Mains, Recipes

30 Minute Meals for June {with links from some of my favorite blogs}

June 6, 2015

The lazy days of summer is a bit of a misnomer, don’t ya think? I suppose with regular school schedules interrupted one could be coaxed into thinking that we have all the time in the world to plan and execute dinner but the reality is with camp, and sports and the swimming pool luring us in, 5pm comes around before you’ve even had a chance to think about what you might make.

In an attempt to be prepared I’ve pulled together 20 family-friendly meals that take 30-minutes of hands-on cooking time or less so you don’t have to fret if you happen to have a couple of sun-baked lunatics on your hands who need to eat now! (Recipes are marked DF- dairy free, GF- gluten free, Vegan, and Vegetarian so you can tell at a glance if they will be right for your family.)

What are some of your summer weeknight favorites? Leave me a million comments and let me know!


Mexi Turkey Burgers {DF}

Grilled Tahini Glazed Salmon with Cucumber Noodles from Heather Christo Cooks {GF, DF}

Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles from Cookie + Kate {Vegan}

20-Minute Mediterranean Hummus Noodles with Blistered Tomatoes from Half-Baked Harvest {Vegan}

Pambazos {Mexican Salsa-Dunked Sandwiches} from Host the Toast Blog


Chopped Garden Salad with Queso Fresco and Crispy Tortilla Croutons {GF}

Cauliflower Rice Lettuce Cups with Sriracha Peanut Sauce from Veggie and The Beast {GF, Vegan}

Easy Thin Crust Pizza from How Sweet It Is {Vegetarian}

Chile-Cumin Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt and Cucumber from Lottie + Doof {GF}

Anna’s Avocado and Lemon Zest Spaghetti from Love and Lemons {GF, Vegan}


Grilled Green Mole Pork Chops {GF}

Mexican Green Chile Veggie Burgers from Minimalist Baker {Vegan}

Curried Vegetable Polenta Kabobs from Naturally Ella

Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato Meat Sauce from Nibbles and Feasts

Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp from Salt and Wind


Cheater’s Pozole {GF}

Salmon Fried Rice from Simply Recipes {DF}

Oven-Baked Parmesan Chicken from Sweet Life Bake

Homemade Chicken Nuggets from The Pioneer Woman {DF}

Rainbow Salmon Skewers  from The View From Great Island {DF}

Need more ideas? Check out 30-minute meals from MarchApril, and May.

PS. Thanks to all my blogger friends who have such amazing ideas….I couldn’t live without you!

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  • Anisha February 9, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    At last! Someone with real exprstiee gives us the answer. Thanks!