33 Fresh and Colorful Recipes for Summer

This delicious list of 33 Fresh and Colorful Recipes for Summer will make your heart swoon and stomach hungry! Summer is the time to go to the farmer’s market, try new recipes and take advantage of all the wonderful seasonal produce. The colors and flavors are amazing!

I’m a firm believer that we eat with our eyes. Making a delicious meal that is also drop dead gorgeous is easy peasy when using fresh ingredients. We can thank Mother Nature for that!

So, I’ve hunted down a list of stunning recipes that are packed with fresh ingredients of every color in the rainbow! This list has everything from salads to kebabs to noodles to grain bowls to desserts. I also threw in a few fun cocktails made with fresh colorful summer ingredients. Now, get scrolling and find some delicious inspiration!


Green Grain Summer Salad – Zested Lemon

Two hands holding green grain summer salad in white bowl.

Light Satay Chicken Salad – Super Golden Bakes

Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad – Drive Me Hungry

Blueberry Goat Cheese Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing – Zested Lemon

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemon and Garlic – Simply Fresh Dinners

Watermelon Berry Summer Salad – Yay! For Food

Summer Glow Salad with Blueberries and Cherries – Rhubarbarians

Summer Harvest Salad – Easy Cooking with Molly

Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, Feta and Mint – My Kitchen Love

Broccoli Salad – Kristine’s Kitchen

Recipes on a Stick

Grilled Salmon Kabobs with Lemon Dill Marinade – Plating Pixels

Pork Pineapple Kabobs with Grilled Mango – Nourish + Fete

Take-Along Watermelon Skewers with Feta and Mint Pesto – Happy Kitchen

Grilled Chicken Sausage Kabobs – Drive Me Hungry


Crispy Tofu Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce – Zested Lemon

Cauliflower Nachos – Whitney Bond

Easy Breakfast Sandwich – Zested Lemon

Easy breakfast sandwiches on white plate.

Easy Fruit Pizza – Spend With Pennies

Basil Marinated Mozzarella with Summer Tomatoes – The View From Great Island

Healthy Southwest Pizza – Zested Lemon

Noodles & Grains

Tuna Poke Sushi Bowl with Spicy Mayo – Zested Lemon

Lemongrass Chicken with Vietnamese Noodle Salad – Tilly Eats

Rainbow Couscous and Tzatziki Chicken – Zested Lemon

Lighter Chicken Chow Mein  – Easy Cooking with Molly

Summer Harvest Vegan Burrito Bowl – Occasionally Eggs


Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie – Zested Lemon

Blueberry Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles – Backyard Bohemian

Three Ingredient Raspberry Peach Nice Cream – Hot Pan Kitchen

Kiwi Sorbet – The Honour System

Watermelon Popsicles – Little Sunny Kitchen


Jalapeño Strawberry Margarita – Recipes From a Pantry by Bintu

White Wine Sangria with Strawberries & Elderflower – Platings + Pairings

Gin and Cucumber Basil Smash – Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary

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    1. I LOVE colorful food. Thanks for letting me include your recipe! The roasted lemons are an awesome touch!

  1. This is a gorgeous roundup!! Just the inspiration I need to eat fresh and vibrant this summer! And thank you for including the pork pineapple kabobs – seriously a favorite of ours! xo!

    1. Thanks for letting me include your recipe. Your kebabs are beautiful. My husband is going to make them this weekend!