10 recipes for Summer

10 Summer Recipes

I’m going to keep this short and simple. This is the first listy type post of mine aside from the roundup I did of 2013’s most popular recipes. So here’s 10 recipes for summer that covers everything from meats, dips, salads and sides with loads of grilling!

Summer meats

Grilled salmon with mango salsa

Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa

Pineapple chicken

Pineapple Chicken

Asian-style honey roast chicken

Asian-Style Honey Roast Chicken


Summer Dips

Pico De Gallo

Summer Avocado Salsa


Summer Salads

Chilled Thai Cucumber Salad

Chilled Thai Cucumber Salad

Spinach salad with strawberries and pecans

Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Pecans

Ranch chicken and bacon pasta salad

Ranch Chicken and Bacon Pasta Salad

Summer Sides

Bacon Wrapped Hawaiian Chicken Skewers

Bacon Wrapped Hawaiian Chicken Skewers

Cilantro and lime grilled sweet potatoes

Cilantro and Lime Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Garlic parmesan wedges with cilantro, bacon and lemon

Garlic Parmesan Wedges



Slow cooker creamy tortellini soup in a white bowl.


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  • Reply
    The Cooking Jar
    June 23, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Thanks, KC!

  • Reply
    June 23, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Okay…I wasn’t hungry when I clicked on this post, but now I am! Seriously, I want the Cilantro and Lime Grilled Sweet Potatoes AND the Asian-Style Honey Roast Chicken right now! Some might think I’m mixing flavors too much, but I think it might be just enough!

    Also, this is my first time on your blog, but I love it and love the design. I visited your about me, too, and my kitchen looks pretty similar to yours, but it is missing the brightly colored walls and I now realize how sad that is! I’ll be moving soon, though, so maybe my next kitchen will be brighter and happier like yours!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      June 23, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      The tummy wants what the tummy wants! Who cares if they don’t mix 🙂 Thanks for the compliment on my kitchen. When we bought the house, it was a dull maroon and I knew I wanted it bright and turquoise. Happy colors make for happy living!

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