Want some easy, breezy recipes to help get dinner on the table on hot summer nights? You’ve come to the right place! From salads to bbq, here are 13 summer recipes to help beat the sizzle!
Summer days are long, no doubt about. And during school holidays, they’re ESPECIALLY long. There are hours spent entertaining kids, diverting boredom and the heat can zap your energy levels too. We hear you, we’re feeling it too.
Here are some of our favourite summer recipes, some of which are just as delicious cold as what they are hot. So you can make it first thing and just eat it later. EASY!
13 Recipes to Try This Summer…
1. Pizza Party!
I LOVE pizza. I especially love it when I just make the dough and everyone does their own topping (because of less work for me). Don’t have a pizza oven? Avoid heating up the house with your oven by cooking pizza in a hooded BBQ. Winning!
Summer is burger season, is it not? Try this beef burger recipe on for size and tell me, do beetroot and pineapple belong in a burger, yes or no?
3. Lamb Kebabs
Striking it hot on the BBQ with these lamb kebabs, meat and vegetables on a stick will forever be a winner with the kids!
4. Savoury Slice
Savoury slice is a good one to have tucked away in the fridge when you’ve spent the day out swimming and everyone is just TOO TIRED to do anything. Team it with salad for a light meal. Yum!
5. Chicken and Halloumi Patties
Love chicken? Love halloumi cheese? This is YOUR recipe! Chicken and halloumi patties are delicious sandwiched in a burger or just on their own.
6. Jacket Potatoes
Traditionally I associate potatoes with comforting winter dinners, but there’s the lure of cooking spuds in a slow cooker and just topping them with your favourite salads and sour cream that I just can’t resist. Skip the takeaway and go with jacket potatoes instead.
7. Easy Peasy Pesto Pasta
Eat it hot or eat it cold, pesto pasta is a winner of a hot night meal.
8. Chicken and Vegetable Rice Paper Rolls
A dinner the whole family can take part in, making rice paper rolls can be a real family affair. Stack them, roll them and dip them. Delicious!
9. Honey Soy Chicken Wings
A budget cut, chicken wings are one of my favourites! Honey soy chicken wings are awesome baked in the oven or BBQ and leftovers can be devoured cold the next day.
10. Lamb Kofta Wraps
Who doesn’t love a wrap dinner? Lamb kofta wraps are NEARLY like a Greece holiday, just don’t forget the tzatziki!
11. Marinated Steak Salad
Steak salad is a THING. Low in carbs, it’s like a steak sandwich in a bowl – awesome if you’re trying to get back on track after all the Christmas fare has left the fridge.
12. Moroccan Prawn Couscous
So good you say it twice! Moroccan prawn couscous is summer in a bowl and a delicious mix of seafood and tasty spiced grains.
13. Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad
One of my firm favourites, get ready for a flavour BOMB. You might doubt it, but this watermelon, feta and mint salad is an absolute taste sensation. Try it at least once!
There you have it, 13 delicious options to devour this summer. What’s your favourite hot-nightmeal to cook?