Temperatures are rising and the rain is (hopefully) subsiding — it’s almost summer! As the days become longer, our minds are focused on the refreshing food of the season. Plus, there’s nothing we love more than a hearty, mouth-watering cookout. Whether you’re looking for a quick side dish to bring to a friend’s house, or simply want something convenient and fresh for the family, we’ve found five easy recipes that only require five (or fewer) ingredients.

summer zucchini recipes

1. Strawberry Salsa via Gimme Some Oven

No, you did not misread that. It is, in fact, strawberry salsa! For a fun, different take on traditional salsa, try this sweet and spicy recipe! Quick list of ingredients includes:

  • Strawberries
  • Jalapeño
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Lime

2. Zucchini Fritters via Just a Taste

Both versatile and delicious, take advantage of summer zucchini and fry up some of these pancake-like fritters. You can serve them with a variety of sauces, top them with some sour cream, or simply enjoy the crispy texture. These delicious zucchini fritters only require the following five ingredients:

  • Zucchini
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Scallions
  • Vegetable oil

3. Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli via Passion for Savings

Time to fire up the grill — this easy chicken and broccoli recipe might just become your new go-to summer meal. And if you don’t count non-stick cooking spray as an ingredient (we don’t), then it only requires the following five ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Broccoli
  • Ranch dressing mix packet
  • Colby jack cheese
  • Red pepper flakes

4. Fried Breaded Zucchini via Briana Thomas

You may notice that this is the second zucchini recipe we’ve mentioned, but what can we say? Zucchini is in season and we can’t get enough! This recipe is especially good for those allergic to gluten, as it gluten-free and has no added sugar. Fry up some zucchini using these five ingredients:

  • Butter or coconut oil
  • Zucchini
  • Egg
  • Golden flax meal
  • Salt and pepper

5. Coconut Popsicles via Little Spice Jar

Cool, creamy, and filled with coconut. Really, could anything be more perfect for summer? Cool down after time spent in the sun with these coconut popsicles. You’ll only need these four ingredients:

  • Full fat coconut milk
  • Sweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Heavy cream

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