7 Mouthwatering Meals to Enjoy Al Fresco Before Summer is Over

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired August 01, 2016

It’s August, which means that summer is going to be over before you know it. Why not take your dinner outside and enjoy the warm air while you can? Check out seven fresh and summery meals that are perfect to eat outdoors.

No. 1: Hot Chicken Sandwiches With Pickles 'n Slaw

To make her “hot chicken” Rach fries chicken with a crisp and delicious breading, and then bastes with a buttery, peppery hot sauce, and builds sandwiches with the chicken, pickles and slaw.

No. 2: Ribeye Steaks with Arugula Salsa Verde, Crushed Potato Salad with Garlicky Ranch

Rach cooks up meaty rib eye steaks, and serves with a tangy arugula salsa verde. For the side, she makes a delicious ranch crushed potato salad – yum!

No. 3: Caesar Cobb

This refreshing and easy to make salad features boatloads of flavor – from tender grilled chicken, to crisp bacon, to a homemade Caesar dressing.

No. 4: Grant's 15-Minute Steak & Potatoes

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If you’re dying to get outside into that fresh evening air fast, try this 15 minute dinner. You can grill a steak, boil sweet potatoes, fry bacon, and whip up a homemade salsa in no time for this delicious summer meal.

No. 5: Fanny Slater’s Pulled Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Red Onions and Poblanos

This taco bar is the perfect way to end a beautiful summer day. Fanny braises chicken thighs with poblano chiles and red onions, shreds them and mixes with a buffalo sauce. You can serve the meat and the taco fixings in your outdoor dining area and let people help themselves! Delish!

No. 6: Jeanette's No-Cook Italian Salad

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This fresh, delicious and nutritious salad features couscous, salami, mozzarella, spinach, zucchini and more mouthwatering ingredients.

No. 7: Gwyneth Paltrow's Chicken Enchiladas

These quick, easy and delicious enchiladas feature a homemade chipotle sauce and rotisserie chicken. Perfect for an outdoor dinner!

What’s your favorite summer meal to eat outside? Share below.

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