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Simple Dinners You’ll Be Making On Repeat This Summer

Simple Dinners You'll Be Making On Repeat This Summer

Looking for some new summer recipes to add to your dinner repertoire? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Below are 17 favorite recipes that are simple and perfect for summer!

Save this roundup and use it as your menu plan all summer long!

1. Fruit Soup Smoothie by Chaia Frishman

This is such a popular menu item in the business my husband and I run that we decided to share it with you! You’re welcome. It’s nice to have an addition to your Yom Tov meal that is so simple to make and so good for you, too. (It yields a lot, so feel free to freeze some for the summer.)

2. Grilled Chicken and Peach Summer Salad by Estee Kafra

Nothing says summer like a good fresh salad. Grilled peaches and grilled chicken just shout “summer!”

3. Lemony Sheet Pan Fish and Veggies by Ally Mawhirter

Sheet pan dinners are a wonderful trend for busy families – and when better to break out your trusty sheet pan recipes than Passover, when you’re likely cooking with different, simpler equipment than you have in your year-round kitchen. Favorite this Lemony Sheet Pan Fish with Asparagus and Potatoes recipe to make for a quick Chol Hamoed supper, and be sure to check out all of Ally’s 5-ingredient Chol Hamoed dinner recipes and  you’ll be set for the whole week. Ally has kept the ingredient list simple, but you can spice up your lemony fish and veggies to suit your tastes.

4. Edamame and Grilled Corn Salad by Sina Mizrahi

There is so much sweetness and flavor in grilled corn that it’s perfect on its own. But the additions come together quickly and, if possible, make it even more perfect. It’s summer on a plate.

5. Grilled Honey Lime Chicken by Cindy Fanning

This delicious, juicy chicken breast recipe is made with a quick honey-lime marinade and just a few minutes on the grill.

6. Bruschetta Chicken by Elky Friedman

This delicious chicken with chopped salad is an upgrade from your run-of-the-mill schnitzel supper

7. Barley Goat Cheese Salad by Nechama Norman

Most people associate barley with the grain in their winter soups or on Shabbos in their cholent. But I’d also like to introduce you to barley and all its delicious glory right now, in the summer as a salad. This dish is definitely something different to put on the table as you entertain during those long sun-filled Shabbos afternoons.

8. Cali Love Wrap by Victora Dwek and Leah Schapira

Some sandwiches have just “got it.” And this one works (we call it “a beautiful sandwich”), whether you enjoy the original or the light version that’s just as good. This one is a complete meal. Watch how Victoria does it on Secrets of Skinny Cooking.

9. Steak and Cabbage by Chanie Nayman

When I plan a menu, I always try to include things that are colorful by nature. Bright fresh-roasted vegetables topped with steak can technically be on rotate for eight days straight in my book!

10. Rainbow Salad with Maple-Lime Dressing by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen

With almost nothing to prep, I make this recipe when I don’t have time, but still want to wow my guests. The combination of sweet and savory flavors, plus all kinds of great crunchy textures, really make this a winner.

11. Pesto Pasta Salad with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

Whenever I smell basil I think of peak summer. Last year, my backyard basil withered up as soon as the first cold air settled in, while the parsley kept going strong well after the first frost. All the more reason to enjoy basil in the season! Sure, you can often find it year round, but it’s just not the same (and often pretty wilted by the time it gets to you)! This pasta should really be called “the best of summer” because we all know there is nothing like the classic combination of tomatoes and basil in the peak of their summer ripeness.


12. Layered Salmon Salad by Amy Stopnicki

The perfect fish dish. It’s super easy to make, has tons of flavor, and looks beautifully served!

13. Loaded Pasta Salad by Mirel Freylich

This salad is so full of goodness, I serve it as a whole meal. The secret is the abundance of feta cheese, which gives it its delicious flavor even more than the dressing.

14. Pasta with Salmon Pesto by Faigy Murray

I love a cold pasta salad, and I especially love that this one is pareve so I can nibble on it all Shabbos afternoon!   Tip: For a quick shortcut, use store-bought pesto sauce.

15. Pesto Chicken Salad with Crunchy Rice by Tali Kleiner

This salad is the perfect appetizer for Shabbos or Yom Tov or a quick and easy weeknight dinner! Enjoy how easy and delicious this recipe is to prepare.

I use this pesto recipe for anything that calls for pesto, including chicken, salmon, and salad dressings.

16. Pesto Gnocchi with Tricolor Tomatoes by Sam Adler

Gnocchi potato dumplings become a fresh pasta salad when paired with homemade pesto and juicy tart tomatoes. The optional Parmesan cheese takes this dish over the top.

17. Flavorful Fish Tacos by Rena Tuchinsky

Fish doesn’t need to be boring. This quick blackened fish is incredible in a tortilla with the crunchy slaw and creamy topping. It’s going to be a hit!

For more summer recipes, see here.