Can you believe summer’s *finally* almost here?! We’ve got days’ worth of barbecue favorites to savor the whole week leading up to Memorial Day. Here are seven dishes to celebrate with that are simple, delicious and oh so summery.
Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (May 24 –30)
11 garlic cloves
6 ounces green beans
8 ounces mixed greens
1 pound baby potatoes
8 ears corn
1 sweet onion
1 European cucumber
4 red onions
8 Boston lettuce leaves
2 large tomatoes
2 pints cherry tomatoes
4 ounces arugula
3 bell peppers
1 summer squash
3 bunches basil
4 bunches parsley
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch mint
1 pound unpeeled shrimp
1 pound smoked andouille sausage
1 pound ground turkey
1½ pounds pork tenderloin
1½ pounds flank steak
1 whole chicken
6 ounces halloumi
2 sticks unsalted butter
9 ounces Greek yogurt
Burrata cheese, for serving
Parmesan cheese, for serving
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
1 pound gnocchi
Canned and Packaged Goods
4 ounces pineapple juice
Pantry Ingredients: rice vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, chile powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, cayenne, crushed red pepper flakes, ketchup, sriracha, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch, Worcestershire sauce, malt vinegar, chile powder, whole-grain mustard, onion powder
Monday: Grilled Peach And Halloumi Salad With Lemon-pesto Dressing
This vegetarian masterpiece is impressively hearty, thanks to protein-rich halloumi cheese, toasted pine nuts and all the mixed greens. Feel free to grill the peaches indoors on a grill pan if your barbecue isn’t ready for its debut just yet.
Tuesday: Shrimp Boil Skewers With Corn, Sausage And Potatoes
Wednesday: Greek Turkey Burgers With Tzatziki Sauce
Beef has nothing on this lean alternative, smothered in homemade yogurt sauce. Pair it with fries, chips or a Greek side salad.
Thursday: Summer Skillet Gnocchi With Grilled Corn And Burrata
Friday: Sweet-and-sour Pork Skewers With Pineapple
No fruit screams tropical getaway quite like pineapple. Chop one up to char on the barbecue, then use pineapple juice as a base for the sticky, slightly spicy glaze.
Saturday: Grilled Flank Steak With Lemon-herb Sauce
A flavorful main that’s sure to wow everyone at your MDW cookout. The key is marinating the meat in malt vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire and dry herbs before popping it on the grates.
Sunday: Cheater’s Grilled Whole Chicken And Vegetables
Tonight, we spatchcock. Removing the backbone from a whole chicken allows it to lay flat on the grill, meaning the whole bird will be ready to eat in just one hour.
For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.