Victor Protasio

Summer is right around the corner and that means gathering buckets full of fresh produce, firing up the grill, and eating all the most refreshing sweets. From smoothie pops, to seafood bakes, to boozy beverages, we've got you covered when it comes to whipping up delicious summer staples. Here's our staff favorite recipes for this summer, which (of course) are all best enjoyed while sitting poolside.

May 04, 2017

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of MyRecipes's existence this week, our staff is sharing round-ups (by the 10's, obviously)—including some of our most useful tidbits of wisdom, favorite recipes, and amusing tidbits—every day.

So far this week, we’ve covered some of, what we feel are, the best things one can do in their food life, things like our smartest money-saving tips for the grocery store, our best strategies to simplify meal-planningcooking mistakes to avoid in the kitchen, game-changing ingredients to start cooking with right now. It's safe to say we've had our fair share of fun this week. And finally on the last day of this week-long birthday celebration, we bring to you 10 must-make summer recipes that we can't do without. After all, Memorial Day is just around the corner, and we want to make sure you're ready.

1. Peach-Ginger Chicken Thighs

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Victor Protasio

Anyone who says fresh summer fruit is only for desserts is a straight up liar.

2. Vegan Mini Strawberry Cream Pies

Jamie Vespa

Yes, we know, it's vegan. However, these lil' treats have the richest, creamiest filling that we honestly can't get enough of.

3. Gyro Burgers

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Victor Protasio

Your next grilling situation should definitely include these amped-up, Greek-inspired burgers with a boldy, toasty tahini sauce.

4. Smoothie Pops

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Victor Protasio

There is nothing more inherently summery than the feeling of a fruity, ice pop slowly melting and making your whole face sticky. It's just as gross as it is incredible. What are you waiting for?

5. Seafood Bake with Buttery Wine Sauce

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Photo: Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Karen Rankin; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Mussels, clams, and sausage, oh my!

Watch: How to Make Korean Barbecue Spatchcock Chicken with Shishitos and Scallions

 

6. Sour Cream Ice Cream

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Victor Protasio

Who knew that 5 simple ingredients and 0 minutes of cook time could give you the silkiest, most delicate scoop of ice cream ever?

7. Nectarine Blueberry Crisp

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Don't have nectarines or blueberries? You can easily sub in whatever summer fruits you have laying around. Because, let's be honest—fresh produce is way better when it's baked under a warm, buttery, crispy oat topping.

8. Sheet Pan Ricotta-Chive Biscuits with Baked Eggs

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Photo: Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Karen Rankin; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Lazy Sunday mornings call for one thing and one thing only—THIS.

9. Ahi Tuna Poke Pizza

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Quite possibly the greatest food hybrid of them all, this Poke Pizza is just the ultra-fresh dinner that you've been waiting for.

10. Big Batch Margaritas

I mean, come on, it's the summer. Get yo' drank on.

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