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.

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Mahimahi with Herbed White-Wine Sauce

From Food & Wine

In this easy, elegant dish, Marcia Kiesel looks to strongly flavored herbs, such as thyme and marjoram, because she likes them with meaty mahimahi. Along with white wine, she includes clam juice to add a briny edge.

Mahimahi with Herbed White-Wine Sauce

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Balsamic Chicken

From Diabetic Living

A rub seasoned with paprika, rosemary, and garlic gives this low calorie chicken recipe lively flavor while a balsamic-vinegar drizzle adds subtle sweetness.

Balsamic Chicken

Fish Tacos

From Better Homes and Gardens

These are not your typical Mexican tacos. Fish fillets, a coleslaw mixture, and mango salsa make these tacos stand out in comparison to other classic recipes.

Fish Tacos

Scallop Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

From Diabetic Living

Balsamic vinegar adds a touch of sweetness to the light basil dressing that partners deliciously with the scallops, greens, and mixed veggies.

Scallop Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Beer-Marinated Pork Chops with Cheese Topping

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheddar cheese melts invitingly over thick-cut chops that are touched with the flavor of honey wheat beer. This grilled dish is bound to be a favorite.

Beer-Marinated Pork Chops with Cheese Topping

BBQ Pork Ribs

From Ladies' Home Journal

For a zesty kick to your barbecue ribs, add a dash of hot pepper sauce.

BBQ Pork Ribs

Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

From Diabetic Living

The pork tenderloin is marinated in a mixture of balsamic vinegar and rosemary then brushed with a balsamic glaze for this simple low calorie recipe.

Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Beef Kabobs

From Taste of the South

Beef Kabobs

Grilled Pork Chops

From Family Circle

Mashed potatoes with bits of scallion are a tasty side dish to serve with the grilled pork chops and tomatoes.

Grilled Pork Chops

Oven-Fried Chicken Breasts

From Diabetic Living

This recipe crisps chicken in the oven rather than in a skillet or deep-fat fryer, cutting down on calories and fat.

Oven-Fried Chicken Breasts

Will's Pasta Primavera

From Heart-Healthy Living

Pasta, fresh vegetables, and a little ham and cheese for flavor make this a delicious 30-minute meal.

Will's Pasta Primavera

Flank Steak Pinwheels

From EatingWell

These festive wheels of steak, Boursin cheese, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes look fancy, but they're quite easy to make. For a party, arrange them on a platter atop a bed of spinach.

Flank Steak Pinwheels

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

From Family Circle

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Southwest Chicken Breasts

From Better Homes and Gardens

To transform this dish into a salad, slice the grilled chicken breasts and arrange them on shredded lettuce. Top with the avocado mixture and add some shredded cheese.

Southwest Chicken Breasts

Grilled Peanut Shrimp Skewers

From Heart-Healthy Living

Orange marmalade, lime juice, peanut butter, and spices add bold flavor to the grilled shrimp kabobs in this simple dinner recipe.

Grilled Peanut Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Turkey Burgers

From Diabetic Living

The carrots and green onions add moisture to the lean ground turkey, making these grilled burgers extra juicy and delicious.

Grilled Turkey Burgers

Spring Greens and Roasted Chicken

From Better Homes and Gardens

Rip open a bag of salad greens, toss them into a big bowl along with flavor-packed extras such as berries, cheese, nuts, and chicken; add a splash of dressing, and call it dinner in just 20 minutes.

Spring Greens and Roasted Chicken

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Melon Salsa

From Heart-Healthy Living

The honeydew melon and yellow sweet peppers make a refreshing and colorful side dish to the grilled salmon in this healthy dinner recipe.

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Melon Salsa

Summertime Chicken

From Family Circle

Whether you cook the chicken on the barbecue grill or under the broiler, the fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese topping offers a mix of summer's best flavors.

Summertime Chicken

Chicken Caesar Panini

From Parents

It's a salad in a sandwich! Try this chicken recipe for a quick dinner that even the kids will like.

Chicken Caesar Panini

Cube Steak Milanese

From EatingWell

The economical cube steak is elevated to new heights in this recipe. The salad, with chopped arugula, basil, tomatoes, onion and sharp Italian cheese, is the picture of summer simplicity; all it needs is olive oil and lemon to dress it.

Cube Steak Milanese

Cobb Salad

From Diabetic Living

Roasted beets, avocado, turkey bacon, and blue cheese make this salad hearty enough for dinner. Make this colorful salad when entertaining in the summer.

Cobb Salad

Cowboy Ribeyes with Chaparral Salsa

From Better Homes and Gardens

Use an instant-read thermometer to test for doneness. The steak's temperature will rise by about 5 degrees after you remove it from the heat. This beef steak gets a double kick of heat from the spicy marinade and the fresh salsa topping.

Cowboy Ribeyes with Chaparral Salsa

Moroccan Chicken

From Diabetic Living

Serve this slow-grilled chicken dinner over fluffy couscous or saffron rice. The chicken is low in calories and fat but rich in flavor.

Moroccan Chicken

Asian Beef Kabobs

From Heart-Healthy Living

Sweet corn, bok choy, and peppers taste wonderful together, and they make a colorful and healthy side dish for the beef in these grilled kabobs.

Asian Beef Kabobs

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