Summer Sizzle: Try These Simple Trendy Recipes


Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, planning a beach picnic, or simply looking to refresh your summer menu, these trendy foods will keep you satisfied during summer. Let’s dive into the top new summer food trends you must try!


1. Plant-Based Grilling:

Plant-based eating is going mainstream, and it’s taking over the grill! Think beyond veggie burgers to delicious options like grilled jackfruit, marinated tofu skewers, and even barbecued cauliflower steaks.

Grilled BBQ Cauliflower Steaks



BBQ sauce

Olive oil


Season with spices of your choice


Slice cauliflower into thick steaks

Brush with olive oil and season 

Grill on medium heat, basting with BBQ sauce, until tender and slightly charred.


2. Refreshing Cold Soups:

Beat the heat with chilled soups like gazpacho and cucumber mint soup. These refreshing bowls are perfect for a light lunch or a sophisticated starter.

Cucumber Mint Soup



Greek yogurt 

Fresh mint


Lemon juice

Salt, and pepper.


Blend all ingredients until smooth

Chill for a few hours

Garnish with extra mint leaves.


3. Gourmet Ice Pops:

Say goodbye to basic ice pops and hello to gourmet versions featuring exotic flavors and natural ingredients. Think mango chili, coconut lime, and hibiscus raspberry.

Mango Chili Ice Pops


Fresh mango

Lime juice

Chili powder



Blend ingredients

Pour into molds and freeze until solid. 

Enjoy a sweet and spicy treat!


4. Botanical Beverages:

Floral and herb-infused drinks are the perfect way to stay refreshed this summer. Lavender lemonade, rosemary iced tea, and basil mojitos are just a few examples.

Lavender Lemonade


Fresh lemons

Lavender simple syrup

Water and ice.

A liquor of your choice if you want to turn it into a summer cocktail! 


Squeeze lemons for fresh juice

Mix with lavender syrup and water

Serve over ice, and garnish with lavender sprigs or edible flowers


5. Exotic Fruit Salads:

Traditional fruit salads are getting a tropical upgrade with exotic fruits like dragon fruit, starfruit, and lychee. These vibrant salads are as beautiful as they are delicious.

Tropical Fruit Salad


Dragon fruit







Chop fruits into bite-sized pieces

Mix in a bowl, and drizzle with lime juice. 

Serve chilled for a refreshing treat.


This article was written by Christine Fay Smith

“Christine is a freelance lifestyle writer. She focuses on interior and hospitality design. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christine has embraced her knowledge of the visual world. She mixes this with passion for culture and the exploration of visual experiences.”

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