40 Must-Make Summer Recipes

In the Summer I join a CSA through a local farm, and am always looking for healthy and creative ways to use all of the Summer produce I pick up!

Here are 40 paleo-friendly, creative, and delicious recipes to make with all of this colorful Summer produce!

40 MUST MAKE SUMMER RECIPES | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Appetizers

Chicken Wings in Mango Chili Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, Paleo-friendly, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free)

Classic Lobster Bisque from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Egg-free, Gluten-free, nut-free, no added sugar)

Spring Rolls with Mango Ginger Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, paleo-friendly, Grain-free, dairy-free, vegan option, nut-free)

Crudite Platter with Tzatziki Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free option, vegan option)

Coconut Curry Ceviche from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30 compliant)

Mussels with Creamy Dijon Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free)

Melon Salad with Prosciutto from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, grain-free, omit the cheese to make this paleo-friendly)

Grilled Caesar with Blackened Shrimp from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Watermelon Salad with Basil-Ginger Dressing from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, gluten-free, dairy-free)

Honey Harissa Roasted Eggplant from Gourmande in the Kitchen (paleo-friendly option, gluten-free, grain-free)


Main Dishes

Grilled Salmon and Shrimp Scampi from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Gluten-free, grain-free, and egg-free)

Steak Cobb Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, Grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, nut-free)

Poke Bowls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Meal Prep Mediterranean Bowls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Vegetarian, Grain-free, dairy-free)

Eggplant Lasagna Rollatini from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (gluten-free, nut-free)

30 Minute Thai Basil Turkey Bowls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, grain-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly)

Grilled Mango Chicken with Strawberry Mango Salsa from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Grilled Fish Bowls with Garlic Scapes and Kale from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Paleo, gluten-free, use extra-virgin olive oil and cauliflower rice to make this Whole30 compliant and paleo-friendly!)

Seared Salmon with Tomato Corn Salsa from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, 30 minutes or less)

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta from SkinnyTaste (Gluten-free, Kid-friendly, Paleo-friendly if you omit the cheese)


Desserts

Paleo Lemon Bars from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and grain-free)

Classic Chocolate Mousse (30 Minutes or Less, Grain-free, Dairy-free, Paleo-friendly)

Mocha Fudge Fruit Parfait from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, grain-free, dairy-free, vegan-friendly)

Mixed Berry Hazelnut Crunch Cream Pops (Paleo, vegan, grain-free, dairy-free) | Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

4-Ingredient Chai Popsicles from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, vegan-friendly, Paleo-friendly)

Easy Kiwi Pops from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Blueberry Crumb Bars from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-Free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Raspberry Peach Crumble from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

S’mores Bars from Minimalist Baker (Gluten-free, vegan)

Healthy Fudgsicles from Detoxinista (Dairy-Free, soy-free, paleo-friendly)


Drinks

Green Summer Smoothie from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Superfood Summer Smoothie from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Iced Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, paleo-friendly, grain-free)

Strawberry Lemonade and Mint from Lexis’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Frozen Rosé Slushies from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Gluten-free, dairy-free)

Four Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

2-Minute Watermelon Juice from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Basil Fig Vodka Smash from With Food and Love (no refined sugar, gluten-free)

Zingy Turmeric Ginger Lemonade with Mint from Cotter Crunch (Paleo-friendly, vegan, dairy-free)

Happy Cooking!

Lexi

30 Clean Eating Recipes To Bring to Your BBQ

BBQ season is finally here and we cannot wait to start making all of our favorite BBQ spreads! Here are 30 healthy and delicious recipes that are perfect for Summer entertaining!

30 BBQ RECIPES | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Mexican Street Corn Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Vegetarian, dairy-free if you omit the cheese, gluten-free)

Grilled Salmon and Shrimp Scampi from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Gluten-free, egg-free)

Grilled Chicken Chopped Antipasto Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and nut-free)

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Morrocan Chicken Burgers from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, grain-free, dairy-free)

Steak Salad with Cherry Salsa from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Cold Asian Noodle Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Grilled Fish Bowls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

DIY Rub Grilled Wings from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Caprese Pesto Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Gluten-free, egg-free, no added sugar)

Asian Grilled Artichokes from PaleOMG (Paleo-friendly, grain-free, dairy-free,

Grilled Peach Salad from Tasty Yummies (Grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, vegan-friendly)

Yellow Watermelon Salad from With Food and Love (no sugar added, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, can substitute red watermelon for the yellow)

Lemon Parsley Grilled Zucchini from Against All Grain (Vegan-friendly, grain-free, dairy-free)

Blissful Triple Berry Wine Slushies from Cotter Crunch (Can substitute frozen tart cherries and 1/4 cup water for the juice! Grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free)

Grilled Melon on Cucumber Noodles from Gourmande in the Kitchen (Omit the goat cheese to make this dairy-free and paleo-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and low-carb)

Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant from Minimalist Baker (paleo-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, 30 minutes or less)

Red, White, and Blue Potato Skewers from Fit Foodie Finds (Vegan-friendly, grain-free, dairy-free)

Grilled Tomatoes and Basil Zucchini from Inspiralized

Watermelon Coconut Cooler from Nom Nom Paleo (vegan-friendly, dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Grain-free Blueberry Crisp from Detoxinista (paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and egg-free)

No Your Mama’s Coleslaw from Smitten Kitchen (Omit the optional blue cheese to make this paleo-friendly and diary-free, gluten-free, egg free, nut-free, and vegetarian)

Paleo Grilled Beef Stir Fry from Fit Foodie Finds (gluten-free, grain-free, egg free)

Killed Lettuce from Brooklyn Supper (Dairy-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, egg-free, nut-free)

Corn and Peach Salad from Sweet Peas and Saffron (Omit the gouda to make this dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free)

Fajita Chicken Kebabs from Well Plated (Grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and nut free. Substitute the canola oil for avocado oil)

Purple Power Salad from My New Roots (Paleo-friendly, grain-free, dairy-free)

Grilled Peaches and Coconut Cream from Super Healthy Kids

Watermelon Sashimi from Minimalist Baker

Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti Salad from Eating Bird Food

Happy Cooking!

Moroccan Chicken Burgers with Special Sauce

These Moroccan Chicken Burgers are packed with flavor and make for the perfect light Spring or Summer chicken burger! You’ll love them paired with this delicious simple sauce.
Moroccan Chicken Burger

Moroccan Chicken Burgers with Special Sauce

I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. I’m in New York for the week working and spending time with family and friends! If you’re in New York or visiting soon, be sure to follow me along on Instagram and Snapchat for restaurant recommendations and all of that good stuff!

These burgers are my all-time new favorite. They are light, flavorful, and perfect for a weeknight or weekend dinner. The sauce pairs so well with the flavor combination and you can dress it up with your favorite fix-ins’.

Want to know the best part? This burger recipe means grilling season is finally here. Y-A-Y!

 

Moroccan Chicken Burger

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Moroccan Chicken Burger

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 0:30 Yields 5

Ingredients

  • Moroccan Chicken Burgers
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 1-inch chunk ginger, grated (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot (About 1 carrot, grated)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Optional: pinch cayenne pepper

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayo (homemade or store-bought made with avocado or olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint

Garnishes

Directions

  • In a large bowl combine ground chicken with all remaining ingredients and mix well to combine. Form into 4 patties. If the chicken mixture is sticky, wet your hands before forming each patty.
  • Grease grill and heat to medium heat. Place burgers onto the grill and cook for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked through.
  • While grilling whisk together sauce ingredients.
  • Assemble burgers and serve immediately.
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    Honey Grilled Bananas with Mocha Chocolate Sauce

    Happy MONDAY, friends!

    Let’s talk about my new favorite thing to throw on the grill:

    BANANAS.

    Honey Grilled Bananas

    If you haven’t grilled up some bananas and then drizzled them with a homemade chocolate sauce, the time is now!


    But first, my blogging girlfriends and I are here this month with some amazing summer grilling recipes to give you some fresh ideas for the rest of your Summer!

    I’m all about the grill because sometimes you just don’t want to turn on the oven! Plus, getting creative on the BBQ is ALWAYS just the best.

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    Let’s impress your guests and family with these grilling recipes, shall we?

    PROSCIUTTO ASPARAGUS STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST FROM FIT FOODIE FINDS

    Have your meat and veggies too! Make this delicious prosciutto asparagus stuffed chicken breast on the grill for a yummy, summer. 

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    GRILLED BBQ SHORT RIBS FROM RUNNING TO THE KITCHEN

    These grilled BBQ short ribs are covered in a smokey dry rub with an optional BBQ sauce slathered on at the end. They’re cooked low and slow on the grill for a tender meaty summer dinner and served with a fresh grilled pineapple salsa.

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    GRILLED KALE SALAD WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE FROM THE HEALTHY MAVEN

    Who says you can’t grill salad too?! Try this delicious and summery recipe for Grilled Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette! Topped with peaches, shallots and toasted hazelnuts, you will never go back to regular old kale.

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    GRILLED LEMON PEPPER SHRIMP SKEWERS FROM EATING BIRD FOOD

    Zesty, light and quick to cook, these shrimp skewers are a grilling favorite. Pair them with grilled veggies or serve over a fresh salad for a crowd-pleasing summertime meal. 

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    GRILLED CHOCOLATE CHERRY ALMOND CRISP FROM FOOD FAITH FITNESS

    This isn’t your traditional cherry crisp! It’s easy, paleo-friendly and made on the grill! A fun, smokey-sweet dessert for summer that’s made a little healthier!

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    And now, my Honey Grilled Bananas with Chocolate Mocha Sauce. 

    Basically the best treat ever!

    The perfect healthier Summer dessert. If you’ve never grilled bananas, you need to start with these! Lightly sweetened and topped with a flavorful chocolate sauce for the perfect grilled treat.

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    Tomato Jalapeño Salmon Burgers

    Since we moved into our home in June, and now have a porch with a nice grill on it, you can bet I’ll be out there grilling as long as I can. I’ll likely get a heat lamp to extend the season, that’s for sure. I love all burgers, but especially Salmon burgers. They are packed with nutrients, and you can customize the flavors in totally different ways. Since my trip to the Muir Glen Farms I am even more into tomatoes then before, and these burgers give just a touch of that delicious flavor.

    Tomato Jalapeño Salmon Burgers

    These burgers have just the right amount of flavor. They are bursting with scallions, jalapeños, and fresh garlic- and go fantastic with some homemade guacamole and fixins’, if you ask me!

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    Tomato Jalapeño Salmon Burgers

     

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes. I was compensated  for the time spent developing this recipe. All opinions expressed on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen are always my own. My sponsors help make this blog possible!

    Tomato Jalapeño Salmon Burgers

    Prep Time 8 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 0:18 Yields 4

    Ingredients

    Toppings of choice

    • Homemade guacamole
    • Roasted red peppers
    • Lettuce
    • Tomato
    • Onion
    • Scallions

    Directions

    Recipe Notes

    1. *Cooking time will vary based on thickness of burgers
    2. The addition of sun dried tomatoes in these burgers would be fantastic
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    Grilled Veggie & Grilled Chicken Salads with Tomato Vinaigrette

    Summer is coming to a close but it’s NOT over yet! For the next number of weeks you can be sure I’ll be doing tons of grilling and enjoying it every chance I get. This salad is loaded with perfectly grilled chicken, tons of grilled veggies (whatever vegetables you wish, really), and a delicious tomato-based vinaigrette dressing. It’s the perfect way to throw together dinner without turning the oven on!

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    Grilled veggies, perfectly flavored and grilled chicken, and my new favorite dressing… Dinner is SERVED!

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    Grilled Veggie & Grilled Chicken Salads with Tomato Vinaigrette

    Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 0:30 Serves 2

    Ingredients

      For the chicken

      For the veggies

      For the Tomato Vinaigrette

      Directions

      • Toss chicken in extra virgin olive oil and spices, set aside
      • Cut veggies and toss in oil and salt, set aside
      • Spray the grill and heat to 350 400 degrees
      • Place the chicken breasts on one side
      • On the other side place a layer of greased tin foil and place the veggies on top
      • Cook for about 7-8 minutes then flip over
      • Cook veggies until desired softness, and cook chicken until fully cooked
      • Make the dressing by combining ingredients in your high-speed blender and blending until smooth
      • Taste and adjust spices as needed
      • Serve with veggies warm or hot over a bed of spinach!
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