Dragging open a can of anchovies. Cubing cold, snappy vegetables to toss in a mustard jar vinaigrette. Spooning anything at all onto toast, with pepper and cheese and salt. There's something wonderfully languid about making summer dinners, the kind that come half-prepped right from the produce bag (or, okay, pasta box). The best are not just easy but also quick, even unnervingly so. "Didn't I just open the fridge?" you'll say to yourself, sitting down to Brie-cloaked noodles and tomatoes. Or skillet-grilled fish tacos. Or the undeniable genius of a salad made from cornbread.

Here are 50 impossibly easy, quick-to-prep dinners for the coming summer, depending on just what kind of cooking you feel like doing.

Chop, dress, toss, serve — it's salad night!

Mixing the dressing is the hardest part (and you can always shake it in a jar).

Grilled peach and apricot salad

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

Dilled, crunchy sweet-corn salad with buttermilk dressing

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Summer farro salad

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Vietnamese rice noodle salad

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

Chopped kitchen sink salad with yogurt dressing and bottarga

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Heirloom tomato and cornbread panzanella

(Mark Weinberg/Courtesy Food52)

Forbidden rice salad with thai coconut-lime dressing

(Bobbi Lin/Courtesy Food52)

Fish, fish, get your wish (and your dinner)

Some fresh, some canned, all briny and plucky no matter how you spin them.

Skillet-grilled fish tacos with cilantro-lime crema

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Spicy salmon with Israeli couscous and chickpeas

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Drunken clams with sausage

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Grilled swordfish with lemon and caper sauce

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Poached tuna with warm squash, corn, and potato salad

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Warm bread salad with smoked salmon, roasted vegetables, and creamy dill dressing

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Spicy shrimp

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Salmon burgers with avocado aioli

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Very nice to meat you, and you, and you...

For the quickest dinner, turn to ground meats like pork and chicken — or turn on your grill.

Scallion and coconut rice with pork

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Coconut-lime pork tacos with black beans and avocado

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

Alabama-style chicken kabobs

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Greek chicken sheet pan dinner with green beans and feta

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Skillet roasted chicken thighs with dandelion greens and baby carrots

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Skirt steak with chimichurri sauce

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Lamb biftekia with anchovy, sun-dried tomato, and mint

(Mark Weinberg/Courtesy Food52)

Greek chicken meatballs

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Noodle night in America and also everywhere

Plucking a noodle from the starchy water to test its doneness is the most complicated step.

Creamy asparagus, lemon, and walnut pasta

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Linguine with sardines, fennel, and tomato

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Summer cold noodle salad

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Weeknight broken lasagna with lots of greens

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Linguine with blistered sungold tomatoes, smoked sausage, and basil

(Mark Weinberg/Courtesy Food52)

Sesame noodle salad with seared mushroom "scallops"

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

Zucchini and green coriander pasta

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Pasta with tomatoes, garlic, basil, and brie

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Summer squash sauce with pasta

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Summer weekend pasta

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Swiss chard stalk pesto with pepitas

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Between the buns (and on top of just one of them)

Toast (or fry), top with whatever's in front of you, then eat it fork-and-knife style.

The Food Lab's ultra-smashed cheeseburgers

(Mark Weinberg/Courtesy Food52)

Steak and bean torta

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A tomato sandwich worthy of a little bacon

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Bagna cauda toasts with radicchio, egg, and avocado

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"Moroccan guacamole" toasts with fried egg

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Pan bagnat: Le french tuna salad sandwich

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Green goddess chicken sandwiches

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

The fabulous, legendary fried provolone and tomato sandwich

(Armando Rafael/Courtesy Food52)

Chickpea "tuna" salad

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

All you need is eggs

In life and in love, but also in frittatas, noodles, and skillet situations.

Scrambled egg tacos with avocado

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Skillet strata with bacon, cheddar, and greens

(Alexandra Stafford/Courtesy Food52)

Chipotle tomato egg skillet

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Scallion egg noodles

(Linda Xiao/Courtesy Food52)

Zucchini frittata with caramelized red onion and goat cheese

(Renee Kemps/Courtesy Food52)

Eggs poached in tomato sauce (Uova al pomodoro)

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Eggs in purgatory with capers and parsley

(Bobbi Lin/Courtesy Food52)

This story was originally published on Food52.com: 50 impossibly easy, slightly lazy, 100 percent reliable summer dinners.