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11 Garden Fresh & Easy Summer Dinner Recipes

garden fresh and easy summer recipes

During the summer, the last place you want to be is in a hot kitchen making dinner! Plus, if you’re like us, you’ve got a ton of summer veggies from your garden just waiting to be eaten. These healthy garden fresh and easy summer dinner recipes will help you use up all your fresh vegetables AND get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less! 

Grilled Corn & Zucchini Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

This quick and easy (not to mention healthy) salad is a must try if you love grilled corn! And the best part is that you’ll have some dressing left over to use throughout the week!

Garden Vegetables Used: Corn, Zucchini, Garlic, Basil

summer cucumber soup recipe
via PureWow

Cucumber-Avocado Blender Soup

Yes, we said it. Soup in the summer. But, this delicious cold soup will leave you feeling refreshed and diving in for seconds! We love this quick and easy way to use some garden fresh cucumbers and summer herbs.

Garden Vegetables Used: Cucumbers, Parsley, Mint

summer dinner cobb salad
via The Recipe Critic

Summer Cobb Salad

This is no boring, ordinary salad! Packed with lots of protein and piled on with a variety of summer vegetables and fruits, the entire family will love it.

Garden Vegetables Used: Corn, Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Basil

easy grilled salmon recipe
via Cooking Classy

Pesto Salmon and Veggies in Foil

Another super easy grilled recipe that is healthy, quick and easy. Plus, cleanup is super easy. What more could you ask for during the summer!

Garden Vegetables Used: Green Beans, Grape Tomatoes, Basil

skillet lasagna dinner recipe
via Pure Wow

Skillet Lasagna with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

While this may be called a cheater’s lasagna, we simply call it delish! Forget classic lasagna—this quick and healthy version of lasagna is sure to be one of your summer go-tos! 

Garden Vegetables Used: Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Asparagus, Zucchini, Basil

stuffed zucchini recipe
via Hello Fresh

Bruschetta Zucchini Boats with Couscous

Our Sass publisher found this recipe via Hello Fresh and has been using it ever since. The crowd-pleasing, vegetarian meal takes only 30 minutes to make!

Garden Vegetables Used: Roma Tomatoes, Zucchini, Garlic, Basil

grilled sausage and vegetables recipe
via Whole and Heavenly Oven

Marinated Grilled Summer Veggies + Sausage

This is one of our go-to easy summer dinner recipes! You can use just about any type of vegetable in this meal. Plus, everything is grilled, so there’s hardly any cleanup! We also like to add in some chopped jalapeno or other hot pepper to spice things up!

Garden Vegetables Used: Potatoes, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Green Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Oregano, Jalapeno

vegetable pizza recipe
via Pure Wow

Vegetarian Pizza with Zucchini and Bell Peppers

Starting off with store-bought pizza dough is what makes this recipe a cinch. Use a variety of summer garden staples such as zucchini, bell peppers and cherry tomatoes!

Garden Vegetables Used: Zucchini, Bell Pepper, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil

easy summer recipe with zucchini
via Spices In My DNA

Summer Zucchini Pasta

With just 7 ingredients, this easy summer dinner pasta recipe is great for a simple meal or a busy weeknight! Add some cherry tomatoes for a pop of color and flavor.

Garden Vegetables Used: Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Garlic, Basil, Cherry Tomatoes

easy summer dinner rice bowl
via Half Baked Harvest

California Chicken, Veggie, & Avocado Rice Bowl

Another one of our publisher’s go-to meals, this rice bowl is perfect for a quick and delicious dinner. Plus, it also makes a great lunch! This easy, healthy, chicken and rice bowl is made almost entirely on the grill (yay, minimal clean up!), using fresh ingredients. The best part? It takes less than 30 minutes to make!

Garden Vegetables Used: Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Garlic, Parsley

garden fresh dinner recipe
via Supper With Michelle

Lemony Broccolini Pasta

Even though it’s a pasta dish, this recipe tastes very light and fresh and also makes a perfect meal for a busy weeknight. Substitute the sun dried tomatoes for some fresh cherry tomatoes from your garden. 

Garden Vegetables Used: Broccolini or Broccoli, Zucchini, Onion, Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes

easy summer dinner

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