Summer evenings might be longer than those of winter, but that doesn’t mean it’s easier to get dinner on the table. With daylight stretching into the evening and family schedules as busy as ever, we need fast and delicious meals to help us meet the demands of summer. Luckily, these eight easy meals can be on your table in 30 minutes or less! All you need to do is pick up the ingredients before you leave work and voila! Dinner will be ready when you get home!
Sesame Chicken Stir Fry
This sesame chicken stir fry is a quick and easy dinner option that’s perfect for summer evenings. Made with chicken, veggies, and a simple sauce, it comes together in just 30 minutes. Plus, it can be easily customized to fit your taste preferences.
Grilled Corn with Lime and Green Chili Butter
This recipe is healthy, flavorful, and so easy to make. The lime and chili butter add the perfect amount of zing to the corn, and grilling brings out the natural sweetness of the kernels. Plus, it’s a great way to use up fresh summer corn. You can also substitute frozen corn if you’re in a pinch.
Skip the delivery and make your own pizza bites at home. This recipe is easy to follow and only requires a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and start by spreading a thin layer of sauce on a baking sheet. Then, add your favorite toppings like pepperoni, sausage, or veggies. Top it all off with some shredded cheese and bake for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Pesto Pasta Salad
This cold pasta salad is the perfect summer dish because it’s so easy to make ahead of time. Simply cook the pasta and mix it with a homemade pesto sauce. Then add in your favorite veggies – we like to use cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and fresh basil. Let the salad sit in the fridge for a few hours so the flavors can meld together, then serve it up cold. So good!
Baked Tortellini with Mushrooms
This baked tortellini is the perfect easy summer dinner. It only takes a few minutes to prep and then you can relax while it bakes in the oven. The mushrooms and cheese give it a rich flavor, while the basil and tomatoes add a freshness that makes it light and summery. Enjoy!
Raspberry Basil Mojito Cucumber Salad
The mojito flavor in this salad is irresistible! And it couldn’t be easier to make. Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl and enjoy. The cucumbers provide a refreshing crunch, while the raspberries and basil add sweetness and depth of flavor. This salad is perfect for a summer dinner party or barbeque. Enjoy!
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Grilled Peaches
The warm weather always brings a resurgence of my love for salad. This strawberry spinach salad with grilled peaches is the perfect summer dinner. The sweetness of the peaches pairs perfectly with the tartness of the strawberries and the creaminess of the goat cheese. Add in some crunchy almonds and a simple balsamic vinaigrette, and you’ve got a salad that is both healthy and delicious.
Warm Seafood Salad with Avocado
This warm seafood salad is a showstopper that’s surprisingly easy to make. Perfect for a summer dinner party, the salad can be made ahead of time and served warm or at room temperature. It’s also easily scalable, so you can make as much or as little as you need.