Food & Drink

15 Summer Dinners to Make This Week


Ah, summertime. Though you have to feed yourself year-round, there’s something about the changing of the seasons that can give you that fresh burst of inspiration and make what’s often a chore into something that’s — dare I say it — exciting.

The weather’s getting warmer, which means cooking and eating outdoors are now real, solid options, and meandering through the aisles at the Farmer’s Market means your kitchen is fully stocked with all sorts of seasonal treats. But even with all of the inspiration all around you, it can be sort of overwhelming to figure out what, exactly, to make. Luckily, the internet is absolutely chock full of summery recipe inspiration to take you from early June, right on through Labor Day.

Fire up the grill, move your meal outside, and welcome summer back once again.


1. Summer Chipotle Chicken Cobb Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Source: Pinch of Yum


2. Weeknight Saucy Pineapple BBQ Chicken Bowls


3. Caprese Zucchini Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette


4. Super Quick Avocado Shrimp Salad

Source: Pinch of Yum


5. Grilled Chicken Kebab Bowls


6. Chickpea Shawarma Wraps


7. Pineapple Pork Hawaiian Burgers

Source: Budget Bytes


8. Spicy Mango, Black Bean & Avocado Tacos


9. Grilled Chicken & Peach Saltimbocca Skewers


10. Pan-Seared Salmon with Avocado Gremolata


11. Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers


12. Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps


13. Rainbow Spring Rolls with Papaya Noodles & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Source: Root + Revel


14. Grilled Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Kabobs


15. Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches