Here are 7 Easy Summer Dinner Ideas to help you get dinner on the table. These delicious summer recipes are great for the family meal, or for when you have company coming over for dinner.
7 Easy Summer Dinner Ideas
Summer is upon us, and one of my favorite ways to spend the hot summer days is enjoying a delicious, easy dinner with my family and friends.
Some of the best memories are made over a delicious meal; that’s why I want to share some of my family’s favorite summer dinner ideas.
These easy summer dinner recipes are full of simple ingredients. Whether you’re working with what’s in your pantry or spending the summer months browsing your local farmer’s market for fresh produce— there’s a delicious easy summer recipe for you.
Best Summer Dinner Ideas
Let’s dive into some simple summer recipes to help you get dinner on the table in no time!
In Italian, primavera means spring. Pasta primavera means Spring Pasta and is most often made with various colorful, fresh spring vegetables. This is the perfect dish for spring and summer. Packed with flavor and fresh veggies, you really can’t go wrong.
Pasta Primavera is a fresh and delicious easy pasta recipe. This pasta and vegetable recipe has a flavorful, creamy lemon sauce. Use whichever vegetables you have!
Easy Sloppy Joes
Some foods are just fun to eat. Sloppy Joes are one of them!
All of that saucy meat piled on a hamburger bun makes it a little dicey to hold in your hands and eat like a sandwich, but we still try. It’s okay to use a fork!
If you are looking for a heartier summer meal, these sloppy joes are a fun option! Think summertime bbq in the backyard! Easy Sloppy Joes is a classic ground beef recipe flavored with tomato and green bell pepper and served on a hamburger bun.
This Sloppy Joe’s recipe is very simple to make and is ready in about 30 minutes for a quick dinner.
Classic Stuffed Bell Peppers
Stuffed bell peppers are a great healthy recipe to enjoy in the summertime!
I can’t tell you how long stuffed peppers have been around, but I would guess almost as long as humans have been eating them! Bell peppers are the perfect vessel for some sort of savory stuffing.
These were a staple in my home growing up, as they were in so many homes.
Stuffed peppers are bell peppers, any color, that have the tops cut off, seeds removed, and are then stuffed with flavorful meat, fresh corn, and a rice mixture.
These stuffed peppers are baked with a tasty tomato sauce, then topped with cheese that becomes nice and melty. You can even top them with creamy avocado if you like.
Peach Salad with Blueberries and Feta
Ready to enjoy a delicious fresh salad for dinner? Or as a side? Try this Peach Salad with Blueberries and Feta! It’s a perfect summer salad recipe. Sweet peaches are grilled (optional) and set atop fresh salad greens with blueberries, feta cheese, and a flavorful dressing.
Packed with fresh ingredients this grilled peach salad recipe makes a great weeknight meal. The best way to enjoy this salad is made fresh with seasonal ingredients like freshly picked blueberries. YUM!
The flavor combinations here are to die for! It’s truly one of my favorite easy summer dinner ideas. Add this to your dinner table, and your family will thank you.
Strawberry Pasta Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Another vibrant salad option is our Strawberry Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing. This salad is light and fresh, making it a great summer or potluck salad. This pasta salad is a versatile dish and easy to make, with all kinds of yummy ingredients.
The best part is that you can toss this pasta salad together with minimal effort. After a full day in the sun, sometimes you want something quick and easy for dinner—this recipe will do the trick.
Lemon Orzo Salad
There’s nothing like a zesty lemon salad during the peak heat of summer. This Lemon Orzo Salad is a super easy meal or side dish.
Made with fresh vegetables, tender orzo, and all the best flavors from feta cheese, lemon zest, and more, this recipe is worth every minute of chilling time.
This Orzo Salad with Lemon is loaded with fresh herbs, feta and parmesan cheese, as well as tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, onions, and any other tender veggies you like.
Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad
If you’re a lover of feta like me, you’ll love the final easy summer dinner recipe I have for you. This Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad is incredibly refreshing, crunchy, and packed with all the right flavors for summertime.
If you want to be transported to a Greek island without leaving your kitchen, give this salad a try. Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad is a very flavorful, simple salad full of vegetables, and feta cheese, topped with a tasty dressing. A delicious Mediterranean vegetable side dish salad—the perfect summer meal.
Enjoying a summer salad for dinner is a great way to stay cool. Plus, they take minimal effort and not much time to make.
Summer salads are perfect for those busy weeknights and will leave your taste buds satisfied. You can find more delicious summer salad recipes here
Easy Dessert Recipes
Easy Lemon Snack Cake
No-Bake Layered Raspberry Cheesecake
Slow Cooker Blueberry Cobbler
Brown Butter Bundt Cake
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy these recipes to make on a hot day!
Did you make this recipe? Let me know!