20 Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes

Summer is my favorite season of all time. Most people love fall, with its long chilly nights, crisp golden leaves and awesome Starbucks flavors, but to me, fall doesn’t even hold a candle to summer. I’m for sun-kissed balmy evenings, lazy days at the beach and balcony BBQ parties all the way! One of the best things about this sunny warm season is that it gives me a chance to switch up my cooking routine and try new healthy summer dinner recipes.

Some of these healthy summer dinner recipes are my own and some are from other awesome food bloggers I found online. I haven’t posted much savory stuff recently, so a lot of my summer recipes here are old ones. Some are as old as 5 years, since I started this blog in 2012. (Gasp!) So apologies for some of the terrible pics! My photography skills might not have been great, but I swear the recipes are totally delish.

20 Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes

1. Salmon Burgers

Healthy Salmon Burger Recipe | This clean eating healthy salmon burger is delicious! It's just as yummy and juicy as an ordinary burger, but so much lighter and better for you. It doesn't leave you feeling heavy or bloated and always goes down well at BBQs and picnics!

Perfect for the grill or stove – whichever you prefer!

2. Whole Wheat BBQ Cauliflower Pizza

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A delicious (and actually do-able!) alternative to a cauliflower pizza crust.

3. Salmon Fishcakes

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Salmon mixed with light and fluffy mashed potato and formed into heart-shaped cakes.

4. Mexican Tilapia Bowls

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Eat the rainbow!

5. Overflowing Chickpea Sloppy Joes

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Vegans – this one’s for you!

6. Crunchy Baked Tilapia Tacos

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Homemade breadcrumbs really are the best.

7. Chicken Fajita Pizza

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Fusion food at its finest.

8. Caribbean Pork with Pineapple Salsa and Wild Rice

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So tasty and tropical!

9. BBQ Chick Naan Bread Pizza

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Single-serving pizzas mean you can’t over-eat!

10. BBQ Cheddar Chickpea Burgers

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An awesome veggie alternative to beef burgers.

11. Bacon, Apple and Cheddar Quiche

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Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

12. 30-Minute Skillet Lasagne

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No heating the house up by turning on the oven here!

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Mexican food is the most summery of all foods.

14. Bacon and Mushroom Quiche

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Can you ever go wrong with bacon and mushrooms?

15. Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

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Gotta love that fruity salsa! From Cooking Classy.

16. Fresh Tomato Risotto with Grilled Greens

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A light and healthy take on risotto. From Lauren Caris Cooks.

17. Cod with Chorizo and Chickpeas

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Use all the different colored tomatoes you can find! From Super Golden Bakes.

18. Chicken Penne Casserole with Corn and Zucchini

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Pasta can be light and healthy, too! From The Seasoned Mom.

19. Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Just look at that avocado tahini sauce! From A Saucy Kitchen.

20. Cajun Chicken with Coriander and Lime Rice

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Fire up the grill! From Kitchen Sanctuary.

 

Comments

  1. I love the colourful selection of healthy recipes. I do love summer too, and the easy to prepare dishes. Summer is not only about salads, and am glad to see such a variety of yummy recipes.

  2. I’m sorry – I come from India, so I’ve had everyone’s share of summers. I’m totally, and irrevocably a Fall girl now. But I wouldn’t say no to any of these recipes. In fact, the Whole Wheat BBQ cauliflower pizza just went to the top of my list now!

  3. This is a great round up! I think that I’m most intrigued by your Mexican Tilapia bowls. I’m always looking for more ways to convince my kids that fish is good and they do in fact like it! (They do, they just need some prodding.) I think they’d love those, my kids are veggie crazy.

  4. What a great selection of recipes, I sometimes find healthy eating collections can be a bit samey but you’ve chosen dishes that are really varied, so there’s no chance of getting bored while eating well!

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