20 Yummy and Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes

When it comes to summer and food, it can be tough finding the yummiest and healthiest recipes. Summertime is a busy time and we are often on the go and that doesn’t leave a lot of time for meal planning and prepping.

From salads to full meals, here are 20 of the yummiest healthiest summer dinner recipes that you can quickly whip up for the whole family to enjoy.


Summer Dinner Ideas


1. Summer Cobb Salad:  This mouth-watering salad has all of the best ingredients! If you are a bacon and berry lover, this is a must-try recipe. (via The Recipe Critic)

summer cobb salad


2. Seafood SaladIf seafood is your thing, this is a really easy and yummy seafood salad recipe. (via Taste of Home)

yummiest and healthiest summer recipes


3. Rosemary Salmon and VeggiesSalmon is healthy food to eat at any time. Here is an especially tasty recipe for salmon and veggies. A perfect summertime meal. (via Taste of Home)

rosemary salmon


4. Easy Ground Turkey BurgersJuicy, tender, and quick to make- these turkey burgers are sure to be a hit with everyone. (via Salt and Lavender)

easy ground turkey burger


5. Lighter Chicken TacosEnjoy these tacos without all of the fat that is in most taco recipes. Guilt-free tacos= great summer treat. (via Good Food)

lighter chicken tacos


6. Late Summer FrittataDelicious frittata with tomatoes and fresh herbs. One-pan prep and done. (via nyssa’s kitchen)

late summer frittata


7. Summer Chicken ParmesanCrispy and cheesy chicken with fresh tomato and zucchini saute. (via Cooking Light)

summer chicken parmesan


8. Sheet Pan Cornish Hens with Summer VeggiesPrepare a great-tasting and healthy meal all in one pan with this roasted chicken and vegetable recipe. Simple preparation and clean-up. It’s a win-win for sure. (via Nutmeg Nanny)

sheet pan cornish hens


9. Veggie Sushi BowlsVegetarian sushi rolls in an easy bowl form make for easy serving and cleaning. (via Cookie+kate)

veggie sushi bowls


10. Italian Chicken WrapTry this easy recipe when you are hungry for a healthy and on-the-go lunch. Bonus, it can be made ahead of time and served when you’re ready. (via foodiecrush)

italian chicken wrap


11. Spicy Tuna Stuffed AvacadoAdd some spice to your mealtime with these spicy tuna stuffed avocados. Hello, superfood! (via Salt & Lavender)

spicy tuna stuffed avocado


12. Black Bean BurgersBlack bean burgers with a roasted red pepper spread sound like a mouthwatering vegetarian burger to indulge in. (via Food&Wine)

black bean burger


13. Grilled Italian Turkey BurgersEnjoy these healthy turkey burgers that are bursting with flavor. (via allrecipes)

grilled italian turkey burger


14. Sweet and Spicy Grilled Salmon: Kick up the flavor of your salmon with this sweet and spicy recipe. (via Food Network)

grilled salmon


15. One-Pan Cheesy BologneseWho doesn’t love a quick and easy (and delicious) one-pan dinner on those busy summer days?! (via yummy addiction)

cheesy bolognese


16. Flank Steak TacosFlank steak wrapped in a taco with a homemade cucumber salsa? Yes, please! (via PureWow)

flank steak taco


17. Bruschetta ChickenLow calorie and packed with protein, this chicken is a wonderful summer recipe. (via PureWow)

bruschetta chicken


18. Slow Cooker Summer Beef StewWith these amazing ingredients, beef stew doesn’t just have to be a winter meal. Enjoy this easy summertime stew. (via Running to the Kitchen)

yummiest healthiest summer recipe


19. Slow Cooker Mozarella Stuffed MeatballsThese meatballs will likely be gone as soon as you put them out, be sure to put plenty of them in the crockpot. Perfect for an appetizer or a side dish. (via SkinnyMs.)

slow cooker mozzarella stuffed meatballs


20. Shrimp and Basil Stir-FryThis charred shrimp and basil dish makes for an amazing summertime recipe. (via bon appetit)

shrimp and basil stir-fry


There you have it- 20 yummiest healthiest summer recipes that are also easy to make. Additionally, if you are looking for one of my favorite chicken recipes ever, you have to check out this Garlic Butter Chicken & Lemon Asparagus Skillet recipe.

Cooking for picky kids this summer? Here’s a post to help with that.

What are your favorite yummy and healthy summer recipes?

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