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Summer Meal Ideas

Not sure what to make for dinner this summer?  You’ve come to the right place.  Here you’ll find ideas on Main Dishes, Vegetables, Side Dishes and Desserts that are popular in the summer.  Just pick something from each section, and your meal is planned.  Be sure to click on our printable Summer Meal Ideas Chart at the end of the article.

Stumped on what to serve for dinner?  Consider one of the following as a main dish:

  • Beef Kabobs
  • Flank Steak
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Sausages
  • Steak
  • Turkey Burgers
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Chicken and vegetable kabobs
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Cajun Shrimp
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Lobster
  • Lobster Roll
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Shrimp Kabobs
  • Scallops
  • Caesar Salad
  • Chef Salad
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich
  • Pasta with Pesto
  • Tuna Wrap

Next pick a vegetable, unless of course you’ve selected a salad as your main dish:

  • Garden Salad
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Snow peas
  • Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Do you need a side dish?  See if one of these summer side dishes will work:

  • Baked Beans
  • Bow Tie Pasta Salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Gazpacho
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Potato (mashed, baked)
  • Potato Salad
  • Rice
  • Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Three Bean Salad

There are plenty of fruits and sweets to select for dessert.  Here are a few summer dessert ideas:

  • Blueberry Pie
  • Brownies
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Raspberries and Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Smores (graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate)
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Watermelon Wedges

Printable Chart:  Summer Meal Ideas

Enjoy your summer. 🙂

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