PART OF Grilling

50 Quick & Easy Summer Dinner Ideas

With irresistible ingredients like avocados, tomatoes and peaches at their peak, summer is the king of seasons for simple family suppers.

Heirloom Tomato Tart

“This tart looked so beautiful and it was so quick to assemble.”

-Izy Hossack

Black Bean & Corn Tacos

"These delicious tacos made a great lunch alongside some mango and avocado guacamole. I love the radishes!"


Corn Fritters With Bacon, Roasted Tomatoes & Avocado

"With all the fresh corn coming from the garden, we made this, and it was one of the best recipes I've made lately."

-Bonnie G 2

Cucumber & Garbanzo Bean Salad

"Loved it! The beans have a mild and creamy texture and take on the vinaigrette well."


Peach & Roasted Pepper Bruschetta

"This is a lovely version of bruschetta! Peaches and basil are a great combo and add a brightness to the tomatoes and roasted peppers."


Zucchini Pasta With Chili, Garlic & Parmesan

"Yummy pasta, and the zucchini gives it a healthy feeling."

-Chef floWer

Fig & Feta Salad With Toasted Walnuts

"Lovely combination."


Baked Eggplant Parm

"Maybe the best eggplant parmesan I've ever tasted! Try using extra egg and breadcrumbs to make it a little crunchier!"

-Kumquat the Cat's friend

Baked Squash

"This is a delightful dish. Even those who are not particularly fond of squash enjoyed it."


Panzanella Salad

"It is such a fresh choice for the summer. I added grilled shrimp which turned this into a light meal on its own!"


Cream of Zucchini Soup

"Very easy to make, and if you have an immersion blender, you can complete everything in the same pot."


Baked Cod With Caramelized Nectarines

"It was superb and all done in less than 30 minutes."

-Adam H.

Ultimate Grilled Vegetable Tray

“This grilled vegetable tray might look like a crazy amount of work, but it is actually a lot easier to put together than you think! With just a few simple tips, you can make your summer veggie tray look like a work of art! The best part is that you can serve it warm, cold or room temperature.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Smoked Sausage & Corn Chowder

"Even the leftovers were great! We added some white onion and also thickened the broth a bit with some cornstarch. Yum!"

-Mark and Stacy

Ranch & Avocado Pasta Salad

“This was really very tasty. My husband grilled the chicken, then I chopped it, threw everything together and we ate it as a main dish with a side salad!”


Mojo Beef Kabobs

"These were fantastic! Great flavor, tender meat and really good."


Grilled Portobellos With Pesto, Tomatoes & Feta

“I had never made anything with portobellos before, but now I’m hooked! A terrific recipe.”

-Michelle R.

Grilled Eggplant With Ricotta & Tomato

“Oh yes, capers and eggplant! My two favorites. How could this be anything but wonderful? We enjoyed this dish!"


Grilled Chicken Pizza with Arugula & Blue Cheese

"This was a big hit with my family! I used a pre-made crust and followed the recipe. It was fast, easy and delicious! A great healthy meal for a busy family."


Waco-Style Hot Dogs

“Another great lunch! I usually have my hot dogs with mustard and onions only. This was a nice change and I enjoyed it very much!”

-Elly in Canada

Loaded Guacamole Potato Salad

"I loved this potato salad! Mainly because it doesn't have any mayo in it and was still delicious! Perfect for picnics."

-Jonathan Melendez

Lamb Chops for the BBQ or Grill

"Wonderful! This smells outstanding while grilling. I hadn't eaten lamb in such a long time, and this was a great recipe to start with.”


Spicy Beef Flatbread With Yogurt & Cucumbers

"Where do I begin? Delicious! The combination of flavors is beyond words. Try it, you won't be disappointed."

-Teresa B.

Maryland Crab Cakes

"Nothing beats a Maryland crabcake! Yummy."

-J e l i s a

Lemon & Herb Chicken With Peach & Prosciutto Salad

“This was a sophisticated and delightful salad with lots of layers of flavors. The lemon marinade was the star of the show. Enjoyed it on the terrace today with a glass of chardonnay!”

-French Tart


"A must-make salad for grilling season."

Rick M.

Grilled Pizza

“Absolutely delicious! Don’t change a thing. The recipe is perfect.”


Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

"My family loved it! The chicken was very moist and flavorful. I added a small red potato and zucchini to the skewer. It was a complete meal. I definitely will make this again!”

-Cindy A

Chorizo Burger

“My family loved these burgers! They’re full of flavor and easy to prepare. I loved the caramelized onions on these. The red pepper sauce is equally as delish as we are using leftover sauce on everything!”


Barbecue Grilled Kielbasa Dinner Packets

“Loved this! I baked this in the oven since we don’t have our grill fired up for the season yet. 375 degrees for one hour. Just serve it with a salad. So easy!”


Green Beans & Potatoes

"My hubby is a mid-westerner and always talks about beans and potatoes. I wasn't sure I'd like it, but it was amazing!"


Spinach & Strawberry Salad

"Big hit at a recent barbecue. The dressing is so easy to make and so delicious!"


Stuffed Tomatoes & Peppers

"I have never been so happy with a recipe in my life. I love Greek food and this is authentic Greek."

-amie atwood

Zucchini Casserole

"I like it! Simple, quick and customizable. I used parmesan cheese and added some Italian seasoning."


Pepperoni Pasta Salad

"What a yummy and fresh pasta salad. I like that it had lots of flavor but wasn't too heavy."


Pineapple Chicken

"This is awesome. It really tastes like takeout!"


Shrimp & Avocado Salad

"This salad was absolutely delicious! Perfect for a warm day. Fairly easy, too."


Lentil Salad With Baby Beets & Feta

"Yum! I don't love beets, but I do love this salad. I've made it at least three times this summer!"


Elote Summer Gnocchi

Store-bought gnocchi gets revamped with grilled fresh corn and all of your favorite Mexican street corn flavors.

Swiss Chard & Goat Cheese Frittata

"Great for any meal of the day! I added some red bell pepper just for color and it turned out wonderful."


Okra Skillet

"Love the seasonings on this! Fast and easy, too! I am glad I used a Texas skillet because it makes a lot!"

-Ina Pickle

Summer Squash Pasta

"We ate this right away and it was delicious! I look forward to trying it cold tomorrow for lunch."


Blue Cheese & Fig Pizza

"Great flavor combination! I made the pizza with hot sausage and waited until the last few minutes to add the arugula."


Tomato & Watermelon Salad

"I loved the dressing on this! It goes well with the salad. I added a bit of chopped jalapeno for some heat."


Tomato, Cheese & Avocado Sandwich

"The mayonnaise and mustard dressing gave this sandwich its unique flavor. We added ham to ours which made for a nice sandwich."


Roasted Corn & Pepper Quinoa

"This was very good!"


Stuffed Zucchini

"Fresh, young zucchinis were delicious with this recipe! I have used ground chicken, pork and beef and all versions are great!"


Hawaiian Grilled Hamburgers

"These were amazing! I loved the flavors of the burgers as they made such a nice change to plain seasoned burgers. Definitely making these babies again!"


Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

"This was so amazing! I made it as written except using whole wheat rolls for the bread. It was absolutely delicious and we will definitely make it again."


Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

“I made this tonight and served it over a big salad. My family loved it!”