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8 Easy Summer Dinner Ideas

Easy Summer Dinner Ideas With Bold Flavors

Even if you love spending time in the kitchen the summer heat will definitely discourage long hours over the stove. That's when these easy summer dinner ideas will come in handy. These flavorful dishes are made with seafood, grilled meats, vegetables, cheeses and fresh herbs so you can enjoy the bounty of the season. Here are the recipes you'll need for an effortless summer dinner:

MELON SALAD WITH MOZZARELLA AND HAM

This easy summer dinner idea is inspired by the Mediterranean: fresh mozzarella, melon, Serrano ham and a zesty vinegar dressing. It'd be perfect with crusty bread.

GRILLED LAMB CHOPS

Sautéed spinach and caramelized onions are a nice accompaniment to grilled lamb chops and cherry tomatoes.

SPAGHETTI WITH CLAMS

Sautéed garlic, shallots and white wine enhance the delicate flavor of clams in this easy breezy pasta recipe.

COUSCOUS AND VEGETABLE SALAD

Cardamom, cumin and curry powder add an unexpected twist to this flavorful couscous salad loaded with veggies.

PANZANELLA

Have leftover Italian bread? Use it to make this satisfying Tuscan salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, herbs and capers. Adding cubed mozzarella is optional.

PASTA SALAD WITH TUNA

Hands down one of the easiest summer dinner ideas you can make: a hearty pasta salad loaded with tomatoes, olives, arugula, basil and and tuna. 

MANGO AND BRIE QUESADILLAS

This tropical-flavored quesadilla can be made right on the grill. You'll love the contrast of the creamy brie with the sweetness of the mango.

THAI SHRIMP LETTUCE CUPS

Enjoy a low-carb feast of Thai-spiced sautéed shrimp served with tender lettuce leaves, cilantro and lime.

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