Recipes to enjoy all summer long

Celebrate the first day of summer with these delicious seasonal recipes
Published 2 June, 2023

Summers here! June 21st marks the official first day of summer!

Summer is one of the best times to cook and eat. Nothing beats the simplicity of a summer salad made with juicy tomatoes and fresh corn, or the icy delight of a juicy watermelon. Even the smoky aroma of a barbecue is enough to make your mouth water.

To help dial up your enjoyment of these delicious months, we pulled together some of our favourite summer recipes for all your warm-weather scenarios: barbecues and summer parties, epic road trips, casual picnics, even sweltering heat waves.

Whatever your summer situation, you’ll find tons of tasty recipe ideas below. Dig in!

When outdoor fun is your whole agenda

The sun is shining, and the weather is way too nice for you to spend the day inside. Whether you’re planning to picnic at the park, enjoy a day trip out of town, or dine al fresco on your back deck, these recipes were made for the great outdoors.

When the forecast says 28°C and humid

Once the mercury soars past a certain point, the last thing most of us want to do is crank the oven or sweat over a stovetop. Instead, consider these no-cook summer recipes. You’ll not only spare yourself some heat-wave hardship, you might save time, as recipes that omit cooking tend to come together quickly.

When you want to sweeten your day

Summer dessert recipes offer no shortage of choices—refreshing ice lollies, banana-based “nice” creams, and chocolate-fudge pops being just a few. Prefer something you can sip? Cool off (and enjoy a caffeine boost) with an iced coffee or tea drink, or try one of our refreshing summer cocktails at your next garden happy hour.