20 Quick & Easy Recipes

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!


Scallops with Chorizo, Arugula, and Dill

To make this appetizer a more substantial meal, increase the amount of arugula and serve the scallops on top.




Butter Lettuce with Lemon-Basil Dressing

Try sprucing up this salad with some quickly grilled chicken, sautéed fish, avocado, or a handful of nuts.




Crab Linguine with Basil, Lemon, and Chile

Zesty, spicy, and filling, this recipe makes a great summer dish. 




Zucchini and Hazelnut Salad

Opt out of using the hazelnuts in this salad if they're not in season (from mid-August until October).





Fresh Guacamole

A perfect dip that can also be used to top quickly cooked tacos for a full meal. 



Rice Noodles with Pork and Black Bean Sauce

Using quick-cooking noodles like these makes for an easy and great stir-fry recipe. 



Lemon-Mint Hummus

So simple to make at home, this lemony recipes pairs well with a plate of grape leaves and couscous salad.



Open-Face Egg Sandwich

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. 




Bistecca alll Fiorentina

Just because it's simple, doesn't mean it isn't absolutely delicious. Pair this steak with grilled vegetables or a light salad. 





Panko-Fried Fish Tacos

Quickly pickle the onions while you put together the rest of the dish and you'll be set to eat in 30 minutes.




Spicy Crab and Avocado Salad

Tart grapefruit, creamy avocado, and crunchy hearts of palm make this salad both refreshing and incredibly satisifying. 



Spicy Chorizo and Rainbow Chard 'Stir Fry' with Pearled Couscous

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. 

Simply Grilled Wild Striped Bass

Prepared simply with olive oil and herbs, this easy fish dish is topped with elegant lemon segments. 



Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomato

An easy baked egg recipe that can also be made with crumbled feta or kale.



Toasted Tuscan Chicken Sandwich with Roasted Red Peppers, Fontina, and Pesto Mayonnaise

Try using leftover chicken for this recipe and substiting regular mayo if you want to cut back on time. 



Healthy Egg White Scramble Sandwich

Who says eggs should only be eaten for breakfast? Try this healthy and delicious recipe for dinner or breakfast.



Mustard-Lime Chicken

A tangy, kid-friendly recipe that's perfect for grilling outdoors. Try serving it with a light salad on the side.




Blackberry and Baby Spinach Salad

Adding fruit in salads is a great way to brighten up everyday greens. 




Mostly Not Potato Salad

Perfect for outdoor barbecues when you're looking for a healthier side dish, this recipe also works as a meal on its own.




The Paleo Diet's Salmon Caesar Salad

Healthy salmon bulks up everyone's favorite Caesar salad.