5 Quick and Delicious Summer Dishes in Under 30 Minutes

It’s Summer and we’re all just trying to keep cool. The last thing I want to do at the end of the day is spend time in a hot kitchen.  Just the thought of my air conditioning battling my hot oven makes me think of dialing for delivery. So, to keep time in the kitchen to a minimum we’re sharing five quick and delicious Summer dishes in under 30 minutes that skip the oven. Grab some ingredients, ask Alexa to play your favorite playlist, pull out a cutting board and a pan and create these super easy recipes in minutes.

5 Quick and Delicious Summer Dishes in Under 30 Minutes

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Summer Dishes in Under 30 Minutes

Shrimp is not only easy to cook, but it cooks quickly. And since this recipe calls for avocado we suggest you pick up an extra avocado to make some tasty guacamole for a snack with chips or to spread on toast.

Ingredients and steps shrimp and avocado salad recipe.

Fettuccine with Salmon and Snap Peas

Summer dishes in under 30 minutes

If you don’t love pasta, then I don’t want to know you. I’d eat it several times a week if I didn’t think I’d feel like a glutton from a carb overload.  This recipe adds salmon so I get both the yum factor and the healthy ingredient. Feel free to substitute the salmon with any meat of your choice. And here’s the other big tip that actress Kristen Bell turned me onto – chickpea pasta. I buy the Banza brand and it has lower carbs and a whopping 25 grams of more protein. Ingredients and steps for salmon pasta dish recipe.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Gazpacho Dressing

summer dishes in under 30 minutes

I eat chicken at least 3 times a week whether it’s lunch or dinner. This recipe has a nice twist with the gazpacho dressing and it’s a perfect option to make for a small dinner party when you’d rather socialize than spend time cooking.  Here’s our quick tip: make extra dressing to enjoy the next day. The ingredients and steps grilled chicken salad recipe.

Summer Dishes in Under 30 Minutes

Tilapia with Escarole and Lemon-Pepper Oil

summer dishes in under 30 minutesPotatoes and garlic – yes, please! Feel free to change the fish to one of your favorites or even a steak would be tasty. Ingredients and tilapia with escarole recipe.

Stir-fried Steak Tacos

summer dishes in under 30 minutesTaco Tuesday is definitely a thing at my house! This isn’t just quick, it’s delicious! I switch back and forth between steak and ground turkey for the filling. This is our party pick recipe. And here’s our extra tip: set up your dining table buffet style with the main ingredients and all the fixings in various bowls so friends can customize their tacos with toppings of their choice. Then have bottles of cold beer and a pitcher of Arnold Palmer ready for drinks. Ingredients and stir-fried steak tacos recipe.

All recipes found on the Food Network.


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