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5 Easy Summer Dinner Ideas

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5 Easy Summer Dinner Ideas
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Are you looking for simple yet flavorful summer dinner ideas? These five meals will get through busy week days when all you want to do is eat food that tastes great without keeping you in a steamy kitchen for long. We've got dinner ideas that will please everyone at the table - from Asian seafood dinners to gourmet pasta and succulent lamb chops you can easily make on the grill. Here's what to cook for dinner tonight: 

Grilled Lamb Chops

Making these juicy lamb chops is a breeze once you've got the grill fired up. A good tip is to skewer the tomatoes to prevent them from falling through the grates. Serve with a side of sauteed spinach and you've got yourself the perfect summer dinner.

Asian Chicken and Shrimp Noodle Salad

This heavenly chicken and shrimp stir fry is a life saver on busy week nights. A sesame-based sauce makes the vegetables sing while the noodles add great texture. This is an irresistible summer dinner idea that's also great for lunch the next day.

Steamed Salmon with Garlic

Making flavorful salmon doesn't get any easier than this Cantonese-style recipe. The trick to getting the most of this simple recipe lies in making garlic-infused sesame oil. Pair with a simple salad or bowl of rice.

Spaghetti with Arugula and Cherry Tomatoes

Kudos to the Italians for always coming up with simple ways to add loads of flavor to pasta. Case in point? This effortless spaghetti recipe sautéed with garlic, cherry tomatoes and spicy arugula.

Huevos Rancheros

If you're the type who adores having breakfast for dinner, try digging into this delectable recipe for huevos rancheros. The spicy tomato sauce makes a killer bed for a sunny-side up egg. Accompany with warm tortilla for a south of the border feel.

Still hungry? Feast your eyes on hundreds of tempting dishes in our Recipes section.

Cover image courtesy of Christian Schnettelker

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