These fast summer recipes give you more time for what really matters: margaritas, sunsets, and the beach.
The best season of the year is finally here! Summer gives you permission to stop trying so hard and stressing about preparing an elaborate dinner. These five quick and easy summer weeknight dinners, which require minimal effort and time, want very little from you — except maybe to be enjoyed with an ice-cold beer. The dishes below are ones we know we'll cook again and again, so try them out with us and let us know what you think.
Pan-fried halloumi with cherry tomatoes and wilted spinach
Halloumi is one of our favourite cheeses, so we would eat it with nearly anything. This salad is super quick to throw together and tastes great, so it's a really great option for a quick lunch or dinner this week. Get the recipe here.
In our eyes, tacos are always a good option. These fish tacos are super easy to whip up, so they make a delicious quick dinner option. We think this recipe would work really well with prawns or salmon if you don't have white fish to hand. Get the recipe here.
Chimac's Korean BBQ chicken
The sauce that accompanies this dish is the real star. It's tasty, but not too spicy and a nice introduction to Korean ingredients for those who might not be so familiar. Brown sugar and apple cider vinegar caramelize beautifully over a high heat, but the real magic comes from doenjang, Korea’s answer to miso, and gochugaru, Korean red pepper flakes, which add a gentle but tasty kick. Serve straight from the BBQ with a summer salad of fresh green leaves or for something a little more filling, rice and vegetables. Try the recipe here.
Charcoal roasted squash with harissa and smoked hazelnuts
Who said vegetarians can't barbecue? This charcoal roasted squash with harissa and smoked hazelnuts is a great option for any vegetarians out there and it also works as a side dish too. Get the recipe here.