Popular Summer Dinners Recipes

Who wants to spend summer cooking dinner over a hot stove? These dinner recipes make the most of summer fruits and vegetables, plus great grilling ideas too.

Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet

Quick cooking chicken tenderloins and packaged spinach make this dinner recipe come together in just 25 minutes.

From Diabetic Living

Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet

Mushroom Plum Chicken Skewers

These fruit, vegetable, and chicken kabobs make a great appetizer or main dish. They're remarkably flavorful even though they're low in calories and fat.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Mushroom Plum Chicken Skewers

Turkey Kabobs with Orange-Mustard Glaze

Tangy orange-mustard glaze makes this recipe a menu favorite. But the grilled summer squash, tomatoes, and turkey make it a low-calorie, low-fat dinner.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Turkey Kabobs with Orange-Mustard Glaze

Orange and Rosemary Pork Chops

This low-calorie pork recipe is flavored with the marinade and then gets even more flavor from the wood chips on the grill.

From Diabetic Living

Orange and Rosemary Pork Chops

Vegetable Lasagna

From Heart-Healthy Living

Vegetable Lasagna

Golden Grilled Chicken Thighs with Apricots

Apricot nectar and preserves make a sweet marinade for the chicken in this easy dinner. After grilling, top the chicken with an apricot sauce and pistachio nuts.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Golden Grilled Chicken Thighs with Apricots

Tabbouleh With Edamame and Feta

This healthy Mediterranean salad makes a great vegetarian main dish. Or you could serve smaller portions as a side dish with grilled chicken, beef, or pork.

From Diabetic Living

Tabbouleh With Edamame and Feta

Seafood Salad with Orange Cream Dressing

A velvety dressing accented with ginger and orange brings out the best in tender scallops, succulent shrimp, and juicy mango in this sophisticated spinach salad.

From Diabetic Living

Seafood Salad with Orange Cream Dressing

Grilled Salmon Salad with Oil-Free Vinaigrette

Using fruit pectin instead of oil in a dressing makes for a fat free dressing. Try it on the grilled salmon and greens or on your own favorite salad.

From Diabetic Living

Grilled Salmon Salad with Oil-Free Vinaigrette

Mexican Chicken Salad Stacks

When you're in a hurry, simply toss the ingredients together and serve this seasoned-chicken medley in salad bowls.

From Diabetic Living

Mexican Chicken Salad Stacks

Roasted Tofu and Veggie Pockets

A splash of balsamic vinaigrette enhances the tantalizing roasted flavor of this colorful tofu, zucchini, onion, and sweet pepper combination.

From Diabetic Living

Roasted Tofu and Veggie Pockets

Mexican-Style Shrimp Pizza

Flour tortillas make easy low-calorie, low-fat crusts for these south-of-the-border seafood pizzas. And they're quick--ready in under 25 minutes.

From Diabetic Living

Mexican-Style Shrimp Pizza

Grilled Chicken & Black Bean Salsa

From Family Circle

Grilled Chicken & Black Bean Salsa

Shrimp Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Green beans and shrimp make a delicious duo in these tasty tacos. Add a quick homemade tomato salsa for a fresh and fast meal.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Shrimp Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Pasta Spinach Salad

Skip the oil-loaded pasta salads and serve this lightly-dressed vegetable-rich option instead. The fresh tomatoes and spinach make it taste like summer on a plate!

From Midwest Living

Pasta Spinach Salad

Tuscan Summer Stew

From Family Circle

Tuscan Summer Stew

Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

Fish is one of those quick-cooking ingredients that provides a good start on a healthy dinner. This recipe is enlivened with a fresh and chunky fruit salsa.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

From Midwest Living

Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

Open-Face Barbecue Tilapia Sandwiches

Grilled fish nestled on a bed of crunchy coleslaw and capped off with a drizzle of barbecue sauce makes these diabetic-friendly sandwiches sure to please.

From Diabetic Living

Open-Face Barbecue Tilapia Sandwiches

Smoked Brisket with Zesty Barbecue Sauce

Moist and tender, this beef brisket recipe gets a triple dose of flavor from a wine mop sauce, a black pepper rub, and a tomatoey barbecue sauce.

From Diabetic Living

Smoked Brisket with Zesty Barbecue Sauce

Green Gazpacho

Vegetables are a treat to eat when they're in the form of a creamy, flavorful soup. Toss in some grilled shrimp or shredded chicken for a protein boost.

From Fitness

Green Gazpacho

Seared Shrimp with Peach Chutney

Sweet, tangy and colorful, this homemade peach chutney is the perfect plate partner for grilled shrimp.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Seared Shrimp with Peach Chutney

Confetti Turkey Burgers

What makes these turkey burgers "confetti"? Red peppers and onions that stud the meat and appear in the salty relish topping.

From Parents

Confetti Turkey Burgers

Garlicky Shrimp and Rice

It takes just 5 minutes to grill up these Garlic Shrimp! Scoop a few on top of our easy pea pilaf for a no-sweat dinner.

From Parents

Garlicky Shrimp and Rice

Summer Frittata

Spinach, roasted red peppers and tomatoes bulk up this filling yet light egg recipe. Pair with a side of hashbrowns or toast for a meal you'll jump out of bed to enjoy.

From Parents

Summer Frittata

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