31 Easy Dinner Recipes for July
Keep the summer nights delicious this month with these easy dinner recipes for July.
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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!
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Quick Bites and Easy Appetizers
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.
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Easy Chicken and Beef Recipes
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!
- Chicken Thai Basil with Zucchini Noodles
It’s a savory, filling and super nutritious dinner that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes.
- Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros
The juicy, tender chicken is delicious when stuffed in a pita, piled high on rice, or tossed in a salad.
- Healthy Chicken Stir Fry
As in all my chicken recipes, this recipe uses chicken that has been raised by a Canadian farmer.
- Dump-and-Bake Chicken Caprese Pasta
With only 5 minutes of prep, the easy, family-friendly recipe is a fresh and fast way to get dinner on the table!
- Lemon Butter Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
There are a few savory favorites in my life, one of them definitely being Lemon Butter Chicken with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Buffalo Chicken Wraps with Avocado
Quick and simple to whip together and oh-my-word did I come across some gluten-free tortillas that are the bomb diggity bomb that make this ALL the better.
- Cheeseburger Baked Tacos
Tacos are such a social food. It’s a meal that brings people together and gets everyone involved.
- Grandma's One Pan Hamburger Helper
My friends, this dinner is most definitely REAL; and it’s not too good to be true!
- Healthy Steak Stir Fry
This man approved 21 day fix recipe has steak strips, broccoli, red pepper, red onions all tossed together stir fry style and served over ancient grain noodles.
- Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers
Fire up the grill and get this fun burger cooking! Check out these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers!
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Easy Dinner Salad Recipes
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!
- Citrus Summer Slaw
With toasted almonds, raisins, pepitas, green onions, purple cabbage, cilantro and perfected with a lime and orange vinaigrette!
- Mango Salad with Black Beans
Fresh mango salad with black beans, apples, red peppers and onions tossed in a light cumin lime dressing will be your favorite summer salad
- Shrimp Salad with Cranberry Pineapple Marinade
I found this recipe exciting with its Indian flavors. For me I love a salad or appetizer with a big punch of flavors.
- Steak Salad with Chimichurri Sauce
Throw it all together and display it on a platter or in a salad bowl and drizzle with the chimichurri sauce.
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Easy Summer Pasta Salads
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.
- Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
A Creamy Homemade Dressing mixed with fresh summer vegetables and bow tie pasta, the perfect summer Pasta Salad dinner idea.
- Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad
This Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad mixes your avocado in the pesto dressing for a creamy twist.
- Basil Veggie Pasta Salad
This Basil Veggie Pasta Salad is a light and super easy side dish that you can throw together in no time.
- Easy Summer Caesar Pasta Salad
A creamy, homemade Caesar dressing, Parmesan cheese, and delicious croutons makes up this wonderful summery salad.
- Hot Asparagus, Snap Pea & Avocado Pasta Salad
This delicious pasta served with grilled chicken and lemon is the perfect dish to serve for any special occasion.
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