Still very excited about August eats!! 

Here’s what we’re cooking this week:

  • Kick things off with this incredible cucumber tomato salad with seared halloumi and homemade olive oil croutons. It’s so incredibly fresh and basically tastes like summer.
  • Next up – roasted eggplant and hummus tartines with garlicky spinach on top and a bit of harissa for spice. These flavors go together so so well!
  • Chickpea tinga tacos are perfect for taco Tuesday! The tinga sauce is spicy and delicious – a real bright spot in the week. The hibiscus pickled onions on top are optional but highly recommended. They do have to sit in their pickling liquid for a few hours, so make sure to prep them ahead of time!
  • Pasta with cherry tomatoes, mint, and burrata is a mid-week pick-me-up! Easy to prepare and did I mention the burrata on top? Genius.
  • Finally, we’re ending the week with one of my all time favorite recipe creations – eggplant parmesan grilled cheese with chili tomato jam. The grilled cheese filling is comprised of baked and breaded eggplant fries, a homemade sweet and spicy chili tomato jam, and cheese, of course! So so good.
  • For dessert, we’re making a devil’s food darkest chocolate ice cream. Luscious.

Happy eating!

SUNDAY

CUCUMBER-TOMATO SALAD WITH SEARED HALLOUMI

Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together quickly, no need to prep ahead.

Vegan Substitutions: Use seared tofu in place of the halloumi to make this vegan.

Cucumber-Tomato Salad with Seared Halloumi and Olive Oil Croutons

MONDAY

ROASTED EGGPLANT AND HUMMUS TARTINES

Prep Ahead Tip: The eggplant can be roasted ahead of time.

Vegan Substitutions: Recipe is already vegan.

Roasted Eggplant and Hummus Tartines with Harissa and Garlicky Spinach

TUESDAY

CHICKPEA TINGA TACOS

Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together quickly. If making, the pickled onions need two hours of rest so be sure to pickle them ahead of time.

Vegan Substitutions: Omit the queso fresco or use a dairy-free version.

Chickpea Tinga Tacos with Hibiscus-Pickled Onions and Queso Fresco

WEDNESDAY

PASTA WITH CHERRY TOMATOES, MINT, AND BURRATA

Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together quickly, no need to prep ahead.

Vegan Substitutions: There is a lot of cheese in this, so it will be difficult to veganize. You can try to make it without the cheese or use vegan substitutes.

Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Mint, and Burrata

THURSDAY

EGGPLANT PARMESAN GRILLED CHEESE WITH CHILI TOMATO JAM

Prep Ahead Tip: Make the baked eggplant fries and the chili tomato jam ahead of time. 

Vegan Substitutions: Use maple syrup in place of honey in the chili tomato jam. When making the eggplant fries, omit the eggs and flour in the batter and just coat the fries in panko with some nutritional yeast added in to give it a parmesan-y flavor. Replace the mozzarella slices with a dairy-free alternative.

eggplant parmesan grilled cheese with chili tomato jam

DESSERT

DEVIL’S FOOD DARKEST CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

Devil's Food Darkest Chocolate Ice Cream

SHOPPING LIST

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One Response to What To Cook This Week – 8/14/21

  1. Looks delicious! I am here for the halloumi and the chocolate ice cream!

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