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15+ Simple Summer Meals

15 Simple Summer Meals that are quick, flavourful and delicious!  From grilled meats to sheet pan meal ideas, pasta salads and more!

If you’re looking for some light and fresh recipes for summer, here are 15 Simple Summer Meals for you to make!  Recipes that make the most of seasonal ingredients and are perfect for summer nights on the patio!  Enjoy.

15 Simple Summer Meals

Lemon Maple Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

Lemon Maple Salmon is a bright, fresh and delicious summer meal!  This one pan dinner is ready in less than one hour.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

simple summer meals: a sheet pan of slices of raw salmon, lemon and broccolini

All Dressed Lumberjack Turkey Burgers

These All Dressed Lumberjack Turkey Burgers are perfect for summer barbecues!  A tender turkey burger dressed with beer braised onions, cheddar cheese, turkey bacon and a maple BBQ aioli. Serve with potato chips or home fries. GET THE RECIPE HERE

simple summer meals: a side view of barbecued turkey burgers stuffed with cheese, purple onion, tomatoes and lettuce. on the right are ripple potato chips

Greek Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

Greek Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken is a delicious and easy summer meal.  Made with marinated chicken, loads of fresh vegetables, noodles, feta cheese and a tangy Greek Dressing.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

simple summer meals: a bowl of Greek pasta salad

Bruschetta Sheet Pan Chicken

Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken is a quick and delicious meal that is perfect for summer!  Made with perfectly seasoned chicken, flavourful fresh tomato basil bruschetta and loads of mozzarella cheese.  Ready in less than 1 hour.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

simple summer meals: a side view of cooked chicken topped with fresh tomatoes, fresh chopped basil and melted mozzarella

Creamy Lemon Pasta

Pasta dishes aren’t just for winter!  This Creamy Lemon Pasta is a bright and delicious dish that is perfect for summer. Serve with steamed broccoli or roasted asparagus.  Ready in less than 1 hour!  GET THE RECIPE

simple summer meals: a top down view of creamy lemon pasta, sliced lemons and steamed broccolini

Sheet Pan Hawaiian Chicken

This Sheet Pan Hawaiian Chicken is made with chunks of flavourful marinated chicken, roasted vegetables and pineapple.  A simple and quick dinner that makes a great summer meal!  GET THE RECIPE HERE

simple summer meals: a side view of a tray of roasted Hawaiian chicken, pineapple, mushrooms, peppers and snap peas

Mexican Street Corn Chicken Bowl

Loaded with fresh summer ingredients and grilled chicken, this Mexican Street Corn Chicken bowl is so bright and flavourful.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

simple summer meals: a top down view of a bowl of quinoa, mexican corn salad, grilled chicken, fresh tomatoes, slices of avocado and black beans

Spicy Orange Beef Tacos

These Spicy Orange Beef Tacos are filled with spicy orange marinated grilled beef, fresh mango salsa, cilantro and roasted peanuts…a perfect meal for summer nights on the patio!  GET THE RECIPE HERE

simple summer meals: a side view of three beef tacos filled with fresh mango salsa and green leaf lettuce

Zucchini Noodle Bowl AKA Zoodles!

This Zoodle Noodle Spaghetti Bowl is a fresh and delicious dinner idea that can be on your table in less than 30 minutes.  A perfect way to use up fresh summer zucchini.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

7 Delicious Flank Steak Marinades

Here are 7 flavourful and delicious Flank Steak Marinade Recipes that you need to try this summer!  Along with the recipes you also get practical marinating tips, as well as instructions for grilling.  GET THE RECIPES HERE

simple summer meals: a top down view of a sliced barbecued flank steak

Easy Italian Sandwiches

This Easy Italian Sandwich is loaded with Italian meats and cheese, vegetable spread and fresh basil.  It’s SO delicious!  And perfect for summer picnics and lunches on the patio.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

Barbecued Turkey Breast

This Barbecued Turkey Breast is slathered with a flavourful Brown Sugar Rub and barbecue sauce, making it a perfect summer dinner!  Easy, healthy and so delicious.  Serve it with corn on the cob and zucchini zoodles. GET THE RECIPE HERE

simple summer meals: a top down view of a barbecued turkey breast, corn on the cob, a bowl of radishes and a bowl of zucchini noodles

Fettuccine with Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce and Shrimp

This is a simple and delicious pasta recipe that everyone will love!  Made with ripe summer tomatoes and basil, this dish is light, fresh and perfect for summer nights. Ready in less than 1 hour.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

Summer Roll Salad Bowls

Summer Roll Salad Bowls are a delicious make-your-own dinner!  Set out all the makings of a deconstructed Summer Roll, then let everyone dish up.  Serve with a peanut sauce and ginger dressing.  Light, fresh and wonderful for summer.  GET THE RECIPE

Summer Roll Salad Bowls

Zucchini Tomato Skillet

This Zucchini & Tomato Skillet is a great way to use up fresh summer zucchini and tomatoes!  It’s a delicious and flavourful summer side dish which is great served alongside grilled chicken or steak.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

simple summer meals: a top down view of a skillet of sliced zucchini, tomatoes and onions

Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers/Kabobs

These Chicken Kabobs are made with tender and delicious chicken marinated in a tangy lemon garlic dressing. Load them up with your favourite vegetables and get grilling!  A perfect summer dinner.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

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Have a delicious day!

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