As a food lover, I am constantly thinking about food and am looking up different dishes to try on Pinterest. Some of my favorite meals can be enjoyed to the fullest during the warm summer months.
These meals tend to be lighter and more colorful. Here are 10 foodie-licious summer meals that will make your mouth water.
1. Summer salad with strawberries and blueberries
Feta cheese, almonds, strawberries, and blueberries on a bed of spinach and arugula drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette
This classic summer salad is so dang good! It's one of the things I look forward to eating most during the warm months. It's light and delicious and you can never get enough of it!
2. Juicy bacon cheeseburger on the grill
Nothing screams summer more than throwing some juicy burgers on the grill. Burgers are one of my favorite meals, especially when there's bacon it... mmmmhhhmm. Add some tomato, cheddar cheese, and lettuce for a little more flavor.
Lasagna is a great dish to enjoy in the summer. It's not too filling and is pretty easy to make. There's a restaurant in Cape Cod that my family always gets lasagna catered from on the 4th of July. The marinara sauce they put on it is so delicious and they put sausage in the dish, which is absolutely delicious.
4. Grilled teriyaki chicken
Grilled chicken with teriyaki sauce topped with pineapple and melted cheese
This is one of my favorite dishes that my dad makes during the summer. The chicken is always so juicy and has a smoky taste from the grill. It's also sweet from the pineapple and teriyaki sauce.
5. Fish and chips
A classic meal to come across along the coast in the summer. The fish is always fresh and tastes delicious in a beer battered crust and dipped in ketchup. It's perfect for lunch or dinner depending on your appetite.
6. Chicken skewers with grilled corn
Grilled chicken skewers with red and yellow peppers, onions, and avocado
Chicken skewers are a light dish and are very easy to make on the grill. Pick your favorite veggies and layer them in between chunks of grilled chicken. Throw some corn on the cob on the grill as well and you've got yourself a delicious meal!
7. Shrimp scampi with linguine
This is one of my all-time favorite meals. I especially love it in the summer when the shrimp is really fresh. Topped with a garlicky and buttery sauce and some fresh herbs, this meal makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
Chili is one of my favorite meals to eat in the winter when it's really cold outside. But have you ever craved a nice bowl of chilly in the summer? I swear it tastes even better on a cool summer night. Topped with melted cheese and sour cream, this meal can be enjoyed any time of the year.
9. Tortellini pasta salad
Pasta salads are definitely a popular meal choice in the summer. My personal favorite is tortellini pasta salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and feta cheese drizzled with Italian dressing.
10. Steamed lobster
A widely enjoyed seafood dish often soaked in melted butter. If you live near the water, you can get lobster really fresh from the local seafood pound.