As spring ends and summer begins, the menu is changing.Embrace change, here are the best Recipes Made in June.
June is one of my favorite months. There are farmers markets in town, grilling season is here, and warm weather is back on the table.
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With an array of new seasonal produce, there are so many incredible recipes this month.
From Maine lobster rolls to watermelon ice cream, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in these June recipes.
So pick one up and let’s get the summer started!
Yakitori always wins the crowd.
These are some of the best foods to eat on a picnic. They’re simple to prepare and don’t require a plate.
Although, you might want one so you can load up on tzatziki dipping sauce.
Have you been waiting all winter to quit smoking? Named after smoked pork chops.
These have a tantalizing BBQ rub that goes really well with the pork.
When choosing wood chips, try cherries, pecans, or apples.
Also, be sure to use a meat thermometer. You want these juicy chops to be perfect.
There are BLTs. Then there is this BLT.
Crispy bacon, sliced ripe steak tomatoes, and crisp lettuce are sandwiched between two slices of toasted buttery sourdough.
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It has two layers of garlic mayonnaise.
Just imagine, you can eat it in just 10 minutes.
With June in full swing, summer events are back on the agenda.
That means you need a quick and easy dinner for your rotation.
This is one of my favorites, zucchini pasta.
Choose any pasta you like and dip them into the fresh zucchini pesto.
It’s fresh, light, seasonal, healthy and vegan. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes.
Come summer, you can find me wolfing down fresh fish tacos. From salmon to beer batter, I love it all.
However, nothing beats Baja style. Flaky cod, fresh salad and cream sauce are classics.
These tacos are even better with guacamole. Yum!
Classic Key Key Key Pie is the perfect summer dessert.
Everything from the graham cracker crust to the whipped topping is 100% from scratch. So you know you’re in for a real treat.
It might sound like a lot of effort, but it’s easier than you might think.
It requires less than 10 ingredients and 25 minutes of prep time. All that’s left is to let it set.
On hot days, cool down with tomato gazpacho.
If you are a tomato lover, I am sure you know it well. This cold soup is the epitome of refreshing.
It’s filled with juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, scallions, garlic and bread for thickening.
Add sherry for an acidic element and a touch of cayenne for a refreshing twist.
From brunch to light lunches, this 10-minute cold soup is making a big splash in June.
Ring in the farmers market season with this eye-catching stone fruit salad.
It has fresh notes of peach, cherry, basil, arugula and cherry tomatoes.
To make it a little more hearty, add farro and feta cheese.
Drizzle olive oil and champagne vinegar over top before serving. Then, give the salad a stir.
Are you craving grilling but don’t want to start? Turn to the Instant Pot.
You coat pork with spices and brown sugar, then simmer in stock and vinegar.
After letting the appliance do its work, shred the pork and slather it with BBQ sauce.
So good, you won’t even miss the grill.
Blueberries are back. These muffins are the perfect way to celebrate.
They’re tender and sweet, and topped with a buttery crumb.
Plus, they’re stuffed with fresh blueberries.
This burger is genius!
It combines two of the best picnic staples into a tempting food mashup.
You get a juicy all-beef cheeseburger served with delicious street cornmeal.
Call your friends because they don’t want to miss this one.
Sipping a frozen cocktail by the pool is my idea of a day off.
Fruity and chilled, this heady thirst quencher is the perfect party drink in the glass.
It has rum, frozen strawberries, maple syrup, and citrus for a perk.
It’s ready in 5 minutes with little effort on your part. So you can quickly finish and get back to soaking up the sun.
These ice cream sandwiches will make you feel like a kid again.
Sandwiched between two soft homemade chocolate chip cookies is vanilla ice cream.
Roll mini chocolate chips around the sides for extra chocolatey flavor.
Kids will go crazy for this dessert!
June makes me crave fresh seafood. If you have a craving too, make crab cakes.
Plump, meaty crab cakes are nothing short of heaven. Plus, they couldn’t be easier.
You make patties with seven ingredients, refrigerate them, and bake them. It’s foolproof.
If you need some inspiration for crab cakes, try grilled avocado or corn salad.
I also like to add a tablespoon of mango salsa.
Here’s the dessert for all your June picnics.
These candied peaches are bursting with flavor. Grilling concentrates the juices and gives them a delicious smoky char.
Top with vanilla ice cream and graham crackers.
Give these to your friends and they will be the talk of the party.
For picnics, day trips, or work lunches, this summer quinoa salad will become your new staple.
Healthy and fresh, filled with all kinds of summer ingredients.
Avocado, tomato, corn, peaches and basil add color to the quinoa. Toss it with feta cheese and a bright dressing.
Then, pack it up in a container and go enjoy the sun. Whenever you’re hungry, your meal is ready.
This might just be the best summer pasta ever. Fresh, light, healthy and fast, it hits all the right boxes.
Tender cat litter, blistered tomatoes, garlic and basil are sprinkled with Parmesan and balsamic.
And, it only takes 10 minutes!
That means you can do it any night of the week. You can even throw it together for a quick meal.
All you need to make these enchiladas are five ingredients and one skillet.
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Simply brown the beef, add black beans, and smother it in taco sauce.
A few minutes before it’s ready, add the tortilla strips and cheddar cheese.
A skillet like this is perfect for camping and busy weeks.
What’s the secret to getting perfectly flaky salmon? Roast in the oven.
Rub salmon with olive oil, herbs and spices. Add a slice of lemon on top and bake for about 15 minutes.
It’s that simple!
I suggest serving it with a summer quinoa salad or a stone fruit salad. It’s also comforting with herbed potato salad.
Need a summer dessert to beat the heat? You can never go wrong with vanilla ice cream.
This dessert has a delightful, creamy texture. Plus, homemade food tastes better.
Spoon into a cone or sandwich it between two cookies. Or just grab a bowl and dig in.
If you like pasta carbonara, wait until you try it on pizza!
Toppings include pancetta, mozzarella, Parmesan, parsley and a fried egg.
You can make the dough or skip the hassle and use store bought.
Either way, I recommend using a pizza stone. It helps to get the perfect crust consistency.
BBQ and Father’s Day go hand in hand.
So this holiday season, give your dad what he really wants. Grilled Sausage Sandwiches!
The plump Italian sausage has the perfect char.
Serve it on sandwich wraps with peppers, onions, marinara and melted mozzarella cheese.
There are many reasons to love tostadas. They’re easy, versatile, fast and delicious.
Still, these spicy tacos have the best flavor combinations.
The crispy crust is piled high with spicy shredded chicken, black beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, cotija, and avocado-cilantro dressing. so many!
There are many reasons to make them as an appetizer, lunch or dinner.
Grab a napkin because these BBQ ribs are calling your name!
Baby back ribs are rubbed in a BBQ spice mixture, then baked for hours.
The key to locking in all the flavor is to cover the ribs with foil.
Towards the end, you slather them with BBQ sauce and grill them to a delicious char.
They were so juicy and tender it was hard to believe they had never touched the grill.
Strawberry Shortcake is one of my all-time favorites. It’s a rustic and homey dessert that reminds me of my childhood.
Whenever I need a little joy, I pamper myself with this vintage version.
Both shortbread cookies are decorated with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries. this is the best!
As the weather warms up, it’s time to swap out hearty pasta for something light and fresh.
This one fits the bill perfectly.
Spaghetti pops with greens and swims with juicy prawns. Keep the sauce simple with butter, lemon, and garlic.
Also, don’t miss the pangrattato! This zesty breadcrumb mix adds a delightful crunch to pasta.
It’s not BBQ without potato salad. So get ready for your next picnic.
Baby potatoes are smothered in a creamy cashew sauce of basil, dill, chives, and garlic.
It’s mayonnaise-free, so you don’t have to worry about it being left out. Not to mention, it’s delicious to boot!
Add a wow factor to your chicken dinner by filling it.
This tempting filling uses just five ingredients. It has breadcrumbs, roasted red peppers, Asian cheese, tomatoes and parsley.
For chicken, all you need are spices and olive oil.
It’s super easy and the family will love it.
Here’s a pick-me-up you can enjoy all month long.
It’s a healthy combination of blueberries, bananas, lemons, almond extract, and nut milks.
It is rich in antioxidants, potassium and protein. The best part, though, is that it’s loaded with blueberries.
Nothing gets the party started like sausage queso! This is a fun dip.
Spicy and fatty sausage with gooey cheese reigns supreme.
And you only need four ingredients!
Well, good five. You also need chips.
After school, I am sure you are looking for something to do with the kids.
Here’s a fun treat you can make together.
It’s a two-ingredient vegan ice cream featuring watermelon and bananas. You can also use coconut nectar as a sweetener.
Plus, no ice cream maker needed. Just use a food processor.
Here’s an easy summer recipe that never goes out of style.
It takes the classic Caprese and fuses it with avocado, pesto, and a balsamic glaze.
Ready in 10 minutes, it’s a quick lunch or side dish. You can also skewer it as a party appetizer.
No one knows lobster rolls like Mainers. So if you want yours to be legal, go for it.
Chunks of lobster meat slathered in mayonnaise overflow from a buttery toasted hot dog bun.
These are the tastiest lobster rolls on earth!
I thought of serving it with chips, but really, all you need are rolls.