9 Cool Recipes for the Hottest Summer Yet

cool recipes for the hottest summer yet

Are you ready for another hottest-ever summer? You may not be able to single-handedly save the planet this year, but you can make the most of its precious bounties and keep your spirit and your stomach fueled with these recipes.

Grilled Summer Pizette with Caramelized Peaches, Burrata, Arugula, and Crispy Serrano

cool recipes for the hottest summer yet

Fire up the grill instead of the oven for these sweet and savory individual pizzas feature carmelized peach slices, soft burrata cheese and crispy serrano ham. Summer never tasted so good!

Strawberry and Basil Goat Cheese Cake

cool recipes for the hottest summer yet

There's cheesecake, and then there is THIS cheesecake! Each layer holds a surprise, from the cinnamon in the graham cracker crust to the goat cheese in the cheese cake layer to the Grand Marniér and basil leaves in the strawberry topping. 

Raspberry Mojito Punch

cool recipes for the hottest summer yet

Keep your summer party guests happy with cool and refreshing rum Raspberry Mojito Punch! Raspberries and fresh mint are super cool in hot weather. Need a G-rated version? Omit the rum and increase the carbonated water.

Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry

cool recipes for the hottest summer yet

How does your garden grow? Or how does your farmers' market grow? When fresh veggies are plentiful, combine your favorites with equally fresh herbs for an unbeatable summer mashup.

Summer Vegetable Crêpes

cool recipes for the hottest summer yet

You'll think you're eating full-calorie vegetable crêpes, but the low-fat ingredients are swimsuit worthy! Ready-to-use crêpes and garden bounty make this a super easy light meal!

Layered Summer Fruits with Creamy Lime Dressing

cool recipes for the hottest summer yet

Be ready for a chorus of, "Yes, please!" when you offer this healthy crowd-pleasing dessert. Layer your favorite summer fruits with a creamy citrus sauce that provided a nice counterpoint to the naturally sweet fruits.

Sparkling Punch

cool recipes for the hottest summer yet

A pretty in pink drink for all ages, this sparkling punch recipe has both champagne and virgin versions to please one and all! Don't forget the fresh mint!

Summer Vegetable Galette

cool recipes for the hottest summer yet

A feast of summer vegetables is super-satisfying with homemade pesto and a made-from-scratch crust. This version uses summer squashes and tomatoes, but you could vary the recipe to suit your summer harvest.

Sprouted Summer Salad

cool recipes for the hottest summer yet

Keep it cool with a Sprouted Summer Salad! Quinoa is a tasty nutritional powerhouse. Add the spicy-sweet combo of hot chili peppers and sweet slices of pineapple and you have a fascinating blend of flavors.

Looking for more summer cooking tips? Check out 7 Tips for Summer Cooking! And in the comments below, let us know if you have any favorite summer recipes and how you're surviving the summer this year!

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