31 Summer Inspired Recipes

Summer Inspired RecipesSo by now you’ve figured out I love creating cool foodie dishes, but where does inspiration come from? It comes from everywhere. A lot of the times my recipes just pop into my head and they’re usually recipes that I don’t know what they’ll taste like or how they’ll turn out. It’s a wait till it’s done and taste it sort of game. But, they’re usually pretty damn awesome in the end, both visually and tasty too!

Summer Recipe Inspiration

So, where else does inspiration come from? Magazines, TV, the interwebs. Of course – other bloggers are a great resource for cooking inspiration too. So, this summer I’m rounding up some awesome summer inspired recipes from some of my favorite blogs.

These summer inspired recipes are great – and they can all be tweaked to fit your flavor requirements. You can create your own twist to any of these recipes and make them completely your own. But, for those who aren’t the best cooks in the world, it’s nice to have a ‘base recipe’ to start from and learn to fly with your recipe creations from there.

Without further ado, here are some great summer inspired recipes from around the blogosphere! Take a peek at each recipe and leave me a note in the comments below telling me which one is your favorite!

BBQ Stuffed Hamburgers

Fire up the grill and get ready for an awesome stuffed hamburger recipe. If you’ve tried to make stuffed burgers in the past, you may know that it’s hard to get them to stay together and not ooze the stuffed ingredients out before they’re done BBQing. There is a secret ingredient that I add which makes these burgers stay together and extra tasty – find out in the recipe!

Stuffed BBQ Hamburgers

Stuffed Burger Recipe

Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad

Forget the boring garden salad, add a flavor punch to your recipe repertoire with this chicken, strawberry and spinach salad. It’s summertime and you deserve to skip cooking in the kitchen and BBQing some burgers on the grill just wont allow you to cool down. This is a perfect recipe if you have left over BBQ chicken, toss it together and voila – a delicious summer meal!

Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Chicken Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Patriotic BBQ Cookie Pizza

Perhaps my all time favorite recipe is this patriotic cookie pizza. It’s a perfect treat to toss on the grill during your Fourth of July celebrations. Decorated with cream cheese, strawberries, blueberries and marshmallows – topped with Cool Whip, you can’t go wrong!

Patriotic BBQ Cookie Pizza Recipe

Giant Red White and Blue Cookie Pizza

Firecracker Hot Dogs

Another fun, patriotic, summer inspired recipe are these firecracker hot dogs! Exploding with flavor and fun, these babies will be great in the oven or on the grill (toss them into a tin pan for grilling!)

Firecracker Hot Dogs Recipe

Patriotic Hot Dog Recipe

Easy BBQ Bacon and Chocolate Onion Rings

An odd flavor combination? Maybe. But these BBQ bacon wrapped chocolate dipped onion rings will have your neighbors talking for weeks. The combination of salty and sweet is just perfect. Go ahead, dip your BBQ bacon wrapped onion rings in chocolate – you’ll love it too.

Easy BBQ Bacon & Chocolate Onion Rings Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Chocolate Dipped BBQ Onion Rings

Rainbow Fruit Pizza

Oh boy, this fruit pizza looks delicious!

Rainbow Fruit Pizza Recipe

Rainbow Fruit Pizza Recipe

Grilled Summer Salad

Take your summer salad to the next level with this grilled summer salad recipe. Loaded with corn, tomatoes and more – it’s an easy side dish to pair perfectly with your burgers!

Grilled Summer Salad Recipe

Grilled Summer Salad Recipe

Cucumber-Mint Green Tea Sangria

Dazzle your flavor buds with this cucumber-mint green tea sangria. Your guests will love this drink when you serve it up at your next summer barbecue.

Cucumber-Mint Green Tea Sangria Recipe

Cucumber-Mint Green Tea Sangria Recipe

Classic Crab Rolls

There’s no better summer treat than a classic crab roll. Learn how to make your own classic crab rolls right here on my blog.

Classic Crab Rolls Recipe

Classic Crab Rolls

Tomato Mozzarella and Salami Summer Salad

This summer salad is loaded with your favorites – tomato, mozzarella and salami! A perfect, cold and refreshing salad for a hot summer evening.

Tomato, Mozzarella and Salami Salad

Tomato, Mozzarella and Salami Salad

Maple Cinnamon Iced Green Tea

Cool off with this refreshing maple cinnamon iced green tea. Using pure New Hampshire maple syrup we’ve transformed this regular green tea into a summer favorite.

Maple Cinnamon Iced Green Tea Recipe

Bigelow Iced Tea Recipe

Funfetti No Churn Ice Cream

Top off your summer BBQ or get together with this no churn ice cream! No ice cream maker? No problem! You can make this ice cream at home, without an ice cream maker.

No Churn Funfetti Ice Cream Recipe

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream

20 More Summer Inspired Recipes

  1. Grilled Watermelon with Feta Cheese & Balsamic Vinegar
  2. Strawberry Lemon Cake with Basil Buttercream Frosting
  3. Aransas Shrimp Bake Casserole
  4. French Onion Beer Burgers
  5. Cherry Upside Down Cake
  6. Summer Garden Salad w/Vegetables
  7. Greek Pasta Salad
  8. Nutter Butter Banana Pudding
  9. Tropical Pineapple Dip
  10. Mint Infused Lemonade Recipe
  11. Grilled Angel Food Cake
  12. Perfect Southern Sweet Tea
  13. Homemade Limoncello
  14. Raspberry Shrimp Salad
  15. Summertime Tortellini Salad
  16. Watermelon Cupcakes
  17. Summer Pasta Salad
  18. Peaches and Cream Bars
  19. Kiwi Lemonade Reicipe
  20. Frozen Lemonade Colada

Beer Party Recipes

Which recipe is your favorite?