Simple Recipes to Enjoy in the Sunshine

Prepare yourself for a sensational trio of recipes that capture the essence of summer on a plate.

As the sun shines brighter and the temperature rises, there’s no denying that summer is in full swing. It’s the perfect time to gather with loved ones and savor the vibrant flavors of the season.

Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with our refreshing Watermelon Salsa. Bursting with juicy watermelon, crisp cucumber, and a hint of jalapeño heat, this vibrant salsa will leave you craving for more. Paired with the smoky succulence of our Grilled Shrimp Skewers, marinated to perfection with a zesty blend of spices, this combination is a match made in summer heaven.

But that’s not all! To complete this delightful meal, we present the Summer Corn Salad—a colorful and flavorful side dish. With grilled corn kernels, sweet cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and a tangy lime dressing, this salad is a celebration of seasonal produce at its finest.

These three recipes come together to create a summer feast that will impress your family and friends. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, enjoying a picnic in the park, or simply looking for a light and refreshing meal, this trio is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

So, grab your apron and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure filled with vibrant flavors, fresh ingredients, and the joy of summertime. Let’s dive into our Watermelon Salsa, Grilled Shrimp Skewers, and Summer Corn Salad, and experience the essence of summer on your plate!

Have you heard of Watermelon Salsa? It’s perfect for hot summer days and adds a burst of flavor to any meal or snack. Here’s the recipe:

Watermelon Salsa


  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the diced watermelon, cucumber, red onion, jalapeño pepper, and cilantro.
  2. Squeeze the lime juice over the mixture and gently toss to combine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Serve chilled as a dip with tortilla chips, or as a topping for grilled chicken, fish, or tacos.
  6. Enjoy the refreshing and tangy Watermelon Salsa!

Feel free to customize the recipe by adding or adjusting ingredients based on your taste preferences. It’s a vibrant and delicious option that your readers will love during the summer season.

To complement the Watermelon Salsa, let’s pair it with a delightful Grilled Shrimp Skewers recipe. This combination of flavors will create a fantastic summer meal. Here’s the recipe:

Grilled Shrimp Skewers


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Wooden or metal skewers


  1. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes to prevent them from burning on the grill.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. Mix well to create a marinade.
  3. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the marinade. Toss to coat the shrimp evenly.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the shrimp marinate in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  6. Thread the marinated shrimp onto the skewers.
  7. Place the shrimp skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque.
  8. Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
  9. Serve the grilled shrimp skewers alongside the Watermelon Salsa for a tasty and light summer meal.

This recipe adds a delicious smoky flavor to the succulent shrimp, and when paired with the refreshing Watermelon Salsa, it creates a delightful combination of flavors. Your blog readers will surely enjoy this summer recipe duo!

To complete the meal, let’s add a vibrant and flavorful side dish: Summer Corn Salad. It’s a perfect accompaniment to the Watermelon Salsa and Grilled Shrimp Skewers. Here’s the recipe:

Summer Corn Salad


  • 4 ears of corn, husked
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Place the corn directly on the grill and cook, turning occasionally, until the kernels are lightly charred and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Alternatively, you can boil the corn in a pot of water for about 5 minutes until tender. Let the grilled corn cool slightly.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut the corn kernels off the cob and transfer them to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the cherry tomatoes, diced red bell pepper, diced green bell pepper, red onion, and chopped parsley to the bowl with the corn.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients.
  6. Toss everything together until well combined and evenly coated with the dressing.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  8. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  9. Serve the chilled Summer Corn Salad as a refreshing and colorful side dish alongside the Watermelon Salsa and Grilled Shrimp Skewers.

The Summer Corn Salad brings a delightful mix of flavors and textures to the meal, making it a well-rounded and satisfying summer feast. Your blog readers will enjoy this trio of recipes that capture the essence of the season. Enjoy!