15 Easy Summer Dinner Recipes

These family-friendly recipes will get everyone excited for summer supper—they’re even better if you eat them al fresco. These 15 relaxed dinner recipes, which require minimal effort and time, want very little from you. Celebrate the best season of the year by gathering around a table full of grilled-meats and tasty sides like gazpacho, coconut grits, and summery salads. Not written about here but also recommended: wine. Lots of wine. Just because the weather’s hot and steamy up doesn’t mean you can’t tackle a stellar dinner project. Say goodbye to red wine-braised short ribs(delicious though they are) and embrace the art of the summery supper.

Pasta with Roasted Garlic and Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce

Asian zucchini noodle salad with vegan miso dressing


Summery Toasts…5 Ways

Summer Corn And Quinoa Veggie Salad

Summer Pesto Pasta With Charred Corn And Arugula

Roasted Carrot Picnic Salad With Sprouted Garbanzo Bean Pancakes And Avocado

Bacon Rice With Corn

Grilled Chicken, Nectarine and Walnut Salad

Squash Blossom Zucchini Pasta with Ricotta

Tomato Basil Tilapia

Risotto with zucchini flowers and basil

Smoky Southwestern Potato And Corn Chowder

French Quesadilla With Brie & Peaches

Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salad

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