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85 Real Food Summertime Recipes | DeliciousObsessions.com

Summer is here, which means the sun is out and the weather is warm, er, hot. When it's hot outside, the last thing we want to do is slave away in a hot kitchen in order to get dinner on the table. Here are 85 summery real food recipes that will keep your kitchen cool and your family's bellies happy!

Many of these recipes are going to be free of certain allergens, like gluten, dairy, etc. Most are going to require little to no baking or cooking, but even the ones that do require some heating of the stove or oven are well worth it in taste! There's a wide variety of recipes to suite just about any dietary style or taste bud!

85 Real Food Summer Recipes To Keep Your Kitchen Cool

Mom's Famous BBQ Sauce

No picture, but I've made this and it's DELISH!

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce

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Kansas City BBQ Sauce

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Jerk Rub

No photo, but would be great on chicken, pork, or fish

Homemade Blackening (Cajun) Seasoning (great on beef, chix, pork, or fish!)

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Homemade Mayonnaise

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Lacto-Fermented Homemade Ketchup

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Lacto-Fermented Honey Dill Mustard

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Honey Mustard Sauce

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Homemade Crème fraîche (or Sour Cream)

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Homemade Butter (needed for corn on the cob!)

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Lactofermented Thai Basil Pesto

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Fermented Bread and Butter Pickles

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Pickled Roasted Red Peppers

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Real Food Onion Chip Dip

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Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip

No picture, but a fast, easy, and delicious dip for summer veggies

Simple Sweet and Tangy Cream Dressing

No picture, but this dressing is perfect for sweet and savory salads alike

Better than Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing

Simple to make and quite possibly the best ranch dressing ever!

Super Simple Guacamole

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The Best Garden Fresh Salsa

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Chickpea and Cucumber Salad

Another one without a picture, but it sounds tasty and simple to make!

Easy Cauliflower Salad

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Sweet Roasted Corn Salad

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Lacto-fermented Smoky Peach Salsa

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Colorful Double Bean and Veggie Salad

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BLAT Salad (GAPS Legal)

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Roasted Beet Salad with Feta and Citrus Vinaigrette

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Broccoli Salad

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Simple Summer Carrot Salad

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Probiotic Potato Salad Recipe

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Probiotic Fingerling Potato Salad

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Tangy Green Bean Salad

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Zucchini Fries

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Roasted Baby Carrots with Tarragon, Sea Salt, and Butter

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Lactofermented Red Onions

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Grilled Sweet Onions

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Spicy Roasted Corn on the Cob

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Sauteed Spring Radishes with Butter and Parsley

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Garlic and Cheese Peas

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Lactofermented Garlic and Dill Carrots

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Avocado Lime Dip

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Cheesy Bread (grain and gluten free – great for using in place of buns or bread)

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Kansas City Style Spare Ribs

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BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

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Stuffed Cheddar Beef Burgers

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Pastured Pulled Pork

No photo, but this sounds like a classic recipe, turned real food!

Brick Chicken and Heirloom Tomato Salad

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Balamiki Chicken

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Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Steaks

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Solar Baked Peanut Butter (or Sunbutter) Cookies

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Creamy Coconut Milk Yogurt

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Dairy-Free Berry Mousse

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Coconut Nut Pie Crust for Cold Pies

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Cultured Lemon Sherbet

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Homemade S'Mores (YES!)

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Coconut Cream Truffles

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Homemade “Jello”

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Maple Coconut Bars

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Cantaloupe Sherbet (or Popsicles)

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Vanilla Kefir Ice Cream (or Chocolate)

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Creamy Cherry Popsicles

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Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream

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Chocolate Almond Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

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Orange and Olive Oil Ice Cream

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Homemade Magic Shell

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Almond Butter Protein Snacks

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Chocolate Cherry Vanilla Nut Butter Fudge Bars

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Triple Berry Custard Cake

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Chocolate Energy Bars (“LaraBars”)

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Chocolate Black Bean Cake with Strawberry Sorbet

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Healthy Homemade Nut Butter Cups

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Water Kefir – Fizzy Soda That's Good For You!

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Fizzy Ginger Limeade

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Homemade Sugar-Free Lemonade

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Iced Coffee (or Coffee Substitute)

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Homemade Coconut Milk (a must-have for smoothies)

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Hard Apple Cider

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Refreshing Coconut Water Green Drink

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How to Make a Ginger Bug for Ginger Soda

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Orange and Green Smoothie

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Nopales (Cactus) Juice Slushee

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Chocolate Banana Shake with Coconut Oil

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Creamy Coconut Avocado Smoothie

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Strawberry Watermelon Slushee

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What are YOUR favorite summer recipes? Leave a comment below and share your favorites! Happy eatin' and stay cool! 🙂

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