We’re rounding the corner into summer, and we imagine that the warm, sunny weather is much needed by everyone. Even if your summer will be mostly spent at home, there are many delicious and healthful recipes to make your summer spectacular. We’ve collected recipes together that utilize seasonal ingredients, and are nutritious to boost your family’s immune systems.

Keep reading for some delicious ideas!

Examples of Seasonal Summer Foods:

  • Zucchini
  • Corn
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Apricot
  • Peaches
  • Strawberry
  • Tomatoes
  • Melon
  • Lemons
  • Blackberries

Blackberry Pizza with Ricotta, Pistachios & Honey

Homemade pizza is the perfect summer family night dinner. Outdoor Ooni pizza ovens are the best appliance for pizza making. Blackberry pizza with ricotta, pistachios and honey is the perfect brunch or dessert pizza! If you don’t have a pizza oven, we recommend turning your oven as hot as it will go and using a baking steel.

Lentil Salad with Avocado

Lentil salad with avocado is a healthful main dish or side dish packed with protein and healthful fats! Complete the dish with avocado slices, seasonal vegetables, and your favorite herbs.

Crab Cakes with Sweet Pea & Avocado Sauce

Ever made crab cakes? No need to fear, they’re a lot easier than they seem! Start with good quality crab meat and organic or other high quality mayonnaise. We recommend gently mixing with your  hands. Have fun!

Chicken Salad

This tasty summer chicken salad is originally from a good friend, Dori. Chicken salad is a must have menu item for your summer, and suitable for any lunch on the porch or packed for a picnic.

Vegan Mayo

Good vegan-friendly mayo is hard to come by, but it’s simple to make your own! This recipe comes together quickly in your blender. You can substitute chickpeas into the recipe for vegan “chicken” salad sandwiches.

Zucchini Mint Bread

With the richness of whole wheat flour, texture of chopped pecans, and flavor of fresh mint and raisins, this zucchini quick bread is particularly healthful and tasty! It’s a great bread to serve your family for breakfast or snack.

Grilled Fruit with Lemon Ricotta Cheese

The perfect complement to your favorite barbecue is grilled fruit with lemon ricotta cheese. Don’t have a grill? Skeppshult grill pans or the Zojirushi indoor grill work wonderfully to make grill marks and flavor. Shop our grill pans and griddles here.

Watermelon Limeade

Using sesonal ingredients, this simple strawberry, mint & vanilla bean syrup recipe is delightful to store for the days when your family needs a little extra sweetness to brighten the day. Top waffles, strawberry shortcake, pancakes, ice cream and more for a treat!

Peach Rum Frozen Yogurt

peach rum frozen yogurt

Peach rum frozen yogurt is a refreshing and delicious dessert for summer evenings. Feel free to leave out the rum if it’s not your taste, and whip up this frozen yogurt in a few minutes using your Vitamix blender.

Lemon cake

This refreshing lemon cake is a staple summer dessert. This recipe is designed to make in a Zojirushi bread machine. Don’t have a breadmaker? That’s okay, just bake this cake in a loaf pan at 350°F until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Bonus: If you’re not able to go camping or have a bonfire this year, try this S’mores pizza to fill your craving for marshmallow, chocolate and graham crackers!