Best Quick + Easy Summer Dinner Recipes (Healthy + Light!)

Best Quick + Easy Summer Dinner Ideas for the Whole Family (Healthy + Light!)

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Simple, healthy + light Summer dinner recipes with lots of veggies, some with meat and some without! You’re sure to find something the whole family will love with these quick and easy Summertime meals, perfect for a quick dinner at home, a potluck or BBQ.

There are crockpot, Instant pot, grill and skillet recipes, with chicken, beef, steak, shrimp and vegetarian (vegan), gluten-free pasta salad, low carb, and keto options!


Crock Pot + Instant Pot Recipes

Crock Pot Chicken Divan

This easy chicken, rice and broccoli one-pot casserole is delicious and nutritious! A classic comfort food made simple with a slow cooker. It turns out very tender with a creamy sauce.

Crock Pot Chicken Divan (Recipe + Photo by SAVORYWITHSOUL.COM)
Recipe + Photo by SAVORYWITHSOUL.COM

Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken

This quick and easy keto, low-carb, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly BBQ chicken will be loved by the whole family! It requires only has 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time! It also happens to be grain-free and gluten-free!

Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken Recipe + Photo by JOYFILLEDEATS.COM
Recipe + Photo by JOYFILLEDEATS.COM

Instant Pot Beef Fajitas

Melted Cheddar cheese, salsa, guacamole, and tender beef thrown into an Instant Pot with Mexican spices and resulting in a restaurant-quality dinner? Yes, please! And no worries if you’re inexperienced with Mexican cooking – this recipe includes tips and tricks along the way!

Instant Pot Beef Fajitas Recipe + Photo by CORRIECOOKS.COM
Recipe + Photo by CORRIECOOKS.COM

Instant Pot Chinese Spare Ribs

An authentic Chinese dim sum “dump and cook” spare ribs recipe with rich flavorful black bean sauce you can make in your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Chinese Spare Ribs Recipe + Photo by THISOLDGAL.COM
Recipe + Photo by THISOLDGAL.COM

Grilled Summer Dinner Recipes

Grilled Chicken Wraps

A perfect quick + easy, flavorful summer lunch or dinner recipe! Great for packed lunches and picnics too!

Grilled Chicken Wraps Recipe + Photo by LITTLESUNNYKITCHEN.COM
Recipe + Photo by LITTLESUNNYKITCHEN.COM

Grilled Chicken Tenders

Easy, flavorful grilled chicken tenders that even the kids will love! You can grill them outside or inside with a grill pan.

Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe + Photo by NOURISHPLATE.COM
Recipe + Photo by NOURISHPLATE.COM

Ground Beef Kebabs (Grill or Oven)

SUPER easy kebabs using ground beef! They only require a few ingredients (which you most likely already have) and can be made on the grill or in the oven. Perfect for a Summer potluck or BBQ, or anytime dinner!

Ground Beef Kebabs (Grill or Oven)  Recipe + Photo by DELICIOUSONADIME.COM
Recipe + Photo by DELICIOUSONADIME.COM

Grilled Chicken Kabobs

The easiest and juiciest grilled chicken and vegetables kabobs! Great for a cookout or backyard grilling party, or a quick family dinner in the oven.

Grilled Chicken Kabobs Recipe + Photo by LITTLESUNNYKITCHEN.COM
Recipe + Photo by LITTLESUNNYKITCHEN.COM

Rosemary Grilled Steak Salad

This easy, hearty main dish grilled steak salad is a delicious idea for lunch or dinner! It combines grilled steak with fresh Summer produce and a flavor-enhancing Rosemary dressing that doubles as a steak marinade.

Rosemary Grilled Steak Salad Recipe + Photo by SNUGANDCOZYLIFE.COM
Recipe + Photo by SNUGANDCOZYLIFE.COM

Summertime Shrimp Recipes

Light and Refreshing Avocado Shrimp Ceviche

A light and fresh healthy Summertime shrimp dish that’s packed with vegetables and no added sugar! It’s great as a light dinner, snack or appetizer.

Light and Refreshing Avocado Shrimp Ceviche Recipe + Photo by THEMINICHEF.COM
Recipe + Photo by THEMINICHEF.COM

Easy Keto Cajun Shrimp Sheet Pan Dinner

A better-than-restaurant, quick and easy sheet pan Cajun shrimp dinner recipe that tastes amazing! It’s also keto, low-carb, Paleo and Whole30 friendly!

Easy Keto Cajun Shrimp Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe + Photo by TASTYGALAXY.COM
Recipe + Photo by TASTYGALAXY.COM

Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten-Free

15-Minute Chickpea Burgers (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

These easy, filling, delicious vegan chickpea burgers only take 15 minutes to make, and they won’t fall apart when you cooke them! When you use your favorite gluten-free flour, this recipe is also gluten-free.

15-Minute Chickpea Burgers (Vegan, Gluten-Free) Recipe + Photo by WOWITSVEGGIE.COM
Recipe + Photo by WOWITSVEGGIE.COM

Gluten-Free Greek Pasta Salad (Vegan)

This healthy, vegan, gluten-free, allergy-free Mediterranean cold pasta salad is loaded with crunchy veggies and homemade Greek vinaigrette! It’s also SUPER quick and easy and makes for a great light meal or side dish.

Gluten-Free Greek Pasta Salad (Vegan) Recipe + Photo by STRENGTHANDSUNSHINE.COM
Recipe + Photo by STRENGTHANDSUNSHINE.COM

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