POPSUGAR Celebrity

Cool Down With These Dishes When the Weather's Hot

Jun 14 2014 - 5:30am

The warm weather and rays of sunshine have gotten us more than ready for the shift in seasons. When the heat rises, keep close to a pool, seek refuge by a fan, and stay out of a steamy kitchen. Above all else, remember that icy cocktails, light meals, and frosty desserts are the best remedy for sizzling days. Here are a handful of ideas to keep you cool!

Photos: Nicole Perry and Anna Monette Roberts

Arnold Palmer Granita

What would you do for a Arnold Palmer granita [1]? Have no fear — you can make a slushy version of the iced tea/lemonade in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Southeast Asian Gazpacho

A cooling bowl of Southeast Asian gazpacho [2] adds a twist to the traditional Spanish dish. This is the perfect recipe for a hot Summer night!

Photo: Nicole Perry

Ribboned Vegetable Salad

This no-cook shaved vegetable salad [3] is light, elegant, and most importantly — cold!

Photo: Camilla Salem

Summer Fruit Salad With Mint

Make the most of sweet fruits by tossing them together in an easy salad with mint [4].

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Grilled Fish Tacos

Grilled fish tacos with mango-cucumber-mint salsa [5] are easy to make, and they pair well with a chilled white wine on warmer days.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Shrimp Cocktail

Chow down on shrimp cocktail [6] as an appetizer for any meal.

Photo: Sarah Lipoff

Seasonal Berry Cocktail

A pretty and boozy adult treat comes in the form of this bubbly vodka, berry, and rosemary drink [7].

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts


Take an unexpected twist on your standard ceviche recipe with this tropical ceviche [8], made sweet with coconut and pineapple.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Watermelon Caprese Salad

A watermelon caprese salad [9] is a sweet Summer-inspired take on the traditional dish.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Greek Frozen Yogurt

There's an even cooler way to get your Greek yogurt fix. Scoop frozen yogurt with raspberry swirls [10] on cones for a poolside treat.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

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