The best season of year is finally here. Indulge in all that summer has to offer by gathering around a table full of grilled meats, fresh veggies, and refreshing sides. From June through August, fill up on the season's finest with these family-friendly recipes, which are quick, easy, and seriously delicious. Recommended but not required: Fruity cocktails — and lots of 'em.
Consider this tart summer's very own version of cheesy, saucy pizza.
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Take a trip to New Orleans with this flavor-packed dish, which only takes 20 (!) minutes to make.
Get your chopsticks ready for this spicy and sweet salad.
A dash of Old Bay seasoning is the always the answer to your grilling needs.
Beat the heat with this no-cook pasta sauce. Yep, you heard that right.
A wood plank — yes, really — instantly enhances the flavor of even the most basic fish.
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Tomatoes and summer go hand-in-hand. Need proof? Try this quick and easy chicken recipe.
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Let's be real: If "easy" is in the name, you have to give it a go.
We bet you never thought of tossing a batch of frozen French fries into a pot of mussels ... until now.
Put aside your favorite BBQ sauce (for tonight, at least) and try this tart and tangy version instead.
This pizza simply looks like summer (and tastes like it, too).
Best eaten outside with a big ol' glass of rosé.
Swap ground beef for spicy sweet potatoes for the ultimate vegetarian taco.
Thanks to a colorful veggie medley, this steak salad ticks off all the healthy boxes.
When you need a light dinner that's low in carbs but heavy on flavor.
When you're too hot to turn on the stove, this is your guy. Just assemble, bake and eat.
We went ahead and threw the whole garden on this one.
Vegetarians will appreciate you at the BBQ when you serve up colorful dish instead of sad veggie burgers.
Simmer low-sodium soy sauce with balsamic vinegar and pressed garlic for a quick DIY teriyaki.
This sweet and smoky corn salsa is the only condiment you need all summer long.
Fried chicken sandwiches are super trendy right now — and you can make your own in just thirty minutes.
We may not be vacationing in Spain this summer, but we can pretend.
Add some Mexican flair to those grilled franks.
Dinner on a stick is always a good time.
These Southeast Asian-inspired fis will forever change the way you do Taco Night.
Step up your side salad game and grill up veggies before tossing them with dressing, herbs, and other mix-ins.
Compose a salad that is almost too beautiful to eat (key word here being almost).