With the heat wave officially hitting all of us, it's time to bust out our favorite summer recipes that require minimal heat but still pack on the flavor. Anyone else sweating just thinking about turning on the oven?! We're with you. Keep reading for a round-up of some of the summer recipes we can't wait to whip up!
Are you a fan of the Orange Julius? If so, this very popular drink found in the Dominican Republic boasts a name meaning “to die dreaming” and refers to its to die-for flavor similar to a creamsicle. Ericka's recipe is easy and looks SO refreshing!
Nothing screams "summer" like a refreshing fish-based dish and this salmon is definitely calling our name! It's the green goddess yogurt sauce that truly does it for us.
An impressive no-bake dessert? Count us in, please! Hetal layers lemon cookies, saffron cream, strawberries, and super-ripe peaches to create this sophisticated icebox cake and we're definitely making one to bring to our next dinner party.
Ashlea is the queen of delicious and healthy recipes and this shrimp bowl doesn't look like it's skimping on flavor anywhere. Plump shrimp, cilantro lime rice, and your favorite toppings is a recipe for a perfectly easy dinner or lunch.
Ok, technically you have to turn on the oven for this one but hear us out. Fresh mango, creamy coconut, a flaky tart crust... are you convinced yet? We're naming this the official dessert of summer thanks to Karlee and will turn on our oven just for this.
There's nothing that beats a solid slow cooker recipe, and Britney's baby back ribs look SO good that we can't resist. Pop them in the slow cooker in the AM so they're ready for your weekend BBQ just in time.
Nothing beats summer tomatoes, especially in a great pasta dish! This is a no-brainer meal that comes together in just 20 minutes, too!
If you're truly in a "no heat" mood, this stone fruit caprese recipe by Jessica. Say hello to yummy peaches, nectarines, cherries and other stone fruit paired with fresh mozzarella and basil.
Craving a recipe to cook out in your smoker? This is it! We're practically drooling over Ari's recipe for these sliders with juicy pulled pork and crunchy coleslaw. Yes, please!
The perfect summer sandwich does exist! We're here for this lighter grinder fix with sliced turkey, cheddar, and avocado.
Did we forget any other must-cook recipes? Drop them in the comment section below!