Weeknight Rescue//Summer 2022//Summer Rolls, Burgers, Enchilada Pie, Chicken Kebab Wraps, Eggplant Meatballs

tempeh and eggplant meatballs on a plate

What’s cooking, everyone? I’ve got some ideas for you, including my Eggplant and Tempeh Meatballs, which are popular in my house, as well as Grape Granita, which is fun to try if you’ve never made granita before. It’s kind of like a homemade snow cone and has just one ingredient. Bon appetit!

SUMMER ROLLS W/ PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE

These were on the menu in our house last week when I didn’t feel like cooking and the kids swooped in with summer rolls and a big spinach salad with this Carrot Miso Dressing. Not a scrap left on the table!

BEEF AND MUSHROOM BLENDED BURGER

Blended beef and mushroom burgers are a lighter fix to quench your burger craving. Just add your favorite bun and any toppings, maybe with this summer potato salad on the side. I posted a demo of how these burgers are done over on Instagram, so tune in there.

LAZY GIRL’S ENCHILADA PIE

Built on a foundation of summer produce, now is a great time to make this simple enchilada casserole. I call it “lazy” because you layer all of the ingredients instead of rolling up each individual enchilada. Any Mexican sides are fair game: sour cream, guacamole, pinto beans, extra salsa.  A salad on the side adds nice crunch.

GRILLED CHICKEN KEBAB WRAPS

yogurt marinated chicken skewers

I’m crazy about these chicken kebabs, which are tender and tasty thanks to a fabulous yogurt marinade. The chicken gets speared onto skewers and can be done under a broiler instead of a barbecue if you prefer. The Middle Eastern flavors of the dish are a nice match for this Quinoa Tabbouleh. 

EGGPLANT MEATBALLS WITH TEMPEH IN TOMATO SAUCE

Even though you can buy eggplant year-round, it’s never better than it is during the summer. It’s also excellent in these vegetarian meatballs paired with homemade or store-bought marinara sauce. Heat up a baguette to set on the table for sopping up all the goodies.

YOGURT PARFAIT ON A PLATE

The farmers’ market is teaming with local berries and this is one delicious way to enjoy them. It’s a pretty presentation and means you get a little bit of everything in each bite.

ONE-INGREDIENT GRAPE GRANITA

There’s no need for a snow cone machine to make snow cones! Just one ingredient and a cookie sheet is all it takes. Your kids just may think you’re a genius.

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