5-Ingredient Summer Mains

Getting dinner on the table when all you (and your kids!) want to do is enjoy the outdoors can be tricky. But, when you stick with these super-simple 5-ingredient summer meals, you don’t need to spend a lot of time away from the fun.

Utilize the grill to make dinner an outdoor affair, keeping prep work easy by marinating or chopping ahead of time. Sauces and kale salads do well when made in advance, and little hands can help do the more involved work of getting everything onto skewers. Don’t forget to check out our grilling guide for tips on getting those dishes perfectly flame-kissed.

These easy dinner recipes are family friendly, with flavors that are mild enough for guests of all ages. Serve dishes with sauces on the side to allow for plate customization — and to keep things a little easier for yourself.

Round out your meal with our favorite 5-ingredient salads, or check out our other 5-ingredient dishes for more dinner ideas.

Grilled Veggie Pinwheels
Recipe Rating: 3.04452
Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Salmon
Recipe Rating: 3.40773
Almond Chicken and Mango Satay
Recipe Rating: 3.106
Grilled Sausage and Pepper Salad
Recipe Rating: 3.52135
Avocado Salmon Kale Salad
Recipe Rating: 3.86251
Coconut Milk Grilled Chicken
Recipe Rating: 2.64306
Grilled Swordfish Tacos
Recipe Rating: 3.49653
Hot Dog Mini Kabobs
Recipe Rating: 3.62811