July Dinner 10 Ideas that Deserve to Be Eaten Alfresco

Caesar Pasta Salad:

Indulge in a creamy avocado-based dressing over al dente pasta, blending crisp greens with rich flavors perfect for preparing ahead and enjoying cool.

Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage

Experience the delightful contrast of crispy gnocchi and tender sausage, roasted alongside sweet peppers and onions, all on one pan for minimal cleanup and maximum flavor infusion.

Miso-Tahini Glazed Roasted Eggplant

Oven-roasted eggplant, glazed with a nutty miso-tahini sauce, caramelizes to perfection, accompanied by hearty farro for a satisfying vegan dish that celebrates seasonal.

Shrimp Rolls with New England–Style Dressing:

Savor the essence of New England with these shrimp rolls—affordable yet luxurious—featuring succulent shrimp nestled in a buttery bun with a creamy mayo-based dressing.

Marinated White Bean and Tomato Salad:

This versatile salad combines tender white beans and ripe tomatoes marinated to perfection with olive oil and herbs, making it a gluten-free, vegetarian-friendly.

One-Pot Chicken Pasta:

Delight in a creamy pasta dish with a tangy twist from sun-dried tomatoes, all cooked in a single pot for convenience and minimal cleanup, delivering comfort.

Tomato-Poached Cod with Fresh Herbs:

Elevate your dinner with this elegant yet simple cod dish, gently poached in a flavorful tomato broth and garnished with fresh herbs, ideal for a quick, fuss-free meal.

Corn Fritter Caprese with Peaches

Celebrate the bounty of summer with this vibrant salad featuring crispy corn fritters paired with juicy peaches and ripe tomatoes, topped with optional prosciutto for added depth of flavor and texture.

Skillet Chicken with Apricots and Fresh Herbs:

Treat yourself to a culinary masterpiece with this skillet-cooked chicken, complemented by sweet apricots, aromatic herbs, and a splash of white wine, all crowned with irresistibly crispy chicken skin.

Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad

This hearty salad combines charred halloumi cheese, grilled peaches, crispy green beans, and crunchy pine nuts, dressed in a tangy lemon-pesto dressing.

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