Oh, those summer nights! They were made for eating, drinking and relishing in the warm weather as long as you can keep the mosquitoes at bay. Make the most of our too-short season by inviting over some friends, firing up the grill and enjoying a fruity cocktail. Ina Garten will help you host in style with these easy recipes that ensure entertaining is both effortless and delicious.
Ina Garten’s Hummus
Whip up a batch of this dead-easy dip from the Barefoot Contessa’s kitchen to enjoy with crunchy veggies or veggie chips during the week. It’s as simple as pulse and serve!
Guacamole Bean Salad
All the delicious components of guacamole are packed into this nutritious and delicious salad that brings hearty canned black beans to the mix.
Tequila Lime Chicken
Add flavour and tenderize your chicken by letting it soak in this margarita mixture overnight. The result is a juicy bird infused with just the right amount of acid. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Plum Cake Tatin
The forgotten fruit of summer, plums are perfect for baking, infusing their sweet juices in whatever you add them to. Ina knows how to make the most of these sweet gems, with this easy upside-down dessert.
Fruit Salad with Limoncello
Fancy enough for a dinner party and simple enough for a weeknight, this delicious limencello-infused fruit salad is topped with a dollop of homemade lemon yogurt and a sprig of fresh mint.
If you’re throwing a backyard barbecue or summertime get-together, Ina Garten’s watermelon mojitos are sure to satisfy a crowd.
Orzo with Roasted Vegetables
Ina Garten is known for her flavourful dishes, and this orzo and veggie medley is no exception. Her choice of roasted vegetables include eggplant and peppers.
Fresh Peach Cake
Moist and tender vanilla cake is laced with juicy peaches and pecans in this summer dessert. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate treat that will cool you off.
Grilled Tuna Steaks
Don’t mess with a good thing. Which is why we like this no-fuss, no-muss seared tuna from Ina Garten. Simply season, sear and voila! A restaurant-worthy main.
Peach and Raspberry Crisp
Make friends and win over guests with a bubbly dessert that’s the perfect mix of summer fruit and a crispy, oat-full topping.
Tequila Citrus Chicken
Jalapeño, chili powder and garlic are blended with tequila to glaze this juicy main with a crispy, golden finish.
Swordfish with Tomatoes and Capers
Grilled salmon fans will love the mild flavour of grilled swordfish. Pair it with juicy, tomato and white wine sauce for a super-simple summer dinner.
Turn your favourite summer fruit into a delectable grilled snack. Your barbecue caramelizes the sugars in the fruit, intensifying the flavours, while delivering a touch of smoke.
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
This appetizer puts a roast-y spin on the classic shrimp cocktail to arrive at a flavourful take on an iconic party treat.