Pair these seasonal plates with a summer side dish for one unforgettable meal.
Now that summertime has finally arrived, you'll want to spend the next few months enjoying all the wonderful things the warmer months have to offer. Maybe you'll be outside with your family, taking a road trip or two, or at least lounging on your porch or patio soaking up the sun. Although there are endless summer activities to do, we guarantee that spending tons of time in the kitchen is definitely not at the top of your list. These summer dinner recipes are about to make the most beautiful time of the year even better. First of all, these dishes are so easy to whip up—some of them don't even require you to turn on an appliance, which is always a huge plus. Our recommended recipes come together in no time at all, so you won't spend the day cooking for your loved ones—you'll spend those precious hours actually enjoying their company. Of course, you'll need a sweet treat to end the meal, and a few refreshing drinks to wash everything down. Although these plates are absolutely ideal for the summer, you'll likely be making these meals well into the fall—and we don't blame you. Featuring side dishes and entrées, these recipes are too delicious not to whip up as much as you possibly can.