These Summer Dinner Ideas are quick ways to bring a delicious dinner filled with seasonal ingredients to the table.
Summer dinners should do three things: they should embrace fresh seasonal produce, they should be easy to prepare, and they should be a little lighter than the hearty meals you cook in the winter. I gathered up some of my favorite summer dinners into this collection of recipes.
Summer Dinner Ideas:
Summer Dinner Ideas
No one wants to spend warm sunny summer nights cooped up in the kitchen. These summer dinner ideas are all about quick and easy meals, seasonal ingredients, and some of them can even be prepared outside on the grill.
Zucchini pizza crust is gluten-free and since the main ingredient is zucchini it is lighter and healthier than traditional pizza dough. If you happen to grow zucchini, this is a recipe to remember.
If you use rotisserie chicken and microwavable rice this easily becomes a no cook meal!
I love this salad that is made with ranch seasoned chicken, avocado, tomatoes, bacon, cheddar, and corn. It can be served for dinner or packed for lunch.
Inspired by a meal I had in Provence, greens are topped with slices of streak, crispy prosciutto, fried goat cheese, asparagus and tomatoes. The dressing is a homemade mustard vinaigrette that comes together in minutes.
I recreated the salad that I have ordered again and again from a Chicago restaurant. It has diced chicken, bell pepper, hard boiled egg, crispy bacon, roasted beet, and cheddar cheese. I can eat it everyday and still love it.
With ingredients like asparagus, mandarin oranges, and a light lemon tarragon yogurt dressing, this salad is anything but ordinary.
Gazpacho is a delicious way to serve fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. This soup is light and refreshing.
Chopped bell pepper, poblano pepper, onion, and garlic bring these turkey burgers to life.
I love grilling in the summer just as much as I love serving cheeseburgers in a taco. This is the best way to load up on burger toppings!
Greek flavored chicken with tomatoes, cucumbers, and tzatziki in a pita is a dinner filled with fresh flavors.
You can make beer can chicken in the oven or on the grill. It is one of the easiest ways to make a roast chicken.
Making barbecue pulled pork in the slow cooker is an easy way to serve lots of food for a summer party.
Replacing pizza dough with soft doughy naan and topping it with whipped feta, pesto, tomatoes, and pine nuts is a delicious meal you can make in minutes. It has a lighter fresher taste than traditional pizza.