23 Paleo Summer Recipes

Some people view Paleo as a heavy diet, chock full of meats, fats, and the stuff that comfort food is made of. But Paleo is for all seasons, and this collection of summery goodness will prove that being Paleo is delicious at any time of the year.

1. Coconut Yogurt-Less Parfait

Healthier than ice cream, nothing says fresh summer morning than a berry parfait.

Recipe by PaleoHacks 

2. Watermelon Mojito Salad

Truly nothing says summer more than watermelon, but why not jazz it up with a funky mojito twist?

Recipe by Stupid Easy Paleo

3. Pineapple Lime Popsicles

On a hot summer day, nothing is more refreshing than a good old-fashioned popsicle. These feature a sweet and sour combo that will have you running back for seconds.

Recipe by Autoimmune Wellness

4. Lemon Curds with Collagen Peptides

Pucker up for this fresh and tangy treat that is the epitome of all that is golden and summery. Bonus: this is a gut health booster.

Recipe by PaleoHacks

5. Zucchini Fritters

Not quite as heavy as a potato fritter, this dish is rich in veggies and perfect for breakfast, lunch, or snack time.

Recipe by PaleoHacks

6. Summer Vegetable Frittata

This delicious frittata is chock-full of luscious summer produce like tomatoes, zucchini, and peppers, proving that breakfast can be light, fresh, and still quite filling.

Recipe by PaleoPlan

7. Raspberry Cream Pie

Think pie is only for Thanksgiving? Think again. This berry-licious pie will become a go to favorite.

Recipe by Paleo Gluten Free Eats

8. Sour Strawberry Gummies

You don’t have to be a kid to love gummies, and these are not only gut-friendly, but better than any sour candy ever could be.

Recipe by PaleoHacks

9. Key Lime Pie Bars

What’s better than a vacation to the beach? These key lime bars will dazzle you with the taste of vacation freedom without ruining your Paleo diet.

Recipe by Delicious Obsessions

10. Strawberry Coconut Popsicles

Smoothie, meet summer fun. This classic combo shines on a stick, and with just four ingredients, it’s the easiest thing you’ll ever make.

Recipe by PaleoHacks

11. No Churn Pistachio Ice Cream

Summer just wouldn’t be summer if ice cream weren’t involved somewhere, and this no-churn ice cream is the perfect way to dip your toe into the waters of home ice cream making.

Recipe by Real Simple Good

12. Strawberry Shortcake

One of my favorite desserts in the world is strawberry shortcake, and the good news is that going Paleo doesn’t diminish the fabulousness of this classic dish. If anything, it’s better than ever.

Recipe by PaleoHacks

13. Tomato and Herb Salad with Roasted Lemons

Summery tomatoes fresh off the vine couldn’t be showcased better than in this herbaceous salad that pairs well with any main dish, and will steal the show at any picnic or barbecue.

Recipe by Kitchen of Youth

14. Beets and Berries Smoothie

Take your summer to go by blending bright berries with bold beets, for a flavor combo you’ll revisit again and again.

Recipe by PaleoPlan

15. Endive Salmon Poppers

Use it as a side dish, eat it as a snack—either way, the healthy fats in this dish will never disappoint.

Recipe by PaleoPlan

16. Pina Colada Muffins

Pineapple and coconut cream shine in these summery muffins that are perfect for breakfast, snacks, or even dessert.

Recipe by PaleoHacks

17. Grilled Cilantro Lime Wings

Wings aren’t only for the Super Bowl—this cilantro lime chicken will be the life of your summer party.

Recipe by Wicked Spatula

18. Deviled Eggs

Luckily for us, this classic picnic dish is 100 percent Paleo. The truth is, when made with Paleo-friendly mayo, they’ll actually be the best deviled eggs you’ve ever eaten.

Recipe by Against All Grain

19. Grilled Shrimp and Veggies on a Stick

The simplicity of this dish doesn’t take away from its brilliance. Customize with your favorite veggies or even fruits for a seasonal twist that will be tasty all year long.

Recipe by PaleoPlan

20. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites with Cashew Cream Cheese

Tired of boring cucumbers? Smoked salmon and creamy dairy-free cashew cheese turn this dish into a delectable appetizer or side dish that no one would ever guess is strictly Paleo.

Recipe by PaleoPlan

21. Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Light Cilantro Dressing

Salads don’t have to be boring, and chicken isn’t the only protein option. This summery salad pairs shrimp, squash, and avocado for a dish that’s equally light and filling.

Recipe by PaleoHacks

22. Cantaloupe and Avocado Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Most wouldn’t put cantaloupe in a salad, but it adds just the right level of sweetness for this juicy, zesty dish.

Recipe by PaleoPlan

23. Creamy Paleo Coffee Popsicles

Iced coffee, anyone? What better way to get your summer java in than by throwing it back to the popsicle days of youth.

Recipe by The Bewitchin Kitchen


  1. So many tasty summer recipes! I’m going to have to try that strawberry shortcake. Thanks for including our ice cream recipe!

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