August 1 to 5, 2022: What to Cook This Week

On the menu this week are five simple and delicious dinner ideas to start off the month of August. From vegetarian tostadas to a fresh pork and zucchini dish, there’s something for everyone in this selection of recipes.

Monday: Spaghetti with Pecorino and Fresh Tomatoes

Here’s a simple recipe that requires but few ingredients and is ready in a flash. Pasta that you already have on hand will suffice. The tomatoes bring the freshness and sweetness, and the pecorino adds that perfect saltiness.

Tuesday: Pork and Prosciutto Medallions with Zucchini-Mint Salad

Cantaloupe and prosciutto are a classic Italian duo, but we took the pairing and turned it on its head with this recipe. Pork tenderloin medallions are wrapped in prosciutto and then grilled, and the melon is served in a side salad with zucchini, spinach and mint. Delectable!

Wednesday: Panzanella Salad with Legumes and Chicken

Panzanella salads are always the ultimate meal option for summer, as they usually require minimal cooking, are loaded to ensure your belly is full, and have a great contrast of textures. This recipe will be your go-to meal salad for the rest of the summer.

Thursday: Tostadas with Fried Egg and Barbecue Sauce

Eggs very often come to our dinnertime rescue when we don’t know what to cook. These easy-to-make tostadas are topped with portobello mushrooms, red bell peppers, lettuce and cheese. The fried egg gently placed on top completes the dish.

Friday: Warm Couscous Salad with Green Beans and Merguez Skewers

Light, tasty, healthful, colourful…what could be better on a Friday night during summer? Be sure to enjoy this platter of merguez, couscous and bright veggies al fresco to start the weekend off nicely.