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Light dinner recipes

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Light dinner recipes. Get inspired and try out new things.

This Garlic Parmesan Orzo Pasta is made up of tender orzo tossed in a light and cheesy cream sauce. Just one-pot and 20 minutes!

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Add these light summer meals to your weekly menu this season. You'll have everyone excited about summer dinners, and they're perfect for dining al fresco!

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Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken that's pan-seared, coated in a creamy coconut milk sauce and then baked to perfection and ready in 30 minutes!

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Summer chicken recipes are one of our favorite things to make because they’re so quick and simple to make! When it’s hot outside, all we really want to eat is something on the light side, like Sals…

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Summertime calls for nutritious, low-cal recipes. Here are 30 light summer meals, all under 500 calories.

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26 · Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing is a light and healthy salad recipe that's packed with craveable flavor and crunch!

17 ingredients

Meat
  • 1 Chicken breast, cooked then shredded
Produce
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro
  • 1/4 heaping tsp Ginger, ground
  • 2 Green onions
  • 1/2 Lime, juice of large
  • 3 tbsp Peanuts
Condiments
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 4 tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Tamari or soy sauce, gluten-free
Baking & Spices
  • 3 cups Coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 Red pepper
  • 1 Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds, toasted
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil, toasted
Liquids
  • 2 tbsp Water
Other
  • 1 Large or 2 small cloves garlic, pressed or minced
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54 · Gorgeous Italian chopped salad recipe loaded with shredded brussels sprouts, chickpeas, veggies, salami, olives, pepperoncini and delicious cheeses. This flavorful and easy Italian chopped brussels sprouts salad is tossed in a light Italian dressing and makes the perfect hearty lunch or fresh dinner!

17 ingredients

Meat
  • 4 oz Genoa salami
Produce
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1 1/2 cups Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Chickpeas
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Pepperoncinis
  • 1/2 Red onion, small
Condiments
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata or sliced black olives, pitted
  • 1 tsp Sugar or honey
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Black pepper, Freshly ground
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Red wine vinegar
Dairy
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup Provolone cheese
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An easy chicken wrap recipe you can throw together in just 15 minutes for a quick & healthy dinner or lunch. Featuring simple ingredients like shredded chicken, hummus, chopped fresh veggies, a homemade red wine vinaigrette, and crumbled cheese all piled onto a piece of soft & chewy naan bread (Indian flatbread). Fix this on a busy weeknight or prep it for the week ahead for grab & go meals.

14 ingredients

Meat
  • 3 cups Chicken, cooked
Produce
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Cucumber
  • 1/2 cup Red onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vinaigrette or juice from the veggies
Condiments
  • 1 cup Red pepper hummus, roasted
  • 1/4 cup Red wine vinaigrette, homemade
  • 2 cups Veggie mixture with dressing
Baking & Spices
  • 4 cups Mix, organic spring
  • 1 Sea salt & black pepper
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 Drizzle Olive oil, good-quality extra virgin
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 4 pieces Naan bread
Dairy
  • 4 tbsp Feta cheese or goat cheese, full-fat
Other
  • For garnish (added to each wrap):
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32 · These cool and creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps are a super quick and easy lunch or light dinner option!

6 ingredients

Meat
  • 8 strips Bacon, thick cut crisp cooked
  • 8 oz Deli sliced chicken breast
Produce
  • 2 cups Lettuce, leaves
  • 1/2 cup Tomatoes
Condiments
  • 4 tbsp Ranch dressing
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 4 Tortillas, large
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Light Dinner Recipes – When it starts to get hot and sticky, keep your meals light all summer long with these tasty recipes. These light dinners recipes include our favorite fresh ingredients…

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