With summer in full gear, it’s time to maximize the time spent outdoors enjoying the fabulous weather instead of spending hours in the kitchen. How to get the same delicious food with a quarter of the time? Try one of these quick and easy recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Whether you’re looking for snacks to munch on or dinner ideas, we’ve got plenty for you to choose from below.
Let us know if you have a go-to recipe of your own and enjoy the summer!
To make this appetizer a more substantial meal, increase the amount of arugula and serve the scallops on top.
Try sprucing up this salad with some quickly grilled chicken, sautéed fish, avocado, or a handful of nuts.
Zesty, spicy, and filling, this recipe makes a great summer dish.
Opt out of using the hazelnuts in this salad if they're not in season (from mid-August until October).
A perfect dip that can also be used to top quickly cooked tacos for a full meal.
Using quick-cooking noodles like these makes for an easy and great stir-fry recipe.
Instead of egg salad or a sandwich, try this delicate open-faced version that skips the mayonnaise in favor of yogurt, giving the dish a lighter and more airy feel.
Just because it's simple, doesn't mean it isn't absolutely delicious. Pair this steak with grilled vegetables or a light salad.
Quickly pickle the onions while you put together the rest of the dish and you’ll be set to eat in 30 minutes.
Tart grapefruit, creamy avocado, and crunchy hearts of palm make this salad both refreshing and incredibly satisifying.
This easy dish is best eaten in a bowl with the tender pearls of coucous serving as a bed for the ribbons of chard and chunks of chorizo — or you can jumble them all up together, the choice is yours.
Prepared simply with olive oil and herbs, this easy fish dish is topped with elegant lemon segments.