I’m on Nantucket for the week and the house I rented has a nice sized kitchen and outdoor area… Perfect timing to get these recipes from Louisa!
5 Effortless Summer Dinners
Guest post by Louisa from Living Lou
If there’s one thing that I love the most about the summer it’s how effortless dinner can be. Fire up the grill, grab some local produce and you’re pretty much good to go. The key to making cooking in the summer feel effortless is to have a few easy, go-to recipes up your sleeve. These are my go-to recipes that I’ve been cooking on repeat already this year.
Couscous is one of the fastest cooking pantry staples out there–it’s essentially a pasta and it cooks in 5 minutes. It’s a staple of my kitchen in the summer when I don’t want to turn on the oven.
This is one of my go-to recipes for a summer potluck, it looks so impressive but just takes a few simple ingredients; zucchini, ricotta and parmesan are the start of the show.
I love grilling zucchini and this one gets a bit of a Japanese-flair with a sesame oil, soy sauce and rice vinegar dressing–to round out this meal, I’ll grill my salmon and cherry tomato foil packets.
I love prepping these for snacking on throughout the week or for a quick grab-and-go breakfast (or office lunch). If there is one flavor combination you need to try this year it’s basil and zucchini–you can thank me later!
Add in some white beans and you’ve got yourself a delicious and filling salad! It holds up well in the fridge and is the perfect not-sad desk lunch, if you’re looking for a full meal, add my traditional Greek souvlaki.