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10 Delicious Summertime Tastes to Cool You Down

It’s summertime and with temperatures rising, the last thing on your mind is cooking a meal on top of a blazing hot stove in a stuffy kitchen. What better way to beat the heat than with some delicious summertime tastes that are easy to serve to a crowd of your besties, or even just yourself, when the mercury soars.

We’ve cultivated these fabulous summertime recipes from some of our favorite food blogs. Stay cool, and let's get cooking!

Chilled Avocado Soup (via Martha Stewart)

A chilled avocado soup is incredibly refreshing. Serving tip: for a large party, try ladling the soup into small shot glasses. No spoons required!


Peach Caprese (via How Sweet it is)

Caprese is a delicious and elegant appetizer. Make the dish extra flavorful and sweet by substituting caramelized peaches in place of tomatoes. Yum!


Tomato, Peach & Avocado Bruchetta (via Love and Lemons)

This light and delicious tomato, peach and avocado bruchetta recipe is not only yummy: it makes for a beautiful presentation on a simple, white platter.


Blueberry Salsa (via Southern Living)

Salsa is a must-have for any summer get-together. Try this blueberry salsa for something different, super sweet and refreshing.


Watermelon Burrata Salad (via I am a Food Blog)

This Watermelon Burrata Salad is light, healthy and refreshing, screaming summertime!


Quinoa Apricot & Arugula Salad (via Love and Lemons)

A mix of quinoa, apricot & arugula is simple, fresh and fabulous.


Tomato Tea Sandwiches (via Food Network)

 Light, yet filling tea sandwiches are a perfect summertime treat. Add mayo and some fresh produce like tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado (or whatever you’re craving; curried chicken salad makes a great filling too).


Huckleberry Ice Cream (via Country Living)

OK, it wouldn’t be summer without ice cream. Yes, you could wimp out and buy it at your local supermarket or ice cream stand, but why not try making your own this season? This Huckleberry Ice Cream is simple, sweet and sure to impress.


Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches (via RealSimple)

Ice cream sandwiches. Summer. Need we say more?


Raspberry Strawberry Watermelon Popsicle (via I am a Food Blog)

These raspberry strawberry watermelon popsicles are super fresh, healthy and sure to cool you down.

Are you inspired to cook something cool this season? What are some of your go-to summertime recipes? Share your ideas and leave your comments below.

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  • Culinary
  • Seasonal

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