29 Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes to Make All Summer
It’s a hot summer night. You want a delicious dinner but can’t be bothered with an involved, complicated dish. Well, you’re in luck, because we happen to live by the motto “five ingredients or bust.” (Kidding, kind of.) Here, 29 quick and easy 5-ingredient summer recipes to make on repeat through Labor Day. They’re all supremely tasty, and none of them require more than a handful of fresh seasonal ingredients (plus a few pantry staples you already have in your kitchen).
1. One-Pan Steak with Beets and Crispy Kale
Easy, delicious and only one dish to wash up. What’s not to love?
3. Pan-Fried Cod with Orange and Swiss Chard
Just 30 minutes stand between you and this next-level dinner, but you wouldn’t know it at first glance.
7. Grilled Peach, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Sandwich
We like to call this open-face sandwich “summer on a plate.”
8. Zoodles with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella
Think spaghetti pomodoro, just a little lighter.
9. Shrimp and Grits
Oh, and it happens to be paleo-friendly. Happy cooking, y’all.
10. One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots
Taste the (carrot) rainbow.
11. Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles
What, you thought we’d make a list like this and not include plenty of zoodles? They’re a summertime staple.
12. Lemon Chicken with Asparagus
It’s bright, fresh and basically the epitome of summer.
16. Spaghetti with Rosemary and Lemon
Lemon makes everything taste like summer, in our humble opinion.
21. Pan-Seared Scallops with Citrusy Corn Succotash
Shh…these scallops are secretly so easy to make, but they look and taste totally impressive.
23. Melon Salad with Chili Powder, Mint, Lime and Flaky Sea Salt
Minimal effort, maximum results. We’re kind of obsessed with this spicy-sweet side dish.
27. 5-Ingredient Chipotle Chicken Taquitos
They’re even better than the restaurant version, promise.
28. Grilled Watermelon-Feta Skewers
Rather than just chopping up the ingredients and tossing them with dressing, this flavorful salad-on-a-stick begins at the grill.
29. Green Goddess Quinoa Summer Salad
*Drizzles Magic Green Sauce over our entire life*