Are you looking for some great summer lunch ideas for your family? Summer is the time for refreshing and quick meals – nothing heavy and nothing that will make you stay in the hot kitchen cooking for too long! 

On a hot day, the best summer meals are made of vegetables and fresh fruits. By the way, many of the recipes in my list don’t have to be only summer lunch ideas, they will make great summer dinners too!

12. Grilled Peach Caprese Naan Pizza – The Ultimate Easy Summer Meal

This may be a bold statement, but I’m pretty sure this Grilled Peach Caprese Naan Pizza is about to be your new favorite summer dinner.

Grilled Peach Caprese Naan Pizza - The Ultimate Easy Summer Meal

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11. Feta, aubergine, pomegranate, and harissa salad

Make 1 day ahead for a transportable lunch; keep chilled.

Feta, aubergine, pomegranate, and harissa salad

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10. Spaghetti Squash with Asparagus, Ricotta, Lemon, and Thyme

Fresh stalks of asparagus mingle with a healthy dose of lemon and thyme to hint at spring’s arrival, while this vegetarian supper is anchored with a favorite winter staple.

Spaghetti Squash with Asparagus, Ricotta, Lemon, and Thyme

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9. 30-Minute Homemade Chili Cheese Dogs

You can’t go wrong with chili cheese dogs for easy summer dinners, tailgating or barbecues. Homemade chili served up on hot dogs in just 30 minutes!

30-Minute Homemade Chili Cheese Dogs

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8. Simple Delicious Beet Gazpacho

Beet Gazpacho- a simple, delicious chilled beet soup with cucumber, avocado, and fresh dill – healthy and low calorie! Vegan and Gluten-free!

Simple Delicious Beet Gazpacho

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7. Cucumber Gazpacho with Yogurt & Cilantro

Cool and refreshing Cucumber Gazpacho with yogurt, cilantro, coriander, and lime. Top this with shrimp or keep it vegetarian! So simple and tasty.

Cucumber Gazpacho with Yogurt & Cilantro

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6. Green Garlic and Spinach Soup with Tarator

This delicious soup from Simon Bryant’s book, ‘Vegetables, Grains, and Other Good Stuff’, is beautiful enjoyed hot or cold. The tarator tempers the garlic with its smooth nuttiness, while also working to baffle the intense greenness of the soup.

Green Garlic and Spinach Soup with Tarator

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5. Seared Salmon with Tomato & Avocado Salsa – Keto & Low-Carb

Keto salmon fillets are pan-seared until perfectly golden brown then covered in a simple, vibrant and rich lime tomato and avocado salsa. Simply irresistible!

Seared Salmon with Tomato & Avocado Salsa - Keto & Low-Carb

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4. Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

This delicious spiralized zucchini with garlic, parmesan, and tomatoes recipe is both satisfying and delicious. And the most amazing is that they make a perfect low carb side dish!

Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

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3. Coconut-lime Fried Shrimp with Fiery Mango-peach Jalapeño Sauce

It’s the perfect summer snack, appetizer or accidental meal. And I say accidental meal because every time I have served coconut shrimp as an app people end up eating all the shrimp and not even bothering with dinner.

Coconut-lime Fried Shrimp with Fiery Mango-peach Jalapeño Sauce

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2. Grilled Corn & Zucchini Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

This recipe is for all of my grilled vegetable lovers out there. It’s simple to make – just grill veggies and blend dressing (literally) – and requires just 30 minutes from start to finish.

Grilled Corn & Zucchini Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

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1. Lobster Blts.

They are entirely too simply, albeit costing an arm and a leg if you can find some lobster and even adding another arm and a leg if you want to do two tails per sandwich… can you say super high maintenance?

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