Summertime is fun but it can also get super crazy busy when your booked end to end all day, shifting the kids around to camps, playdates and the in-laws just so you can get your own work done. Add in planning meals every single day and night and things can get a little overwhelming. So here are some of my favorite super easy summer meals that you can make in under 30 minutes that everyone will love.
1. Chickpea Cauliflower Burger
A veggie burger that is made with chickpeas, riced cauliflower, bright sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh herbs that all help to create this tasty veggie burger that is vegan, dairy free and baked to crispy perfection! Load it up on a fluffy bun with some creamy Green Goddess Dressing and it is one complete meal everyone will love!
2. Crunchy Curry Chicken Salad
This Curry Chicken Salad is so creamy and crunchy and just perfectly wrapped up in some lettuce cups or all on it’s own. Made up of roasted chicken breast, crisp carrots, celery, onion, cashews and raisins for sweetness. Topped with the most addictive creamy curry yogurt sauce you will want to put on everything! One of the best portable easy summer meals.
Ingredients: cooked chicken breast, celery, carrots, onion, cashews, raisins, cilantro. lime, Greek yogurt, mayo, curry powder, honey
3. Simple Chickpea Chicken Salad
Chickpeas replace chicken in this Simple Chickpea Chicken Salad. Made with hearty chickpeas, sweet grapes, crunchy celery and walnuts and creamy vegan mayo and dijon mustard. All combined into this protein packed, plant-based chicken salad. Only 15 minutes to make and it’s vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free!
Ingredients: chickpeas, grapes, celery parsley, dill, onion, walnuts, mayo, mustard, salt and pepper
4. Gluten Free Pesto Chicken Pizza
This quick and easy gluten free Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe is an epic thin crust summer recipe that the whole family will love. Perfectly crispy and light chickpeas flour pizza crust topped with herby homemade pesto, grilled chicken breast, sliced red onion and melty cheese.
5. Clean Eating Summer Creamy Asparagus Soup
A super healthy but creamy and delicious soup loaded with veggies and yummy herbs and spices and bended until super creamy and so good! Vegan, dairy-free and gluten free. This is literally the easiest, healthy summer soup that you have to try!
Ingredients: asparagus, potatoes, onion, garlic, chili powder, basil, vegetable stock, nutritional yeast, coconut milk, lemon, salt and pepper
6. Crispy Air Fryer Falafel – Vegan and Gluten Free
A simple, easy homemade falafel recipe that is a must try! This is a much simpler, healthier version of a classic falafel recipe without all of that frying in oil. It is made with chickpeas, herbs and spices and it is just the best fun summer meatless recipe that even your kids will love!
Ingredients: dry chickpeas, parsley, cilantro, onion, garlic, flour, baking powder, lemon, olive oil, cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt and pepper
7. Easy Kale Salad with Bright Lemon Dressing
This Easy Kale Salad recipe is packed full of fresh veggies, tangy, homemade lemon dressing, crunchy nuts and sweet, plump raisins. You can make it ahead and have it ready in less than 10 minutes! This is a quick and easy salad recipe you don’t want to miss! Add some sliced grilled chicken for a healthy quick complete meal.
Ingredients: kale, lemon, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, dijon mustard, parmesan cheese, golden raisins, pistachios
8. Crispy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
This is a very easy Healthy Chicken Parmesan recipe that you will want to make over and over again. It takes less than 10 minutes, can easily be made gluten free and is a healthy dinner recipe you can make any day of the week!
9. Air Fryer Salmon Patties With Apple Fennel Slaw
These insanely good golden Air Fryer Salmon Patties have so much flavor, can be ready in less than 10 minutes and they come out so crisp and tender every time! Thank you Air Fryer! Pair them with a crisp and cream apple fennel slaw and it is one perfectly delicious easy summer meal everyone will love!
Ingredients: salmon, egg, breadcrumbs, mayo, mustard, lemon, dill, cabbage, fennel, apple, onion, Greek yogurt, salt and pepper
10. Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad
This is literally the BEST Chicken Taco Salad! Super juicy ground chicken seasoned with taco seasoning and cooked until crispy brown. Piled on top of crisp romaine lettuce along with vibrant sweet cherry tomatoes, corn, red onion and diced avocado. The best part of all is the insane creamy cilantro lime dressing that is everything in this recipe!
Ingredients: ground chicken, olive oil, taco seasoning lettuce, cherry tomatoes, corn, avocado, red onion, shredded cheddar cheese, cilantro, limes, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, salt and pepper
11. Healthy Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
This easy and healthy Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry is a tasty, one pan recipe the whole family will love. Mixes of sweet and tangy flavors married with tender cooked chicken and veggies, covered in a homemade 5 minute teriyaki sauce. It’s also low-carb, Whole30, Gluten Free and a perfect meal prep recipe.
Ingredients: chicken, sesame oil, frozen veggies, bell peppers, onion, pineapple, soy sauce, pineapple juice, maple syrup, garlic, ginger, scallions, sesame seeds
12. Easy Vegan Roasted Veggie Hummus Sandwich
This hummus sandwich with veggies is so quick and easy but also crazy good! Smooth and savory hummus smothered on sprouted grain bread, layered with warm balsamic roasted veggies topped with sun-dried tomato spread and greens. A meal that is sure to up your sandwich game any day of the week. Vegan, plant-based and loaded with flavor and nutrition! The very BEST recipe for taking easy summer meals outside to the grill.
Ingredients: bell pepper, zucchini, red onion, portobello mushrooms, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, bread, hummus, sun dried tomato spread, arugula, vegan parmesan cheese, lemon
I hope you and your family enjoy these quick and easy summer meals that you can make to help relieve that meal time stress and enjoy more family time together this summer!