10 Simple Dinner Recipes To Please The Whole Family This Summer

Jun 04, 2018 by apost team

Looking for something simple and light to cook up on a beautiful summer night? This time of year is excellent for trying out seasonal or light dishes and enjoying meals outdoors with the family. With your children on summer break and the relaxation of summer in the air, try out these simple 10 recipes that are sure to please your entire family. 


1. Chicken and Summer Vegetables 

The tastes from Mediterranean dishes don’t have to be unattainable for the everyday family. This easy-to-make dish from Cooking Crossroads is prepared in only 45 minutes and brings flavor from oregano, lemons, and olives together to make a hearty meal your family is sure to enjoy. 


2. Summer Steak Salad 

When thinking of light, summertime dishes, salad always comes to mind, but as a meal for dinner, this ribeye steak ingredient adds a satisfying element! This dish from The Whole Smiths also fits into the paleo and Whole30 diet programs. 

3. Easy Summer Pasta Salad 

Summertime may make you envision a delicious, cold pasta salad. This amazing dish from Two Peas and Their Pod adds elements of feta and basil to the veggies in order to create a family-friendly meal. 

4. Stuffed Zucchini Boats 

Whether you’re looking for something to serve your family as a side dish or the main entree, this recipe from Crazy for Crust incorporates zucchini to make a dish that is low in carbohydrates but has high flavor impact. 

5. Homemade Grilled Pizza 

No need for frozen or takeout pizzas this summer, because this recipe from Citrus and Delicious brings new excitement to the classic pizza meal with seasonal ingredients and grilling. 

6. Avocado Chicken Salad 

When the heat is too high for you to want to have the oven turned on, chicken salad sandwiches are a hearty yet fulfilling dish. Family Fresh Meals created an avocado chicken salad that is not only delicious and healthy but is also great for leftovers. 

7. Sweet Corn And Crab Salad 

Summertime calls for sweet corn, and this recipe from Garlic and Zest showcases the ingredient perfectly in their sweet corn and crab salad. The jalapeño element adds a fun surprise for your family to enjoy. 

8. Classic Burgers 

When you think of summer, one of the first things that come to mind is a classic grilled burger. Hip Foodie Mom made a quintessential burger recipe that will be sure to become your new favorite. Add a side dish and your whole meal is complete! 

9. Sweet Crock Pot Pulled Pork 

For busy parents, pulled pork may seem like too finicky a task to pull off with all of your other daily activities. Homemade Hooplah (https://homemadehooplah.com/crock-pot-sweet-pulled-pork/) has created a barbecue recipe in the crock pot that is easily put together and will satisfy the whole family. 

10. Grilled Fish Filets 

For that summertime lull when you’re tired of the ordinary grilled foods, like burgers and hot dogs, grilling can be made fun again with fish fillets. Bless this Mess has put together a unique and simple grilling recipe that takes hardly any time to prepare. 

Simple and unique dishes can be made fun again with these 10 summertime recipes that are sure to have your whole family asking for more! Show this to a friend who might be in a rut, as well!