3 Easy Summer Dinners

Easy? Check. Healthy? Check. Delicious? You betcha.

There are many things in life I love to do, but cooking is not one of them. It certainly doesn’t help that I live in a city where I can get any kind of food delivered to my door through sites like Seamless and GrubHub, either. Every once in awhile, however, I attempt to get my act together and whip up a home cooked meal. I only have two requirements: it must be easy to make and delicious to eat. These recipes accomplish that mission.

Avocado + Egg Whites
Meet my go-to summer meal. Start by toasting a piece of bread (I’m a whole wheat or multi-grain kind of gal) and then load it up with a heaping of freshly sliced or mashed avocado. Top with some protein (I love egg whites) and sprinkle some hot sauce or hot pepper flakes on top for an added kick. Need more protein? Layer a few thinly sliced chicken breast strips or tofu and enjoy!

Avocado toast with egg whites and pea shoots on paper against a rustic wood background

Zucchini Noodles with Chicken
“Zoodles” = your summer alternative to pasta. All you need to do is spiralize a zucchini (or vegetable of your choice) and eat it the way you would any traditional pasta dish. Some ideas: toss in olive oil, salt & pepper; bolognese sauce; shrimp and vodka sauce – the possibilities are endless!

Zucchini noodles called zoodles with vegan bolognese and yeast flakes – vegan, healthy food!

Pan Seared Tuna Salad
My husband “invented” this meal a couple of summers ago and it’s still one of our all-time favorites. It involves pan seared tuna (which takes no time at all to make) thrown over some greens with avocado and – wait for it – grapefruit slices! It perfectly compliments the dish and gives it a welcomed seasonal flair.

- Focus is on the Tuna

What are some of your favorite summer meals? Leave us a comment below to tell us or link us to your favorite recipes.

Need some inspiration to get back into cooking this summer? These stunning kitchens found in Coldwell Banker listings should do the trick!

As for the header photo? Yeah, we can’t get enough of this New Orleans stunner listed by Janet Favrot, either!

Christian is the Senior Manager of Brand Media for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. In this role, he oversees social media for the brand as well as media planning for all national advertising campaigns. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, building LEGO sets and binging TV's latest hits. He currently resides in Miami, FL.

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