Summer Recipes You Absolutely Must Try!

Here are some summer recipes Clever Kitchen wrapped up for you! but before that, did you know that there are more thunderstorms that occur during summer than at any other time of year? The warmth and humidity of summer create the perfect conditions for thunderstorms.

While summer storms offer a break from the heat, most people enjoy the sunshine of summer. After all, it’s the perfect time to enjoy refreshing food and beverages!

However, the typical lemonade and watermelon slices can get a bit boring. So, what are some of the best summer recipes to try this year?

We’re here to fill you in. Keep reading below for some of the best summer food ideas to test out today!

Zucchini Chips

With its subtle flavor and delicate texture, zucchini can be used in just about everything. If you’re looking for a tasty summer snack, zucchinis are key!

With oven-baked zucchini chips, you can enjoy the crunch that comes with traditional potato chips without all the artificial additives and flavorings. All you need is a large zucchini, a mandoline slicer, and your seasoning of choice.

After slicing your zucchini, simply arrange them in a single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and pop them into the oven. Brushing the parchment paper with olive oil will prevent any chips from sticking and add a touch of extra flavor.

Brush the tops of the chips with olive oil as well and add your favorite seasonings. Salt, paprika, cumin, and garlic powder all result in mouthwatering chips that your whole family will love. Pop them into the oven for 1½-2 hours at 235F to give your chips that perfect crunch!

Caprese Flatbread

Looking for a light alternative to classic pizza? A Caprese flatbread is one of the best summer dinners to add to your recipe book. It’s easy and uses plenty of fresh summer produce for strong flavors.

Get started by either purchasing a premade flatbread or making your own. Arranged the flatbread on your baking tray and lightly brush it with olive oil. The rest is easy—simply top your flatbread with fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, and a touch of basil.

For a little extra flavor, add anything from oregano to a balsamic reduction to sliced portabella mushrooms. Bake your flatbread for 15-20 minutes at 450F and enjoy the light flavors of summer!

Watermelon Peach Refresher

Looking for summer recipes to quench your thirst on the hottest days of the season? A watermelon peach refresher is a delicious and super simple drink to get you through the day!

To make this refresher all you need to do is combine 1 peeled and sliced white peach, 2 cups of sliced watermelon, ½ cup of ice, and ½ teaspoon of lime juice in a blender. Before blending add about 1-2 tablespoons of your favorite sweetener—sweeteners like agave and simple syrup blend well into these drinks.

After it’s been blended, simply pour over ice. At this point, you can add anything from lemon-lime soda to sparkling peach juice to give it a final boost of flavor. 

Discover Your New Favorite Summer Recipes

Summer is the time to enjoy everything from barbeques to high-end dinner parties with your loved ones. With the summer recipes above, you’ll have no trouble whipping up delicious meals the whole season long!

Looking for more? Check out the rest of our website for more fresh recipes, along with reviews on the hottest kitchen gadgets available!

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