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31 Easy Dinner Recipes for July

Keep the summer nights delicious this month with these easy dinner recipes for July.

By: Jamie Garcia, Editor,
31 Easy Dinner Recipes for July

During summer, your diet is bound to change. Instead of hearty comfort foods, you may find yourself craving lighter options. That's why we've collected 31 easy dinner recipes with more fresh fruits and veggies that are perfect for all your summer picnics, potlucks, BBQs, and more. When you need a variety of dinner ideas to last you all month long, this collection is here to help you out.

If you do nothing else this summer, visit your local farmer's market for the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. This way, your meal is sure to taste the very best! These easy summer dinner ideas range from appetizers and small bites to main courses and salads. Celebrate the 4th of July with a menu of Grilled BBQ Chicken Potato Skins, Peach-Glazed Chicken Kabobs and Citrus Summer Slaw. Not only will the fireworks light up the sky, colorful vegetables will make a statement on your plates!

Quick Bites and Easy Appetizers

Baked Zucchini Bites

Who doesn't love to start the meal off with a little something to snack on? The quick bites and appetizers in this section work perfectly as party appetizers, sides, or snacks! Whatever meal you're making these easy recipes are sure to find a place on your plate. 

  • Southern Corn Salad

    This corn salad recipe has a bit of sweet, spicy, and savory all mixed into it making it quite possibly the best salad you will ever eat.

  • Garlic Parmesan Broccoli and Potatoes in Foil

    Is a great summer recipe to make when you want a lot of flavor.but don't have a lot of time to spend getting there. 

  • Grilled BBQ Chicken Potato Skins

    BBQ chicken, pineapple, red onion, barbecue sauce, and cheese, all loaded up in a tender potato shell, and grilled on the barbecue! The perfect summer appetizer or picnic lunch.

  • One Pot Summer Veggie Skillet

    is an amazingly delicious skillet recipe that you are sure to get hooked on. You can choose to incorporate the Italian sausage in this recipe.

  • Colorful and Fresh Vegetable Salad

    Whether it's summer, fall, winter, or spring this Colorful and Fresh Vegetable Salad is great for all year round. 

  • Quick and Easy Tin Foil Dinner

    This Quick and Easy Tin Foil Dinner puts a whole new meaning to an easy dinner recipe. 

  • Zucchini Ricotta Quiche

    A Zucchini Ricotta Quiche recipe, as difficult as it sounds, cuts corners in all the right places to make it a quick and easy breakfast or dinner.

Easy Chicken and Beef Recipes

Peach-Glazed Chicken Kabobs

No meal is complete without the protein and this month, we're bringing you some of our best beef and chicken options. The lighter fare listed below will still fill you up while being slightly better for your waistline. After all, it is summer! You have to stay full of energy for all those outdoor activities and backyard parties. Plus, these easy summer meals are a great way to indulge a little after working up an appetite. Enjoy!

Easy Dinner Salad Recipes

Balsamic Steak, Berry and Arugula Salad

With salad recipes this good, you won't mind eating your veggies! I mean just look at this steak and berry salad! From crisp and colorful summer slaw to sweet and savory shrimp salad, these easy summer salads are a great way to stay healthy without compromising on flavor!

Easy Summer Pasta Salads

Tuna and Green Bean Pasta Salad

And for all the carb lovers out there, we didn't forget about you! These fresh, summer pasta salads combine the best of both worlds, and bring you delicious summer produce and combine it with your favorite cold (or hot) pasta noodles. There are some truly incredible pasta salad recipes below that you can make as a complement to any main dish or that will stand alone as a dinner entree.

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