Summer's in high gear with following festivities like Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day grilling inspiring our recipe collection. From Mexican food like salsas and flank steak tacos to All-American fare like burgers and a picnic-appropriate salad, take a look at all the recipes we made this May.
Jump ahead to:
- Breakfast 
- ">Salads, snacks, and sides 
- Main courses 
- Desserts 
- Cocktails 
This mango yogurt smoothie  with cardamom is a refreshing start to a Summer morning.
Bust out jams, jellies, and even Nutella to fill these adorable homemade Pop-Tarts  topped with plenty of rainbow sprinkles, of course.
Summer Fruit Salad
Berries, stone fruit, mint, and marcona almonds compose a Summer fruit salad  that takes the concept of a fruit salad to a whole 'nother level.
Michelle Obama's favorite granola bar recipe  incorporates oats, seeds, nuts, and dried fruit for a grab-and-go snack you'll want to take with you for every occasion.
Baked Eggs With Tomato, Cheese, and Fire-Roasted Eggplant
This Filipino egg recipe  sounds strange, but the combination works well for a spicy start to the morning.
Chicks in a Blanket
These little chicks in a blanket  are just like the pigs in a blanket you love, but with chicken sausage.
Quinoa Salad With Cherries and Feta
For an effortless lunch or picnic side, try tossing cherries and feta into a quinoa salad .
Benedictine Cheese Sandwich
Bridal showers, tea parties, and everything in between require a dainty finger sandwich like these Benendictine cheese sandwiches . The crustless sandwich features cucumber, cream cheese, and scallions.
This traditional French salad  may sound foreign, but it's pretty straightforward: just egg, bacon, and frisée greens.
Sesame Carrot Salad
This is no funky carrot-raisin side salad. Instead, honey, sesame seeds, and cilantro adorn a Persian-inspired carrot salad .
Toss a (fairly) authentic Greek salad  with kalamata olives, Persian cucumbers, red onion, and tomatoes.
Packing a picnic and need a quick side? This six-bean salad  doesn't require cooking, plus there's no fear of it spoiling in the sun.
Thai Chicken Salad
Don't let the dish's Thai name, larb gai , dissuade you from trying these lettuce cups, filled with Thai-spiced chicken and aromatic herbs.
The Cobb salad  is an American classic, topped with plenty of hearty ingredients for a filling main course.
Asparagus Caesar Salad
If you've never tried raw asparagus, then this Caesar salad rendition  is a good place to start. It uses ribboned stalks instead of Romaine lettuce.
These Springtime crostini  consist of hummus, sun-dried tomatoes, and crisp pea shoots for a pleasing appetizer to vegans and omnivores alike.
Pico de Gallo
Appeal to those who prefer a milder salsa by chopping up homemade pico de gallo .
Chili Con Queso Nachos
These are not your typical nachos. A spicy chicken-sausage chili con queso  tops the chips for an upscale version of a ballpark favorite.
Classic Restaurant-Style Tomato Salsa
Watch the video to learn how to re-create a restaurant-style tomato salsa  in only a matter of minutes.
Here's another hot red salsa  worth making, but the unusual list of ingredients includes chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, roasted tomatillos, and agave nectar.
The key to salsa verde  is tomatillos, which look like green tomatoes wrapped in a husk paper. If you've never worked with tomatillos before, then this is a great intro recipe!
Flank steak stars in these build-your-own tacos , but customize them with cheese, salsa, and guacamole to your liking.
Spicy Garlic Kale With Poached Eggs
It sounds like a no-brainer, but weekday dinners call for something completely foolproof like this garlicky kale with poached eggs .
Scallops shouldn't just be reserved for fancy restaurant dinners. Pan-seared scallops  with a buttery white wine sauce are a surefire way to up the ante in your kitchen.
Pasta Carbonara With Leeks and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
The creamy, eggy carbonara sauce  receives a slight revamp with the addition of leeks and sun-dried tomatoes.
Blue Cheese Burgers
Blue cheese will elevate this burger  from roadside to bistro.
Spicy Brie-Stuffed Burgers
If you're in the mood for a serious burger, then try this brie-stuffed burger , which is slathered with a spicy, lemony mayo.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble
'Tis the season for baked Summer fruits of all sorts, but we're partial to this strawberry rhubarb crumble  with cardamom whipped cream.
The Easiest Strawberry Tart Ever
This stunning fresh strawberry tart  looks like it's straight out of a magazine, but it's deceivingly simple and only requires a few ingredients.
Fruit With Chili and Lime
Turn to frutas con chile y limón  for a spicy, zesty way to rehydrate in the sun.
This sweet apricot bourbon cocktail  is extremely smooth due to the double-straining method. Watch the video  to see exactly how it's done.
Lillet Rouge and ginger beer  join together for a simple yet satisfying aperitif.
A honey gin cocktail , brightened with citrus juices, is just what a piping-hot afternoon warrants.
Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita
Tequila, triple sec, watermelon, lime, and jalapeño are shaken together to form a spicy-sweet margarita  that you'll want to remake (or reshake) all Summer long.
The Brits know how to day-drink — with plenty of Pimm's cup . Pimm's, mint, lemon, cucumber, and ginger ale are all too easy to imbibe.
Tamarind Dark and Stormy
The infamous rum drink  receives an unusual addition of tamarind for a sour note to the otherwise sweet, gingery drink.
Beat the heat by sipping on a thirst-quenching Southside , which consists of mint, gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice.
Strawberry Basil Gin Cocktail
If the sugared strawberry isn't enough to draw you in toward this sweet, gin-based Summer cocktail , then what about the fact that it also contains ginger and basil?