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23 Great Lunch and Light Dinner Recipes Perfect for Hot Weather

by Nina L. Palmer – Updated Jul 22, 2019
23 Great Lunch and Light Dinner Recipes Perfect for Hot Weather
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Lunch and light dinner recipes – The last thing most people want to do in the summer is to turn on the oven. At Eatwell101, we have the perfect solution for that:  a fine selection of light recipe ideas that will keep your cool, and get out of the kitchen quickly without skimping on nutrition with these hot weather recipes. Whether you’re a veggie- or meat-eater, we’ve got a main dish (actually 23) for you. From pasta salads to grilled chicken lettuce wraps,  here are our main dish ideas for a cooler and lighter dinner (or lunch) any day of the week. Enjoy!

Lunch and Dinner Recipes - Great Lunch and Light Dinner Recipes for Hot Weather

Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad with Avocado, Tomato, and Basil  - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/healthy-chicken-pasta-salad-recipe
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Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad with Avocado, Tomato, and Basil 

Cooking time: 10 min
This healthy chicken pasta salad is packed with flavor, protein and veggies!
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Asian Noodle Salad with the Best Ever Ginger Vinaigrette - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/asian-noodle-salad-recipe
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Asian Noodle Salad with the Best Ever Ginger Vinaigrette

Cooking time: 0 min
This vegan noodle salad is perfect for midweek lunches or larger gatherings.
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Cauliflower Broccoli Ham Salad {Low Carb / Keto} - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/cauliflower-broccoli-salad-recipe
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Cauliflower Broccoli Ham Salad {Low Carb / Keto}

Cooking time: 0 min
This broccoli cauliflower salad is the new low carb / keto lunch you're looking for!
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Blackened Chicken and Avocado Salad - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/blackened-chicken-avocado-salad-recipe
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Blackened Chicken and Avocado Salad

Cooking time: 15 min
This blackened chicken salad recipe with avocado is crisp and full of flavor - The simplest and healthiest meal you can make!
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Avocado Salad with Tomato, Eggs and Cucumber - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/avocado-salad-recipe
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Avocado Salad with Tomato, Eggs and Cucumber

Cooking time: 0 min
This flavorful avocado salad is perfect for your weeknight dinners of potluck contributions! Fresh, healthy and super delicious!
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Broccoli Meal Prep Salad {Low-Carb / Keto} - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/broccoli-meal-prep-salad-recipe
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Broccoli Meal Prep Salad {Low-Carb / Keto}

Cooking time: 0 min
This broccoli salad meal prep recipe is our idea of meal-prep perfection!
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Lettuce Wrap Sandwich with Ham, Tomato and Mozzarella - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/how-to-make-a-lettuce-wrap-recipe
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Lettuce Wrap Sandwich with Ham, Tomato and Mozzarella

Cooking time: 0 min
This low-carb Lettuce Wrap Sandwich is the perfect option for lunch on the go. Paleo, gluten-free and keto friendly!
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Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/mango-shrimp-tacos-recipe
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Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

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Creamy Avocado Egg Salad with Crispy Bacon - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/avocado-egg-salad-recipe
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Creamy Avocado Egg Salad with Crispy Bacon

Cooking time: 0 min
This chunky avocado egg salad is made with simple ingredients and requires no effort. Easy, nutritious, and SO delicious!
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Avocado Corn Salad Recipe with Feta - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/avocado-corn-salad-recipe
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Avocado Corn Salad Recipe with Feta

Cooking time: 0 min
This Avocado Corn Salad is so creamy and flavorful - A light, yet satisfying meal!
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Chicken Pasta Salad Bowl - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/chicken-pasta-salad-bowl-recipe
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Chicken Pasta Salad Bowl

Cooking time: 0 min
Perfect for meal prep or a healthy lunch on the go.
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Easy Shrimp Avocado Salad with Tomatoes - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/shrimp-avocado-salad-recipe
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Easy Shrimp Avocado Salad with Tomatoes

Cooking time: 5 min
This healthy shrimp avocado salad for two tastes crazy good and is loaded with the freshest ingredients.
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Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/chicken-lettuce-wraps-recipe
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Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cooking time: 10 min
Piled with chunky chicken and veggies – makes for a light, yet satisfying dinner.
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Spring Roll Noodle Salad - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/noodle-salad-recipe
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Spring Roll Noodle Salad

Cooking time: 0 min
Packed with vitamins and perfect for spring nights.
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Shrimp Lettuce Wraps - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/shrimp-lettuce-wraps
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Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Cooking time: 10 min
Healthy Lettuce Wraps made with shrimp, freshly chopped vegetables and a delicious peanut butter sauce - Overflowing with flavors and textures!
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Ham and Cheese Barley Salad - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/cheesy-barley-salad-recipe
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Ham and Cheese Barley Salad

Cooking time: 0 min
This flavor-packed barley salad is sure to keep you full until dinner.
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Quinoa and Cucumber Noodles Salad With Avocado Dressing - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/quinoa-cucumber-noodles-salad-recipe
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Quinoa and Cucumber Noodles Salad With Avocado Dressing

Cooking time: 0 min
A protein-rich salad that will quickly become a weekday staple.
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Grilled Chicken Salad with Cabbage and Raspberry Balsamic Dressing - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/grilled-chicken-salad-recipe
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Grilled Chicken Salad with Cabbage and Raspberry Balsamic Dressing

Cooking time: 15 min
This grilled chicken salad keeps you both refreshed and satisfied throughout hot summer days.
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Spring Salad Waffles - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/spring-salad-waffles-recipes
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Spring Salad Waffles

Cooking time: 0 min
A rainbow of power veggies on top of a breakfast favorite for a healthy, satisfying meal.
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Spicy Pineapple Tacos - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/spicy-pineapples-tacos-recipe
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Spicy Pineapple Tacos

Cooking time: 0 min
Full of fresh flavors and perfect for a quick lunch or a lightweight snack
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Spicy Chicken Tacos - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/chicken-tacos-recipe
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Spicy Chicken Tacos

Cooking time: 0 min
These quick chicken tacos are perfect for busy weeknights.
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Healthy Lettuce Shrimp Avocado Salad - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/healthy-lettuce-shrimp-avocado-salad-recipe
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Healthy Lettuce Shrimp Avocado Salad

Cooking time: 5 min
This avocado shrimp salad recipe with lettuce and tomato, is THE BEST healthy salad meal. Perfect for lunch or any night of the week!
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Spring Roll Meal Prep Bowls for the Week - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/meal-prep-bowls-recipe-healthy
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Spring Roll Meal Prep Bowls for the Week

Cooking time: 20 min
Eating great all week is as easy as opening the fridge!
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