spin on standard slaw.

Mixed Veggie Slaw with Miso Dressing

Mixed Veggie Slaw with Miso Dressing

Barbecue Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cornbread Croutons

Nothing says summertime like some classic barbecue!

Barbecue Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Cornbread Croutons

Barbecue Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cornbread Croutons

Sunny Gazpacho

Adding ice cubes to each bowl means you can have cool soup now -- without having to wait for it to chill in the fridge.

Sunny Gazpacho

Sunny Gazpacho

Quinoa-Crusted Pork with Watercress Salad

If you're looking for a healthy swap, use quinoa instead of breadcrumbs.

Quinoa-Crusted Pork with Watercress Salad

Quinoa-Crusted Pork with Watercress Salad

Asparagus & Prosciutto Pasta Salad

Top this light dish with a little grated Parmesan for pasta perfection.

Asparagus and Prosciutto Pasta Salad

Asparagus & Prosciutto Pasta Salad

Cheesy Rosemary Twists

Frozen puff pastry is the key to savory success.

Cheesy Rosemary Twists

Cheesy Rosemary Twists

Chickpea Toss

Use this Mediterranean-inspired side dish as a salad topper -- you'll get a tasty and healthy protein boost.

Chickpea Toss

Chickpea Toss