Summer Recipes

From barbecues to beach days, these summer recipes will help you create lasting memories. Check out our collection of summer salads, dinners, desserts and more.

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Smoky Tempeh Bacon

This meatless tempeh bacon recipe gets its smoky flavor from liquid smoke and smoked paprika. Eat it alone or use it on a sandwich or salad. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Buttery Mashed Potatoes

These creamy, buttery mashed potatoes use simple ingredients. The tricks are to use Yukon Gold potatoes and then to warm...


Vegan Macaroni Salad

All the classic flavors come through in this vegan macaroni salad, from the pickle relish to the ground mustard. The...


Sauteed Asparagus with Mushrooms

Look no further for a quick and easy sauteed asparagus recipe. This dish gets a little extra kick from Greek...


Asian-Style Green Beans

These Asian-style green beans are a tasty addition to any meal. The flavors of sesame oil and soy sauce work...

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Bacon and Garlic Sugar Snap Peas

This flavorful side dish calls for only four ingredients! Feel free to use fresh sugar snap peas if you'd like....


Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

These balsamic Brussels sprouts couldn't be easier to make—and you need only a few ingredients! —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California

Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad

I love the velvety taste and texture of sweet potatoes. A friend served sweet potatoes cooked with peppers, and they...


Caribbean Island Coleslaw

After trying a similar version of this coleslaw while visiting the island of St. Kitts, I returned home and wanted...


Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

I created this salad to replicate one I tried on a cruise several years ago. It goes over very well...


Fabulous Green Beans

My family loves this buttery sauce over green beans, whether they’re garden fresh or frozen. Another greeny option: Try sugar...

Italian Mushrooms

Only four ingredients create a rich and flavorful side dish that we love to eat with beef and mashed potatoes....


Hash Brown Supreme

“This is a great way to use up leftover fresh vegetables. In addition to the potatoes, use whatever you have...


Zucchini Pasta

The taste of this rich and creamy zucchini pasta will have people convinced it's not low-fat, but it is! Garlicky...


Rosemary Rice

This tender, full-flavored rice makes a lovely side for a wide variety of main dishes, says Suzanne McKinley of Lyons,...