Normally a slow cooker recipe brings to mind a steaming hot and hearty stew to warm you up during a cold winters night. However, with these summery and refreshing recipes you can still make simple and easy recipes with the same slow cooker.
1. Barley And Bean Tacos With Avocado Chipotle Cream
This slow cooker recipe is perfect for entertaining on a hot summers night. Toss everything in for the filling in the slow cooker and return a few hours later for a delicious dinner. The beans, barley and loads of vegetables makes this a healthy alternative to standard Mexican cuisine and a lighter option with no meat. The recipe takes 5-6 hours to cook in the slow cooker, plenty of time to set it in the morning and head to the beach! It makes a ton of food, enough for at least 20 tacos!
Catch the recipe at Cook Nourish Bliss
2. The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
This slow cooker recipe is immensely versatile. Use it in buns with coleslaw, on sandwiches, nachos or in tacos or simply by itself with some sides. Perfectly easy and creative meal for a hot day when you just can’t be bothered. Ramp up the spice in this recipe to give it an extra kick for those who can handle the heat, or keep it simple for those who can’t. Either way its tenderness is sure to arouse your senses.
Get the recipe at Slow Cooker Gourmet
3. Two Ingredient Shredded Salsa Chicken
This simple and oh so easy slow cooker recipe is perfect for those steamy summer days. With only two ingredients, chicken and salsa, the prep time for this recipe is about two minutes which is a great time saver when you have work or need to meal prep your lunches for the week.
Add your favourite store bought salsa or take it a step further and make your own. Serve it with rice and veggies or in a fresh salad for a light summer lunch.
Recipe at Gimme Some Oven
4. Slow Cooked Berry Cobbler
Indulge in this fresh summer fruit slow cooker recipe. Berries are in season during summer, so why not take advantage of the convenient slow cooker method to make your favourite cobbler dessert? Use fresh or frozen berries for this one and serve with a big dollop of ice cream to refresh and cool yourself.
5. Healthy 5-Ingredient Slow Cooked Granola
Sounds a bit strange and impossible to make granola in a slow cooker? Have no doubt with this slow cooker recipe. Granola is the perfect healthy breakfast to add to your summer morning routine. Serve with milk and fresh fruit, sprinkle on top of yogurt or grab a handful for a quick snack on the go during your adventures outside. Add your favourite nuts, seeds and dried fruit to make your homemade cluster filled granola special.
Get the recipe at Amy’s Healthy Baking
6. Slow Cooked Corn On The Cob
When you think summer barbecue what else comes to mind but buttery, juicy corn on the cob. Let the juice run down your fingers and arms this summer with the perfect recipe for a huge quantity of corn.
Don’t slave over a boiling pot of hot water while waiting for the corn to be ready when you can set it and go in a slow cooker.
Get the recipe at Katie’s Cucina
7. Slow Cooked Summer Beef Casserole
This slow cooker recipe is a lighter and fresher take on the winter staple casserole that is usually stodgy and belly filling, something you don’t want when it’s sweltering with heat outside. The addition of crunchy veg and fluffy couscous makes all the difference to this summery dinner recipe.
Ge the recipe at Kitchen Sanctuary
8. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Another classic barbecue staple is, of course, scalloped potatoes. This recipe is incredibly easy and the result is creamy, tender and cheesy potatoes that are sure to be a hit among your guests and family.
Get the recipe at Damn Delicious