Weeknight Rescue//August 2022//Grilled Vegetables w/Herb Crème Fraîche, Avocado Tacos, Grilled Chicken with Tomato Salad, Perfect Omelet, Grilled Flank Steak

peach and ricotta toast

We are closing in on the end of summer, people, so I’ve got a line-up of goodies for the grill (along with simple weekday meals to carry you through). Enjoy!

HERB CREME FRAICHE WITH GRILLED VEGETABLES

Gather up your favorite grilling vegetables, get them good and tender on the barbecue, and whip up a side of herb crème fraîche to go with. It’s on the light side, so sliced crusty bread, brushed with olive oil and burnished on the grill makes a nice addition. Alternatively, make the grilled vegetables the side dish and throw chicken or chops on the grill as well.

CRISPY AVOCADO TACOS

crispy avocado tacos with lettuce

I’m crazy about these simple, crispy tacos and make them often for both lunch and dinner. Serve with a side of beans and/or this Mexican Style Street Corn.

POUNDED CHICKEN WITH TOMATO, OLIVE, AND AVOCADO SALAD

Grilled chicken paillard topped with tomato, olive, and avocado salad on a white plate with a fork and knife

This is one tasty and very healthy summer supper. It’s light and easy enough for everyday cooking, but is also the sort of dish I’d serve guests. As for side dishes, a simple salad will do as will this Watermelon Wedge Salad.

THE PERFECT OMELET

How to make the perfect omelet

If you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, this is a good fix for dinner. All you need is a simple green salad and a bit of crusty bread. Alternatively, this roasted asparagus (with or without the grated egg) would be terrific.

GRILLED SKIRT STEAK WITH SALSA VERDE

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Throwing something on the grill is an easy fix for dinner, especially if you have friends joining you. In this case, it’s skirt steak (or flank steak) along with an Italian-style salsa verde. Grill or roast some little potatoes or other vegetables and toss together a salad with this vinaigrette

PEACH & RICOTTA TOAST WITH CRUSHED CORIANDER AND HONEY

peach and ricotta toast

I can’t stop with this one. I’ve tried it with peaches, nectarines, strawberries, and even pitted cherries. All delicious. Enjoy for breakfast or lunch or cut them into thirds and serve as an appetizer.

OVERNIGHT BANANA ALMOND BUTTER OATS

Overnight Oats in jars with spoons and with Banana and Almond Butter

A simple, make-ahead breakfast that you do up in a jar or bowl and stow in the fridge until morning. Feel free to stir a teaspoon or two of healthy “add ins” to the mix, such as hemp seeds, chia seeds, or ground flax. Serve it straight up or top with fruit, such as fresh mango or favorite berries. 

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