Memorial Day is here, and that means that summer—aka grilling season—has officially begun. To celebrate the warmest (and tastiest) time of the year, we’ve rounded up seven dinners to cook on the grill this week. Don’t let the coals intimidate you: These recipes are foolproof for pitmasters and newbies alike, from jerk chicken cutlets to grilled flank steak.
Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (May 30 – June 5)
1 red onion
1 head cauliflower
1 ear corn
11 garlic cloves
1 small red cabbage
3 medium carrots
2 medium heads fennel
One 1-inch piece ginger
2 pints cherry tomatoes
3 bunches cilantro
2 bunches scallions
3 bunches parsley
1 bunch dill
2 bunches mint
1 bunch chives
2 bunches basil
1½ pounds thin-cut skinless chicken breasts
1½ pounds skinless salmon fillets
12 ounces ground beef
2½ pounds chicken drumsticks
1½ pounds flank steak
2 ounces crumbled cotija cheese
6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
1 stick unsalted butter
16 ounces halloumi
Steamed white rice, for serving
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
1 large loaf sourdough bread
Canned and Packaged Goods
3 ounces unsweetened coconut cream
16 ounces store-bought pizza dough
Pantry Ingredients: kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, smoked paprika, Old Bay seasoning, coconut oil, cumin, coriander, Aleppo pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, rice vinegar, honey, sriracha, garlic powder, vegetable oil, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, malt vinegar, chili powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried tarragon, whole-grain mustard
Monday: Grilled Jerk Chicken Cutlets With Mango Salsa
Tuesday: Grilled Cauliflower Steaks With Avocado-cilantro Sauce
This vegetarian stunner is as unexpected as it is elegant. Our favorite part? Grilled summer corn makes a delicious cameo, alongside crumbled cotija cheese.
Wednesday: Salmon Burgers
Thursday: Beef Flatbread With Herb Sauce
Proof that flatbreads can be delectable without the help of cheese. Save time by starting with a pre-cooked flatbread or pizza crust instead of store-bought pizza dough.
Friday: Grilled Honey-sriracha Chicken Drumsticks With Fennel-cabbage Slaw
They’re sticky, spicy and messy in all the right ways. If you prefer not to eat with your hands, the sauce works just as seamlessly on chicken breasts and thighs.
Saturday: Grilled Caprese Skewers With Halloumi And Sourdough
Sunday: Grilled Flank Steak With Lemon-herb Sauce
Don’t let the long cooking time deter you—most of it is hands-off marinating. Just think of it as a built-in cocktail hour. Margaritas, anyone?
For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.