I don’t know about you, but in my house, summer means a bit more chaos than usual. We like to try to spend time outside as much as possible in the evenings, especially with the break from school work for little man, so big time consuming dinners are never an option. Aside from just the time aspect, the thought of heating up the house with the oven while the unbearable midwest heat and humidity are upon us is just unforgivable. These Simple Summer Dinner recipes are complete lifesavers!
In the spirit of summer break being close and everyone dreaming of vacations and lazy days by the pool, enjoy these simple, delicious, and creative summer dinners! These are perfect for hot summer days and they require no oven use and little to no ACTUAL cooking!
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Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps
Guys, when I was making these wraps from Tastes Better From Scratch, I really wasn’t sure what I would think of them. I love pineapple but I am not always sure about it WITH other things. Well, needless to say, I loved these wraps! They are sweet, refreshing, and SO juicy. I highly suggest these be added to your summer meal plans. Get the recipe!
Turkey Club Skewers
Not only are these a classic summer favorite, this presentation of them is adorable! Your kids will eat this up and they are the PERFECT dish for a backyard gathering! Get the recipe!
Ramen Noodle Chinese Chicken Salad
There’s nothing better than a deliciously unique salad to end those hot summer days. This is one of my favorite simple Summer dinners. Get the recipe!
Chicken Enchilada Pinwheels
A favorite mexican dish, but made so much lighter! It really can’t get easier than this for a simple summer dinner. Get the recipe!
Herbed Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers
Who wouldn’t give up the oven for THIS incredibly appetizing dish?! Get the recipe!
Lemon Parmesan Angel Hair Pasta
Who doesn’t love a nice refreshing pasta in the summer months? With this simple Summer dinner, you can ditch the comfy spaghetti and check out this light and delicious dish! Get the recipe!
Best Ever Greek Salad
Not only is this the best Greek Salad I have had, it is likely also the best EVER salad I have had! Get the recipe!
No need to spend a fortune taking the family out for sushi, make it in your very own kitchen! Get the recipe!
Creamy Avocado Linguine
This dish is SO flavorful and satisfying, and yet it only takes about 15 minutes to throw it together! Get the recipe!
Watermelon Poke Bowls
These have not only got the most intriquing/fun name around, they are also EXCEPTIONALLY delicious and easy to top it off! Get the recipe!
Cold Lemon Zoodles
Sometimes, it is so dang hot out (especially here in the midwest!) to even consider eating something warm. For those occassions, these are PERFECT! Get the recipe!
Shrimp Avocado Salad
It’s fresh, it’s easy, and best of all, it is incredibly delicious. This is a MUST try dish! Get the recipe!