The summer months are the best time of year to be outside, and these easy summer dinner ideas that will help you enjoy the best foods of the season!
Whether you’re spending plenty of time at the beach or traveling with the family, summer is an exciting time. But most people don’t want to hang out in the kitchen for hours on end to make a dinner salad, pasta, or tacos.
Luckily, there are plenty of summer dinner recipes that aren’t too hard to execute. So you can enjoy the day outside and whip up a delicious, quick meal. If you want to make the whole family happy in the heat, try out one of the following meals soon.
It can be hard to come up with the kind of summer dinner meals that are relatively healthy, easy-to-make, and taste delicious. But the following items accomplish all three.
A Tex-Mex favorite that's sure to be a hit with the whole family!
medium shrimp (fresh is best, but frozen, thawed, then cleaned shrimp also works )
bell peppers (color variety) (sliced into strips )
large red onion (sliced into strips )
tortillas (preferably corn)
limes (sliced )
lime juice (key limes or Mexican limes work best )
shrimp fajitas seasoning blend
Mix together the marinade ingredients and add the shrimp. Toss to coat, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 15 minutes.
In a large sauté pan over high heat roast the bell peppers and onions in the oil until slightly limp and charred. Set aside.
Preheat grill to 300°F and clean grill. Spray grill with cooking spray and grill shrimp, 1 to 2 minutes per side depending on size. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm covered with aluminum foil.
In a large grilling skillet over medium-high heat on the stovetop. Add shrimp and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side depending on size. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm covered with aluminum foil.
Add shrimp back to the skillet with vegetables and toss to mix and warm through.
Serve grilled shrimp and vegetables with warm tortillas. Top with pico de gallo and guacamole (optional) and sliced limes.
One of the best parts of summer is getting out the barbecue. And if you’re looking for some recipes that make summer dinner easy, look no further! You may even want to share these great ideas on a family app.
It can be fun to put on a backyard barbecue or a summer lunch for your friends and family! The following menu items will make for an easy affair that can still surprise them.
Summer might not be a time for comfort foods, but there are plenty of great options to satisfy any appetite! From fish tacos to grilled kabobs, the perfect family meal should be full of flavor and easy to prepare. Can you share simple but good ideas for summer dinner? Let us know in our comments! Whether you head for the barbecue or keep things simple, there are plenty of perfect summer-centric meals.