30 Most Popular Summer Recipes 2023

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Summer is getting underway, and I can’t believe we’re already into July! Busy, active days may leave you wondering what to cook. This collection of our Most Popular Summer Recipes so far this year may inspire you for seasonal food ideas.

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Here you will find recipes the 31Daily community is loving, trying, and getting inspired by. I love to see past favorites popping up alongside this year’s brand-new summer recipes. It’s a great way to try some of the old… and some of the new!

With the 4th of July in the rearview mirror, long summer days are ahead. I’m looking forward to more backyard BBQs, family reunions, block parties, star-gazing picnics, teatime treats with friends in the garden, and creating a whole host of new recipes for next season.

What are you looking forward to this summer?

See you tomorrow with a delicious and healthy Mediterranean Summer Salad!

Need dinner ideas? You might want to check out our healthy weeknight dinner meal plans published every Saturday morning.

Here are links to all our most popular summer recipes this year. But if you want to look at all the season recipes, what’s new, and the tried and true favorites… visit our Summer Page!

Side view of sliced No Bake Cheesecake with blueberry topping

10 Minute No Bake Cheesecake

This No Bake Cheesecake is a 10-minute, no-bake, foolproof way to make cheesecake, the easy way. And, it's utterly delicious. Utterly simple. And one you'll make often!

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Easy Summer Slow Cooker Recipes to keep your kitchen cool this season. When the sun sizzles, these summer crockpot recipes are easy and delicious. From tacos to shrimp boils, pulled pork, ribs, bowls, wraps, BBQ, soups, and more.

Sliced Homemade 100% Whole Wheat Bread on a Bread Board

100% Whole Wheat Bread Recipe: Homemade and Delicious

This 100% Whole Wheat Bread recipe makes healthy loaves of soft, incredibly flavorful homemade bread. Sweetened with honey, it’s absolutely perfect for toast, sandwiches, or snacking. It also happens to be my favorite homemade bread.

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Simple Anytime Almond Cake

This simple Almond Cake is an Almond Anytime Cake. Simple, incredibly moist, and delicious. A buttery, slightly sweet snacking cake perfect for teatime, breakfast, or midnight cravings.

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Easy Mediterranean Greek Chicken Souvlaki

If you love Greek street food, this Mediterranean Greek Chicken Souvlaki recipe is for you. Tender, juicy grilled chicken wrapped in warm pitas is an incredibly simple, delicious and authentic dish to make at home.

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Anytime Rhubarb Almond Cake

Anytime Rhubarb Almond Cake is an easy-to-make, moist, and tender dessert recipe perfect for springtime and rhubarb season. Featuring a delicate almond flavor complimented by the tangy and slightly sweet taste of rhubarb.

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Easy Coconut Cream Pie

This Coconut Cream Pie recipe is a thick, incredibly delicious creamy pie with high mounds of sweetened whipped cream and toasted coconut. It’s dreamy, filled with coconut flavor, and simpler to make than you might imagine.

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (10 Minutes)

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is a healthy, quick, easy summer salad packed with fresh and delicious ingredients. It’s a bright and nourishing dish ready in 10 minutes or less. Perfect for lunches, picnics, and gatherings all season!

Dill Yogurt Sauce in a bowl with lemon, olive oil, and dill

2 Minute Greek Dill Yogurt Sauce

This oh-so-simple Dill Yogurt Sauce is a delicious and creamy Greek tzatziki-influenced quick versatile dip for all things healthy and all things delicious. Perfect for entertaining and snacking. If you have 2 minutes, and 4 simple ingredients, this dip is ready to go!

Tall stack of thick fluffy pancakes with cut strawberries and blueberries

Fluffy Pancake Recipe for a Thick Delicious Delicious Stack

This fluffy pancake recipe is one you'll want to memorize. It's simple, easy, quick… and utterly delicious! A perfect stack of thick pancakes for weekends or holidays.

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Simple Berry Trifle Recipe

This simple Berry Trifle Recipe is a super quick and easy layered dessert of fresh summer berries, delicious pound cake, and heavenly pastry cream.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cake: Simple and Delicious

Strawberry Rhubarb Cake, a favorite seasonal cake recipe. A buttery batter filled with strawberries and rhubarb and flavored with vanilla and nutmeg. Delicious!

Side view of Firecracker Chicken Burgers on a white and blue plate with lettuce and tomatoes on a wood cutting board

Firecracker Chicken Burgers

Taking grilled burgers to a delicious level with these Firecracker Chicken Burgers. Infused with a delightful blend of chili peppers, shredded cheese, and aromatic spices, these mouthwatering burgers can be prepared in 20 minutes or less with simple ingredients you may already have.

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Anytime Fudgy Picnic Chocolate Cake

This Picnic Chocolate Cake is a rich and fudgy, slightly decadent anytime cake you’re going to love. And easy? Oh my, yes! Made in one bowl with a spoon and baked in an 8 x 8 square pan in 30 minutes, it’s a picnic cake deliciously perfect for the season.

Top view of Stone Fruit Chicken Salad on a white platter

15 Minute Stone Fruit Chicken Salad

Stone Fruit Chicken Salad is an incredibly pretty summer salad that's tossed in a Hot Honey Vinaigrette you're going to love! A delicious, quick and easy main dish salad with pan seared chicken, peak season stone fruit, and fresh herbs.

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Easy Grilled Chicken Marinade

This easy Grilled Chicken Marinade is so incredibly delicious. It’s filled with savory herbs, sweet with honey, and citrusy with lemon flavors. It’s a marinade you’re going to love for the grilling season. Bonus… the marinade helps keep the chicken moist and tender. Just as we love it!

Dry Rub recipe in a glass bowl

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2 Carrot Cake Mug Cakes Topped with Whipped Cream Cheese on a Wood Serving Board

3 Minute Carrot Cake in a Mug: An Easy Recipe to Make Today

This Carrot Cake in a Mug recipe is a 3-minute microwave mug cake dessert that's perfect for the season. Sweet, delicious, and oh-so-easy!

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Favorite Zucchini Bread Recipe

I’ve tried so many recipes for Zucchini Bread — I’ve lost track of them all. But this one, I haven’t. It’s my Favorite Fresh Zucchini Bread recipe.

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Healthy Zucchini Bread with No Refined Sugar

Healthy Zucchini Bread is a wake-up-to-a-new day, soft quick bread that contains no refined sugar, and is wholesome with fiber and lots of nutrients. And… it’s utterly delicious! Pair with a cup of coffee, and mornings suddenly become a bit brighter. And snacks become something to look forward to.

Bowl of Crème Fraiche Pasta Recipe with Peas and Bacon with coffee

Crème Fraiche Pasta Recipe with Peas and Bacon

Crème Fraiche Pasta with Peas and Bacon is an easy weeknight pasta dinner that's ready in 30 minutes or less. Packed with flavor, requiring few ingredients, it's a pasta standby recipe you'll love.

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Easy Mini Quiche Recipe in Muffin Tins

Homemade Mini Quiche is so incredibly easy to make, you'll find yourself skipping the freezer section of your market. Delicious party food, teatime snack (or coffee break too), this recipe shows you how simple it is to make 3 different mini quiche varieties in one mini muffin tin.

Front view of Buffalo Chicken Sliders on a bun with coleslaw and Ranch dressing

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders are the answer to easy, delicious food your people will love. It's tender, mouthwatering, slow cooked chicken tossed in a tangy flavor-packed sauce, and served on buttery toasted buns.

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Easy Sheet Pan Breakfast Recipes

These Sheet Pan Breakfast Recipes and ideas will help to feed your crowd. Keep breakfast stress-free with these simple recipes from breakfast pizza to sheet pan eggs. 

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Classic French Provencal Ratatouille

A Classic French Provencal Ratatouille is a hallmark of summer. Filled with late summer veggies and fragrant herbs. An easy oven-baked dish, versatile and even freezer friendly.

Grilled and Tender Foil-Wrapped Baby Back Ribs close up.

Grilled and Tender Foil Wrapped Baby Back Ribs

Learn how to make deliciously Tender and Juicy Foil Wrapped Baby Back Ribs on the grill this summer! It’s grilling season and nothing says BBQ quite like a fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs made with a homemade dry rub and a mouthwatering basting sauce.

S'mores Cookie Cups on a wood board with a gingham checkered linen

Easy S’mores Cookie Cups

These easy S'mores Cookie Cups are the answer to s'more cravings when a campfire isn't handy. Sweet tender graham crusts, roasted marshmallows, and melting chocolate. Hungry yet? These delicious bites are ready in minutes with only a handful of ingredients. Yum!

Side view of glasses of cucumber soup garnished with dill and red onion

5 Minute Cold Cucumber Soup

This Cucumber Soup is a delicious and bright creamy soup, perfect for a hot summer day. It's packed with healthy ingredients pureed in a blender in 5 minutes or less, plus chilling time.

Top view of chocolate pie with cream and chocolate shavings

No Bake 3 Ingredient Chocolate Pie

This no-bake, 3 ingredient chocolate pie is the easiest pie recipe you will ever make. Creamy, chocolaty, and seriously delicious. It takes mere minutes to make, plus chilling time. 

Top side view of Skillet Strawberry Cobbler in a white ramekin with melting swiss almond vanilla ice cream

Skillet Strawberry Cobbler

This foolproof Skillet Strawberry Cobbler is a quick and easy recipe made with fresh strawberries and simple pantry ingredients. It’s utterly delicious, and the aroma of summer strawberries baking into a buttery cobbler is divine. Serve warm from the oven with a scoop of melting vanilla ice cream for a treat you won’t soon forget!

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