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:
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.