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Top 50 Summer Sensations!

Summer is the most carefree season of the year, so you want to keep your cooking light and easy too. We've collected 50 fabulous recipes that minimize fuss and maximize flavor from seasonal ingredients. Whether you're looking for a great grilling recipe, a thirst-quenching quaff or a sweet treat for your son's birthday party, we've got plenty of ideas. Dig in for your most delicious summer yet!

Starters

Sides
Annie Summerville's Summer Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Tarragon
Anne Rosenzweig, The Lobster Club, NY, NY
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chipotle and Lime Juice
Marinated Coleslaw
Spicy Summer Cocktail Nuts
Vegetarian White Beans with Garlic and Arugula

Salads
Beet, New Potato and Green Bean Salad with Salsa Verde
Joyce Goldstein
Citrus Shrimp and Toasted Couscous Salad

Cucumber Dill Salad
Cucumber, Mango and Red Onion Salad
Alice Waters, Chez Panisse Vegetables
Goat Hill Farm Tomato Salad with Double Basil Vinaigrette
Green Papaya Salad
Grilled Salad with Lemon
Hearts of Palm Salad with Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette
Orzo Salad
Three-Bean Salad

Soups
Chilled Fresh Tomato Soup with Summer Relish
John Ash, Fetzer Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA
Cold Cucumber and Honeydew Melon Soup with Crab
Traditional Gazpacho
Steven Raichlen

Entrées

Beef and Pork
Asian Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Chutney
Grilled Flank Steak with Ancho-Honey Barbecue Sauce
Honey Barbecued Pork with Sweet and Sour Slaw
Steak Caesar Salad

Chicken:
Grilled Chicken Salad with Goat Cheese and Raspberry Vinaigrette
Maple-Glazed Barbecued Chicken
Marinated Grilled Chicken with Sizzle of Corn and Tomatoes
Teriyaki Chicken and Summer Vegetable Brochettes
Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken with Fresh Corn Salsa

Seafood:
Grilled Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa
Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salsa
Pan-Seared Salmon with Summer Succotash
Simply Roasted Halibut with Fresh Summer Vegetables

Vegetarian:
Asian Tofu Sandwiches with Grilled Vegetables
Bill Wavrin, Rancho la Puerta, Baja, Mexico
Four Seasons Vegetable Burgers
Steven Raichlen
Grilled Portobello Sandwich

Desserts

Angel Cake with Summer Fruit Salad and Raspberry Sauce
Angel Food Cake with Lemon Meringue Icing
Fresh Strawberry Almond Tart
Rustic Fresh Blueberry-Peach Tart
Strawberry Soup with Sorbet
Summer Fruit Sizzle
Vanilla Frappe
Watermelon-Lime Granita
Gale Gand, Tru, Chicago, IL

Drinks

Blueberry Smoothie
Citrus Freeze
Georgia Peach Cooler
Mango Liquado
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Border Grill, Santa Monica, CA
Minty Lime Cooler
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Border Grill, Santa Monica, CA
Sparkling Ginger Lemonade
Watermelon Juice
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Border Grill, Santa Monica, CA

 

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