21 Colorful Summer Recipes to Celebrate the Season At Home

Cakey Strawberry Cobbler
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Until further notice, we've decided to treat May as an unofficial month-long backyard cookout. Why? Because there's no better time to spend the close of each day outside in the garden or on the patio, enjoying the tardy summer sunset and smelling the promise of a berry-filled cobbler coming out of the oven in just a few. Early summer offers a brief respite from the imminent late-summer Southern heat, which means the only heat we're going to be tolerating is the wave wafting off the grill.

For that, we have a whole collection of new grilling recipes that range from steak-topped salads to caramelized veggie side dishes to the most juicy Creole-inspired burger ever—and it's never a bad idea to start the meal with a batch of our poblano peppers stuffed with gooey cheese, black-eyed peas, and corn.

To end these blissful summer suppers, we have a trio of fresh summer cobblers that the whole family will love. You'll be calling dibs on a second helping of Cakey Strawberry Cobbler in no time.

Here are 21 cookout-worthy summer recipes to kick off your season at home.

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Summer Breakfast Smoothies

Smoothies
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Simple Breakfast Green Smoothie
Recipe: Orange-Carrot Smoothie
Recipe: Strawberry-Banana-Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

Recipe: Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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Grilled Baby Zucchini-and-Tomato Salad

Grilled Baby Zucchini-and-Tomato Salad
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

Recipe: Grilled Baby Zucchini-and-Tomato Salad

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Grilled Yellow Squash Roll-Ups

Grilled Yellow Squash Roll-Ups
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

Recipe: Grilled Yellow Squash Roll-Ups

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Grilled Wedge Salad with Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dressing

Grilled Wedge Salad with Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dressing
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

Recipe: Grilled Wedge Salad with Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dressing

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Grilled Shrimp-and-Squash Pasta with Summer Herbs

Grilled Shrimp-and-Squash Pasta with Summer Herbs
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

Recipe: Grilled Shrimp-and-Squash Pasta with Summer Herbs

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Grilled Bell Pepper Caprese

Grilled Bell Pepper Caprese
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

Recipe: Grilled Bell Pepper Caprese

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Grilled Baby Eggplant Parmesan

Grilled Baby Eggplant Parmesan
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

Recipe: Grilled Baby Eggplant Parmesan

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Grilled Hot-Pepper Sauce

Grilled Hot-Pepper Sauce
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

Recipe: Grilled Hot-Pepper Sauce

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Creole Burger

Creole Burger
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Creole Burger

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Sweet-and-Spicy Salmon Rice Bowl

Sweet-and-Spicy Salmon Rice Bowl
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Sweet-and-Spicy Salmon Rice Bowl

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Kale-and-Chicken Salad with Jalapeño-Lime Dressing

Kale-and-Chicken Salad with Jalapeño-Lime Dressing
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Recipe: Kale-and-Chicken Salad with Jalapeño-Lime Dressing

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Crispy-Shrimp Salad with Avocado Dressing

Crispy-Shrimp Salad with Avocado Dressing
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Recipe: Crispy-Shrimp Salad with Avocado Dressing

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Field Pea Fattoush Salad

Field Pea Fattoush Salad
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Recipe: Field Pea Fattoush Salad

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Steak-and-Bell Pepper Salad

Steak-and-Bell Pepper Salad
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Recipe: Steak-and-Bell Pepper Salad

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Grilled Corn-and-Salmon Salad with Tomatoes

Grilled Corn-and-Salmon Salad with Tomatoes
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Recipe: Grilled Corn-and-Salmon Salad with Tomatoes

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Cakey Strawberry Cobbler

Cakey Strawberry Cobbler
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Cakey Strawberry Cobbler

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Deep-Dish Berry Cobbler

Deep-Dish Berry Cobbler
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Deep-Dish Berry Cobbler

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Blueberry-Orange-Ginger Cobblers

Blueberry-Orange-Ginger Cobblers
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Blueberry-Orange-Ginger Cobblers

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