Summer Dinner Ideas – Don’t want to heat up the house when it is so hot out? Here are 25 great summer dinner ideas that don’t take long to make, use what is in season and are delicious!
Cooking dinner in the summer can be hard. You are hungry, but don’t want to heat up the house or do a lot of work. And when it is super hot, you don’t always feel like eating a lot too. Plus, burgers every night can get old fast.
So today I have 25 of my favorite summer dinner ideas. Things you can grill, cook on the stove top and have ready in minutes. Light, fresh, and delicious for those busy summer nights. Because you still need quick dinner ideas, even in the summer.
And in the summer with paying for vacations, summer camps and everything else, don’t miss the Cheap Dinner Ideas round up. That one is good year round!
Greek inspired lemon chicken skewers with a yogurt sauceGet the Recipe
Asian Chicken Wraps - an easy chicken wrap with a Thai peanut sauce. A great lunch idea or a quick and easy dinner!Get the Recipe
Shrimp Summer Rolls with Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce - a super refreshing, cool, crisp and great dinner to have this summer. Works as an appetizer or a meal.Get the Recipe
A cold pasta salad with summer sausage and grilled veggies. Great for picnics or as a summer side dish.Continue Reading
A creamy pasta salad with all your favorite taco toppings! Great to make ahead and have in the fridge for dinner or to take to any get together.Continue Reading
An easy pasta salad full of olives, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, parsley, and feta cheese. Topped with a light vinaigrette dressing for a cool and delicious dish.Continue Reading
Chicken Skewers - tender pieces of chicken marinated with lots of lime juice and chipotle, then grilled and served with an avocado dipping sauce.Get the Recipe
A flavorful marinade with lemon juice and fresh herbs makes this pork tenderloin super moist and tender. Great on chicken and fish too!Continue Reading
Tender grilled skirt steak wrapped in a charred corn tortilla and topped with a creamy cilantro lime sauce. Just like Southern California at home in no time!Continue Reading
Honey Sesame Chicken Salad Wraps - Broccoli slaw coated in a creamy honey sesame dressing. Wrapped with crispy chicken for a quick and easy meal.Get the Recipe
Combine two favorites for one perfect summer side dish. Caesar salad and pasta salad come together in an easy dish everyone will love!Continue Reading
An easy salad that comes together in minutes. Turn your favorite appetizer and cheese board into dinner!Continue Reading
Southwestern Cobb Salad - A classic Cobb salad with a Southwestern, tex-mex twist! Topped with a creamy cilantro lime dressing for a hearty, filling, and delicious salad.Get the Recipe
Pasta Carbonara with Corn and Chiles - Creamy carbonara pasta with bacon, fresh corn, and jalapenos. A little spicy, smokey, and oh so delicious!Get the Recipe
Caprese Pasta Salad - turn classic caprese salad into a quick pasta salad. Great for summer get togethers, quick lunches, or a light dinner!Get the Recipe
Pasta with sauteed veggies and chicken sausage tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette. Quick and easy weeknight meal, that is also good for you.Get the Recipe
A hearty salad with chicken, caramelized onions, avocado and topped with a Garlic Balsamic VinaigretteGet the Recipe
Thai Peanut Noodles - Super easy Asian noodles mixed with a creamy peanut butter sauce with bell peppers and carrots.Get the Recipe
Chicken Tostadas - A quick and easy Mexican dinner! A crispy corn tortilla piled high with guacamole, chicken and salsa. Take a shortcut from the store and this can be ready in no time!Get the Recipe
Heat pan over med-high heat. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil. Sprinkle lemon pepper seasoning over both sides of turkey. Cook turkey for about 10 minutes, turning half way. While cooking, you can mix together the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Once turkey is almost done, pour sauce into pan. Cook for just a couple minutes, and you are done!Get the Recipe
Smoked Tri-Tip - a perfectly smoked cut of meet is a gorgeous thing! This Tri-tip is coated in a quick and easy rub, and then smoked to perfection!Get the Recipe
Chicken breasts marinated in a blend of yogurt, lemon juice, and Greek seasonings. Then grilled to perfection. A quick and easy dinner all summer long.Continue Reading
Yogurt Marinated Chicken - chicken breasts marinated in a blend of yogurt, lemon juice, and Greek seasonings. Then grilled to perfection. A quick and easy dinner all summer long.Get the Recipe
Yogurt Marinated Pork Kebobs - pork tenderloin cubes marinated in Greek yogurt and warm spices. Grilled to perfection and served with a lemon yogurt sauce! Up your summer grilling game!Get the Recipe
One Pan Spicy Garlic Shrimp - dinner is ready in 15 minutes, with this super flavorful, a little spicy, garlic shrimp recipe.Get the Recipe
Soy, ginger, and lime give tons of flavor to the marinade. Great for swordfish, chicken, pork, or just about anything.Get the Recipe
Copycat Tokyo Joes Chicken Spring Rolls - almost no cooking required to make this easy copy cat recipe for chicken spring rolls.Get the Recipe