Ready, set, go have more fun in the sun. Because these –> easy and healthy summer dinner recipes win the weeknight gold with a time of just 30 minutes.

5 Easy Summer Dinner Recipes in Minutes

Wave the flag, beat the drum, ring the bell! The easy summer weeknight dinner recipe winners are crowned. And they are healthy too. Extra points for everyone.

It’s summer, which means soup or stew simmering on the stove all day is a definite nope, not happening.

Days are spent at the beach and lounging by the pool of course. Ok. Maybe some of the days. But most of the time, we are just busy and it’s too hot to be in the kitchen for too long.

Enter these 30 minute meals that are healthy—and made from scratch with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Woot!

Chili Lime Black Bean Burgers

Satisfy your burger craving with healthier bean burgers loaded with flavor, spice, and herbs. Trust me, you will be asking,”What meat?” and not missing it at all. And, hello perfect meal for Meatless Monday!

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Chili Lime Black Bean Burgers

Grilled Skirt Steak with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

This grilled skirt steak is first marinated in herbs and spices. Just prep the marinade the night before and marinate overnight for tender and delicious meat that grills in minutes. It’s topped with cilantro chimichurri sauce for a punch of flavor. Pow! Like that.

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Fresh Cherry Sauce

This grilled chicken with fresh cherry sauce incorporates the fresh fruit of summer. The sauce is thick, silky, but don’t worry—it’s totally savory. It has to marinate for one hour, but not any longer. Plan for that and dinner can be ready in under 30.

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Grilled Chicken with Fresh Cherry Sauce

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

The rice, beans, ground turkey, jalapeño, shredded Cheddar cheese, and cilantro make these Tex-Mex stuffed peppers all you would ever want to eat for dinner. Seriously. Try using quick-cooking brown rice, quinoa, or bulgar.

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southwestern stuffed peppers

Salmon Burgers with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Salmon burgers with homemade tartar sauce are quick and healthy. The cucumbers make it extra light and summery with some crisp crunch.

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Salmon Burgers and Homemade Tartar Sauce

Grab these ingredients (you probably have many on hand already) and get cooking. Fire up the grill (and for all my fellow apartment-living-people use an indoor grill pan) to get those delicious, charred grill marks.

Enjoy more sunshine and eat well—What other quick, healthy meals are you making?

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