Recipe Type: Under 30 Minutes

This delicious, easy salad features succulent lobster tossed with chopped asparagus and tomatoes in a light lemon dressing. To save time, I buy the lobsters steamed from my local fishmonger.

Lobster Asparagus Chopped Salad

Summer Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad are delicious topped with a Buttermilk-Dijon Dressing, goes great with anything you're grilling!

Summer Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

All the deliciousness of stuffed mushrooms without all the work! An easy side dish you can serve any night of the week!

Dina’s Tossed Mushrooms

Instant Pot Chicken Stew with corn (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods. It's a simple dish, but my whole family loves it. I make it at least 2 times a month! 

Instant Pot Chicken Stew with Corn (Pollo Guisado con Maiz)

Cobb Salad in a Jar with Buttermilk Ranch is the perfect lunch recipe to make ahead and eat when you're on the go!

Cobb Salad in a Jar with Buttermilk Ranch

I swapped the bread for tomatoes in these quick and easy, low-carb stuffed tomato tuna melts made with tuna salad and melted cheddar. Perfect for lunch and a great way to use up those summer tomatoes!

Tomato Tuna Melts

These beefy meatballs are cooked in a mushroom gravy and lightened up by using half ground turkey and half lean ground beef.

Salisbury Steak Meatballs (Instant Pot, Stove Top, Slow Cooker)

Figs and Prosciutto, savory and sweet they're a match made in heaven! Add some fresh mozzarella, peppery arugula and balsamic dressing and this salad will make you swoon with every bite.

Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Fig Salad with Arugula

Peaches are so ripe and juicy right now, the perfect time to make this easy, delicious salad you can whip up in minutes!

Peach Arugula Salad

When you think of grilled vegetables, corn, eggplant, peppers and zucchini usually come to mind. But did you know you can make brussels sprouts on the grill too? They come out charred on the edges and make the perfect side to grilled steaks, pork or chicken.

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

This salad has everything I love about a cheeseburger, sans the bun. Chopped romaine, tomatoes, avocado, pickles, shredded cheese topped with grilled burgers, red onions and drizzled with a seriously delicious dressing.

Cheeseburger Salad

This creamy potato salad made with rainbow potatoes, celery, pickles, mustard and dill is lightened up using half mayonnaise, half yogurt. Perfect for picnics and backyard parties all summer long.

Rainbow Potato Salad

One of my favorite summer salad combinations is watermelon with feta, balsamic, red onion and arugula. It's so refreshing and light, and perfect to make in jars to take to the beach or park (I keep them chilled in cooler).

Watermelon Feta Arugula Salad in Jars

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on some fresh white fish such as Fluke, Flounder, Halibut, etc., this easy skillet recipe is a must. Takes less than 10 minutes to make and tastes so good!

Skillet Fish Fillet with Tomatoes, White Wine and Capers

This Watermelon, Jicama and Cucumber Salad is light and refreshing for a hot summer day. A great side for just about anything you put on the grill!

Watermelon, Jicama and Cucumber Salad

These skinless chicken drumsticks sweet and sticky, and so delicious! Cooked in a skillet with honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger until the chicken is tender and the sauce thickens. You won't miss the skin!

Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks (Skillet or Instant Pot)

Sweet and spicy Korean-inspired Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers are perfect for weeknight cooking because they take less than 10 minutes to cook.

Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers

Cucumbers with the seeds scooped out and filled with hummus, avocado, tomatoes, onion and sprouts. So refreshing, healthy and light! An easy low-carb, low-sodium, gluten-free alternative to bread.

Veggie Hummus Cucumber Boats

A protein-packed meatless salad in a jar made with quinoa, lentils, grape tomatoes, arugula, avocado and hard boiled eggs are perfect to pack for work, the beach, picnics, or anywhere you need a portable lunch on-the-go!

Protein Egg and Quinoa Salad Jars

This Mexican inspired dish of Cauliflower Rice uses finely chopped cauliflower, which makes a fantastic low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice.

Mexican Cauliflower “Rice”

Grilled sirloin steak "flaco" tacos use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!

Steak Taco Lettuce Wraps

An EASY 15-minute dish you'll want to make all summer long! Fresh heads of romaine lettuce are split down the middle, grilled until slightly charred and smoky, along with fresh corn and skinless chicken thighs, then topped with tomatoes, onions, avocado and a simple salsa vinaigrette.

Grilled Romaine Salad with Chicken, Corn and Salsa Dressing

This simple vegan hummus-avocado toast is perfect for breakfast or lunch! Multigrain toast topped with good-for-you toppings ready in under 5 minutes, what could be better!

Hummus Avocado Toast

Grilled shrimp, corn, peppers and zucchini topped with fresh avocado and lime juice – an easy light salad you'll want to make all summer long.

Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Bowl

This is my easy go-to recipe for grilled lamb loin chops which can be made indoors or out!

Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops

Shawarma-Spiced Grilled Chicken with Garlic Yogurt – an easy, grilled chicken version of the classic Turkish street food which is usually cooked on a rotating spit.

Grilled Chicken Shawarma

This quick and easy Korean-inspired salmon dish is cooked in the broiler, perfect for weeknight cooking because it takes less than 10 minutes to cook. The glaze is so tasty it would be great with other types of fish as well.

Gochujang-Glazed Salmon

If you're looking for a quick weeknight meal that's both light in calories and easy to make, this is your dish!

Garlicky Shrimp Stir-fry with Shiitakes and Bok Choy

This shredded raw brussels sprout salad with bacon and avocado can be eaten as a main or a side dish. Because raw brussels stand up so well to dressing, it's also great to make ahead – just add the avocado right before serving.

Shredded Raw Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon and Avocado

This Mediterranean Bean Salad is so light and fresh, made with lemon juice, mint and parsley. This can be served as a side dish, perfect for potlucks or to make it a main for lunch serve it over spiralized cucumbers.

Mediterranean Bean Salad