17 Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes

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These light and fresh dinner recipes are perfect for hot summer nights. Full of flavor and easy on your waistline, the entire family is going to love these healthy recipes. Salads, grilled chicken, salmon, and more make for delicious healthy meal options to make this summer.

Caprese Chicken

“Simple grilled Caprese Chicken is a recipe I look forward to as soon as tomatoes come into season. The classic caprese combination of fresh mozzarella, ripe juicy tomatoes and peppery fresh basil is irresistible over tender grilled chicken breasts, especially after being drizzled with a splash of aged balsamic. There aren’t any complicated techniques or ingredients in this quick and easy dinner recipe – just simple, real food ingredients that truly shine.” – Danielle

Mediterranean Salmon and Artichoke Skewers

“If you’re looking for a fun and healthy BBQ recipe this summer, these Mediterranean Salmon and Artichoke Skewers are just the thing! Salmon is skewered with thinly sliced lemons, and served with skewers of artichokes, peppers, and onions. A simple parsley marinade adds flavor and keeps everything moist on the grill.” – MIchelle

Summer Farro Salad

“I love this salad because it is loaded with summer goodness. It makes a great side dish to any meal, but it is hearty enough to be the meal. I often eat this salad for lunch and it always hits the spot!” – Maria

Taco Zucchini Boats

“Taco Zucchini Boats are one of those low carb, keto recipes that everyone in the house will love whether they are watching their carbs or not. It’s a great way to use up all of that amazing summer zucchini (though we eat it year round in my house!), sneak some veggies into a family meal, and get all of those take flavors you love without ever missing that crunchy shell.” – Kat & Melinda

Grilled Cabbage Steaks

“Looking for a new cabbage recipe? Try these easy and flavorful Grilled Cabbage Steaks – only 4 ingredients and topped however you like, they make a simple and crowd pleasing vegetable side dish. Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, low carb, and Keto friendly.” – Kelly

Skirt Steak with Avocado Chimichurri

“Add a little Argentinian flair to pan-seared skirt steak with a simple avocado chimichurri sauce. The lean and beefy cut cooks in just minutes in a sizzling hot skillet. It’s a quick dinner that will take your taste buds on a South American adventure!” – Jessica

Healthy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

“Not only are the zoodles a healthy, low-calorie, and low-carb option to replace pasta, but their mild flavor can easily adapt to a wide range of flavors, including the heap of lemon and garlic you’ll find in this light shrimp scampi recipe.” – Erin

Corn Tomato Avocado Salad

“Corn Tomato Avocado Salad is an easy, fresh and flavorful summer salad that you’ll want to make all throughout the warm months. It’s a great way to use up leftover corn you may have grilled and the abundance of tomatoes you probably have. You can serve it with or without the lettuce, and eat it as a side salad or as a main meal with protein of choice on top. It’s vegan, naturally gluten-free and keto-friendly.” – Yumna

Honey Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken

“Grilled chicken is the perfect meal for summer! Add a simple marinade of the best flavors, and you’ll be making this Honey Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken all summer long! It is a healthy and easy chicken recipe your whole family will enjoy!” – Carrian

Healthy Zucchini Tomato Bake

“This Healthy Zucchini Tomato Bake recipe is an easy way to use up all your summer vegetables. Fresh, healthy and full of flavor- it’s the perfect side dish!” – Liz

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

“This vegetarian Mediterranean orzo pasta salad with crunchy vegetables and spinach, briny olives, and feta cheese makes a healthy, easy-to-make, meal-prepped meal or flavorful pasta salad side.” – Heidi

Whole30 + Keto Blackened Salmon

“This salmon is coated in a flavorful spice mixture that gives it the black appearance, but packs in a ton of flavor! I bet you have all the spices you need on hand for this recipe.” – Natalie

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

“This Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe has an easy marinade that takes just minutes to throw together! Serve over some pasta noodles and you have a perfectly easy dinner! (Plus, instructions for baked and pan fried shrimp!)” – Stephanie

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

“This Cilantro Lime Chicken is our go to chicken recipe for grilling! The flavors in the marinade are light and tangy, and the chicken comes out tender, juicy, and delicious every time!” – Kimber

Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Feta

“These Turkey Burgers are an easy recipe for the grill. Made with ground turkey, spinach, feta, and tasty seasonings, they cook up perfectly juicy. Say hello to your latest healthy dinner option!” – Amy

Grilled Zucchini Rollups Stuffed with Lemon-Basil Ricotta and Slow Roasted Tomatoes

“These grilled zucchini rollups stuffed with lemon-basil ricotta and slow roasted tomatoes are great finger food at summer get-togethers and they also make for a nice side or even a light meal!” – Kevin

Blackberry Chicken Salad

“This blackberry chicken salad is full of fresh and juicy blackberries and drizzled over with a blackberry balsamic vinegar dressing. Load on the roasted chicken to make the salad a meal.” – Amanda