400+ recipes to enjoy all summer long
Hot take: 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 sweet watermelon granita. Even the smoky aroma of a grill is enough to make your mouth water.
To help dial up your enjoyment of these delicious months, we pulled together more than 400 of our best summer recipes for all your warm-weather scenarios: backyard barbecues and summer parties, epic road trips, casual picnics, even sweltering heat waves. (Hey, at least your meals won’t be miserable.)
Whatever your summer situation, you’ll find tons of tasty recipe ideas below. Dig in!
When you want to grill *everything*
When you have a huge farmstand haul
When outdoor fun is your whole agenda
When the forecast says 95°F and humid
When you want to sweeten your day
Sherry Rujikarn is the food director at WW International, where she oversees cookbooks, recipes, and general food content. She has spent her career developing and testing recipes, identifying food trends, and teaching home cooks about all things cooking-related, including meal planning, ingredients, prep tips, and entertaining. Follow her on Instagram @sherryrouge for a peek into her delicious world.