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10 Easy Five-Ingredient Summer Recipes

Summertime beckons with glimmering pools, plush green picnic spots and breezy lakeside adventures. This outdoorsy season is also loaded with beautiful produce that often has a frustratingly fleeting season – so kitchen time is necessary, but it needn’t be extensive.

Enjoy all summer has to offer with these easy, five-ingredient recipes that will get you out of the kitchen in no time.

Caprese Couscous

Caprese Couscous

Fresh Melon Salsa

Fresh Melon Salsa

Grilled Chicken and Peppers Over Arugula

Fiery Wok-Seared Green Beans

Fiery Wok-Seared Green Beans

Grilled Teriyaki Pork Lettuce Wraps

Lightened-Up Greek-Style Eggplant Dip

Avocado Salmon Salad with Kale

Grilled Tomato and Tahini Dressing

Pesto Turkey Burger with Grilled Halloumi

Pesto Turkey Burgers with Grilled Halloumi

Summer Squash and Goat Cheese Pizza

Does your cooking routine streamline in the summer? Share your favorite tips in the comments section below.

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Loretta Zaccheo says …

I had a salad at Whole Foods yesterday on Glades Rd in Fl. Kale with apples, was a little sweet, slight amount of hot pepper. DELICIOUS. Can I get the recipe, I live in Port St Lucie Fl, I did not find it in your recipe section.

Carla Schuricht says …

In the summer i like to make a little extra protein and/or vegetables for dinner. I then use the leftovers for a salad the following day. I can either have it for lunch or for dinner.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@LORETTA - I was unable to find this recipe on our website which probably means it was created by one of our awesome in-house chefs. Check with the store directly, if they have a recipe they'll be happy to share it!

Mary Lou says …

I always made quinoa and it use to fluff up nice after I put it in a bowl to cool. The last couple of times I made the same recipe I always make, the quinoa did not fluff up, it was sticky and globby. What happened?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@MARY LOU - I would imagine this was an issue with the amount of water or maybe the pot you were using. If you need a basic recipe to compare to the one you were using, here is a great option: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/learn-cook-quinoa.

Dave says …

It is so nice to see that every other recipe is leaning toward the true vegetarian ( alternating with chicken and turkey ), so...Thanks!