10 quick dinner ideas for summer

Quick summer recipes

Summer is the time when cooking in the kitchen is like torture. As it is dealing with the heat is unbearable, and cooking during summer becomes quite difficult for a lot of people. So the best things you need are quick dinner ideas. Here are a few quick cooking ideas for you to choose from.

1. Microwave Chilli Dog

Chili Dogs

This is going to take a maximum of 15 minutes to cook. But just because it’s a chilli dog doesn’t mean that you can’t have variety in this dish. You can try out various types of hot dogs like turkey dogs, chicken dogs, beef dogs and so on. But it doesn’t end there. You could even vary the type of chilli which is being used!

2. Meatball Subs

Meatball subs

When your kids are outside in the sun playing all day long, the best thing to give them is meatball subs. You could start with frozen meatballs to cut down on your effort. Then all you have left is the job of assembling the sub. You can find variety here as well by using various types of meatballs.

3. Chicken Panini

Chicken Panini

These sandwiches which are quite savory can be made in a Panini press. Plus, you can make them in under 15 minutes, it’s that simple! You will find that although it looks like your kids won’t like it, looks can be quite deceiving; they will love it, guaranteed!

4. BBQ Chicken Salad

BBQ salad

You might think that salad is simply boring, but not this one. Although it is simple to make it tastes delicious, and is nutritious for kids as well as adults. Take a bit of pre-cooked shredded chicken, a big bottle of BBQ sauce and voila, you have a BBQ chicken salad. You could use rotisserie chicken or even leftovers and whatever veggies you want in the salad.

5. Pesto Pasta

Pesto pasta

Get a bottle of home made pesto or some store bought pesto. Mix it together with pasta and abracadabra, you have pesto pasta. You don’t even need the hot plate for this!

6. Pulled Chicken Recipe

Pulled Chicken

This recipe involves roasting the backside of any animal; in this case it is chicken. This can be done in the slow cooker but it does take a lot of time. You need to get the meat so soft that it falls off the bones on its own. Cook it at a low temperature in the cooker and after a few hours you will get the pulled chicken. So you don’t even have to stand in the heat hour after hour cooking for this!

7. Grilled Salmon Recipe

Grilled salmon

Yes, you will need a grill for this and you will have to stand in the heat a bit, but it really isn’t all that bad. Any sort of indoor grill is going to do and these grills will help you make dinner faster and the food tastes just as good.

8. Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits

All you need for this recipe is a slow cooker. But keep in mind that the shapes as well as the temperature for slow cookers are different so you might have to keep your eye out for this one. If you find that the grits are not cooked enough, the liquid is going to be absorbed and you will have to keep adding more. You can even add as much heat as you want to the dish.

9. Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese chicken salad

This dish is very simple to make, yet it tastes like something out of a restaurant. If you are in a hurry then you simply have to use botteled dressing. The sweet and salty flavour of this dish is a treat for adults as well as children.

10. Tortilla Pizzas with Spinach

Tortilla pizza

You can make this individually so that the quantity can be customized according to your needs. The best part is that your kids can even help you make this. You have a second plus point, you are getting your kids to eat spinach!

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