Weeknight Rescue//Week 32//Summer 2023

I mentioned in an Instagram post this week about the mild panic that sets in this time of year when I realize there is so much more summer cooking I’d like to do. The season is nearly over! This week’s menu reflects a few favorites, especially the Roasted Tomato Pasta and Blueberry Tart. Not included here is a grilled summer sandwich I made last week that you can easily knock off (you’ll find the “how to” video here). Enjoy!

Salmon Burger Lettuce Wraps with Sriracha Lime Dressing

Fixings for salmon lettuce wraps

This is a quick fix for family dinner… an inventive way to enjoy the convenience of frozen salmon burgers, done in a lettuce wrap with crunchy veggies, avocado, and a tangy/spicy sauce. The meal is on the lighter side, so if you have hearty eaters, throw an extra burger or two in the pan or do up a side of steamed rice.

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, steamed corn with time of year would be perfect and I never say no to a green salad.

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta

I planted a Sungold tomato plant this year and it’s the gift that keeps on giving. I have too many to eat out of hand, so have been slow roasting them on repeat. I like to toss the tender, caramelized tomatoes with olive oil, basil, and hot pasta for a delicious, simple meal. Add a big summery salad and you’ve got dinner checked off your to-do list.

Grilled Clams with Spicy Miso Butter

Grilled clams with spicy miso lime butter

If you are a fan of clams, this is a very tasty (and easy) way to enjoy them. The recipe serves two as a main dish, but it can easily be doubled. I’d serve this with a salad of mixed greens (I like to pair butter or little gem lettuce with darker greens like arugula or watercress) and this vinaigrette. A warm crusty baguette on the side is a must.

Three-Ingredient Black Bean Soup

Easy Black Bean Soup

Some of you are already sending kids back to school, a time of year I always find particularly taxing. Recipes like this 3-ingredient soup come in handy. Add a handful of tortilla chips and some guac and call it dinner.

Avocado Toast with Soft Egg

Best avocado toast with soft egg

This is my answer to a quick 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.      

Blueberry Tart with Buckwheat Crust

wild blueberry tart on a white background

I’m crazy about this Wild Blueberry Tart. It’s an easy “press-in-the-pan” crust, which means no fussy dough to roll out. It can be made entirely gluten-free and doubles as an excellent breakfast under a spoonful of Greek yogurt.       


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