6 Cool and Easy Summer Dinners You Can Make

Let’s be real: The last thing you want to do on a hot summer night is turn on your oven or spend hours cooking. So when the summer weather gets too hot, try making one of these delicious, cooling recipes. 

These dishes are best enjoyed cold, so you don’t have to add to the heat in the kitchen. Whether it’s a salad, soup or wrap, these recipes are packed with summer produce that is healthy, refreshing and perfect for those hot summer nights.

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

These low-carb zucchini noodles with pesto are a no-cook vegetarian meal you’ll love this summer. Zucchini noodles can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores. If unavailable, just slice your zucchini into thin planks and cut them into matchsticks.

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Mediterranean Chopped Salad Pitas

Refreshing, loaded with fresh veggies and only require a bit of chopping, these Mediterranea Chopped Salad Pitas are flavorful and quick to make. If you’re not into pita, this chopped salad can also be enjoyed on its own.

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Many gazpacho recipes are thickened with bread, but this one uses just vegetables, making it a gluten-free refresher for a hot summer day. Just throw all of the ingredients into a blender puree until smooth and garnish.

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Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad

Using Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise helps keep this tuna salad nice and light. Serve it with crusty bread, stuffed into a croissant or on soft white bread for a simple summer dinner.

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Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

This easy pasta salad with smoked salmon and a creamy buttermilk-herb dressing takes just 20 minutes to make. It’s the perfect fresh and healthy dinner to add to you weeknight rotation and great to take to work for lunch.

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Tuna Stuffed Avocado

This spicy tuna stuffed avocado recipe is a quick and easy low-carb snack. Feel free to make the tuna salad ahead of time, so that when you’re rady eat, all you have to do is cliche open some avocados and stuff them.

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