As the weather gets warmer, you may want to prepare for barbeques and summer parties. It is the best opportunity for you to spend time with loved ones and eat good food. And you can easily prepare some of the best summer meals by doing simple tweaks and upgrades. 

The following are eleven must-have summer foods that you can share with friends and family during your party.

1. Deviled Eggs

These are necessary for any summer party, as they are a protein-packed snack. Add avocado to the egg yolk and include sprinkled grass-fed bacon and fresh herbs. Ensure to use organic eggs and, if possible, pasture-raised. They are recommendable, as they are rich in nutrients and provide a better taste than regular eggs.

2. Brownies

Brownies are one of the best desserts out there. These are yummy, and people of all ages love a chocolatey, fudgy brownie. Just be sure to use a good recipe for homemade brownies. If you do, these are sure to be a party favorite! 

3. Zucchini Lasagna

You may need to use thin, woven striped zucchini to make the lasagna delicious and fresh. It is an excellent one-pan food that works well with shredded cheese that gives it a creamy finish.

4. Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is famous in hot weather and provides easy solutions for upgrading to healthier versions. 

You can start by swapping the salad with less refined whole wheat options. You can also swap the mayo dressing with Greek yogurt or full-fat yogurt. If you want a healthier option, you can settle on raw salad. It will include more raw and fresh vegetables.

5. Fish

Fish can always provide a healthier alternative if you are wanting to skip red meats. There are plenty of fish options during summer. The idea is knowing what to make from the fish. For example, you could make fish tacos for your guests using cod, grouper, or founder. Add pre-shredded cabbage for an extra crunch.

6. Vegetarian Burgers

If you are having vegetarian friends or family over, vegetarian burgers, like bean-based burgers, can be great choices. If you want more vegetarian foods, you can grill sweet potatoes, cauliflower steaks, eggplants, portobello mushrooms, and butternut squash.

7. Korma

If you want a more unique meal this summer, you should consider korma. It is an Indian meal made from marinated lamb or chicken, served with a source of blended coriander and cumin with some yogurt. You may make it spicy for better taste. Some people even prefer to add some cashews to make the meal crunchy and to add flavor.

8. Sweet Pepper Pasta

Get some Italian sausages and add them to your pasta. Sweet pepper should also be part of the ingredients. Sweet pepper pasta is a light pan sauce that is perfect for summer. It doesn’t require much to make it and could easily feed more people on a tight budget.

9. Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Kebabs

For these kebabs, you can prepare the meat and marinate it overnight before putting it on the grill the next day. It can be used as a snack or side dish. To add on the flavor, put some shrimp or steak and use lime juice to improve the taste.

10. Lemon Garlic Prawns

For lemon garlic prawns, you must combine breadcrumbs with garlic, chili, and lemon rind. Also, prepare whisked eggs to dip the prawns in. 

If you want it to taste better, you should add butter to a pan and heat it over medium fire. Spread the shrimp to make a single layer inside the pan then add other ingredients like salt, pepper, and chili. It should be ready within a few minutes.

11. An Indian Meal

It is always fun to eat food from around the world, so why not make it part of the menu for your next party? You can easily buy or make an Indian meal of your choosing. Some very know meals include Lentils, Masala dosa, and Chaat. Regardless of what you choose, it will be a very satisfying meal.


These are some of the best ideas for meals to prepare for your summer party. If you feel confident enough that your guests will like what is on this list, pick your favorite dish and get the party started!