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Look and Cook: 4 Summer Recipes You Can Make at a Glance

Updated June 12, 2019
low country shrimp foil packs ingredients
The livin’ is easy with these summery dinners. From a tasty twist on a classic cobb salad to a rustic tomato tart, these four recipes are so simple, you could easily cook them after glancing at the ingredients.

Make the most of the season with the least amount of effort. These four warm-weather recipes feature in-season produce, live-fire cooking and no extra putzing around in the kitchen! They’re so simple, you can practically throw them together from looking at the ingredients. Get started with the recipes below.

roasted tomato herb galette ingredients

Think pizza but way easier and way more impressive. Our Roasted Tomato and Herbed Cheese Galette (a fancy way to say rustic tart or free-form pie) is such a versatile dish that we’d argue you could devour it morning, noon or night! Creamy herbed ricotta gets spread on a buttery Pillsbury pie crust and topped with halved cherry tomatoes. Fold over the edge of the crust to keep all that goodness contained and sprinkle with Parmesan for a perfectly caramelized edge. When this light and bright tart comes out of the oven, all it needs is a sprinkle of fresh chopped basil!

roasted tomato herb galette
cobb pasta salad ingredients

We took our favorite potluck side (creamy pasta salad!) and gave it a Cobb-style makeover. Loaded with classic ingredients like chicken, bacon, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, blue cheese and more—this hearty salad is tossed in a zingy dressing that keeps all the flavors balanced. Cook the pasta according to box directions, chop up the add-ins and add some mayo and lemon juice to the dressing—that’s really all there is to making this 25-minute meal!

cobb pasta salad
caprese chicken and orzo skillet ingredients

Caprese salad meets sizzling skillet in this one-and-done dish that truly delivers on the taste of summertime in a few simple steps: sear the chicken and remove from pan, cook the orzo and tomatoes, add the chicken back in to cook through and finally melt mozzarella pearls on top. Garnish with fresh chopped basil and you’ll have a filling, family-friendly meal with all the flavor of a classic Caprese salad!

caprese chicken and orzo skillet
low country shrimp foil packs ingredients

Why head to the shrimp boil when you can have one at home? This easy foil-pack version of a low country shrimp boil is a summer meal that truly tastes better outside. Baby red potatoes, corn on the cob, shrimp and andouille sausage get a sprinkle of Old Bay™ seasoning before being folded inside a foil pack for a flavorful dinner that comes together on the grill in just 40 minutes. The only prep step is zapping the potatoes and corn—longer-cooking ingredients—before adding to the foil pack to ensure everything cook up in the same amount of time.

low country shrimp foil packs