Summer Dinner Ideas

With some great summer dinner ideas handy will help you to enjoy and relax on many hot summer nights.  It should be as sound as you are cooling yourself in the pool like the picture below.

Summer dinner ideas will help you to relax and enjoy the weather.

On the Grill

Fans of grilled food, summer for sure is your time.  Here are a few great summer dinner ideas on the grill.

Herbes de Provence Brined Grilled Pork Chops

These pork chops are super flavorful and juicy.  Bet you will want them again and again.  (Get Recipe)

Herbes de Provence Brined Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe

This grilled seafood recipe is very versatile.  You can treat it as a side dish and pair with something else, such as a salad.  Or serve it as your main course.  (Get Recipe)

Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe

Perfectly Grilled Steak

You can make a restaurant quality steak at home.  Just follow this simple recipe and you will never look back. 
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Perfectly Grilled Steak

Breakfast Style

If you love salad and don't mind to have it every day during the summer, that is awesome. 

However, in my house, no matter what the outside temperature it is that day, hot dishes are literally a must on the dining table. If you are the one to cook, I know that you want to stay away from the stove top as much as you can.  Because by the time the dinner is ready, you are sweating like a pig already, right? 

Here is a list of breakfast style recipes.  Why did I pick them?  Breakfast recipes are mostly very easy, quick and cheap.  Many of them are the chop-and-drop recipes.  They work perfectly on a summer night:

Ham Scrambled Eggs

Mushroom Fried Eggs

Authentic French Toast

Peanut Butter French Toast

Spinach Pancakes

Keto Spinach Pancakes

This low-carb version will keep you filling and guilt-free. (Get Recipe)

Spinach Pancake Recipe Keto Low-Carb Style

Pasta Recipes

Who doesn't love pasta?  It is filling and versatile.  But there are hot pasta dishes which take some time to man them in front of the stove.  Some needs to finish it in the oven which is the last thing you want to warm up your house with or without A/C (air conditioning) blasting.  Here are some very low maintenance pasta recipes for you:

5-Minute No-Cook BLT Pasta Salad

Asian Pasta Salad with Chicken

Buffalo Meatballs Pasta

Chicken Pasta with Sage Sauce

Chipotle Chicken Spinach Pasta

One Pot Linguine with White Wine Sauce

One Pot Swedish Meatball Fettuccine

Orange Tuna Pasta

Pineapple Kielbasa Pasta

Pineapple Kielbasa Spinach Whole Wheat Pasta

Japanese Style Spinach and Crab Noodles

Spring Mix Tomato Pasta Salad

Spring Mix Tomato Pasta Salad - This pasta salad with a lot of vibrant colors that reminds you the liveliness of spring

Finger Food

Finger food is great especially on some extremely hot summer days that you want to have the least movement.  So, all you need is just pick and eat.  How easy is that?!

Pepperoni Tomato Cheese Bite

Pineapple Kielbasa

Fruity Kielbasa Kebab

Perfectly Cooked Corn On The Cob


Salad recipes are not only great for summer dinner ideas, but also wonderful as make ahead meals.

I don't know about you.  I always get hungry in the middle of the morning or afternoon at work.  So, any salad leftover is always a cure for me during that period of time.  Talking about healthy snack, salad is definitely the best fit of this category.

10-Minute Caprese Salad Recipe

Iceberg Salad Recipe with Strawberries and Mint Jelly Dressing

Pepper Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Cucumber Ham Salad

Cucumber Nectarine Salad

Fruit Cocktail Shrimp Salad

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Cabbage Wraps

Low Carb Keto Chicken Salad Lettuce Boats

Tasty Cucumber Corn Salad

Orange Kielbasa Sausage Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Super Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad

Summer Dinner Ideas - Beverages

How could you not want to have a refreshing drink on hand in summer, right?  Some people would love to have a bottle of beer.  But if you prefer to have something non-alcoholic, there are plenty of options.  Check out these healthy, delicious and refreshing drink recipes:

Simply Healthier Lemonade Concentrate

Denny's Mango Smoothie

Pineapple Cucumber Smoothie

Dunkin Donuts Coolatta


Last, but not the least, who doesn't like dessert?  Here is just one of many delicious dessert.  Come back later and check out for more dessert recipes and some awesome summer dinner ideas:

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Unlike the mango or pineapple cucumber smoothie mentioned earlier, this smoothie is very different.  The ingredients are more close to those we use for making dessert.  It is so thick that it feels like you are enjoying soft served ice-cream.

Pina Colada Popsicles

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