20 Easy Dinners to Make When You Come Back from the Pool or Beach

(Image credit: Christine Han)

On the heels of a day spent poolside or at the beach, easy summer suppers are a must. Chances are you’re still in relaxation mode, so this is not the time for meals that call for lots of prep, hands-on cooking, and dirty dishes. Instead, pour yourself a glass of rosé and lean on this selection of fresh, summery recipes that hit the table without too much effort.

From no-heat favorites like a Greek-inspired panzanella and juicy burgers, to grilled shrimp skewers and sloppy joe’s spooned straight from the slow cooker, these 20 dinners are easy to pull together and totally hit the spot.

No-Sweat Suppers

From satisfying sandwiches and salads, to tacos and zoodles, these no-hassle suppers are easy to throw together with minimal effort. And best of all, they won’t heat up the kitchen.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Chimichurri(Image credit: Christine Han)

Dinners from the Grill

Summer nights are meant for firing up the grill, and really, what better way to cap off a summer day of sunshine and swimming than grilling? From classic summer favorites, like burgers and grilled chicken, to new ideas destined to become a regular part of your meal plan rotation, these summer suppers will satisfy the whole crowd.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos(Image credit: Diana Yen)

Summertime Slow Cooker Suppers

I firmly believe the slow cooker does some of its best work during the summer months. It means keeping the oven and stove off, and comes with the promise of a mostly hands-off meal. Get a head-start before you head out, so once you’re back from a day of sun, fun, and splashing around, there’s little left to do to get dinner on the table.