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23 Great Lunch and Light Dinner Recipes Perfect for Hot Weather

by Nina L. Palmer – Updated Jul 22, 2019
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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 

This healthy chicken pasta salad is packed with flavor, protein and veggies!
Cooking time: 10 minView recipe >>
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

This vegan noodle salad is perfect for midweek lunches or larger gatherings.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >>
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}

This broccoli cauliflower salad is the new low carb / keto lunch you're looking for!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >>
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

This blackened chicken salad recipe with avocado is crisp and full of flavor - The simplest and healthiest meal you can make!
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >>
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

This flavorful avocado salad is perfect for your weeknight dinners of potluck contributions! Fresh, healthy and super delicious!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >>
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}

This broccoli salad meal prep recipe is our idea of meal-prep perfection!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >>
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

This low-carb Lettuce Wrap Sandwich is the perfect option for lunch on the go. Paleo, gluten-free and keto friendly!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >>
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

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

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

Perfect for meal prep or a healthy lunch on the go.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >>
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

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

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

This easy noodle salad recipe is packed with vitamins and perfect for spring nights.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >>
Shrimp Lettuce Wraps - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/shrimp-lettuce-wraps
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Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Lettuce Wraps made with shrimp, freshly chopped vegetables and a delicious peanut butter sauce - Overflowing with flavors and textures!
Cooking time: 10 minView recipe >>
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

This flavor-packed barley salad is sure to keep you full until dinner.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >>
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

A protein-rich salad that will quickly become a weekday staple.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >>
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

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

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

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

These quick chicken tacos are perfect for busy weeknights.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >>
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

This avocado shrimp salad recipe with lettuce and tomato, is THE BEST healthy salad meal. Perfect for lunch or any night of the week!
Cooking time: 5 minView recipe >>
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

Eating great all week is as easy as opening the fridge!
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >>

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Great Lunch and Light Dinner Recipes Perfect for Hot Weather - #dinner #lunch #eatwell101 #recipes - This selection of light lunch and dinner recipes will keep your cool, and get out of the kitchen quickly without skimping on nutrition or a complete meal.
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