5 Weeknight Dinners That are the Definition of Summer

There are certain dishes (like strawberry salad, kebabs, and anything involving peaches) that just scream "summertime." Make good on these sunny-season dinners before fall rolls around.
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Monday: Peach, Prosciutto, Pesto & Goat Cheese Skillet Pizza

peach prosciutto pesto and goat cheese skillet pizza

Tossing sweet, juicy fruits into typically-savory dishes is what summer is all about. Top a salty, herby, homemade pizza with peach slices for a six-ingredient dinner that tastes gourmet.

Recipe: Try our Peach, Prosciutto, Pesto & Goat Cheese Skillet Pizza

Tuesday: Teriyaki Pork & Pineapple Kebabs

Teriyaki Pork & Pineapple Kebabs

Kebabs – a summer staple! It's hard to say what the best part of these kebabs are: the juicy pork, the crunchy red onion, or the tangy pineapple!

Recipe: Try our Teriyaki Pork & Pineapple Kebabs

Wednesday: Grilled Halibut with Strawberry Salad

Grilled Halibut with Strawberry Salad

Light and flaky halibut will keep you from feeling too heavy and full on a hot summer night. And a salad of berries, red onion, and balsamic vinegar makes for the perfect cooling  side dish.

Recipe: Try our Grilled Halibut with Strawberry Salad

Thursday: Nectarine Salad with Pepitas

Nectarine Salad with Pepitas

Juicy and refreshing, this salad will hit the spot on even the hottest days of summer. A honey-based dressing adds a touch of sweet, while pepitas bring the umami.

Recipe: Try our Nectarine Salad with Pepitas 

Friday: Meat Lover's Burger

meat lovers burger

We say the ideal summer calls for a burger night at least once a week. Go all out with our Meat Lover's burger this week, because roasted tomatoes and spicy Italian meats are always a good idea.

Recipe: Try our Meat Lover's Burger

Shopping List

For the peach, prosciutto, pesto & goat cheese skillet pizza:

  • Flour, for rolling the dough
  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated pesto
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 2 oz. thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1/2 large peach

For the teriyaki pork & pineapple kebabs:

  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin
  • 1 small red onion
  • 3/4 lb. peeled fresh pineapple
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp. store-bought teriyaki sauce
  • 3/4 lb. sugar snap peas

For the grilled halibut with strawberry salad:

  • 3 tbsp. EVOO
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 4 6-8 ounces halibut fillets 
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups hulled and halved strawberries 
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce

For the nectarine salad with pepitas:

  • 1 small shallot
  • 2 tbsp. EVOO
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. lime zest
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 nectarines
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 3 tbsp. salted roasted pepitas

For the meat lover's burger:

  • 2 ripe plum tomatoes sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • Sprinkle of oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • EVOO
  • 1/4 lb. pancetta, speck or bacon
  • 1 lb. ground beef sirloin
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced or grated
  • A handful flat-leaf parsley
  • About 1/8 pound spicy salami pieces, soppressata bits or hot ham ends
  • 1/4 lb. ham, prosciutto or prosciutto cotto ends
  • 4 thick deli slices provolone cheese
  • 4 crusty rolls
  • A handful arugula leaves
  • A handful basil leaves
  • Thinly sliced red onion