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60+ Best Summer Dinner Ideas
Looking for some summer dinner ideas for light summer meals? I’ve rounded up over 60 of the best easy summer recipes for a healthy, fresh and light meal.
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Best Healthy Summer Dinner Ideas from Momma Fit Lyndsey
Here are a few of the best summer recipes from my blog:
Summer Salad Ideas for Dinner or Lunch
These simple salad recipes are great for summer dinner ideas or lunch options.
- Grilled Chicken Strawberry Avocado Salad
- Rainbow Detox Salad
- Balsamic Blueberry Salad
- Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodle Salad
- Layered Rainbow Salad
- Bacon Blue Cheese Burger Salad
- Crudite Style Nicoise Salad
- Quinoa Black Bean Summer Salad
- Black Bean Corn Avocado Salad
- Light Satay Chicken Salad
- Chicken Orange & Walnut Salad
- Chicken BLT Salad
- Ranch Chicken Quinoa Salad
- Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
- Summer Greek Pasta Salad
- Indonesian Chicken Salad
- Greek Quinoa Chickpea Salad
- Harissa Chicken Salad
- Arugula Watermelon and Feta Salad
Protein Bowl Recipes for Summer Dinner or Lunch
Protein bowls are a great way to get a balanced meal and one of my favorite tasty easy recipes.
- Teriyaki Fried Rice Bowl
- Sweet Potato Taco Bowl
- Healthy Tuna Poke Bowl
- Greek Chicken Bowl
- Crispy Tofu Bowls
- Thai Style Chicken Buddha Bowl
Easy Grilling Recipes for Summer
Our grill gets a lot of love in the summer. Here are a few easy grilling ideas.
- Grilled Sausage & Vegetable Skewers
- Grilled Mini Pizzas
- Easy Grilled Salmon in Foil Packets
- Grilled Chili Lime Turkey Burgers
- Lemon Balsamic Grilled Chicken
Easy Sandwich Ideas for Lunch Dinner or Picnics
If you’re headed out this summer, here are few ideas for picnic sandwiches or great sandwiches for lunch.
- Grilled Chicken Pitas
- Tropical Chicken Salad Sandwiches
- Chicken Hummus Naan Wraps
- Chicken Caesar Wraps
- Baked Falafel Burger with Chipotle Mayo
- Spinach Feta Salmon Burger
- Shrimp Caprese Sandwich
- Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Burgers
Casseroles & One Pan Dishes for Summer
Casseroles and one pan dishes are a great option for an easy summer meal on busy nights.
- Mexican Chicken Casserole
- Ranch Chicken & Broccoli Casserole
- Dump & Bake Summer Pasta with Zucchini, Corn & Chicken
- One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken & Vegetables
- One Pan Chicken & Vegetables
Instant Pot Recipes for Summer
I love to use my Instant Pot all year round. Here are a few great family instant pot recipes for all summer long.
- Instant Pot Chicken Schwarma Lettuce Cups
- Teriyaki Fried Rice Bowl
- Instant Pot Carnitas
- Hawaiian Kahula Pork – Instant Pot Recipe
- Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl
Healthy Pasta Recipes for Summer
Pasta and fresh veggies is a great option for a hearty yet healthy summer dinner.
- Garden Fresh Pasta Bake
- Linguine with Sweet Bell Peppers
- 15 Minute Shrimp Linguine
- Vegan Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
- One Pot Summer Vegetable Pasta
- Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Pesto
- Creamy & Light Mushroom Pasta
- Pasta with Green Beans, Tomatoes & Pesto
Seafood Recipes for Summer
Seafood is so fresh in the summer. These recipes are delicious for your grill or oven.
- Thai Green Curry Shrimp
- Sun-dried Tomato Lemon Baked Salmon
- Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa
- Pan-fried Fish & Blistered Tomatoes
- Pesto Salmon & Zoodles in Parchment
What is your favorite summer meal idea? Tell me about it in the comments!