With summer on the horizon, we’ve got our eyes on dishes with springtime flavor that skew a bit healthier (think omega-3s, healthy fats and plenty of fruits and veggies). This week, serve up main meals that are big on flavor but not on calories—like baharat-rubbed chicken kebabs and roasted salmon served over fennel and strawberries.
What to Cook Every Night This Week (May 6 - May 12)
1 lb. boneless chicken thighs
1 lb. salmon fillet
1 lb. cod or haddock
2.5 lbs. skirt or flank steak
1 lb. pork shoulder
1 fennel bulb
1 bunch fresh mint
1 bunch chives
1 bunch basil
1 bunch cilantro
4 garlic cloves
8 cups arugula
1 large head of cabbage
1 red onion
1 yellow onion
3 green chiles
1 pint cherry tomatoes
3 cups watermelon
5 cups strawberries
2 cups Greek yogurt
Baharat Arabian-style spice
1 package corn tortillas
1 box of pasta, your preference
1 cup couscous
½ cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
¼ cup sliced almonds
6 oz. lager beer
Salt, black pepper, soy sauce, canola oil, butter, cornstarch, beef broth, vegetable broth, cumin, all-purpose flour, coriander, hot sauce, olive oil, smoked paprika, balsamic vinegar, honey, mayonnaise
Monday: Chicken Kebabs With Garlic Lemon Yogurt
Gather everyone around the table together at the beginning of the week to dip these spice-rubbed chicken skewers in garlic-infused yogurt. (You know, before the chaos of the week begins.)
Tuesday: Strawberry Arugula Salad With Watermelon And Feta
Strawberry season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the gorgeous red fruit than tossing it with watermelon, feta, arugula and balsamic vinegar for a weeknight salad? (This is a rhetorical question, obviously.)
Wednesday: Salmon And Fennel Dinner Salad
Toss your extra strawberries into this salmon dish for a tangy punch amid the savory, herby flavors. It might look light, but it’s so filling, you won’t need a side dish.
Thursday: Caramelized Cabbage And Onion Pasta
Got leftover cabbage? Add it to this caramelized onion pasta. One quick and easy Thursday night dinner, coming right up.
Friday: Beer Battered Crispy Fish Tacos With Cilantro Crema
Grab the margaritas—it’s TGIF. Cinco de Mayo may be over, but we still haven’t had our fill of fish tacos topped with avocado, cilantro crema and hint of heat from jalapeños.
Saturday: Garlic Butter Steak Stir-fry
After spending all day Saturday out and about, no one wants to stand over a hot stove for hours. Luckily, this hearty dinner looks impressive, but it takes only a few minutes to make.
Sunday: Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Chili Verde
Slow roasting pork shoulder used to take all day, but thanks to the Instant Pot, it’ll be piping hot and ready to serve in under an hour. Serve with tortillas or scoop over rice.