Weeknight Dinner Ideas: 5 Simple Summer Meals You’ll Love

No one wants to spend a long time in the kitchen on a hot summer night. We’ve rounded up some delish dinner recipes that will have you out of the kitchen and at the table before you know it (and they’re fast, too!).


summer pasta salad with baby greens

Source: Skinny Taste

Summer Pasta Salad with Baby Greens

Why We Love It: This quick pasta dish is loaded with bold flavors and full of veggies– cutting down the number of noodles per serving.

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Source: Steamy Kitchen

Quinoa Fried Rice

Why We Love It: This flavorful quinoa dish can be ready in mere minutes–it’s packed with flavor but the replacement of quinoa for rice adds nutrients and protein.

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Source: The Wednesday Chef

Spicy Cabbage with Bacon, Shrimp and Tomatoes

Why We Love It: It’s a blissful way to enjoy summer’s early tomatoes — and it comes together in just three easy steps!

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Source: How Sweet It Is

Chopped Chicken Taco Salads with Cheese Quesadilla Strips

Why We Love It: This yummy salad has all the great flavors of our Mexican food favorites with a fresh twist!

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Source: The Kitchen Sink

Source: The Kitchen Sink

Beef Sirloin with Piquillo Peppers & Capers

Why We Love It: It’s an elegant Friday night dinner from the grill!

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