8 Fresh + Easy Summer Dinner Recipes To Try

I’m a firm believer that the less heat that you use when cooking in the summer, the better. This means lots of grilling outdoor or cold salads for our nightly dinners. And of course, the easier the better. I don’t know about you, but I’ve really been loving experimenting with different recipes during quarantine. I mean, it takes away the sting of not being able to go to our favorite restaurants just a little bit, right? If you’re in a cooking rut, give these fresh and easy summer dinner recipes a try!

Whipped Feta with Roasted Tomatoes

At the end of the day, is there anything better than cheese and crunchy bread?

Get the full recipe at The Original Dish.


Teriyaki Tofu + Cauliflower Rice Cabbage Rolls

The perfect light weeknight dinner that’s easy to make and ready in 30 minutes!

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Get the full recipe at Full Of Plants.


Farmers’ Market Chilled Soup with Cucumber Salad

Nothing tastes better on a hot summer night than a bowl of deliciously chilled soup. This recipe is packed full of nutrients and beautiful colors that taste as good as they look.

Get the full recipe at With Food + Love.


Lemon Garlic Foil Packet Shrimp

My favorite kind of recipe is one that’s a breeze to clean up. This one is summer on a plate.

Get the full recipe on The Roasted Root.


Deconstructed Falafel Salad

Who doesn’t love a good falafel? This loaded salad packs all your favorite Greek-inspired flavors into one happy bowl.

Get the full recipe on What’s Gaby Cooking.


Asado Chicken + Sautéed Lemon Zucchini

Make this entire recipe in one pan or try it out on the grill for the perfect summer dish.

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Get the full recipe on Eat Well 101.


Juicy Pork + Chive Pan-Fried Dumplings

You can make these scrumptious dumplings ahead of time and freeze them until you’re ready to cook.

Get the full recipe on Cooking with Cocktail Rings


Grilled Lime Salmon with Mango Salsa + Coconut Rice

Are there any flavors that scream “summer” more than juicy fruits and coconut? This healthy dish is fully packed with flavor, you’ll think it came from your favorite restaurant.

Get the full recipe on Cooking Classy.


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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram