Summer days may be long, but that doesn’t mean your dinner prep has to be. We’ve gathered up our best summer dinner recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, and each one includes fresh avocados — our favorite heart-heathy fruit.
With these quick and easy recipes, you can spend less time in the kitchen and more summertime with your family and friends. Ring the dinner bell — it’s time to eat!
Related: For ultimate summer freshness, dig into these ahi-avocado poke tostadas.
This quick dinner delivers the tastes of Thailand along with a fork full of fruits and veggies. And the best part? You don’t even have to turn on the oven. Mango, cucumber, and mint keep things light while creamy avocado and sweet chili shrimp leave you wanting more. Bursting with flavor, this recipe is also a great option for anyone sticking to a gluten-free diet.
Throw a curveball at your regular family pizza night by topping it off with nutritious avocado. This pizza starts with a zesty tomato sauce and is topped with piles of delicious mozzarella cheese and shredded chicken. Baked to perfection in just 14 minutes, and topped with chunks of our favorite green fruit, it’s everything you’ve avo wanted.
Combining tropical with homestyle, this dinner cooks up fast and is perfect after an evening of backyard baseball. Since it takes less than 30 minutes to assemble these puppies, you’ll be dipping them into a spicy avocado-pineapple mash in no time.
Did You Know? Most Americans do not eat enough dietary fiber. Avocados to the rescue! Not only are they a heart-healthy fresh fruit, they’re also a good source of fiber and taste delicious — a triple win when you add them to your summer dinner recipes.
Hear that? The beach is calling! Whether you’re on vacation or just dreaming of island living, you can bring the beach to your dinner table with these fantastic fish tacos. Crunchy red cabbage and fresh cilantro tilapia swim in a creamy, zesty yogurt sauce. Easy to assemble and a rainbow of colors, these tacos will have you sailing away on your very own flavor wave in no time.
Go green and go grilled with this wholesome summer salad. Pineapple adds a crisp, tart twist to traditional salad, and avocado slices are an absolute must. The best part? You can mix up this tropical treat for the whole family in a matter of minutes.
With these quick and delicious summer dinner recipes, you won’t have to sacrifice taste for time. And by adding heart-healthy avocados to your diet, you won’t have to sacrifice delicious for nutrition.
Discover more avocado inspiration on our recipes page.