42 Summer Lunch Ideas That’ll Brighten Your Day

This recipe showcases the beautiful bounty of summer with its fresh corn, tomatoes and delicious basil.

Pesto Corn Salad with Shrimp


I first made these slow-cooker chicken Caesar wraps for our daughter who loves Caesar salads, then later for our extended family while on vacation.

Slow-Cooked Chicken Caesar Wraps


I am a Sriracha fanatic, so that’s what inspired this dish. You can boil the brats in your favorite beer to reduce the fat and give them flavor before grilling, or spread garlic butter on lightly toasted buns.

Grilled Brats with Sriracha Mayo


A restaurant-quality burger that's topped with marinara and loaded with cheese—what's not to love? Fresh basil adds even more flavor.

Chicken Parmesan Burgers


I have four gardens, including one just for herbs, so I always have a pretty good spread of produce. I created this loaded-up pizza as a fun summer appetizer using some of my best garden goodies. 

Garden-Fresh Grilled Veggie Pizza


This twist on the traditional po'boy sandwich adds flavor and veggies while reducing fat and calories. For a smoked flavor, grill the shrimp.

Shrimp Po'Boys with Pineapple Slaw


This salad is really summery and comes together very quickly. Using granola adds crunch and makes it different. I've tried using a various types of granola, and our favorites have been those that aren't overly sweet but have lots of nuts.

Chicken, Nectarine and Avocado Salad


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