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Easy Summer Dinners

Happy Monday friends! Hope you're coming off of a great summer weekend! Switching things up this week and sharing a few easy summer dinners with you! If I can find a dinner that minimizes the amount of time I spend in the kitchen but adds time to enjoy the daylight, then I'll cook it! Even better when it's under 20 minutes and tastes fresh! This isn't a recipe post because these are that simple to make!
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Shrimp Garden Salad

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Don't be fooled by this salad - it's incredibly filling! I know some people aren't fans of shrimp, so you could substitute this with chicken or steak! I like to add cucumbers, tomatoes & red peppers to make it more colorful and flavorful! I think the chopping takes the most time here- bringing this total to about 10 minutes! 

Turkey Sausage Stir Fry

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Grab a bag of your favorite veggies - we like the one's from Trader Joe's and then add any form of turkey sausage! You're done in about 12 minutes, just add a sauce or seasoning and enjoy! 

Cod with rice pilaf & broccoli

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I found these frozen cod filets at Whole Foods and they come with all the seasoning that you'll need., all you have to do is add the sides. This is the longest dinner I have on the list, but it's still under 25 minutes! The fish is very flavorful so check to see if your local Whole Foods has one.

Naan Pizza

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I did a post on our favorite Naan Pizzas a couple years ago and it's still one of our go to weeknight dinners! Pretty much any type of topping you can think of will work and you pop it in the oven for 12-15 minutes and you get a nice and crispy naan bread! I'd like to say that Gary and I share our pizza's but we don't - one for him and one for me!

Turkey Zoodles

I'm the worst when it comes to taking photos of our turkey zoodles because we eat them so fast there's no time for pictures! I get the zucchini that is already zoodled - you lightly toss them on medium heat with oil for no more than 2 minutes - so that they are still crispy. I cook ground turkey and add some Italian seasoning with pasta sauce and then mix it all together! Voila - turkey zoodles that taste like pasta in 12 minutes or less!
What's your favorite summer dinner recipe?

68 comments

  1. I always love finding quick and easy meals and all of these sound delicious! Zoodles are one of my favorites, they are such a great substitute for pasta! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  2. Healthy, light summer foods just make me happy and always love using turkey products and zoodles..a BIG YES!! Happy Monday cutie pie!!

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  3. Those pizzas look delicious-- I think that's going to be on the menu at our house for dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  4. I needed this post- my weeknight meals are so boring lately! I really need to get on the zoodle trend- that turkey zoodle spaghetti looks so yummy!

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  5. I am all about light and refreshing dinners in the summer! Chris loves to grill anything and everything, and I just try and maximize the veggie intake! But, pizza has my heart and those pizzas look soooo good!

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  6. Those naan pizzas look amazing! And getting zoodles from the store is such a great time saver! I just started noticing my store has them!

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  7. That shrimp salad looks so good! I was just thinking about how now that school is starting again soon I'm going to need some easy & healthy lunch/supper options.

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  8. I LOVED this post! I go through phases where I seriously struggle to come up with dinner ideas! Definitely trying all of these out--especially that shrimp salad! Looks so yummy and fresh!

    Rosy Outlook

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  9. I love shrimp garden salad, I could eat a salad every day. Thanks for sharing, I'm always looking for easy and tasteful dinners.

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  10. This is so helpful when trying to meal prep! Where do you buy your zoodles already done? That would be sooooo much easier!

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  11. That stir-fry looks delicious! I'm definitely trying that. :)

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  12. I love easy summer dinners! Naan pizzas are so good and I haven't made them in a while. That cod & rice pilaf looks delish! Thanks for some new dinner inspiration!

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  13. These look good.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  14. I really need to start cooking mores shrimp. This salad looks so good! Great dinners!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  15. I'm always about quick and easy dinners, especially since I'm on my own for dinner most days! That shrimp salad looks delicious, and I'm long overdue for some zoodles!

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  16. I always see the Naan bread at the grocery and think that I need to make pizza and somehow chicken out, every time! The easier the better for weeknight meals so I've got to toughen up (lol) and try it!!

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  17. All of these sound so good, especially the shrimps salad and cod. I love that they are light and easy to make!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

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  18. All of these recipes look delish and I love they they're fast and easy! I actually made something quite similar to the sausage recipe last night! I used vegan Italian sausage instead and added onions, peppers, and spinach; it was SO quick and easy, as you've said! You definitely gave me some ideas here, I've never made naan pizza before! It looks so delish and super easy, I'll definitely be making it, perhaps this upcoming weekend! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great start to your week!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  19. All of this looks so yummy! Those naan pizzas definitely need to be made ASAP! And I am all about turkey sausage everything right now. <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  20. I've never tried naan pizza but it looks amazing! I'm all for an easy supper!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  21. we totally have the same taste in meals! i loveeeee making naan pizzas and you're so right - you really can add anything and it's yum. and zoodles - i mean you can't go wrong! i always feel better about myself when i eat them lol.

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  22. Ilove easy summer dinners ! That shrimp salad looks delicious
    I hope you have a great start to your week !
    Nina
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  23. We're huge fans of zoodles, and I'm so surprised that we haven't made them recently! They should definitely go on the list for next week though!

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  24. I'm all about easy dinners in the summer. Plus, it's too hot to be in the kitchen too long. I've never had Naan pizza before but I think I need to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. LOVE this post! I'm also looking for great easy dinner recipes and can't wait to try some of these. Also my husband I just made Naan pizzas last night...my new favorite obsession ;-)
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  26. Yum, these are all similar to recipes we use for quick meals.

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  27. YUM! I'm all about easy weeknight meals, and I need to try that pizza <3
    Green Fashionista

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  28. That pizza looks so good! I need to try zoodles...I misplaced the little gadget and totally need to find it and use it asap!

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  29. LOVE everything that you posted here! Do you know what I like to do with shrimp when I saute it? I like to sprinkle some panko on top while it is in the pan.....it coats it just enough to give it a little ooomph! With garlic in the pan.......yum!!! I also use those low cal wraps for pizza too....many of them hold up quite well! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  30. This is a lot like our summer dinners. Easy and healthy. Loving your ideas. We haven't done zoodles in a while which makes me want to make them.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  31. Im a huge fan of easy dinners. Thanks for sharing B. Hope you have a great week!

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  32. Naan pizza is my favorite thing ever! I find myself making a lot of summer salads as well. Another good, quick meal is taco bowls!!! We seem to do them once a week in our house.

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  33. Zoodles are my jam! These all look great! I love easy summer dinners and these are all great. The Trader Joe's southwest chopped salad with some chicken and avocado added has been my go to lately.

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  34. Always for a shrimp salad! Everything looks delicious!

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  35. This post is everything I needed today! I had such a hard time at the store yesterday... we're in a meal rut! Hope you have a great Monday! XOXO,R

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  36. I can't get over how good that naan pizza looks! We are all about each having our own pizzas too!

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  37. mmm yes! Easy is the KEY! Thanks for this round up!

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  38. LOVE easy, quick dinners! I need to grab those veggie bags at TJ's for stir fries!

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  39. WOW these all sound delish and so easy to make. Love and want to eat the first two dishes and the zoodle dish NOW! LOL Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

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  40. These ideas all look so delicious! I love the idea of Naan pizza - so need to try it!

    annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  41. I'm ALWAYS down for easy meals, so this is perfect! The shrimp salad looks SO good, everything does!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  42. Yumm!!! These all look amazing!! I love zoodles!

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  43. I'm all about shrimp salads for summer- such an easy dish! And I have yet to try zoodles (gasp!) but that turkey dish looks delish!

    xo, Kristina

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  44. These are some great ideas! I love shrimp but never think to make a salad with them! The sausage and veggies stir fry is really good too! I always get scared to buy frozen fish filets that arent just fried patties. I'll have to look into those. Thanks for sharing these!

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  45. OMG all of these look delicious and now I need some zucchini noodles!!! Happy Monday!

    Brittany :)
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  46. These all look amazing! Why did I read this when I'm hungry?!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  47. I make chicken stir fry all the time, and I can't believe I've never thought to use turkey sausage instead! It would be so much easier! And less gross! I always hate cutting up raw chicken. Yuck!

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  48. These all look so yummy and are perfect for summer!!

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  49. I love cold salads - cold pasta salad, tomato & mozzarella, cucumber salad...anything next to grilled chicken.

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  50. Naan pizza sounds so delicious! I need to try it!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  51. These look so delicious! Love your blog, following now + on socials! xx

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  52. That naan pizza looks amazing!!! I'm starving now haha
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  53. I love Naan pizzas. So easy and delicious.

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  54. Mmm these all look delicious to me, especially the shrimp salad and naan! If they are easy to make then that's even better! Happy Monday girl!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  55. I agree a 20 minute dinner prep (or less) is ideal for weeknights and we have so many on rotation. Stirfrys being one of the easiest. The Naan pizza looks amazing! I need to try that one out asap! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  56. That shrimp salad and naan pizza look scrumptious!

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  57. Yum these all look delicious! I've been loving sheet pan fajitas and having them over a salad!

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  58. Ah I love a good summer salad! My favourite right now is a take on a taco bowl, with lots of salad. So delicious
    Lyndi

    www.stylecalling.com

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  59. Oooh those Naan pizzas look so good! I am always looking for easy dinners. We've been cooking a lot of fish lately because it's so easy to throw in the oven!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  60. We just had salad with grilled shrimp last week and it was SO good and the perfect summer dinner! I need to make those pizzas, they look delicious and we could each choose our own toppings!

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  61. I am at that point where it's too hot to cook, so I appreciate some simple and yummy recipes like these! Thanks for commenting and stopping by. I'm going through a bit of a rough patch and any time you've taken time to comment really made me smile.

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  62. um, that turkey sausage stir fry is SUCH a good idea. I don't think i've ever had turkey sausage though - i mean, i've had turkey breakfast sausage but not normal sausage. can you just get it at trader joes as well?

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  63. Those turkey zoodles look amazing!
    Adi xx
    fancycorrectitude.com
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  64. Naan pizzas are the easiest and best summer meals! I especially love them with pesto since it's lighter than most sauces!

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  65. All of these look simple and delicious! I love a good stir fry! I want to try zoodles so bad! Yum.

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