Best recipes for your next beach house vacation

The last thing anyone wants to do while on vacation is cook and then have to deal with a messy kitchen after a fun day at the beach. You’re tired, you’re sunburned and you’d rather plop down on the couch to watch a movie with your family or sit outside to enjoy the warm summer night with a cool glass of Pinot Grigio in your hand. But keeping it simple doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice eating real food and live off canned tuna, hot dogs and hot pockets for a week. With the right ingredients and recipes at hand, you can create easy, healthy and delicious meals that will satisfy everyone and add some delicious memories to your vacation experience.

scrambled eggs with salmon and chives

Breakfast

Breakfast can go either way: long and leisurely or light and quick. We prefer to err on the side of the former and turn it into a special occasion as breakfast is a meal that we so often consume in a hurry - or not at all. Plus, you’re going to need the energy for those long days out in the sun.

  • Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Chives

Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Chives - Epicurious

  • Baked Berry Oatmeal

Baked Berry Oatmeal - Gather and Feast

  • Poached Eggs on Avocado Toast

Poached Eggs on Avocado Toast - Pinch of Yum

lobster roll

Lunch:

You will most likely have your lunch on the go while in the middle of a hike or in a nice blanket by the beach, so let’s keep it simple and portable:

  • Pasta Pesto and Peas

Pasta, Pesto, and Peas Recipe | Ina Garten | Food Network

  • Classic Lobster Rolls

Best Classic Lobster Rolls - How to Make Classic Lobster Rolls

  • Couscous Salad with Zucchini and Roasted Almonds

Couscous Salad with Zucchini and Roasted Almonds Recipe | Food & Wine

  • Caprese Skewers

Recipe: Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese Skewers | Kitchn

steak skewers

Dinner:

This is where the temptation to eat out strikes! You’ve been out all day and are hungry and tired. In order to make it easy for you, we’ve chosen a mix of meals you can prep in advance or whip up in your grill in just a couple of minutes:

  •  Ranch Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Ranch Chicken Sandwiches Recipe | Ree Drummond | Food Network

  • Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi Recipe | Taste of Home

  • Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti Recipe | SimplyRecipes.com

  • Grilled Steak Skewers

Grilled Steak Kebabs

Dani Conde
 

I'm a Software Developer, a Home Chef and a mom. I was born and raised in the beautiful coastal city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Georgia State University and a bootcamp certificate for Software Development from Georgia Tech (I worked at Turner Broadcasting for 10 years before switching careers). I currently reside in Georgia with my husband and 2 kids. When I'm not working, I love to travel to the beach and cook for my family.