Easy Summer Meals
Ah, summer. Hot days, endless nights, and everything feels a little more casual, including dinner. If your family is anything like mine, you’re looking for a quick, convenient meal to serve your hungry family after a day in the sun.
Consider this your summer dinnertime solution. An effortless meal you can make it minutes. Well-rounded, filling, and kid-approved.
I mean, what kid doesn’t love pizza?!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS EASY SUMMER MEAL:
- 4 tomatoes, quartered
- cucumber, chopped
- red onion, sliced thinly
- 1/8 cup, olive oil (or more, to taste)
- 1/8 cup, red wine vinegar (or more, to taste)
- salt & fresh ground pepper
DIRECTIONS TO MAKE THIS EASY SUMMER MEAL:
- Toss veggies in a medium-sized bowl, drizzle olive oil and vinegar on top.
- Add salt and pepper as desired.
- Stir to mix veggies in dressing.
- Best with pizza!
One bite and you’ll get it.
I love to pair it with an easy summer salad. It complements the pizza perfectly and gets rave reviews from family and friends.
The prep couldn’t be easier… chop up fresh cucumber with red onion and quartered tomatoes.
handy tools to use when making this easy summer meal:
- serrated knife – slices easily without crushing tomatoes, dishwasher safe
- small ramekins – cleans easily, perfect portion
Don’t you just love summer produce? Best time to make a salad for your family!
I like to top it with a light “dressing”— simply drizzle olive oil and red wine vinegar to taste. Add desired amounts of salt and fresh ground pepper.
The adults usually like it as is, but it’s light enough that the kids can add ranch or whichever dressing is their fave.
What should I make for dinner in hot weather?
This article of Easy Recipes For When It’s Too Hot to Cook is a great resource. It has recipes for everything from sandwiches to salads to slow cooker dishes!
What are some summer meal ideas for a crowd?
You can get off easy with grilling burgers, hotdogs, chicken, and the like. However, you can also mix things up with a salad bar, taco bar with slow cooker meats, or pastas made with fresh summer veggies!
What are some cheap summer meal ideas?
This question is somewhat answered in the question above. Hotdogs, burgers, using in season fruits and veggies will save money, kabobs are a great way to use a little meat and then a ton of cheaper veggies and potatoes.
An easy meal that encourages kids to eat their veggies? Now that’s a winner at our house.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 98mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 0g