The last thing you want on a hot, humid night is a heavy dinner weighing you down. Avoid the heat in the kitchen and try these light and easy summer meals this week.

Monday: Chopped Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing

chopped salad with creamy lime dressing

Mondays don't have to be hard. Make this one easy with a simple, flavorful salad.

Tuesday: Lettuce Wrap Gyros with Chicken & Green Tzatziki

lettuce wrap gyros with chicken green tzatziki

Lettuce boats are a great substitute for wraps to make the meal a little lighter and more refreshing.

Wednesday: Mediterranean Veg Wedge

Mediterranean Veg Wedge

This Wednesday, we're making veggie-packed sammies for dinner. They're easy, tasty and hearty so you're satisfied, but not too full.

Recipe: Try our Mediterranean Veg Wedge

Thursday: Thai Pesto with Rice Noodles & Shrimp

thai pesto with ride noodles shrimp

You will not believe how good this peanut-y Asian pesto is. Top it on some rice noodles and add shrimp for protein and texture.

Friday: Cod with Eggplant, Tomatoes & Basil

cod with eggplant tomatoes and basil

Head to your local farmer's market for some fresh cherry tomatoes, eggplant and basil to make this dinner all the more delish.

Shopping List

For the Chopped Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing

  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp. buttermilk
  • Lime
  • 2 romaine hearts
  • 1 English hothouse cucumber
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups jicama
  • 2 avocados

For the Lettuce Wrap Gyros with Chicken & Green Tzatziki

  • 2 lemons
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • EVOO
  • Sumac or sweet paprika and sweet smoked paprika, combined
  • Dried oregano
  • Ground coriander
  • Ground cumin
  • 4 pieces skinless, boneless chicken breast or sustainable firm white fish
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber
  • Greek yogurt
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Mint
  • Dill
  • 2 large romaine hearts
  • Optional: pepperoncini and tomatoes

For the Mediterranean Veg Wedge

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 red onion
  • EVOO
  • 1 round, rustic loaf (about 1 lb.)
  • Black olive tapenade
  • 1 tomato
  • Arugula
  • 4 thin slices provolone

For the Thai Pesto with Rice Noodles & Shrimp

  • Cilantro tops (leaves with tender sprigs)
  • Fresh Thai basil leaves
  • A handful fresh mint leaves
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanut or canola oil
  • Fish sauce
  • 2-3 large cloves garlic
  • 1-2 small fresh red Thai chiles
  • 1-in. piece ginger
  • 1 lime
  • Brown sugar
  • 1 lb. large shrimp--peeled, deveined
  • Black pepper
  • 8 oz. rice noodles
  • 1/2 small head iceberg lettuce

For the Cod with Eggplant, Tomatoes & Basil

  • EVOO
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 eggplant (1 lb.)
  • 3/4 lb. skinless cod fillet
  • Fresh basil