Summer Meal Recipe Ideas for Hot Weather
Summer break is always so much fun when it begins! However, after a few weeks, it gets hot.
We live in Houston, and the summers get really hot at this time of year. We try to send the kids outside to play, but even at 8am it’s too hot and humid! They always want to go to the splash pad or the pool, but with Tiffany’s Crohn’s disease, she’s not always able to do that.
And when you have to cook in the oven or it’s just been a hot day and the grill is just too warm for these grilling recipes, you can have one of these cool and fresh summer salads for lunch or dinner!
The meals are a great way to cook this summer without heating up the house! Personally, I love cooking the protein and pasta in an Instant Pot during the summer so I still don’t end up over a stove, oven, or grill when I’m overheated and sweaty.
And don’t miss out on our other summer posts!
- 32 Cheap and Free Summer Activities for Kids
- Free Summer Printables for Kids
- DIY Summer Crafts for Kids
- Summer Activities for Kids with Water
- Summer Activities for Kids (without water)
- Delicious Summer Salads
- Amazingly Delicious Summer Dessert Recipes
- Summer Staycation Ideas
- Popsicle Recipes
- Summer Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
No matter what you choose to do, have a fun, safe summer!
Delicious Instant Pot Ribs
This delicious instant pot rib recipe is a very easy and yummy dinner the family will love. Find out how to make ribs in the instant pot! In a busy summer, dinners need to have as few prep steps as possible while still being yummy and interesting. This instant pot rib recipe fulfills each of those requirements!
Super Easy Garlic Steak and Potato Foil Packs in the Oven
Scrumptious garlic steak and potatoes foil packs make for a super easy family dinner or even a backyard grill-out with friends!! This easy steak and potato foil packet recipe can be cooked in the oven or on the grill!!
Easy Keto Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe [+VIDEO]
An easy, garlicky, and buttery Keto Shrimp Scampi recipe that has all the tips to keep it low carb, free of added sugar and perfect for Whole30. This easy Keto Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a quick meal. With just a few ingredients and one-pan, you’ll easily be able to make this restaurant quality dish at home.
Low Carb Teriyaki Beef Bites
Quick and easy low carb Asian inspired dish. These Low Carb Teriyaki Beef Bites are so juicy and tender. These low carb teriyaki beef tips are so tender and delicious. Perfect as an appetizer, or you can serve it up with a low carb side dish and make it a full meal.
Lime Coriander Marinade with Grilled Tuna and Summer Squash Skewers
A tangy, earthy marinade made with crushed coriander seed and fresh lime juice and zest. This lime and coriander marinade is great on fish or chicken.
Grilled Swordfish Kebabs
One problem with a lot of barbecuing each summer is that you eat way more meat than usual. If you want to add more fish and vegetables options to the grill, then try these delicious Grilled Swordfish Kebabs that are marinated in lemon, garlic, and oregano. Just a few simple, fresh ingredients provide big flavor. They’ll be a big hit, even among the carnivores and kids.
Grilled Lamb Chops and Watermelon Feta Salad
Summer is closing in fast and that means its time to fire up the grill and get your favorite side dishes ready for your next barbecue! This year its time to think outside the box just a bit and come up with some new ideas to make your summer gatherings more delicious than ever before.
Grilled Lamb Chops are a great way to up your game just a bit and can be a tasty starter if you’re feeding a large group or the main meal for an intimate gathering.
Banh Mi Turkey Hot dog- Weight Watchers Friendly
Although it’s quick and easy to make, this Banh Mi Hot dog still qualifies as a gourmet hot dog because of all the stuff on it- it’s not just your typical ketchup, mustard and onion toppings. But the bonus is that it’s all healthy stuff! So, if you’re looking for quick, easy and healthy hot dog recipe that tastes gourmet, then give this one a try. You won’t believe how satisfying it is!
Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic Herb Butter
This recipe for grilled pork chops with garlic herb butter will become your favorite way to grill this spring and summer! This is a great new to make grilled pork chops – top them with fresh garlic herb butter.
Sweet and Sour Pork Kabobs
Try serving the grilled sweet and sour pork kabobs with rice and sauce for a delicious, satisfying and novel meal! Give these sweet and sour pork kabobs a try – it’s a crowd pleaser for all ages!
Grilled Pork Loin Sliders with Spicy Pineapple Slaw
The flavor of the grilled slaw combined with juicy, bbq pork loin slices is “Mmmazing”! You’ll love the little bit of heat the habanero gives it and the slight sweetness from the pineapple. Delish!
Roasted Summer Italian Burger
This roasted summer Italian burger is the perfect summertime twist to add fresh taste and flavor to your grilling! It’s a delicious summertime meal!
Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs
This Asian style Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs recipe is perfect for the sunshine of spring and summer. The skewers are loaded with chicken, peppers, onion, mango and drizzled with homemade teriyaki sauce!
Quinoa Avocado Veggie Patty Recipe
This quinoa avocado veggie patty recipe is whole food plant based. It’s gluten free, vegan, and oven baked. This veggie patty recipe is simple and packed with vegetables and whole grains. It’s makes the perfect vegan burger or sandwich.
Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Super fast to prepare, super easy to make, and most importantly super tasty and flavorful! These Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers are perfect for your summertime grilling!
Chicken Spiedini Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce
This Grilled Chicken Spiedini Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce is perfect to grill all summer long! Plus, this crispy chicken spiedini is super simple and ready in about forty minutes! It’s a delicious summertime meal!
Easy Pretzel Dogs
Make your own Easy Pretzel Dogs in minutes with pre-made pizza dough. No mixing, no kneading, plenty of deliciousness! You don’t have to wait until a trip to the mall to enjoy a pretzel dog, though. They’re easily made at home, and you can top them any way you want!
Hawaiian Pork Kabobs with Coconut Rice
When the weather starts warming up, all most people can think of is getting outside and grilling. Hawaiian Pork Kabobs are made using a variety of veggies — the more color the better! While the veggies are colorful, the star of the dish is fresh pork.
Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken and Summer Vegetables
At some point this Summer we will get to the hot days where we do not want to turn on the oven (Haha). This Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken and Summer Vegetables is perfect for those days to feed the family.
With just a few simple ingredients and seasonings, you can have a rotisserie style chicken right at home. This all cooks together so no need for extra steps. And you can use the leftover chicken for lots of other meals!
Grilled Chicken Gyros
These grilled chicken gyros are perfect to snack on while watching a fun summer movie! This recipe for grilled chicken gyros with a cucumber yogurt sauce makes for a great Greek-inspired dinner for you! It’s a delicious summertime meal!
The BEST Hawaiian Sliders Recipe
Whether or not you’re a die-hard football fan, a game day party is a fun excuse to get together with family and friends, and share yummy food and drink!
Grilled Spicy Strawberry Steak Kabobs
Who’s ready to learn how to make strawberry steak kabobs? It’s easy to whip up this easy recipe for strawberry steak kabobs with a low sugar spicy strawberry BBQ sauce. If you’re looking for ways to reduce our sugar intake without sacrificing flavor, this recipe is right for you! This is a perfect recipe for those new to grilling. It’s real good and real easy to do!
Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs | Keto Cooking Wins | Keto Dinner Recipes
Kick off grill season with these super-tasty and impressive-looking Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs! Keto and low-carb, you can feast ’till full on these fun-to-make skewers. Plus, with just 4 net carbs per serving, they’re a great choice for lunch or dinner (or reheated later for snacking!)
Instant Pot Carnitas for an Easy Meal
This fall-apart-tender Instant Pot carnitas recipe can be served in so many ways. It’s delicious in lettuce wraps, tacos, salads, or served over rice. It’s a delicious summertime meal!
Pita Pockets with Roasted Veggies and Hummus • Happy Kitchen
Pita Pockets with Roasted Veggies and Hummus Recipe: Healthy and delicious lunch meal you will look forward to. These vegan rainbow pita pockets are very easy and quick to make and can be eaten warm or cold.
Slow Cooker Shawarma Chicken
Marinated Boneless New York Strip Steak Recipe
If thinking about New York strip steak makes your mouth water, you must try this marinated New York strip steak recipe. It’s perfect for a date night or easy weeknight meal. It’s a delicious summertime meal!
Steak and Potato Kabobs
This easy dinner has a two ingredient marinade that is top notch! We all love food on a stick right? Something about eating food in that form makes it fun. A stick holds all the yumminess together! It’s a delicious summertime meal!
Juicy Low Carb Smash Burgers Recipe
The way to have a juicy hamburger you can sink your teeth in is to smash it. Smash burgers have a juicy interior and a crispy outer edge. It’s the only way to eat a burger. Once you start smashing your burgers, you will never turn back!
Grilled Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
Grilled Garlic Parmesan Wings are perfect for a summer day treat and are so easy to make! The best part of this wing recipe is that the few I had left over reheated perfectly the next day. Winner winner! It’s a delicious summertime meal!
Do these summertime meals look good to you? Share it on Pinterest! And don’t miss out on our other awesome summer ideas, like salads, water activities, and more!