Refreshing Meals for Hot Summer Days

Summer is here! I’m so happy! Fresh produce, blue skies, and warm temperatures. The only challenge I face during the summer is what to cook on hot days. I’m a champ when it comes to wintry comfort food since 9 months out of the year, it’s cold and rainy, but I am still exploring what to cook during the summers. Often the last thing anyone want to do when it’s 90+ outside is fire up the oven indoors. And sure it’s easy enough to throw meat, corn, and potatoes on the grill out back but you can’t do that everyday right? That’s where this post comes in to play. These recipes focus on fresh produce paired with quality meats to create satisfying but not heavy dinners for hot summer days. None of the recipes require the oven either. I hope you enjoy this collection! I’m so excited for this, my new menu plan, for the summer!

Crispy Fish Tacos with Mexican Colesalw

Citrus and Garlic Marinaded Halibut

Citrus and Garlic Marinaded Halibut

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

BBQ Chicken Foil Packets Life in the Lofthouse


Bacon Blue Chicken Salad

Bacon Blue Chicken Salad. Chicken, bacon, blue cheese, and candied pecans top this green bed to create a unique and intensely flavorful full meal deal. Small Town Girl Blog.

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Garlic and Dijon from Natasha’s Kitchen

Easy grilled salmon skewers with garlic & dijon. Juicy with incredible flavor & takes less than 30 minutes ~ KEEPER! |

Turkey Burger Lettuce Wrap by The Garlic Diaries

Chicken Apple Feta Salad

Chicken Apple Feta Salad. A delicious, healthy, and filling meal. Perfect for a busy weeknight!

Tuscan Grilled Chicken Kebabs from Oh, Sweet Basil

These Tuscan grilled chicken kabobs are so easy and we eat them all summer long. Bright, fresh colors and fresh flavors for dinner tonight! Low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free

Italian Chop Salad


Korean Steak Kabobs from Gimme Some Oven

This Korean Steak Kabobs recipe is made with a super-easy, flavorful marinade, and grilled to perfection with any vegetables you'd like. So flavorful and delicious!! |


Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Greek Chicken Gyros from The Seasoned Mom

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros! Healthy Recipes | Healthy Dinner Recipes | Crock Pot Recipes | Chicken Recipes | Easy Dinner Recipes | Crock Pot Meals | Crock Pot Chicken

Awesome Salmon


BLT Chicken Salad from Lemon Tree Dwelling

This BLT Chicken Salad combines all the flavors of BLT's in a creamy chicken salad that's sure to become a new favorite!

Steak Salad with Chevre and Pears


Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas from Yummy Healthy Easy


Taco Salad with Easy Homemade Shells

Taco Salad with Easy Homemade Shells

Korean Beef Tacos from Natasha’s Kitchen

Fully loaded Korean Beef Tacos with flavorful Beef Bulgogi. Don't skip the best taco sauce! Every bite of these Korean Beef Tacos is a flavor explosion! |

Grilled Chilean Beef Skewers with Smoky Chimichurri from Feasting at Home

Grilled Chilean Beef Skewers with Smoky Chimichurri Sauce and Cilantro Rice. An easy flavorful weeknight meal. |

Turkey Bacon Avocado Salad with Garlic Dill Dressing

Turkey Bacon Avocado Salad with Garlic Dill Dressing. Small Town Girl Blog.

Citrus Avocado Chicken from Favorite Family Recipes

Citrus Avocado Chicken Recipe

Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa from Cooktoria

This tasty and easy Salmon Burger recipe is not to be missed! Ditch the bun and serve it with mouthwatering Avocado Salsa. ❤ COOKTORIA.COM

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa from The Girl Who Ate Everything

These Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are light and refreshing!

BLTA Chicken Salad Wraps from Cooking Classy

BLTA Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Blackberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad with Crispy Fried Goat Cheese from Closet Cooking

Blackberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad with Crispy Fried Goat Cheese

Tin Foil Sausage and Veggie Dinner by Chelsea’s Messy Apron

These delicious and easy sausage tin foil packets are so quick to assemble! They are packed with sausage, tons of veggies, and the best seasoning mix. Recipe-



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About Malia

Hi There! My name is Malia. I love to cook, garden, fish, and live in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Come join in my silly adventures as I tromp through the garden, cook up a storm, and try to live every day to its fullest!

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