You want to soak up every last minute of summer possible before the season ends. What better way to kick back than with a low-key, handheld dinner? Here are seven easy recipes to try this week that don’t require a single fork, knife or spoon to devour, from a fancy sandwich to a massive plate of nachos.
7 cloves garlic
1 small head cauliflower
1 large plantain
1 large European cucumber
1 cup carrot
½ pound purple grapes
½ pound green grapes
1 white onion
6 corn cobs (or 2 cans corn kernels)
2 bunches green onions
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch dill
4 bunches cilantro
1 bunch basil
1 bunch rosemary
1 bunch thyme
1-inch piece ginger
1½ pounds skinless salmon fillets
4 slices prosciutto
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenders
2 slices fresh mozzarella
6 ounces ricotta
6 ounces Brie
6 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese
1 pint whole milk
1 pint heavy cream
6 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 ounces crumbled cotija
8 ounces sour cream
Whole-wheat hamburger buns
Corn tortillas, taco-sized
Sourdough bread (two slices, a roll or a loaf)
Canned and Packaged Goods
1 small bag smoked almonds
1 bag tortilla chips
Pantry Ingredients: Old Bay seasoning, salt, freshly-ground black pepper, coconut oil (or another neutral oil), extra-virgin olive oil, smoked paprika, rice vinegar, nonstick spray, sesame oil, soy sauce, sriracha, all-purpose flour, garlic powder, honey mustard, barbecue sauce, unsalted butter, cayenne pepper
Save yourself some work by topping these with store-bought slaw, or use our recipe for light and tangy coleslaw, starring rice vinegar instead of clumpy mayo.
Never tried plantains? They’re sweet, starchy and ridiculously delicious. But sweet potatoes can work as a substitute too.
Salty prosciutto, creamy cheese and fresh herbs are just the match for charred summer peaches.
The satisfaction of homemade sushi, minus the heavy lifting. Skip the raw fish and lean on your trusty muffin tin instead of a rolling mat.
We hear your kids asking for seconds of this 30-minute gem already.
The weekend calls for simple meals that boast big cocktail party vibes. Now, where’s that chilled bottle of Sauv Blanc?
Go ahead, have tortilla chips for dinner. These are buried in cheese and summer corn. Don’t forget the cervezas.