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31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Jeff Coulson Author: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

We've gathered some of our favourite, flavour-packed quick recipes, from satisfying breakfasts to filling mains and sides, as well as our picks for the best outdoor finger foods. And all of them are ready in 15 minutes or less, so your summer is sure to be deliciously breezy.

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31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Lazy Cheeseburgers With Carrot Slaw

Packed with the flavours of a classic cheeseburger, this main comes together in no time. The secret? The beef doesn't need to be formed into patties.

Read more: Get the recipe: Lazy Cheeseburgers With Carrot Slaw
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Mango Scallop Skewers With Spinach Toss

We love this light and satisfying combination of buttery scallops and sweet mango.

Read more: Get the recipe: Mango Scallop Skewers With Spinach Toss
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Curried Chicken Skewers with Creamy Chickpea Salad

Store-bought curry paste does most of the work in this super-fast summertime dinner.

Read more: Get the recipe: Curried Chicken Skewers with Creamy Chickpea Salad
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Strawberry Peach Smoothie

We love stirring in the almond-pepita butter for this creamy and filling yogurt-based smoothie.

Read more: Recipe: Strawberry Peach Smoothie
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Joe Kim

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Panzanella with Asparagus and Eggs

To get this meal on the table even faster, prepare the hard-cooked eggs ahead of time so all you need to do is slice them.

Read more: Get the recipe: Panzanella with Asparagus and Eggs
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Kale Smoothie

Banana, apples and almond milk are the flavours that will shine through in this smoothie, even though it's full of healthful kale leaves.

Read more: Get the recipe: Kale Smoothie
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Soy Lamb Chops With Carrot Salad

A sweet and salty soy marinade gives robust lamb chops incredible flavour.

Read more: Get the recipe: Soy Lamb Chops With Carrot Salad
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Pan-Fried Halibut With Lemon-Dill Pesto

Pesto is our secret to making a quick-fix meal feel like a special occasion.

Read more: Get the recipe: Pan-Fried Halibut With Lemon-Dill Pesto
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Seared Salmon with Buttery Couscous and Mango Salsa

The star of this quick and easy dinner is the punchy mango salsa.

Read more: Get the recipe: Seared Salmon with Buttery Couscous and Mango Salsa
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Sautéed Mushroom Linguine

A fantastic option for busy evenings, this entire dish can be prepared in the time it takes your pasta to cook.

Read more: Get the recipe: Sautéed Mushroom Linguine
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Sumac Lamb Chops With Feta-Pea Mash

This quick feta-pea mash is also delicious served with grilled chicken or fish.

Read more: Recipe: Sumac Lamb Chops With Feta-Pea Mash
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Herbed Salmon With Kale and Fennel Salad

Fresh dill and parsley turn everyday seared salmon into a flavour treat.

Read more: Get the recipe: Herbed Salmon With Kale and Fennel Salad
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Grilled Steak With Garlicky Chickpea Mash and Arugula Salad

A can of chickpeas means this mash takes just minutes to make.

Read more: Get the recipe: Grilled Steak With Garlicky Chickpea Mash and Arugula Salad
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Honey Balsamic Chicken and Goat Cheese Salad

Making this for dinner? Double the ingredients, as it makes a pretty fantastic lunch next day as well.

Read more: Get the recipe: Honey Balsamic Chicken and Goat Cheese Salad
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Scallop, Sweet Pepper and Zucchini Salad

Round out this easy meal with a crusty baguette or pita.

Read more: Get the recipe: Scallop, Sweet Pepper and Zucchini Salad
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Chorizo and Asparagus Pasta

Spiced chorizo will flavour every strand of this stunner of a meal.

Read more: Get the recipe: Chorizo and Asparagus Pasta
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushroom Sauce

The surprise element in this bok choy side dish is the shiitake mushroom sauce.

Read more: Get the recipe: Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushroom Sauce
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Mixed Green Salad With Strawberry Salsa

Make the most of seasonal strawberries by adding them to savoury salads.

Read more: Get the recipe: Mixed Green Salad With Strawberry Salsa
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Soy-Lime Soba Noodle and Edamame Salad

Delicious cold on a warm summer day, this soba salad is also a tasty way to use up leftover cooked veggies.

Read more: Get the recipe: Soy-Lime Soba Noodle and Edamame Salad
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Pea, Fennel and Goat Cheese Salad

Serve this stunning salad instead of the more traditional salads often served at barbecues.

Read more: Get the recipe: Pea, Fennel and Goat Cheese Salad
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Edamame, Red Pepper and Corn Salad

Quick (and colourful!) salads like this one are what we want to have on our table all summer long.

Read more: Recipe: Edamame, Red Pepper and Corn Salad
By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Orange-Spiced Olives

Jazz up a jar of Kalamata olives with ingredients you likely already have on hand.

Read more: Get the recipe: Orange-Spiced Olives
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Szulc

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Sesame Almond Satay Dip

Serve this dip with seasonal veggies or shrimp.

Read more: Get the recipe: Sesame Almond Satay Dip
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Peas and Prosciutto Crostini

These crostini are both pretty and incredibly tasty, and pair well with a glass of chilled lemonade or iced tea.

Read more: Get the recipe: Peas and Prosciutto Crostini
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Szulc

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Shrimp Sliders With Wasabi-Lime Mayo

A different take on the more traditional beef sliders, this shrimp number is lighter and has just a bit of a spicy kick.

Read more: Get the recipe: Shrimp Sliders With Wasabi-Lime Mayo
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Asparagus With Herbed Dipping Sauce

A five-minute creamy dip and a pretty presentation make for a fun celebration of asparagus al fresco.

Read more: Get the recipe: Asparagus With Herbed Dipping Sauce
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Szulc

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Grilled Shrimp with Sriracha-Lime Cocktail Sauce

This variation on shrimp and cocktail sauce takes minutes to prepare, thanks to store-bought sriracha.

Read more: Get the recipe: Grilled Shrimp with Sriracha-Lime Cocktail Sauce
By: Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Greek Yogurt and Peach Parfait

The best part about this parfait? It uses frozen pieces of fruit, so you don't even have to take out a knife!

Read more: Get the recipe: Greek Yogurt and Peach Parfait
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Grilled Sesame Edamame

If you enjoy edamame in salads, or boiled and salted on its own, this version is sure to blow you away!

Read more: Get the recipe: Grilled Sesame Edamame
By: Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Egg and Avocado Muffins

Sliced avocado, crisp pancetta and poached eggs will leave you feeling full until lunchtime.

Read more: Get the recipe: Egg and Avocado Muffins
By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook

31 summer recipes you can make in 15 minutes or less

Grilled Radishes With Creamy Cilantro Dip

Grilled radishes are uber simple to make, but are sure to turn an otherwise traditional array of party foods into something that feels extra special.

Read more: Get the recipe: Grilled Radishes With Creamy Cilantro Dip
By: Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

 

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