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Healthy Summer Recipes Dinner Options You Will Love

Healthy Summer Recipes Dinner Options You Will Love

We naturally want to lighten up our meals and welcome the freshest tastes of the season as the days become longer and the sun shines brighter. In the United States, summertime offers plenty of colorful fruit and the chance to enjoy filling yet delicious meals that won't make you feel heavy. 

Here in this article we will be covering a selection of deliciously healthy summer recipes dinner options you will love, these are ideal for spending those warm evenings with loved ones.

Summer Vegetable Salad with Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken

Start off your summertime dinner parties with this delicious dish that captures the spirit of the season. A delicious smokey flavor is delivered by perfectly grilled marinated chicken breasts infused with zesty lemon and aromatic herbs.

For a plateful of freshness, serve it with a vibrant summer vegetable salad dressed in a light vinaigrette. This simple summertime meal is a healthful choice high in nutrients.

Ingredients:

  • 4 skin-less, boneless chicken breasts
  • Juice and zest two lemons
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh herbs, such parsley, thyme, or rosemary chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cups of assorted summer veggies (zucchini, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, etc.) chopped
  • Complementary greens

Instructions:

To make the marinade, mix together in a bowl the lemon juice, zest, minced garlic, chopped herbs, salt, pepper, and olive oil.

Spoon marinade over chicken breasts in a shallow dish. 

Make certain the chicken is well coated. Refrigerate, covered, for at least half an hour.

Heat the grill over medium-high. Grill the chicken until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes on each side.

Toss the mixed summer vegetables with a little olive oil, salt and pepper while the chicken is roasting. Heat through in a grill basket.

Serve the grilled summer vegetables beside the grilled chicken on a bed of mixed greens.

Caprese Stuffed Avocado

Look no further than these Caprese stuffed avocados for a fast and filling supper on those hectic summer days. The traditional blend of fresh basil, creamy mozzarella cheese, and luscious tomatoes are perfectly suited with creamy ripe avocados. 

For an even more flavor explosion, drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with sea salt. Easy summer meals are best summed up in this dish, which requires little work and delivers great flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 2 fully ripe Avocados
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes,
  • ½ cup fresh mozzarella Balls
  • ½ cup fresh Basil leaves chopped
  • Balsamic sauce for drizzling
  • Sea salt to taste 

Instructions:

Quarter the avocados and scoop out the pits. 

To make place for the filling, scoop off a little excess avocado flesh from each side.

Chop the basil and mix the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls in a bowl. Toss just to mix.

Into the avocado halves, spoon the tomato and mozzarella mixture.

Pour over balsamic glaze and top with sea salt just before serving.

Mango Salsa Grilled Fish

This colorful and nutrient-dense grilled fish topped with cool mango salsa will improve your summertime supper game. The mango salsa gives a sweet and sour touch to the flaky, well-seasoned, delicious salmon fillets. Tightly packed with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin-rich mango, this dish not only tantalizes your palate but also promotes general health. 

Ingredients:

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  • 4 Salmon Fillets
  • Two tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Powdered Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Two sliced Ripe Mangos
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Lime Juiced
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh Cilantro chopped

Instructions:

Heat the grill up to medium-high.

Stir together olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Spoon the mixture over the salmon fillets.

Grill the salmon until done, four to five minutes on each side.

Make the salsa in another bowl by combining chopped cilantro, lime juice, red bell pepper, red onion, and diced mangoes.

Spoon mango salsa over the cooked fish.

Lemon Dijon Dressing Quinoa Salad 

This colorful quinoa salad dressed in a zesty lemon Dijon dressing is perfect for a light but filling summer supper. A celebration of seasonal abundance, this salad is full of vibrant veggies including crisp cucumbers, sweet bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes. 

Rich in protein, the quinoa and creamy avocado add to make a complete, nourishing dinner. 

This quick summertime recipe makes a great weeknight supper or picnic dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 halved avocado
  • 1 cup Quinoa rinsed
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions:

Heat up veggie broth or water in a pot. Add quinoa, lower heat to low, cover, and simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cooked and water is absorbed. Take off of the burner and let to cool.

To a big bowl, add cooked quinoa, chopped parsley, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, and cucumber.

To create the dressing, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Toss to coat evenly the quinoa salad with the dressing.

At least half an hour should pass between serving the salad and chilling it. Enjoy this refreshing and wholesome summertime meal!

Vegetable Fajitas

Light up the grill and get ready to enjoy the tastes of summer with these delectable grilled vegetable fajitas. Flavors of smokey charred bell peppers, zucchini, and onions are created by grilling to perfection after marinating them in a flavorful combination of spices. 

For a filling and healthful supper, top the grilled veggies in warm tortillas with a dollop of Greek yogurt, tart salsa, and creamy guacamole. This simple summer dinner recipes can quickly become a favorite with loved ones.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Bell Peppers (any color) sliced
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 2 Zucchini sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Powdered Chili
  • 1 teaspoon of Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Powdered Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Tortillas warmed through
  • Greek Yogurt, Salsa, and Guacamole for topping

Instructions:

Heat the grill up to medium-high.

Toss sliced bell peppers, onion and zucchini in a big bowl till well coated with olive oil, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Put the seasoned veggies on the grill and cook, turning halfway through, until they are soft and just barely browned, 5 to 7 minutes.

Spend a minute or two warming either side of the tortillas under the grill.

Arrange the grilled veggies with Greek yogurt, salsa, and guacamole over heated tortillas.

In summary, enjoy the beauty of summer with these tasty and healthful supper choices as the days get longer and the temperatures increase. 

These simple summer recipes include colorful salads to grilled meats to fit any taste or occasion. So light the grill, get your loved ones together, and enjoy the tastes of the season with these lighter and tasty recipes. 

Get ready to take advantage of the season while nourishing your body with these delicious healthy summer dishes dinner options.

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