Summer’s are known for bright days and vacations but they’re also good for experiencing water sports.

While the days are longer, they certainly increase the desire to do more and why should our diet be the same too during this wonderful season? 

Not only do these summer dinner recipes add delight into your diet but they also nourish you to stay healthy during prickly days.

Make these recipes to add a delicious twist to monotonous warm nights and invite your friends and family for summer dinner get-togethers to make it memorable for life.

Summer Dinner For A Family Meal

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Chicken Tacos

Ingredients:

Tacos recipes
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Skinless & chicken breasts
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne
  • Corn tortillas

Toppings :

  • Diced avocados
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded Monterey Jack
  • Lime wedges

Method To Prepare:

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and add seasoned chicken prepared by using salt and pepper. Let it all cook until they’re golden in about 6 minutes and then add spices for more stirring until everything is coated. 
  • Get tacos and put layered chicken along with desired toppings into it to be served with lime wedges.

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No Bun Bruschetta Burgers

Bruschetta Burgers

Ingredients:

  • Black pepper
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Basil leaves
  • Tomatoes
  • Ground chicken
  • Parmesan
  • Baby spinach
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Mozzarella slices

Method To Prepare:

  • Mix Parmesan, garlic, ground chicken, basil, and balsamic vinegar in a large bowl. Season them using salt and pepper and make the mixture into 4 or 5 small patties proportional to the size of your tomatoes.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and cook the patties until they’re firm at the bottom and flip them until the other sides are lightly seared to introduce mozzarella. Now cover the skillet and let it cook until the cheese is melted and the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Season the bottom of tomato halves with salt and pepper and add them to the burgers with baby spinach and basil. Finally, drizzle the balsamic glaze.

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • WhiteHawaiian sweet bread
  • Cheddar slices
  • Provolone slices
  • Pineapple rings 
  • Teriyaki sauce

Method To Prepare:

  • Put butter on each slice of bread and put them in a large skillet with the butter side down on medium heat. Get the bread slices and on it add 2 cheddar slices, a provolone slice, 2 pineapple rings, and a quarter cup of teriyaki sauce. Now top this with the second slice of bread, butter side up.
  • Cook until bottom bread slices are golden brown and flip them. Cook until the cheese has melted and serve immediately.

Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

Ingredients:

Chicken Cutlet
  • 4 skinless & boneless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 3 Eggs
  • Flour
  • Panko
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Lemon zest
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Lemon wedges

Method To Prepare:

  • Start by slicing the chicken breasts in half diagonally and lay the half pieces between plastic wrap on a cutting board. Now flatten the chicken to a quarter-inch of thickness and season the chicken on each side with pepper and salt.
  • Get a bowl to combine Parmesan, lemon zest, cayenne, and panko. Season it with pepper and get another two bowls to place eggs and flour separately into each one.
  • One at a time, dip the chicken cutlets into flour, then eggs, and then panko mixture, pressing to coat. 
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet and add the dipped chicken to cook until it’s golden per side. Perform batches as required and add oil as per need to finally serve with lemon wedges.

Air Fryer Cheeseburgers

Ingredients:

Air fryer Cheeseburgers
  • Ground beef
  • Garlic cloves
  • Soy sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • American cheese
  • Hamburger buns
  • Mayonnaise 
  • Lettuce 
  • Sliced tomatoes 
  • Sliced red onion

Method To Prepare:

  • In a large bowl combine beef, garlic, and soy sauce. Shape into 4 patties and flatten them into a circle. Season both sides with salt and pepper. 
  • Place the two patties in an air fryer and cook at 375° for a few minutes per side, at medium. Remove them to immediately top them with a slice of cheese and repeat the procedure with the remaining two burger patties. 
  • Spread hamburger buns with mayo, then top with lettuce, patties, tomatoes, and onions.

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta for summer dinner

Ingredients:

  • Cooked fusilli pasta
  • Mozzarella balls
  • Salami
  • Baby spinach
  • Halved cherry tomatoes
  • Chopped artichoke hearts
  • Sliced and pitted black olives

For the dressing :

  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Garlic clove
  • Italian seasoning
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Method To Prepare:

  • In a large bowl, toss together pasta, mozzarella, salami, spinach, tomatoes, artichokes, and olives. 
  • To make the dressing, add olive oil, vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, parsley, and red pepper flakes to a jar and secure with a lid then shake to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Dress pasta with dressing and serve.

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Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken sandwich summer dinner

Ingredients:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Lemon slices
  • Sprigs dill
  • Chopped green apple
  • Properly chopped red onion
  • Properly chopped celery stalks
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Baguette
  • Butter lettuce

Method To Prepare:

  • In a large pot, arrange the chicken in a single layer. Place lemon slices and dill sprigs on chicken and pour water over it, covering by at least an inch. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until cooked through 10 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes, then slice into 1″ pieces.
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, apple, onion, and celery.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, Dijon, and vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour dressing over chicken mixture and toss.
  • Garnish with chopped dill and serve on a baguette with lettuce.

Final Words

Preparing these summer dinner recipes is easy and you can quickly make a variety of delicious meals if you follow the guide. You can always improvise and add your own ingredients into the mix for trying something new. Whatever you do, remember to relish each bite.