Weeknight Rescue//Week 28//Summer

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As we roll into the 4th of July weekend, I’ve got you covered with plenty of summertime hits. You’ll find a steak to throw on the grill, a Nicoise Salad that’s perfect for a crowd, and a holiday weekend dessert not to be missed. Enjoy!

GRILLED STEAK WITH SALSA VERDE

Grilled Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde

This is one of the best ways I know to prepare steak: a thin cut that cooks quickly with a tangy, salty, herby sauce to spoon over the top. Grill or roast some little potatoes or other vegetables and toss together a salad with this vinaigrette

MAKE-YOUR-OWN NICOISE SALAD

Nicoise Salad Bar

This summer salad bar features the classic Nicoise ingredients. Feel free to riff on the standards by adding other vegetables you like or using fresh, grilled tuna or salmon in place of canned fish. It’s the perfect dinner for a warm night when you don’t feel like spending much time at the stove.

PIZZA ON THE GRILL

pizza on the grill

As the weather goes from hot to hotter, bring your pizza game outside. A backyard grill doubles as a terrific pizza oven. Make your own dough or pick up refrigerated dough at the market.

PAPRIKA SHRIMP AND CORN SKILLET

cast iron skillet with corn and shrimp with tomatoes and arugula

A super quick one-pan supper that takes advantage of the corn and tomatoes now that are in season. Serve this as is or with warm corn tortillas and diced avocado on the side (quick tacos!).

SLOW-ROASTED CHERRY TOMATO PASTA

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta

Slow roasting cherry tomatoes is an excellent way to coax the sweetness from one of summer’s true jewels. Toss the tender, caramelized tomatoes with olive oil, basil, and hot pasta for a delicious, simple summer meal.

PEACH & RICOTTA TOAST

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.

WILD BLUEBERRY TART WITH BUTTERY BUCKWHEAT CRUST

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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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