July 5 to 9, 2021: Camping-Inspired Recipes to Cook This Week

Headed to the forest this week for some well-deserved R&R and to get in touch with nature? Or perhaps the kids are out of school and you’re using the backyard as your own private campsite? Whichever it is, the camping recipes below are just a few dinner ideas that taste best outside. Happy trails!

Monday: Chorizo and Dried Mushroom Risotto

Foods starring dried ingredients are a campsite staple, such as in this savoury risotto. (It keeps you from having too many fresh items that could quickly go bad.) Simply rehydrate your dried chanterelle mushrooms to create a gourmet yet rustic feast!

Tuesday: Grilled Cuban Sandwich in a Hot Dog Bun

Camping is all about using as many ingredients as possible that you already have on hand. So if you had hot dogs for lunch, use any leftover buns to create a fun twist to the classic cubano sandwich.

Wednesday: Trout with Brown Butter and Almonds

Catch of the day? (Or, you know, trout was on sale at the fish market?) Whip up this gorgeous fish dish, best enjoyed beside a tent set up in the backyard.

Thursday: Two-Bean Chili

Too warm outside for chili? Possibly. But nothing says camping trip like recipes featuring canned beans! This simple recipe uses both kidney and white beans to create a satisfying dish, even if you’re just enjoying it on your patio.

Friday: Warm Feta with Tomatoes and Olives

There’s nothing quite like getting that campsite feeling while cooking something in a cast iron skillet! This dish is like a Greek salad served warm, and while it’s pretty much an appetizer, we enjoy it as a meal with a side of toasted pita or bread.