Weeknight Rescue//July 2022//Baja Shrimp Tacos, Summer Frittata, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, Pasta with Tomato, Corn, and Zucchini

Summer Vegetable Frittata


This week’s meal plan leans heavily on low-effort, high-flavor cooking so you don’t have to spend a whole lot of time at the stove. As always, there’s a big emphasis on seasonality, with corn, tomatoes, peaches, and zucchini. Enjoy!

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BAJA-STYLE SHRIMP TACOS W/ CHIPOTLE LIME CREMA

Baja Shrimp Taco Recipe

The star of this recipe is the Chipotle Lime Crema that gets spooned over cooked shrimp under a heap of crunchy slaw. You may want to warm up homemade or canned pinto or black beans and embellish with a big spoonful of Mexican salsa.

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SUMMER FRITTATA

Summer Vegetable Frittata

I like this for brunch or a light supper. You can make it ahead and scale it up if you’re serving a crowd. Feel free to swap the Cheddar for crumbled feta and use other vegetables, such as diced bell peppers and dark leafy greens. A simple salad or plate of sliced fruit on the side makes it a meal.  

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FRESH SUMMER VEGETABLE PASTA

Spaghetti with tomatoes, corn, and zucchini on a plate

I hear all the time from friends who say this has become a surefire summer staple in their house. It is in ours, too. The barely cooked “sauce” features summer’s triple threat: tomatoes, zucchini, and corn. Feel free to use any shape of pasta you like with an arugula or green salad on the side.

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CILANTRO LIME YOGURT-MARINATED CHICKEN

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While we’re still enjoying outdoor cooking, now is the time to make this mega-flavorful chicken. Pair it with Quinoa Tabbouleh and any grilled vegetables.

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SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK SANDWICHES W/ APPLE CABBAGE SLAW

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This is the perfect use for the slow cooker in the summer. The tenderloin, which is a lean cut of meat, cooks down into tender, pull-apart pork that’s excellent on a soft bun with a pile of crunchy slaw. Assemble a big plate of crudite and add Green Goddess or Ranch for a tasty dip. 

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PEACH, TOMATO, CORN SALAD WITH JALAPEÑO, BASIL, AND MINT DRESSING

Peach, tomato, and corn salad on a white platter with a white spoon

This bright, fresh salad is built for tinkering. Tuck slices of fresh Mozzarella or pieces of burrata amongst the peach and tomato slices, scatter roasted pistachios over the top, add a handful of good, salty feta, make it panzanella style by adding torn croutons of toasted baguette. Make it a main dish by serving skewers of grilled chicken, pork, or fish on the side.  

Avocado Toast with Soft Egg

Best avocado toast with soft egg

This is my three-ingredient answer to breakfast or lunch any day of the week. This time of year, I like to add sliced tomato or cherry tomatoes cut in half before topping it with the egg.

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