“A home-cooked meal is a labour of love.” Someone has said it right. Exiting biology from the conversation, we can still say that meals are important, don't matter when or what you have. The sole purpose of a meal is to help you survive. But don't you think eating all the same meals every time would get slightly boring? Well, we think so too. Winter calls for winter meals and summer calls for summer meals. What if we told you that we just had an outburst of ideas for summer meals.
19 Summer Meals You Need to Try ASAP
Well, we’re as excited as you all are. What comes to your mind when you think about summer meals? Sometimes light summer meals, sometimes heavy but extremely delicious food. We’re here for you so that you have the summer meals of your life.
Here we have for you a few summer meals that are healthy, light and easy to make.
1. Caprese chicken breasts
This dish lets you prepare frozen chicken breasts without needing to thaw them first, making dinner prep a whole lot easier. Simply pan-fry the chicken till golden brown, then stack them with slightly frozen fresh tomato slices and mozzarella cheese to keep the moisture in while the chicken cooks.
2. Steak and potato kebabs
Take a bite out of a steak-and-potatoes supper on a stick! The mix of buttery fingerling potatoes and acidic balsamic steak sauce is enticing.
3. Fish tacos
Deep-fried fish tacos are shredded and topped with avocado, salsa, and sour cream.
4. Penne with sun-dried tomato pesto
A tangy, delicious pesto can be made by Pulsing jarred sun-dried tomatoes and their oil in a food processor.
5. Tofu lettuce wraps
With this meatless masterpiece, you can't go wrong. Sprinkle tofu with salt, pepper, chilli powder, and soy sauce before tossing it with corn and wrapping it in leaves. The final move is an avocado slice!
6. Barbeque chicken pan pizza
Barbecue chicken, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese are layered on top of crisp-cooked pizza crust. This creamy chicken pizza is finished with a drizzle of honey, fresh cilantro, and scallion. The cast-iron pizza is a delicious combination of salty, sweet and acidic flavours.
7. Roasted veggie Buddha Bowl
On busy weekday evenings, veggie bowls are a go-to since they're quick and easy. Toss any vegetables you have in the fridge with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast until soft on a baking sheet.
8. Penne with shrimp and herbed cream sauce
This velvety sauce is tinted pink by shrimp and tomatoes, and it's fragrant thanks to fresh basil and smoothed parsley.
9. Grilled shrimp pineapple fajitas
These grilled shrimp fajitas are elevated by the addition of pineapple pieces, a fiery jalapeño, and vibrant bell peppers.
10. Summer vegetable chilli
The fact that it's summer doesn't mean people can't enjoy a hearty bowl of chilli. To make it seasonal, use summer vegetables like corn.
11. Healthy one-skillet quinoa and shrimp
Try this Wholesome One-Skillet Shrimp and Quinoa for those weekday evenings when it's just too hot to cook. This recipe is not only healthy, but also a quick and easy summer meal to prepare, thanks to the celery, tomatoes, quinoa, and shrimp.
12. Chilled zucchini soup with chicken
If you assume soup is only for the fall, you must try this dish right away! The dish's hearty base is made up of leeks, zucchini, and bay leaves, with buttery sliced bread and shredded rotisserie chicken for a delightful garnish. Prepare it when you need a little break from the heat of summer.
13. Shrimp and avocado salad
This ideal evening salad topper is delicious, fast-cooking shrimp.
14. Thin crust Caprese pizza
Pizza, particularly when prepared at home, is ideal for family dinners. End up serving with a bean salad, which is a full and hearty side dish.
15. Steak, corn and potatoes with garlic butter
Check out this no-grill method for those rainy nights when you still want to eat a delicious steak. As you roast your steak in a large skillet and sauté your corn and potatoes to excellence, you'll cover all the foundations: protein, veggie, and starch in a short amount of time. Don't forget to serve the dish with a dollop of fresh garlic butter on top.
16. Mediterranean turkey burgers
Make an easy yoghurt sauce instead of ketchup and mustard for a unique spin on the hamburger patty.
17. Capellini with tomatoes and basil
It takes longer to heat the kettle than it does to prepare this dish. In a second, skinny capellini becomes al dente perfection.
18. Vegetarian Jambalaya
Protein is added to this veggie-packed one-pot miracle with black-eyed peas.
19. Salami-mozzarella calzone
Make these quick calzones with leftover pizza dough rather than ordering pizza.
Read: What Healthy Eating Plate Should Look Like
Easy and Quick Summer Meals
Want something quick and refreshing? Well, we haven't forgotten about the treats. So here you go!
1. Krispie treat ice-cream pie
A delightful twist on a humdrum ice cream cake is Krispie Treat Ice Cream Pie! This confectionery pie recipe has a nice crunch from the Rice Krispie Cereal and white chocolate crust! With this simple dessert, there are so many flavour options!
2. Peanut butter ice-cream bars
Ice cream, Nutter Butter cookies, and peanut butter cups come together in these easy no-bake Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars. You'll be in peanut butter bliss after just one taste!
3. Grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream
Nothing beats grilled peaches dipped in vanilla ice cream!!! It's everyone's favorite sweets of all time.
Read: 11 Dairy-Free Ice Cream
4. Frozen sangria
Frozen Sangria is the ideal cocktail for a summer get-together! Team it up with Barefoot Wine to make a fresh, delectable, and simple Sauvignon Blanc sangria. You must give it a go!
5. Frozen lemonade pie
This Frozen Lemonade Pie is the easiest dessert you'll ever make! It is like a dream come true for lemon lovers!
The great thing about the above recipes is that you can easily find all the ingredients at the comforts of your home or at the nearest grocery stores. It's actually a great initiative to indulge yourself in such delicious and delectable food choices. Don't get bored of the same food this summer, because we have given you several recipes to try from. It's not just easy and quick but also a healthy summer meal. And who doesn't like being healthy? We know you do, so don't waste your time thinking about should or shouldn't and go get that dinner table ready!