Summer dinner ideas always seem to stump me. It's hot outside and it's easier to just order takeout or delivery. These recipes are going to blow your mind!

Summer dinner ideas always seem to stump me. It’s hot outside and it’s easier to just order takeout or delivery.

I’ve been having a hard time meal planning and meal prepping lately. It’s difficult to work 8+ hours a day, come home, cook dinner, raise a three-nager, run a blog, and grow another human being. I need help just like any other working mom. I can’t do it on my own.

Enter husband… and Pinterest. You can follow me here.

These recipes are super easy and are perfect for the summer months. I’ve compiled 15 recipes that are delicious and total wins in my home.


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Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

cilantro lime grilled chicken

Source: Closet Cooking

I love a good salsa! Kevin hit the nail on the head with this superb chicken dinner recipe. He suggests pairing it with asparagus. I’m on board!


Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels & Asian Quinoa Salad

pinwheel quinoa

Source: Dinner at the Zoo

Pinwheels make life easy because you can put whatever you want in them! These veggie ones are delicious and my vegetarian husband loves them!


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Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

teriyaki chicken lettuce wrap

Source: Cooking Classy

This lettuce wrap is light but super filling. You can’t go wrong. Plus, you can add the filling onto rice for leftovers.


Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs

chicken kebabs

Source: Cooking Classy

I’m allergic to fresh pineapple… Something about the level of acid in the fruit. But if you cook the pineapple, I have no problems. This meals is a huge win for me.


California Chicken Flatbread with Chipotle Ranch Sauce

california chicken flatbread

Source: Creme de la Crumb

I never think of flatbread when I think summer recipes, but this definitely makes sense.


Chicken and Avocado Burritos

Chicken Avocado Burritos

Source: Closet Cooking

Burritos are always a go-to for quick dinners. I usually make all the stuff for inside then let everyone serve and wrap their own. This means less stress for me! Woot woot!


Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema

chipotle shrimp tacos

Source: Cooking Classy

This recipe is great for summer time. It’s light and filling. Yum!


One-Pan Pesto Chicken, Tortellini, and Veggies

one pan chicken tortilla tomatoe

Source: Julia’s Album

One pan meal for the win! This meal screams, “Summer is Here!”


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Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

salmon mango avocado salsa

Source: Cooking Classy

I love salmon in the oven, but I’d be willing to try this grilled salmon!


Taco Pizza Recipe

taco pizza recipe

Source: Living Well Mom

Pizza for everyone! If I could have pizza everyday, I would. There are so many ways you can make a pizza great. This one is just as good.


Steak Burrito Bowl

steak burrito bowl

Source: Six Sister Stuff

Burrito bowls are always a quick and easy dinner. The steak and black beans are full of protein and it’s a perfectly balanced meal.


Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Chicken

strawberry avocado salad chicken

Source: Foodie Crush

This is one of the most refreshing salads I’ve ever had.


Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

creamy garlic butter tuscan shrimp

Source: Cafe Delites

Creamy and delicious! Need I say more?


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Berry Orange Spinach Salad with Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette

berry orange spinach salad

Source: Yay for Food

There are so many ideas for salads and fruits that are out there. This one is great to bring to a BBQ or make as your dinner. Plus, leftovers!


Chicken Pesto Kabobs

chicken pesto kabobs

Source: Damn Delicious

More Kabobs! Yum. Throw some mozzarella cheese on this one and you’ve got a definite winner.

I couldn’t end this post without some awesome roundup EXTRAS!

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What are your favorite summer recipes?

Summer dinner ideas always seem to stump me. It's hot outside and it's easier to just order takeout or delivery. These recipes are going to blow your mind!

Author: Alesia

Alesia is a working mom who fights her way through life, depression, and just plain stupidity. She strives to show others that it is possible to be a bad-ass while you feel like you’re losing your mind. A Bottle of Sanity is a space in which working moms may find easy recipes, parenting tips, and sanity.