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5-Ingredient Summer Meals

Because all of these recipes use only five ingredients (or fewer!), you get to enjoy the full flavor of each one. Simple recipes like these are a great way to introduce you and your family to new flavors without making a big dent in your budget. Ready to plan the perfect summer meal? Try some of these easy 5-ingredient recipes:


Coconut Milk Grilled Chicken Recipe
This juicy chicken marinates while you’re at work, so you just need to toss it on the grill at dinnertime.


Grilled Caprese Salad Recipe
Elevate the traditional caprese salad by adding smoky flavor from the grill.


Strawberry Milk Shakes with Caramel Swirl
Who can resist a milk shake? Have the kids help you make this reward after a long day.


Grilled Veggie Pinwheels 
Grill extra veggies one night to make these pinwheels in advance. Your picnic basket has never looked so good!



Summer Cucumber and Dill Salad Recipe
Nothing tastes more fresh than the combo of cucumber and dill. Mix up this salad, then go play outside before digging in and cooling off.


Plum Crumble Recipe
Crumble is one of the easiest desserts around, and it's extra tasty with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

For even more inspiration, check out our 5-ingredient summer mains, 5-ingredient summer salads, and 5-ingredient summer desserts.