Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (May 24 –30)

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Can you believe summer’s *finally* almost here?! We’ve got days’ worth of barbecue favorites to savor the whole week leading up to Memorial Day. Here are seven dishes to celebrate with that are simple, delicious and oh so summery.

RELATED: 55 Memorial Day Recipes That Aren’t Hot Dogs and Watermelon

Shopping List

Produce
11 garlic cloves
6 lemons
6 ounces green beans
3 peaches
8 ounces mixed greens
1 pound baby potatoes
8 ears corn
1 sweet onion
1 European cucumber
4 red onions
8 Boston lettuce leaves
2 large tomatoes
2 pints cherry tomatoes
4 ounces arugula
1 pineapple
3 bell peppers
1 zucchini
1 summer squash
3 bunches basil
4 bunches parsley
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch mint

Meat
1 pound unpeeled shrimp
1 pound smoked andouille sausage
1 egg
1 pound ground turkey
1½ pounds pork tenderloin
1½ pounds flank steak
1 whole chicken

Dairy
6 ounces halloumi
2 sticks unsalted butter
9 ounces Greek yogurt
Burrata cheese, for serving
Parmesan cheese, for serving

Grains
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
1 pound gnocchi

Canned and Packaged Goods
Pine nuts
Breadcrumbs
4 ounces pineapple juice
3 anchovies

Pantry Ingredients: rice vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, chile powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, cayenne, crushed red pepper flakes, ketchup, sriracha, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch, Worcestershire sauce, malt vinegar, chile powder, whole-grain mustard, onion powder

Monday: Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing

This vegetarian masterpiece is impressively hearty, thanks to protein-rich halloumi cheese, toasted pine nuts and all the mixed greens. Feel free to grill the peaches indoors on a grill pan if your barbecue isn’t ready for its debut just yet.

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Tuesday: Shrimp Boil Skewers with Corn, Sausage and Potatoes

Three words: Spicy. Cajun. Butter. These handhelds boast all the flavor of a traditional seafood boil, minus the mess. They’re still best served sprawled across a newspaper-covered picnic table, though.

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Wednesday: Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Beef has nothing on this lean alternative, smothered in homemade yogurt sauce. Pair it with fries, chips or a Greek side salad.

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Thursday: Summer Skillet Gnocchi with Grilled Corn and Burrata

This Insta-worthy, one-pan main is ready for her closeup. The grilled corn and blistered tomatoes offer a touch of smokiness to the buttery pasta and creamy burrata.

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Friday: Sweet-and-Sour Pork Skewers with Pineapple

No fruit screams tropical getaway quite like pineapple. Chop one up to char on the barbecue, then use pineapple juice as a base for the sticky, slightly spicy glaze.

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Saturday: Grilled Flank Steak with Lemon-Herb Sauce

A flavorful main that’s sure to wow everyone at your MDW cookout. The key is marinating the meat in malt vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire and dry herbs before popping it on the grates.

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Sunday: Cheater’s Grilled Whole Chicken and Vegetables

Tonight, we spatchcock. Removing the backbone from a whole chicken allows it to lay flat on the grill, meaning the whole bird will be ready to eat in just one hour.

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