Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (July 5 – 11)

With Independence Day (and all the steaks, ribs, burgers and dogs that come with it) in the rearview, we’re in serious need of seasonal fruits and veggies. This week stars seven exciting vegetarian dinners that taste like pure summer. You won’t miss the meat, promise.

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Shopping List

1 pint blackberries
3 peaches
2 red onions
12 mini sweet peppers
4 zucchini (or pre-spiralized zucchini noodles)
2 pints cherry tomatoes
2 pounds heirloom tomatoes
4 large orange or yellow tomatoes
6 ounces corn kernels
3 lemons
1 watermelon half (or 8 pre-cut wedges)
3 ounces baby arugula
1½ pounds sweet potatoes
1 large cauliflower head (or 4 cups riced cauliflower)
1 small head lettuce
5 garlic cloves
2 avocados
1 seedless cucumber
1 red or yellow bell pepper
2 bunches mint
1 bunch scallions
3 bunches parsley
2 bunches basil

2 large eggs

1 stick unsalted butter
3 ounces goat cheese
2 ounces fontina cheese
2 ounces Emmentaler cheese
5 ounces Havarti cheese
8 ounces ricotta cheese

6 thick slices sourdough bread
5 ounces millet
4 Kaiser rolls

Canned and Packaged Goods
18 ounces vegetable broth
Sesame seeds
2 sheets puff pastry

Pantry Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, salt, freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder, chile powder, cumin, coriander, flaky salt, paprika, breadcrumbs, all-purpose flour, mayonnaise, hot sauce, dried oregano

Monday: Blackberry-peach Grilled Cheese

All you need are seven ingredients and ten minutes to reach ooey-gooey bliss. The tart, decadent sammy is just the dish for busy Monday nights. Be sure to multiply the ingredients by however many people you’re feeding.

Tuesday: Zoodles With Summer Vegetables

Putting this on the menu just in case you need an excuse to go wild at the farmers market. This dish boasts mini sweet peppers, red onion, fresh corn and cherry tomatoes atop a bed of spiralized zucchini.

Wednesday: Summer Millet Salad

Meet your new favorite grain. Millet is nutritious and gluten free like quinoa, only much heartier. And since its flavor is mild and neutral, it can be dressed up just about any way you’d like

Thursday: Grilled Watermelon Steaks

The trick to making this vegan alternative as tasty as grilled filet mignon? Seasoning it just as heavily with all the right spices, like cumin, coriander, garlic powder and flaky salt.

Friday: Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers

Proof that not all veggie burgers are painfully dry and boring. Not only does the sweet potato base make the patties moist, but additional toppings (like smashed avocado and spicy mayo) take them to a whole new level.

Saturday: Savory Tomato Tart

Store-bought puff pastry is one of our favorite shortcuts for wowing a crowd. Even though the tart stars nothing but pantry staples and heirloom tomatoes, your dinner guests will ask where you ordered it from.

Sunday: Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

As if cold yellow tomato soup wasn’t summery enough, the recipe leans on another seasonal ingredient to pull it all together: two ripe peaches.

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Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...