By Vicky McDonald

Easy 30-minute summer dinners.

Summer time and the living is easy — and so it should be. There's an abundance of fresh veggies and herbs available, and summer cooking should be quick, easy, and full of fresh flavors. I've picked out 10 simple supper recipes that can be whipped up in about 30 minutes, and make the best of all that glorious summer produce.

1. Pasta Pomodoro

Fresh tomatoes and basil make this angel hair pasta dish sweet and delicious. Just add some freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, and serve with glass of chilled white wine.

2. Grilled Chicken, Peach, and Arugula Salad

Peaches aren't just for dessert. This salad really shows off those tangy peaches, and is served with peppery arugula and smoky grilled chicken.

Photo by LilSnoo

3. Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Pasta

If you have a glut of zucchini, make zucchini noodles, and serve with this simple chicken Parmesan.

Photo by bd.weld

4. Caprese Burger

Make the most of all those ripe tomatoes and basil with the juicy caprese burger.

Photo by Kgora

5. Mid-Summer Italian Bread Salad

Got leftover bread? This traditional Italian salad is made with crusty bread and lots of fresh summer herbs and vegetables.

Photo by House of Aqua

6. Grilled Cod with Spinach and Tomatoes

Fish is a great option in the summer, because it cooks so quickly. Spinach, vine tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar give this cod lots of punchy flavors.

Photo by KGora

7. Delicious Black Bean Burritos

The combination of bell peppers, chili, cream cheese and black beans makes these burritos addictive.

Photo by House of Aqua

8. Fresh Salmon Burgers with Lemon-Yogurt Sauce

This easy salmon burger is fresh and zesty thanks to a lemony yogurt dressing, some green onions and arugula.

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

9. Warm Steak and Potato Salad

Add some succulent new potatoes to your steak salad to make it into a more satisfying meal.

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

10. Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Sauce

Another quick grilled fish recipe — this time with fragrant cilantro and hot jalapenos.

Photo by CookinBug
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