20 Easy Summer Dinner Meal Ideas

Summer Dinner Ideas– try these quick and easy delicious dinner recipes for your summer dinner meal.

I know on a hot summer day, I have a hard time deciding what to cook for my family for dinner. When it’s too hot I don’t feel like cooking anything.

I always try and find easy recipe ideas that are simple and quick to make, that won’t make the whole house hot. Below I have gathered some easy recipe ideas for you to try for dinner.

Tips For Cooking On A Hot Summer Day

  • Cook early in the day before it gets too hot. I like to meal prep my foods on hot days and then when it’s dinner time I will reheat the food.
  • Make foods that don’t need to be cooked. On hot days when I don’t feel like cooking, I will make easy non-cook meals. Salads or wraps are always a good idea to make on hot days.
  • I like to keep everything simple when cooking on a hot day. If I have to think and spend too much time planning meals it makes me hotter.
  • Enjoy cooking outside on the bbq.
salad, bread salad, bread

Easy Summer Dinner Meal Ideas

Greek Pasta Salad

This is an easy simple pasta salad recipe. It takes about 20 minutes to make.

Get this recipe here on Delish.

Grilled Chicken With Coconut Lime Slaw

Try making this easy grilled chicken recipe with a tasty coconut lime slaw. Another quick recipe that takes 20 minutes.

Get this recipe on Good Housekeeping.

Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados

This is an easy creamy tasty avocado recipe. It is a great recipe to make for a hot summer day. Quick and easy to make with simple ingredients.

Get this recipe from Delish.

Melon Prosciutto Skewers

Here is a creative skewer recipe using melons. Another great recipe for a hot day.

Get this recipe on Delish.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

This is an easy tasty salad recipe that uses chickpeas. Great for an easy summer dinner side dish.

Get this recipe from Delish.

burrito, tortilla, food

Shrimp Tacos With Pineapple

My family loves to make these shrimp tacos. Simple and easy to make and great for summer dinner.

Get this recipe from Bon Appetit.

Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner With Green Beans and Feta

Easy sheet pan dinner. Very flavorful and tasty.

Get this recipe on Food 52.

Popcorn Shrimp Tacos With Cabbage Slaw

Try this popcorn shrimp recipe with avocado and a great cabbage claw.

Get this recipe from Taste of Home.

Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers

Delicious and creative recipe for cauliflower sweet potato burgers. Great recipe for dinner.

Get this recipe on Pure Wow.

Loaded Low Carb Broccoli Cauliflower Salad With Bacon and Sugar-Free Dressing

Here is a great broccoli salad that is loaded with bacon and cheese. Great side dish for your summer dinner.

Get this recipe from My Life Cookbook.

The Best Marinated Steak Kabobs

Try this delicious kabobs recipe using a great marinated steak recipe.

Get this recipe on Joyful Healthy Eats.

Foil Potato Packet/Potluck Side Dishes

Bacon Ranch Chicken Foil Packets

I am always making foil packet recipes. This is a great delicious recipe for bacon ranch chicken foil packets.

Get this recipe from Dinner At The Zoo.

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Easy and tasty grilled lemon chicken recipe.

Get this recipe on Feel Good Foodie.

Honey BBQ Sausage Pasta Salad Recipe

My family loves making this pasta salad recipe loaded with sausage.

Get this recipe from Go Money Mom.

Oven-Baked Hot Dogs

Try this delicious oven baked hot dog recipe.

Get this recipe on 4 Sons R Us.

Korean Hot Dogs

Also another hot dog recipe with a korean touch.

Get this recipe from Kirbie’s Cravings.

burger, cheeseburger, hamburger

Best Burgers Ever

This is a great recipe for burgers that you need to try.

Get this recipe on Plain Chicken.

Hamburger Steaks

Great creamy easy to make hamburger steak recipe.

Get this recipe on Spaceships and Laser Beams.

Garden Fresh Grilled Pizza

Use some of your garden vegetables on this tasty garden fresh grill pizza recipe.

Get this recipe from Taste of Home.

Caribbean Chipotle Pork Sliders

The last on the list is a very delicious slider recipe.

Get this recipe on Taste of Home.

Enjoy making these recipes for dinner.

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Easy Summer Dinner Ideas

Try these quick and easy delicious dinner recipes for your summer dinner meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner Recipes, Easy Summer Dinner Ideas, Quick and Easy Recipes, Summer Dinner Ideas, Summer Dinner Recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Natashia@gomoneymom

Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Avacado

Instructions

  • Pick a recipe on the list to make for dinner.
  • Follow recipe instructions.

Notes

Nutrition information will vary depending upon which recipe you choose.
Tips
  • Cook early in the day before it gets too hot. I like to meal prep my foods on hot days and then when it’s dinner time I will reheat the food.
  • Make foods that don’t need to be cooked. On hot days when I don’t feel like cooking, I will make easy non-cook meals. Salads or wraps are always a good idea to make on hot days.
  • I like to keep everything simple when cooking on a hot day. If I have to think and spend too much time planning meals it makes me hotter.
  • Enjoy cooking outside on the bbq.