Seasonal Summer Recipe Roundup ~ Savory Simple

I had such a wonderful, relaxing weekend. It was desperately needed. My past few weeks have been filled with uncertainly, stress, pressure, excitement, nervousness, bliss… from those adjectives I think we can best describe my life as a whirlwind right now. 

Ocean City, MD ~ Savory Simple

Jeff and I escaped to Ocean City, MD for the day yesterday and I really needed the mental break. I brought books to read and work to do but in the end I found myself staring lazily at the ocean for 5 amazing hours. Occasionally I napped but mostly I just listened to the waves and the people, stared at the rhythmic movements of the water and didn’t have a care in the world. Sometimes it’s important to put life and work aside and just be in the moment.

I’ll have some new recipes to share with you soon but in the meantime I’ve created a roundup of over 75 seasonal summer recipes from my site as well as from many other talented food bloggers. Enjoy!


Savory Simple – Blueberry Corn Muffins
Savory Simple – Cherry Almond Coconut Quinoa Porridge
Savory Simple – Peach Yogurt Muffins
Dine and Dish – Secret Ingredient Blueberry Oatmeal
All Day I Dream About Food – Low Carb Rhubarb Pecan Scones
Texanerin Baking – Honey Sweetened Strawberry Jam
52 Kitchen Adventures – Slow Cooker Blueberry Butter
Roxana’s Home Baking – Summer Berry Oatmeal Muffins
Simply Gourmet – Gluten Free Blueberry Streusel Muffins
The Culinary Life – Vanilla Coconut Lime Waffles
Farm Fresh Feasts – Sweet Corn and Blueberry Waffles
Shockingly Delicious – Raw Blueberry-Blackberry Chia Jam
OMG! Yummy – Apricot Raspberry Jam

Appetizers & Sides

Savory Simple – Cherry Gazpacho
Savory Simple – Crispy Goat Cheese Salad with Strawberries and Avocados
Savory Simple – Grilled Avocado and Peach Salsa
Savory Simple – Orzo Caprese Salad
Savory Simple – Peach Gazpacho
Savory Simple – Roasted Tomato Gazpacho
Savory Simple – Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Quiche
Savory Simple – Tomato Pesto Bites
Domestic Fits – Grilled Corn with Sriracha Scallion Butter
The Lemon Bowl – Black Bean and Barely Salad
Kalyn’s Kitchen – Hungarian Cucumber Salad
Pinch My Salt – Grilled Corn Guacamole
Foodie Crush – Nectarine and Wisconsin Burrata Bite Crostini
Savour Fare – Tomato and Peach Gazpacho
Miss in the Kitchen – Rosemary Pesto
My Kitchen in the Rockies – Fig Tart with Prosciutto, Blue Cheese & Basil
The Creekside Cook – Jalapeno Lime Cucumber Salad
Fat Back and Foie Gras – Chow Chow Relish
Joy Manning – Chilled Cucumber & Avocado Soup
Food Babbles – Rainbow Roasted Potato Salad
An Edible Mosaic – Fresh Tomato Dipping Sauce

Main Course

Savory Simple – Authentic Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Savory Simple – Chipotle Bourbon Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders
Savory Simple – Edamame, Mint & Arugula Pesto Pasta
Savory Simple – Toasted Orzo Risotto with Sweet Corn and Thyme
Savory Simple – Sesame Crusted Tofu Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
Savory Simple – Smoked Salmon and Avocado Tartine
Savory Simple – Sweet & Spicy Asian Tofu
The Beeroness – Chicken and Beer Summer Stew
Recipe Girl – Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Roll-Ups
Damn Delicious – Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo
Diethood – Honey-Mustard Teriyaki Chicken and Peach Kabobs
Chocolate Moosey – Beef Stir Fry Kabobs
Cooking with Amy – Salmon Tacos with Mango Corn Salsa
The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen – Lemon Risotto with Fava Beans and Shrimp
Taste, Love & Nourish – Vegetable Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
This Mama Cooks – Marinated Vegetables with Tofu
Table For Two – Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad
A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis – Tortellini Salad with Gorgonzola Crumbles, Olives & Tomatoes
The Tomato Tart – Grilled Cheese with Spicy Summer Berry Chutney


Savory Simple – Blueberry Bourbon Crisp
Savory Simple – Blueberry Buttermilk Cookies
Savory Simple – Blueberry Buttermilk Ice Cream
Savory Simple – Blueberry Passionfruit Cheesecake Parfait
Savory Simple – Boozy Peaches and Cream Milkshake
Savory Simple – Drunken Strawberry Shortcake with Chocolate Mint Whipped Cream
Savory Simple – Peach Buttermilk Mini Cakes
Savory Simple – Spicy Maple Corn Fritters
Savory Simple – Strawberries and Cream Tart
Savory Simple – Strawberry Layer Cake
Savory Simple – Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream & Sorbet
Savory Simple – Strawberry Swirl Dream Cake
Savory Simple – Strawberry Mango Yogurt Pops
Fifteen Spatulas – Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone and Pistachios
Pineapple and Coconut – Lemon Blackberry Sandwich Cookies
Tracey’s Culinary Adventures – Red Velvet Berry Cobbler
Poet in the Pantry – Blueberry Buckle
Peanut Butter and Peppers – Peach Tart
Sugarhero – Blueberry Toasted Coconut Tart
Sally’s Baking Addiction – Apple Blueberry Pie Bars
La Bella Vita Cucina – Peaches and Cream Ice Cream
The Kitchenthusiast – Peachy Keen Ice Cream Sandwiches
Averie Cooks – Blueberry Muffin and Buttermilk Pancakes Cake
Swirls of Flavor – Spiced Rum Peach Lemonade Sorbet
Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Two Peas & Their Pod – Blueberry Peach Crumble

Savory Simple – Energy Booster Juice
Savory Simple – Strawberries and Cream Cocktail Smoothie
Savory Simple – Watermelon Vodka Spritzer
Reclaiming Provincial – Red Bell Pepper, Lemon, & Basil Soda
Gourmande in the Kitchen – Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade
Snappy Gourmet – Blackberry Vodka Sangria
Crunchy Creamy Sweet – Strawberry Agua Fresca
Liz The Chef – The Pimm’s Cup
Creative Culinary – Raspberry Vodka Mojito
Cooking with Books – Vietnamese Wild Blueberry Iced Coffee

  • Beth (OMG! Yummy)

    Great round-up and thx for inckuding me! It’s always good to take a day or more off and regroup! And nothing is better for that than the ocean.

  • Roxana | Roxana’s Home Baking

    What a great collection of summer recipes. Thanks for including my berry muffins Jen!

  • Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    Great roundup! Many inspiring recipes to get me in the kitchen! Thanks for including my pesto!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks

    That picture of Ocean City looks like it could be the Bahamas! Gorgeous!!

    thanks for including my Blueberry Muffin and Buttermilk Pancakes Cake!

  • Kate@Diethood

    Thank you SO MUCH, Jen, for including me in your roundup!

    Looks like you had a great weekend, and am glad to hear that you finally got to relax. About that uncertainty and stress… don’t worry. You are super talented and quite amazing…I am pretty darn sure you’ll be just fine.

  • Julie @ Table for Two

    I saw your IG picture yesterday and I was so jealous of you! It was a perfect sunny weekend for the beach and good for you for giving yourself a mental break! I’m sure it was much-needed (both the mental break and the beach). Thank you for including my spicy shrimp & quinoa salad in your round-up :) I hope you ease back into reality!

  • Barbara | Creative Culinary

    I need a break like that…bad. I’m taking a couple of days this week away from the norm, but more than that I’m really missing the ocean right now. Wouldn’t it be great if Calgon really could take us away?

    Thanks for including my mojito in your roundup Jen; it is seriously summer in a glass!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Such a fabulous round-up!

  • Tieghan

    What an awesome round-up! So many great recipes are linked to this post. I have a lot of clicking to do! Hope you get some rest!

  • Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious

    What a wonderful collection of summer recipes! Thank you for including my Raw Blueberry-Blackberry Chia Jam! Might just have some on toast for breakfast tomorrow.

  • Stephanie

    Thanks for including me! :)

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Glad you were able to get some rest, friend! And thanks for including my link. This round-up is so great – I’ll be sure to make at least a dozen of these recipes :)

  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    What a fabulous collection! Thank you for including my Peach Tart! I can’t wait to check out all of the recipes.

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    Wow. This post must have taken a long time to put together. And everything sounds so good. Thanks for including me! :)

    And I’m happy you got away for a day! I hope that the next few weeks and months will be the complete opposite of what you’ve had recently.

  • Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon

    What a fabulous day you had yesterday! Glad you took the time to relax! Awesome round-up, thanks for sharing it!

  • Marie @ Little Kitchie

    Wow, what a fabulous round up! Now I know where to come for recipe inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  • carrian

    love all of those recipes, but it’s the beach I really care about. Gosh, I haven’t been on a beach in 3 years!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    I want to eat my way through this list!! Thanks for the barley salad shout out!

  • Jackie {Domestic Fits}

    Sounds like a perfect day!
    Thanks for the links :)

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    You deserve the break, Jen! Love the round-up! Thanks for including my Strawberry Agua Fresca!

  • Donalyn@The Creekside Cook

    I’ll be working my way through this for the rest of the summer – thanks for including my cucumber salad too!

  • Faith

    What an impressive round-up…I almost don’t know where to start! Love it. Thanks so much for including a link to my Fresh Tomato Dipping Sauce!

  • Tracey

    That picture from the beach looks so lovely! I have such a hard time turning off work when I’m home, sometimes you really do need to escape! This is an awesome roundup, thanks for including my cobbler :)

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    I’m glad to hear that you were able to get away for a break! Those are definitely needed.
    Love this collection of recipes! So many that I need to try. . .

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction

    This is a list I will keep forever, Jen! Summer is the best season for baking and cooking. The fresh veggies, fruits – so many flavors to savor! Thank you for including my bars :)

  • Sarah

    Ocean City is a great place to go to for mind emptying :-D

  • Amy @Very Culinary

    Wowza. I’ll be here a while. I checked out this weekend, too. It was glorious.

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    So glad you had a nice weekend, Jennifer! I know what you mean about needing it! Lovely roundup of summer recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  • Carla

    Thanks for including my kabobs! You definitely deserved the beach break.

  • Shanna@ pineapple and coconut

    I love that you took a day of to unplug at the beach. Its so important to remember to slow down and enjoy the moment. You are lucky that you live near a beach. I miss the beach and the ocean. I crave it. I desperately need a trip to Hawaii. Thank you so much for including my cookies in your roundup. So many amazing recipes!!

  • Roz

    Hi Jennifer,

    I’ve been away traveling for a week and just wanted to stop by and say thank you for such a wonderful and delicious round-up. When I return home, I will enjoy going through each yummy recipe! Hope you’re having a lovely summer!


  • Roz


    I had a moment to write an additional comment to you. In gratitude for your inclusion of this peach ice cream recipe, I gave this post, you and your blog a little thank you shout out pingback for ya! Once again, thank you for being such a great food blogger friend!


    • Jennifer Farley

      Thank you!