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.

Chicken with Lime and Avocado Salsa

Cool, refreshing lime combines with avocados to make a saucy salsa and chicken main-dish recipe that's ready in less than 30 minutes.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken with Lime and Avocado Salsa

Grilled Pork and Pineapple

This super fast dinner is ready in 18 minutes. The grilled chops are livened up with a sweet and slightly tart sauce of yogurt and orange marmalade.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled Pork and Pineapple

Fruity Chicken Salad

A sweet apple juice dressing is tossed with chicken, fruit, and nuts for this main dish salad.

From Parents

Fruity Chicken Salad

Ginger-Chicken Kabobs

Pineapple and sweet peppers are grilled with the chicken for these easy kabobs. Serve them with brown rice or multigrain rolls for dinner.

From Parents

Ginger-Chicken Kabobs

10-Minute Gyros

Seasoned beef strips are topped with a cool cucumber topper to make this quick dinner.

From Parents

10-Minute Gyros

Thai Beef Salad

Toss deli roast beef with coleslaw mix and a quick dressing for a dinner that's ready in minutes. Fried onions add a fun topper to the salad.

From Parents

Thai Beef Salad

Mushroom-Sausage Flatbreads

Low-fat wraps topped with turkey sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, and a trio of peppers make a tasty addition to any diabetic meal plan.

From Diabetic Living

Mushroom-Sausage Flatbreads

Minestrone with Tubettini and Capicola

From Family Circle

Minestrone with Tubettini and Capicola

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

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

Market Vegetables with Peanut Sauce

From Better Homes and Gardens

Market Vegetables with Peanut Sauce

Mashed Potato Veggie Strata

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mashed Potato Veggie Strata

Marvelous Mustard Ribs

For these tasty ribs, rub country-style pork ribs with a curried spice mixture, then grill and baste with a mustard-and-honey sauce.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Marvelous Mustard Ribs

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

The next time you grill or broil chicken breasts, cook some extra pieces to use in this salad. Or if you prefer, pick up some packaged cooked chicken breast strips or cubes at the grocery store.

From Diabetic Living

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Lemony Scampi Kabobs

Serve colorful kabobs of shrimp, red pepper, and zucchini brushed with lemon butter sauce for your next barbecue.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemony Scampi Kabobs

Lemon-Soy Marinated Flank Steak

Your new favorite summer recipe--a marinade that's easy to put together, and a meat that's quick to grill.

From Diabetic Living

Lemon-Soy Marinated Flank Steak

Lasagna with Zucchini and Walnuts

No-boil noodles streamline this meatless lasagna.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lasagna with Zucchini and Walnuts

Kiwi Chicken Tostadas

Cumin and red pepper spice up the grilled chicken in this fun tostada recipe. Kids love the kiwi topping.

From Diabetic Living

Kiwi Chicken Tostadas

Jerk Beef and Plantain Kabobs

Plantains, the less sweet cousin of the banana, have mild squash-like flavor. In this easy main dish recipe, the fruit is skewered with seasoned chunks of beef and grilled to perfection.

From Diabetic Living

Jerk Beef and Plantain Kabobs

Jamaican Pork with Melon Salsa

You'll find jerk seasoning in the spice aisle of the grocery store or in food specialty shops. Try sprinkling it on skinless, boneless chicken breast halves before grilling.

From Diabetic Living

Jamaican Pork with Melon Salsa

Iceberg Wedges with Shrimp and Blue Cheese Dressing

Wedges of crisp lettuce dressed up with grilled shrimp, crisp bacon, colorful tomatoes, sliced red onion, and chunky blue cheese dressing--now that's a salad that satisfies!

From Diabetic Living

Iceberg Wedges with Shrimp and Blue Cheese Dressing

Grouper with Summer Vegetables

Top baked fish fillets with sauteed zucchini and summer squash for a healthy weeknight dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grouper with Summer Vegetables

Halibut Veracruz

The classic Mexican sauce for fish or shellfish typically contains lime juice, but this version substitutes capers for an unusual tang.

From Diabetic Living

Halibut Veracruz

Grilled Vegetable Pitas

Perfect for outdoor dining, these pitas filled with grilled vegetables and tangy feta cheese make for easy no-utensil noshing.

From Diabetic Living

Grilled Vegetable Pitas

Grilled Vegetable Burrito

This vegetarian meal is wrapped up in a whole grain tortilla, then topped with a fresh cilantro pesto.

From Diabetic Living

Grilled Vegetable Burrito

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