Want to spend more time outdoors and less time in the kitchen this summer? We’ve gathered some quick and easy summer dinner ideas to limit your time in the kitchen so you can enjoy summer with your loved ones.
Nothing says summer like some barbecued chicken. In just 27 minutes, you can make this simple and delicious lemon basil chicken dish with only six ingredients. The simplicity of the dish makes it kid-friendly, meaning everyone is bound to love it. Don’t have a barbecue? No problem. This dish will taste just as good with broiled chicken.
Side Dish: Pair this with a side of vegetables to keep your crowd happy. Grilled asparagus are always a great option!
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Getting bored of the same old salmon recipe week after week? Try something new with this dish that will have you feeling like you’re right in Greece. This lightly seasoned salmon topped with feta, olives, tomatoes, and cucumbers makes for a light and healthy dinner in under an hour. To add to the delicious flavoring, serve over a bed of spinach marinated with the flavor of your choice.
Side Dish: This dish can be dressed up with a nice side of garlic smashed potatoes.
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There’s nothing quite like a light bowl of pasta on a breezy summer night. This recipe for spaghetti aglio o olio is loaded with kale, providing you with tons of nutrients…so you’re basically doing your body a favor by eating it for dinner. What makes it even better is that it’s super easy to make. Throw it together after a long day and enjoy the taste of Italy from the comfort of your home.
Side Dish: If you have some extra kale, put together a nice and easy kale salad. If you’re feeling like something different, these parmesan brussel sprouts are always a hit!
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Enjoy multiple flavors all in one skewer. Kabobs are the perfect dish to make the most of your grill this season, and this recipe for steak and potato kabobs won’t disappoint. The best part? It only takes 30 minutes to make. Change up the veggies on your skewer to make this fast and delicious meal uniquely yours.
Side Dish: Grilled fruit is a great side to serve with this dish as it’s on-theme and tastes amazing. Check out this recipe for grilled watermelon that Meijer shared!
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Flatbread, aka summer pizza — YUM. This arugula-prosciutto flatbread is a great way to get that pizza taste we all love without feeling like you need a nap immediately after. The directions are simple, throw your flatbread on the grill and pile on the toppings. The thin crust paired with the arugula and prosciutto is the perfect combination. If you don’t have a grill, you can always bake your flatbread in the oven.
Side: Flatbreads pair well with any salad! If you need some inspo try using some of your leftover arugula and make this simple arugula salad.
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If you can’t get enough of these summer recipes, don’t worry. We found some delicious recipes for side dishes that you can pair with your family favorites.
There is something about eating fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer that just hits differently. This super easy summer roll recipe is the perfect appetizer, featuring cucumbers — a refreshing summer staple. You can substitute any of the veggies or the protein as you please and still get that super satisfying taste. Compliment with peanut dipping sauce, and find out just how delicious the combination is.
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It’s a hot summer day and you’re planning on eating outside this evening. You’ve got your main course figured out, but you can’t decide on what to make as a side. It may sound like a weird combination, but watermelon and feta with the addition of some cucumber, onion, and mint is a salad that will change your life. It’s the most refreshing and delicious salad that pairs perfectly with almost anything made on the grill. Don’t like feta? No problem — you can substitute with fresh mozzarella or goat cheese and still get that refreshing bite you’ve been longing for all day.
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In just 15 minutes, you can whip together this pesto pasta salad that will leave your guests wanting more. With only five ingredients, the preparation is simple and the final product is delicious. The feta cheese pairs nicely with the cherry tomatoes and light pesto taste — truly a match made in heaven! Serve this with almost any summer dish and we guarantee you will be awarded with the “Best Cook Award.”
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