Easy and Light Summer Dinner Recipes

No one wants to stay all day in the kitchen and sweat it all out during the hot summers. While there are plenty of summer dishes to make up for the tiresome weather, there are few dishes that can be made at home which require minimum effort. But fear not, because we have kept your health in mind as well. Scroll down to know how these delicious recipes can save your time and keep you fit during the summers.

  1. Old Bay Shrimp

This tasty summer dish can be added into your salads or eaten right away. This recipe requires simple ingredients and takes up only 10 minutes to perfectly cook. Read on to get cooking this delicious and summer-friendly dish.



  1. In a small bowl, combine all the spices (salt, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dry mustard, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, ground cloves, and ground ginger)
  2. Now, heat the pan on high for 1 minute and add the shrimps with olive oil
  3. Add ½ of the seasoning into the pan and give the shrimp a good mix
  4. Turn the shrimp over after 3-4 minutes until cooked perfectly
  5. Transfer the shrimp onto a plate and garnish it with parsley and the rest of the seasoning
  6. Give it a good toss before serving.

2. Grilled Eggplants with Tomato Salad

This recipe is a great light dinner salad which can also be used as a side dish during a get-together. Read the recipe below to make this easy Italian dish in your house.



  1. Brush the eggplant with a ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil and place on the grill, keeping it on medium heat
  2. Sprinkle the egg plant with coriander, cayenne, and ½ tbsp. salt. Allow it to grill for 10-12 minutes
  3. Take a bowl and whisking, chillies, lemon juice, vinegar, ½ tbsp. salt and remaining 3 tbsp. oilwell to make a tasty sauce
  4. Now, add the tomatoes to the vinaigrette on a plate and toss them till the mixture is evenly distributed
  5. In a separate bowl,stir the yoghurt and milk
  6. Arrange the eggplants on a platter and top them off with the tomato mixture. Drizzle the yoghurt and milk mixture along with the sauce on top and garnish the dish with mint leaves

3. Chicken Wrapped in Lettuce

This dish is all about the quick and delicious dinner that is quite satisfying to soothe your hunger. Read on to know how to make this 15-minute delicacy.


  • ½ kg cubed boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp. peanut oil
  • ¾ cup fresh chopped mushrooms 
  • 1 can drained and diced chestnuts
  • 1 ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup finely sliced green onion
  • 12 lettuce leaves
  • 1/3 cup toasted almonds


  1. Take a non-stick pan and sprinkle cooking spray on a medium heat
  2. Add 1 tbsp. peanut oil and cook the chicken for 3 minutes
  3. Now, add the mushrooms, chestnuts, and ginger and leave it for another 4 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked through. Drain the excess oil and set it aside
  4. Take a new bowl and add the carrots, green onion along with the chicken mixture and stir
  5. 5.       Take a spoon full of the chicken mix and place it on the lettuce leaf. Fold and roll the lettuce to keep the mixture from falling off
  6. Garnish the dish with toasted almonds.

These recipes scream summer all the way and promise delicious dinners! Looking for more summer treats? Check out Summer Dips that will go with these tasty dishes!

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