Our post-Memorial Day brains are set on one thing: doing the least amount of cooking possible, while still enjoying the benefits of peak-delicious seasonal produce (looking at you, heirloom tomatoes). With these 30 June dinner ideas, we can all spend a little less time cooking and a little more time on the important things (like soaking up the summer sun and sipping wine in the yard).
30 Lazy June Dinner Ideas to Make Every Night This Month
June 2: Sheet Pan Honey Tahini Salmon With Chickpeas And Couscous
June 3: Strawberry, Basil And Arugula Salad With Lots Of Black Pepper
June 10: Skillet Pasta With Summer Squash, Ricotta And Basil
June 11: Summer Vegetable Steak Salad With Cilantro Lime Dressing
This elegant dinner is only 25 minutes away. You can cook the skirt steak on the grill if the weather's right, but the recipe calls for charring it under your broiler instead for fuss-free prep.
June 13: 15-minute Herb-crumbed Fish
Foolproof, fast and flexible—it's the ultimate weeknight dinner. You can prepare the herb crumb and store it in the fridge a few days ahead to save even more time, or swap in crumbled potato chips for a salty spin on breadcrumbs.
June 16: Asparagus, Peas And Cucumber ‘cacio E Pepe’
June 17: Cheater’s Vegetarian Pizza With Zucchini And Bell Peppers
With store-bought flatbread (and any veggies you have around), the pizza goes from oven to table in about 15 minutes flat.
June 20: Cheater’s Whole Grilled Chicken And Vegetables
June 24: Carrot-ricotta Tart With Pesto And Pine Nuts
Savory pie is always invited to dinner at our place. Use multicolored heirloom carrots for a rustic look; they'll make the tart so pretty that your guests won't realize you started with store-bought puff pastry and pesto.
June 25: Moules-frites (steamed Mussels And Fries)
It's a 30-minute meal that tastes like you're dining on the French Riviera, minus the hassle of a long flight. If that isn't très chic, we don't know what is.
June 28: Summer Skillet Gnocchi With Grilled Corn And Burrata
This is a buttery, char-kissed dish best served with a glass of white wine on the patio. You can thank us after you go back for seconds.
June 29: 15-minute Gazpacho With Cucumber, Red Pepper And Basil
We love all no-cook meals, but those that are ready to devour in 15 minutes flat are hands-down our favorites. All you need is a blender or food processor and a boatload of ripe summer produce to make it happen.