Healthy Summer Recipes You'll Want to Make on Repeat All Season
Indian Cauliflower Fried Rice
Subbing cauliflower for rice boosts nutrition in this easy healthy dinner recipe loaded with veggies and irresistible flavors of Indian spices. For under 300 calories, you'll be fueled with 5 g fiber and 26 g protein.
Skip the sugar-laden store-bought barbecue sauce and make your own with chopped fresh apricots, honey, vinegar, and spices. Healthy summer meals like this one will smell so good on the grill in your backyard, neighbors will flock to your fence to see what’s cooking.
As much fun as it is to try new healthy summer recipes, sometimes you just want to stuff your face into a big old burrito bowl. Here's one you can actually feel good about eating, even with the extra guac.
Summer Bean Soup
The best healthy summer recipes incorporate many flavors from your garden. This summer bean soup, while on the lighter side, is comfort in a bowl with leeks, shelling beans, zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, and Swiss chard. Add in whatever fresh herbs you have on hand, too, for a final summery touch.
Turkey Meat Loaf Pockets with Peach-Barbecue Glaze
Sheet-Pan Chicken with Peaches and Tomatoes
Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps
Beans and Greens Soupe au Pistou
Enjoy this Provençal twist on veggie-loaded minestrone (ready in only 45 minutes!) for an alfresco summer dinner and pretend you’re sitting outside a quaint bistro in the South of France.
Orange Salmon with Edamame Orzo
This sweet, citrus meal starring salmon is one of our favorite easy healthy summer recipes. Marinate the fish in lemon and orange juice, then place atop a bed of orzo and iron-rich edamame.
Asian Potato Salad with Shrimp
Asparagus Noodle Bowl
Red-on-Red Chicken Salad with Feta-and-Honey Balsamic Drizzle
Skip processed bottled dressing and make your own drizzle using reduced balsamic vinegar and honey. Natural sugars from summer fruit sweeten the chicken salad, adding lots of vitamins and few calories. Make a party out of this healthy summer meal by serving in cute watermelon bowls or over fresh spinach.
Shrimp, Mango, and Couscous Skillet
Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled Shrimp Panzanella
We’ve overhauled Panzanella, a traditional Italian salad featuring dry bread and tomatoes, by making this healthy summer recipe with fresh, seasonal produce like sweet peppers and zucchini. Serve it as a side for as many as 10 people, making it the perfect choice for summer potlucks.
Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Chile Pepper Slaw
These light yet satisfying fish tacos get a flavor boost from bright citrus flavors and a fiery chile-pepper slaw. Not only is this summer dinner recipe low-cal, it fills you up with 5 grams of fiber.
Creamy Farro-Smothered Portobellos
Farro, an ancient grain with a chewy nutty texture, stars alongside Swiss chard, dried tomatoes, and goat cheese in our simple stuffed portobellos. At under 250 calories per serving, this entrée proves it can be delicious to make healthy summer dinner recipes.
Skewered Shrimp Scampi
Fast-cooking vermicelli pasta makes the perfect bed for these garlicky shrimp skewers that go from prep to plate in under 30 minutes. Squeeze fresh lemon wedges over shrimp for added citrus flavor.
Eggplant Caprese Salad
Sloppy Turkey and Veggie Sandwiches
Looking for a leaner take on your usual summer barbecue fare? Try our turkey and veggie twist on sloppy joes, and don’t forget the creamy yogurt and goat cheese sauce, it adds rich decadent flavors.
Grilled Honey-Orange Chicken Salad
Prepare the marinade for this sweet citrus salad in the morning, and let the chicken soak all day long. Not only will this cut your evening prep time, but it will give the chicken time to absorb the flavors for irresistible taste in every bite.
Planked Sesame-Ginger Tuna Steaks
Grill tuna steaks between two cedar planks for irresistible smoky flavor. A simple Asian-inspired sauce adds a bit of spice to our tuna steaks, which pair perfectly with sweet grilled pineapple in this healthy summer dinner.
Chicken, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad
Summer-fresh tomatoes and cucumbers add bright, in-season flavor to this lettuce-free salad recipe, while olives and chicken add heartiness to make it a full meal.