7 Healthy and Delicious Summer Recipes to Kickoff This Summer

Summer has officially kicked off! Well, not technically but here in Arizona it reached a high 106 so I am officially declaring it the summer time. Summer is my favorite season for many reasons: longer, brighter days, dining outside, Saturdays spent  poolside, warm evenings spent outdoors, opened sunroofs, and falling asleep with the windows opened just to name a few. Hot summer weather means long, blazing hot, lazy days lounging around the house, and if you are lucking by the pool. Whether you’re trying to stay cool in doors, or hosting a poolside get together you will need something to chow on. Below are 7 light, and easy-to-make recipes perfect for the summer time. 

Mango Salsa

Recipe: Cookie and Kate 

This simple mango salsa is not only delicious, but it is super easy to make. It is a sweet-and-spicy salsa featuring fresh mangos. Perfect for a summer get together, you can serve it with chips and guac, on top of fish tacos and a mojito on the side. Find the recipe here.

Honey Lime Salmon Tacos 

Recipe: twopeasandtheirpod

During the warmer months I prefer to stick to salmon and fish, I love slam because it is so easy to prepare and so easy to cook. These salmon tacos feature flack sweet salmon red cabbage, avocado, quest fresco, and cilantro. Topped with a  honey lime glaze. I made these for my boyfriend and he loved them. Perfect paired with frozen margaritas. Find the recipe here

Grilled Potato, Lemon & Zucchini Salad with Romesco

Photo: thefirstmess

This colorful salad features vegetables like zucchini, green beans, and bell peppers grilled to perfection. Toped with potatoes, almonds, and romesco. How amazing does that sound? It is the perfect healthy alternative to hamburgers and grilled hot dogs. Find the recipe and method here.

Melon, Prosciutto, and Mozzarella Skewers

Recipe: The comfort of cooking

This skewers recipe features Juicy melon, salty prosciutto, and creamy mozzarella . And the best part these skewers require zero cooking and look beautiful on a platter. Find out how to make them here.

Chocolate Chia Pudding Pops with Bananas

Photo: wifemamafoodie

These Chocolate Chia Pudding Pops with Bananas will cool you down this summer. Popsicles are one of the easiest frozen treats to make. The possibilities are endless when it comes to making popsicles  you can freeze pretty much any liquid in the pop molds and they will turn into a perfect popsicle after a few hours in the freezer. These popsicles feature chia pudding, and they are basically the healthier version of  fudgsicles! Find out how to make them here.

Green Smoothie Bowl

Photo: Kitchenconfidante

Packed with leafy greens, bananas, and kiwi. This green smoothie bowl is the perfect mid day snack to  cool you down during a hot summer day. Find the recipe here.

Summer Tiramisu with Mango & Lime 

Photo: Faith Durand

A simple yet healthy dessert: Summer tiramisu à la Sandrine this is a no-cook pudding with only fruit as a sweetener, and only a  lime to brighten. Airy, creamy, tangy and sweet this is the perfect summer dessert to serve alone or at a summer get together. Find the recipe here.

What are your favorite summer treats?

Do you have any healthy summer recipes you love?

7 Healthy summer recipes

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