Thinking of what to make for dinner during the summer months can be quite the task! It’s hot, the workdays can feel long, kids are out of school and the last thing you want to do it think about what to make for dinner! Luckily, below is a round-up of our top 5 recipes that are perfect for such occasions! These recipes are centered around fresh summer produce and bright vibrant flavors that can be put together with ease! 

PLT Sandwich

1. PLT 

A delicious take on the traditional BLT sandwich. Swap out crispy bacon with crispy, oven baked prosciutto and you will find yourself asking the question “why haven't I done this sooner?”  


Balsamic Steak Chopped Salad

2. Balsamic Steak Chopped Salad 

There’s nothing like a hearty salad when you’re craving something fresh. Juicy flank steak is marinated in Balsamic Vinegar and grilled to perfection before being tossed in a fresh medley of vegetables and Mezzetta products! Perfect for a hearty lunch or a nice, healthy dinner. 


Crab Cakes with Jalapeno Tartar Sauce

3. Crab Cakes with Jalapeno Tartar Sauce 

The best crab cakes are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and bursting with fresh seafood flavor. Add a handful of our Tamed™ Jalapeño Peppers into the mix to kick things up a notch, and you have the makings of a perfect summer entrée! Make these crab cakes half the size and serve them as an appetizer as well! 


Greek Lamb Pita Burgers

4. Greek Lamb Pita Burgers 

If you love Greek food, you will absolutely love these olive and feta packed burgers! We top them with pepperoncini tzatziki, lettuce, and heirloom tomatoes. Stuff them inside a pita pocket for the perfect Mediterranean experience in the comfort of your own home. 


Grilled Hot Dogs with Pepper Slaw

5. Grilled Hot Dogs with Pepper Slaw 

If you’re firing up the grill this Friday and looking for something easy to make after a long week…this is the perfect recipe for you! Make your ordinary grilled hot dog extraordinary, with this tangy, flavorful pepper slaw! Quick and easy to make, it’s sure to become a new favorite topping. 

I hope that these recipes help you get through the week with ease and inspire you to cook fresh and seasonally this summer! Use these recipes as inspiration and swap out whatever produce is available at the market in in your area! For more recipe inspiration, visit our recipes page and follow us on Instagram and TikTok

Happy Cooking! 

Chef Andrew