Easy Summer Dinner Recipes - Rachael Ray Every Day

Weeknight Dinner Planner: Easy Recipes That Taste Like Summer

It's almost officially summer, so start cooking like it! Here are five new weeknight favorites to try this week.
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Monday: Grilled Chicken & Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

Grilled Chicken & Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

Start the week off right with an easy and healthy summer salad.

Recipe: Try our Grilled Chicken & Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

Tuesday: Linguine with Shrimp, Lemon & Feta

linguine with shrimp lemon feta

Shrimp and feta and lemony pasta?! Come on, it doesn't get much better than that.

Recipe: Try our Linguine with Shrimp, Lemon & Feta

Wednesday: Broiled Top Blade Steak with Herb-Flecked Tomato Salad

broiled top blade steak with herb-flecked tomato salad

There's nothing better than a ripe tomato in the summertime. Except when it's paired with this garlicky steak!

Recipe: Try our Broiled Top Blade Steak with Herb-Flecked Tomato Salad

Thursday: Ratatouille Kebabs with Rice Pilaf Packets

Ratatouille Kebabs with Rice Pilaf Packets

It's time to fire up the grill and make these veggie-heavy kebabs.

Recipe: Try Chris Lanier's Ratatouille Kebabs with Rice Pilaf Packets

Friday: Spicy Cheddar Burgers with Chunky Blue Cheese Aioli

spicy cheddar burgers with chunky blue cheese aioli

It's finally Friday, so celebrate with this mouthwatering, cheese-smothered burger!

Recipe: Try Our Spicy Cheddar Burgers with Chunky Blue Cheese Aioli

Shopping List

For the Grilled Chicken & Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

  • Heavy cream or Mexican crema
  • Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, pureed or finely chopped
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh
  • 2 ears of corn
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh thyme
  • Mexican oregano
  • Ground cumin
  • 2 limes
  • Acadia honey or light agave
  • Romaine hearts
  • 4 ounce Manchego cheese
  • 1 Hass avocado

For the Linguine with Shrimp, Lemon & Feta

  • Olive oil
  • Flat-leaf parsley
  • Lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Lemon
  • Crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled or deveined
  • Linguine
  • 1 6 ounce package fresh spinach
  • Feta

For the Broiled Top Blade Steak with Herb-Flecked Tomato Salad

  • 4 boneless top blade steaks (6 oz. each)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • Flat-leaf parsley
  • Fresh basil
  • Shallot
  • Lemon juice

For the Ratatouille Kebabs with Rice Pilaf Packets

  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium yellow squash
  • 1 small Japanese eggplant
  • 1 large red onion
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lb. sirloin tip steak
  • Medium-grain rice
  • Chicken stock
  • Butter
  • Olive oil

For the Spicy Cheddar Burgers

  • 2 pounds ground sirloin or chuck
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Grainy Dijon mustard
  • Horseradish
  • Kosher salt and coarse black pepper
  • Butter
  • 3/4 lb. sliced sharp white cheddar
  • 6 burger rolls
  • Green leaf or butter lettuce
  • Beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 Vidalia or other mild sweet onion

For the Homemade Mayo

  • 1 organic egg
  • Dijon mustard
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Sea salt

For the Chunky Blue Cheese Aioli

  • Homemade Mayo or store-bought mayo
  • Crumbled blue cheese or smoked blue cheese crumbles
  • Flat-leaf parsley
  • Grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or pasted