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Taste the Sunshine

9 Mouthwatering Summer Recipes That Will Brighten Your Day

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Can we all just take a moment to collectively celebrate that summer eating is the best? No offense to the other seasons, but herbs like fresh basil and fruits like ripe and vibrant peaches make savoring the flavors of summer a must.

From dishes bursting with seasonal produce, to desserts that will make your sweet tooth sing, this recipe roundup tastes like sunshine on a plate.

Bon appétit!

Fresh basil and juicy tomatoes - which are both currently available at many farmers markets, btw – make this flatbread your new summer staple.

Is it too hot to turn on the oven? Watermelon tomato salad to the rescue! Fun fact: You can test the ripeness of a watermelon by tapping on its outer surface. A ripe watermelon will produce a hollow, deep sound, while an unripe one will produce a higher-pitched sound.

Kabobs are versatile, flavorful and oh so much fun. Try these chicken kabobs or experiment with your own favorite protein-veggie-fruit combos.

Cilantro’s distinct aroma elevates so many dishes, and this recipe is no exception. Fire up the grill and make BBQ shrimp the next star of Taco Tuesday.

Speaking of shrimp, these lettuce cups are a colorful and protein-packed option for a balmy August evening.

A high-protein recipe that’s gluten-free and loaded with antioxidants? We’re sold.

This vegan-friendly dessert features the fruit of your choosing, and will make your taste buds want to break out in song

Lemon Bars

We can’t explain it, but lemon bars taste like summer. Add fresh blueberries to the lemon mixture if you want to take things up a notch.

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