pamela salzman's dinner planner

I’m not cooking most of this week since we’ll be moving both my daughters into their dorm room and apartment, respectively.  Although I will likely help my older daughter stock her freezer with cooked grains, smoothie packets, maybe a soup or two and, of course, cookie dough!  Let’s hope my cooking lessons this summer sank in.  I’ll share whatever I can on Instagram Stories, so pop in from time to time to see what we’re up to.  In the meantime, I know you have to cook, so I put together a great dinner planner for you this week!

Meatless Monday:  Baked falafel salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, pickled beets and radishes, pita chips

Tuesday: Slow roasted salmon or poached salmon (skip the salsa/sauce,) charred corn salad, sauteed shishito peppers

Wednesday: Quesadillas with last night’s leftovers (corn salad and shishitos will be great in a quesadilla), gazpacho (I know I included this in a dinner planner a month ago, but it’s so perfect for this week!)

Thursday:  Zucchini noodle spaghetti with white beans and tomatoes from (you can add cooked shrimp or grilled chicken to this)

Friday: Roasted beet and burrata salad with mint, poached chicken with chimichurri (make extra chicken for Saturday’s curried chicken salad)

Saturday lunch: chicken curry salad lettuce wraps

Sunday:  Italian potato salad, grilled halibut with lemon

Here’s what you can do ahead if you need to:


Start soaking chickpeas

Make falafel mixture at end of day or Monday morning

Wash lettuces

Pickle beets and/or radishes

Make tahini sauce

Make dressing for corn salad

Soak and make white beans for Thursday


If you are serving poached salmon on Tuesday, you can poach today


Roast beets


Spiralize zucchini

Make chimichurri


Blanche green beans


Recommended Posts

No comment yet, add your voice below!

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *