5-Ingredient Summer Meals

Eating well in the summer doesn’t have to be complicated. Our favorite 5-ingredient summer meals have few ingredients, but tons of flavor.

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 opens in a new tab
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 opens in a new tab
Elevate the traditional caprese salad by adding smoky flavor from the grill.

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

Grilled Veggie Pinwheels opens in a new tab 
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 opens in a new tab
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 opens in a new tab
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 opens in a new tab, 5-ingredient summer salads opens in a new tab, and 5-ingredient summer desserts opens in a new tab.

Explore More