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24 Healthy Summertime Dinner Recipes


Summer is literally right around the corner, and I already know you don’t know what to make for dinner. 


Today, we’re talking about 24 healthy summertime dinner recipes to get you through these warmer months. Whether you’re looking for a classic BBQ dinner or a light summer salad, I’ve found the perfect summer dinner idea for you to try!


Ready to get into it? 

The Perfect Summertime Dinner Recipes 

So we’re talking about summertime dinner recipes, but what does that even mean? Here are some classic healthy dinner options to enjoy all summer long.


We both know it can’t be summer without at least 12 BBQs. Summer BBQ recipes are perfect for healthy options that are cooked to perfection. If you’re looking for the perfect excuse to enjoy dinner outside, then fire up the grill!

Light Salads

When the sun is out, so are the perfect light salad recipes! Mix your favourite spring mix with delicious cherry tomatoes, feta, tropical fruits and whatever else you have lying around the kitchen for a delicious summer salad. Don’t forget a simple vinaigrette to top it all off!

A Sea of Seafood

Another light dinner option is, of course, seafood. Whether you’re whipping up some garlic shrimp or grilling the perfect piece of salmon, you really can’t go wrong with a light seafood summer dinner. 

Some Fresh Pasta

We all know pasta is a classic go-to 12 months out of the year, which means it will be staying around for the summer months. For a fresh pasta recipe, bring out the snow peas, cherry tomatoes, and asparagus and pair it with a light sauce like pesto!

Tips for Making the Summer Dinner Recipes

  1. Use Fresh Over Frozen: This is the time when fresh produce is at its peak! Head over to your local farmers market to grab all the fresh fruits and veggies you’ll need to make the perfect summer dinner!
  2. Keep it Light: Summer is not the time to be cooking up a hearty stew. Instead, we’re swapping it up with roasted veggies, grilled meats, and light summer salads.
  3. Get Grilling!: For many of us, summer is really the only time we can bust out the grill. Grilling your favourite meats leave them deliciously juicy and takes the same or less time to cook ( who doesn’t love saving time).
  4. Plan Ahead: There’s nothing worse than when 4 pm rolls around, and we have nothing on the roaster for dinner. Planning ahead takes the stress out of worrying about dinner, so you can get back to actually enjoying cooking!
  5. Keep it Quick: To tie in with planning ahead, you also want to consider sticking to meals that don’t take a lot of time. Look for dinners ready in 30 minutes or less (don’t worry, I already did the searching for you). This allows you to go for that after-dinner walk and enjoy the next weather while we can. 


Now that you have the basics, are you ready to get into it?

Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes

Korean Chicken Bowl

two white bowls of korean chicken stir fry topped with a fried egg and chopsticks

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 444 Fat: 9g Carbs: 66g Protein: 26g

Indulge in the delicious Korean Chicken Bowl by Your Healthy Beginning. Succulent grilled chicken, vibrant veggies, and a flavorful blend of Korean spices come together in a wholesome bowl that satisfies both your taste buds and your healthy living goals!


Pineapple & Chicken Kabobs

pineapple & chicken kabobs on a white plate with parsley & lime.

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Servings: 8

Total Cook Time: 60 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 181 Fat: 2g Carbs: 20g Protein: 19g

Delicious and nutritious pineapple and chicken kabobs by Your Healthy Beginning. Juicy pineapple chunks and tender chicken pieces grilled to perfection, creating a delightful blend of sweet and savoury flavours. Check out this healthy and satisfying option for your next BBQ!

Vegetarian Pasta with Avocado Sauce

vegetarian pasta in two white bowls.

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 529

Indulge in my vegetarian pasta with creamy avocado sauce. Bursting with flavours and packed with nutritious ingredients, it’s a guilt-free delight that satisfies your cravings while nourishing your body, not to mention who doesn’t love a touch of Boursin cheese.

Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos in a blue bowl surrounded by cilantro, avocado and tomatoes.

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 28 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 418 Fat: 22g Carbs: 41g Protein: 17g

My air fryer shrimp tacos are a delicious and healthier twist on the classic favourite. The shrimp turns crispy and flavorful without the need for excessive oil. Top with fresh ingredients for a quick and satisfying meal.

Focaccia Pizza with Chicken & Asparagus

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 350 Fat: 22g Carbs: 41g Protein: 17g

Deliciously savoury, the Focaccia Pizza with chicken and asparagus combines the rich flavours of tender chicken, crisp asparagus, and fragrant herbs on a fluffy, herb-infused focaccia base. This is the perfect addition to your summer dinner menus. 

Grilled Salmon in Foil

Grilled Salmon in Foil with the skin removed topped with lemon and dill

By: Well Plated

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 301 Fat: 17g Carbs: 3g Protein: 34g

By Grilled Salmon recipe by Well Plated offers a mouthwatering dish where juicy salmon fillets are cooked to perfection, infused with flavorful herbs and spices, all wrapped up in a convenient foil packet. A delicious and easy way to enjoy grilled salmon.

Summer Chicken Cobb Salad

sliced chicken, herb vinaigrette, peach, avocado, corn, and blueberries on platter

By: Little Spice Jar

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Nutrition: Not Specified

Little Spice Jar’s Summer Chicken Cobb Salad is a refreshing blend of crisp greens, grilled chicken, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, tangy feta cheese, and zesty lemon vinaigrette. It’s the perfect light and satisfying dish for hot summer days.

Hawaiian Steak Kabobs

close up view of hawaiian steak kabobs

By: Savory Tooth

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 410 Fat: 6g Carbs: 55g Protein: 39g

Savour the flavours of Hawaii with Savory Tooth’s Hawaiian Steak Kabobs. Tender chunks of marinated steak, pineapple, and colourful veggies are grilled to perfection, delivering a taste of tropical paradise in every bite.


Summer Pesto Pasta Salad

This EASY 10-minute Summer Pesto Pasta Salad is loaded with fresh ingredients like juicy tomatoes, corn, avocado, garlic, and lemon zest, all tossed together with warm pasta and delicious basil pesto!

By: Eat Yourself Skinny

Number of Servings: 8

Total Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 400 Fat: 16g Carbs: 54g Protein: 9g

Enjoy the vibrant flavours of summer with Eat Yourself Skinny’s Summer Pesto Pasta Salad. This refreshing dish combines al dente pasta, fresh basil pesto, and a medley of colourful vegetables for a light and satisfying summer meal.

Healthy Sriracha Shredded Chicken Tacos

By: Jar of Lemons

Number of Servings: 6

Total Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 128 

Healthy Sriracha Shredded Chicken Tacos by Jar of Lemons: Deliciously spicy and packed with flavour, these tacos feature tender shredded chicken, tangy sriracha sauce, and a refreshing avocado-lime slaw. A guilt-free twist on a classic favourite!

BBQ Chicken Power Bowls

bbq chicken in a bowl with rice, avocado and veggies


By: Jar of Lemons

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 263

Jar of Lemons’ BBQ Chicken Power Bowls are a flavorful and nutritious delight. Packed with tender grilled chicken, vibrant veggies, and a smoky BBQ sauce, these bowls are a perfect balance of taste and wholesome goodness.

Peach Salad

overhead view of Peach Salad

By: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 284 Fat: 23g Carbs: 15g Protein: 6g

Chelsea’s Messy Apron’s Peach Salad is a delightful combination of fresh peaches, mixed greens, crunchy almonds, tangy feta cheese, and a refreshing honey-lime dressing. A burst of summery flavours in every bite!

Chicken Satay Salad

overhead view of chicken satay salad on a plate

By: Sweetpeas & Saffron

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 2 Hours 20 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 536 Fat: 37g Carbs: 17g Protein: 35g

Sweetpeas & Saffron’s Chicken Satay Salad is a mouthwatering blend of grilled chicken, crisp vegetables, and creamy peanut sauce. With a perfect balance of flavors and textures, it’s a delicious and satisfying meal that will leave you wanting more.


Summer Bliss Bowls With Sweet Potato Fritters And Jalapeño Ranch

Summer Bliss Bowls with Sweet Potato Falafel and Jalapeño Ranch with a fork.

By: Pinch of Yum

Number of Servings: 4-6

Total Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 289 Fat: 15g Carbs: 31g Protein: 8g

Pinch of Yum’s Summer Bliss Bowls feature delightful sweet potato fritters and a zesty jalapeño ranch dressing. These vibrant, wholesome bowls are a perfect combination of flavors and textures, bringing a taste of summer to your plate.

Green Goddess Power Bowl

By: Peanut Butter & Fitness

Number of Servings: 5

Total Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 460 Fat: 17g Carbs: 41g Protein: 38g

The Green Goddess Power Bowl by Peanut Butter & Fitness is a vibrant and nourishing meal packed with nutrient-rich ingredients like leafy greens, avocado, quinoa, and a flavorful green goddess dressing. It’s a delicious way to fuel your body and embrace a healthy lifestyle.


Grilled Steak Kabobs

Grilled Steak Kabobs - Crazy juicy, and so delicious. Each tender morsel just melts in your mouth and explodes with flavor. - #recipe by #eatwell101®

By: Eat Well 101

Number of Servings: 2

Total Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 562 Fat: 32g Carbs: 12g Protein: 55g

Grilled Steak Kabobs by Eat Well 101: Juicy marinated steak chunks threaded onto skewers with colourful veggies, perfect for a flavorful and satisfying meal. A delicious grilling option that combines tender meat and fresh veggies. 

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Overhead view of 5 buffalo chicken tacos lined vertically on an oval platter with celery sticks and ranch.

By: 40 Aprons

Number of Servings: 6

Total Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 463 Fat: 29g Carbs: 27g Protein: 20g

These Buffalo Chicken Tacos by 40 Aprons deliver a bold and spicy twist on a classic favourite. Juicy chicken doused in tangy buffalo sauce, wrapped in warm tortillas and topped with cool ranch dressing—pure taco bliss in every bite.


Grilled Tahini Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

grilled chicken caesar sandwich on a board

By: Ambitious Kitchen

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 488 Fat: 23g Carbs: 39g Protein: 30g

Grilled Tahini Chicken Caesar Sandwiches are a flavorful twist on the classic Caesar salad. Tender grilled chicken is coated in a creamy tahini dressing, then tucked into a toasted bun with tomato, avocado and tangy Caesar dressing. A delicious combination that satisfies both salad and sandwich cravings.


Easy Salmon Sushi Bowl

Tamari-glazed salmon, rice, avocado, cucumber salad, and other sushi bowl ingredients in a large bowl

By: Minimalist Baker

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 616 Fat: 23g Carbs: 56g Protein: 44g

These easy salmon sushi bowls by the Minimalist Baker are a delightful and simple way to enjoy the flavours of sushi at home. With fresh salmon, creamy avocado, crisp vegetables, and a tangy soy-based dressing, these bowls offer a nutritious and satisfying meal that comes together effortlessly in no time.

Vegan Corn Succotash

Gold spoons digging into bowl of vegan corn succotash

By: Jessica in the Kitchen

Number of Servings: 4-6

Total Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 503 Fat: 23g Carbs: 65g Protein: 14g

Jessica’s Vegan Corn Succotash is a delightful medley of fresh corn, colourful veggies, and aromatic herbs. Bursting with flavours and textures, this dish is a plant-based twist on a classic favourite that will leave you craving more.

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Bowl of Mediterranean Vegan Orzo Salad next to serving utensils and blue and white napkin.

By: Veggies Save The Day

Number of Servings: 8

Total Cook Time: 2 hours & 30 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 326 Fat: 11g Carbs: 44g Protein: 13g

Veggies Save the Day’s Mediterranean Orzo Salad is a delightful blend of orzo pasta, fresh vegetables, and tangy lemon dressing. Bursting with Mediterranean flavours, it’s a light and refreshing dish perfect for a summer meal or a vibrant side dish.

Halloumi Sandwich with Romesco

Romesco sandwich on tray with parchment paper.

By: Fork in the Kitchen

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 7 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 322 Fat: 16g Carbs: 28g Protein: 16g

Fork in the Kitchen’s Halloumi Sandwich features grilled halloumi cheese with a flavorful twist of Romesco sauce. This delightful combination creates a mouthwatering experience, blending the salty richness of halloumi with the bold, roasted flavours of Romesco. A sandwich worth savouring!

Thai Turkey Bowl

a bowl full of rice, ground turkey, and veggies from above.

By: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Number of Servings: 4

Total Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 352 Fat: 15g Carbs: 22g Protein: 41g

The Thai Turkey Bowl by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen combines lean ground turkey, vibrant vegetables, and flavorful Thai spices for a delicious and healthy meal. It’s a tasty twist on a classic bowl packed with protein and fresh ingredients.

Chile Ginger Marinated Shrimp

Overhead image of grilled skewered shrimp on a platter of rice with a side of watermelon salsa.

By: Cotter Crunch

Number of Servings: 5

Total Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories: 174 Fat: 7g Carbs: 4g Protein: 23g

Cotter Crunch’s Chile Ginger Marinated Shrimp is a tantalizing dish bursting with flavour. The combination of zesty chillies and fragrant ginger creates a mouthwatering marinade that elevates the succulent shrimp to new heights of deliciousness.




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