Summer recipes to beat the heat

Cooking in the summer – especially in 30*C weather – is challenging.

What do you cook when it’s so hot out? When no one really feels like eating?

Here are our go-to recipes…when we really don’t feel like cooking!

Summer Recipes to beat the heat

Egg Boats / Deviled Eggs

A super simple, tasty way to provide protein with any meal! We call them egg boats here, and they’re always a hit.

When I make these, it means cooking up a couple of dozen eggs for our family of 11. And there’s never any measuring.

But here’s a down-sized recipe for you to try out.

Pulled Pork

Pulled pork on a bun ALWAYS goes over well. It’s an easy, next-to-no-work way to get supper on the table without standing over a hot stove.

Use a crockpot or instant pot to make this a breeze! It pairs very well with kale salad.

Recipe is here

summer recipes to beat the heat

Kale Salad

Kale salad…mmm…so good! It’s a spin on broccoli salad, but so much better.

Using fresh, locally grown kale will up the flavour so much.

Recipe – feel free to scale it up or down to suit you

  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1/2 c sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 c chopped or slivered almonds
  • 3/4 c cran-raisens
  • 1 package bacon bits OR fried, pastured bacon chopped up
  • 1 c grated cheese
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups mayo (depends on how dressing-y you like your salad)
  • 1/4 c white wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste

Mix everything together and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Tastes best after it has sat for several hours.


Greek Salad

Greek salad is one of those deliciously summery salads that go with pretty much anything. We love ours with lots of feta cheese.


  • 4 medium, red tomatoes
  • 2 medium onions (feel free to use less, we like lots of onion!)
  • FETA! However much you want
  • Optional: olives, 1 cup
  • 1/4 or so balsamic vinegar
  • Large splash olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Mix all together and enjoy!

summer recipes to beat the heat

Fresh Summer Pasta with Basil, Tomato, and Shaved Parmesan

This pasta salad.


I tried it out mainly because I had fresh basil in the garden.

But, I’m telling you, this is an amazing summer salad. HUGE hit here.

It only has a few ingredients and I switched the parmesan cheese for feta.

#sogood #must-try

And we’re not even huge pasta fans, so that’s definitely saying something.

Recipe over here

What are your go-to summer recipes to beat the heat of cooking? Comment below, I’m always looking for new ideas!

Enjoy 🙂


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Summer recipes to beat the heat

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