These easy summer recipes come together in minutes, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time on the beach!


Asian Charred Broccoli Salad

asian charred broccoli salad

This crunch salad is tasty straight out of the pan, and it's also delicious chilled -- in the unlikely case there are leftovers!

French Fish Stew

french fish stew

This sophisticated dish will taste like you slaved over the stove for hours. No one has to know it only took a few minutes!

Coriander-Crusted Steak with Squash

coriander-crusted steak with squash

To quickly crush whole spices, put them in a resealable plastic bag, then whack them with a rolling pin.

Sangria Slushie

sangria slushie

Because even adults need to get their slushie fix in the summertime.

Goat Cheese Poppers

Goat Cheese Poppers

Party trick: serve these poppers in cupcake holders.

Malted S'mores Ice Cream

malted smores ice cream

Want to serve this ice cream in a cone? Before you scoop, stuff a mini marshmallow in the tip to prevent drips.

Crispy Chicken Sandwiches

crispy chicken sandwiches

No need to wait in line at the deli when crispy chicken sammies are this easy to make at home.

Loaded Potato-Parmesan Waffles with Eggs

loaded potato-parmesan waffles with eggs

For a Fourth of July take on fried eggs, place star-shaped metal cookie cutters in the skillet, crack an egg in each and cook until set.

Curry Snack Mix

curry snack mix

Coconut flakes and curry powder kick this classic trail mix recipe up a notch.

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

blueberry coffee cake muffins

Best served fresh out of the oven with butter or jam (or both!).

Sausage, Tomato & Fennel Shells

sausage tomato and fennel shells

Fennel fronds have a mild, licorice-like flavor that's also great tossed in salads or sprinkled on grilled or roasted meat.

Spiced Plum Crumble

spiced plum crumble

Make the most of the warm weather with fruity desserts like this one.

Watermelon-Mint Pops

watermelon-mint pops

For a cute little ice pop stand, turn a halved melon upside down, slice slits in the rind, then insert the sticks.

Cherry Tabbouleh

Cherry Tabbouleh

Fresh cherries add a sophisticated sweetness to this classic Middle Eastern dish.

Grilled Carrots with Carrot-Top Salsa Verde

Grilled Carrots with Carrot-Top Salsa Verde

Don't throw away those carrot greens -- chop 'em up and turn 'em into a lemony salsa dressing.

Coconut-Crunch Shrimp

Coconut-Crunch Shrimp

Everything tastes better with Thai sweet chili sauce!

Mexican Wedge Salad

mexican wedge salad

Cilantro, chorizo and jalapeños give this retro wedge salad a Mexican kick.