By removing the backbone, you get a juicy, whole chicken cooked in less time. The process takes only minutes but can be intimidating for first-timers; however, you can always ask your butcher to do it for you. Serve with additional lime wedges around the platter.
This vibrant salad uses zucchini thinly shaved into ribbons using a vegetable peeler, but if you have a spiral slicer, you can use that instead. Chipotle chile peppers add a smoky heat to the yogurt-based dressing, and crunchy pumpkin seeds and creamy feta top it off for a medley of flavors and textures.
Fragrant spices including turmeric, coriander and curry powder lend deep flavor to this soup without having to simmer on the stove top for hours. A drizzle of harissa, a Moroccan-style blend, adds a kick of spice, but you can easily omit it if you can’t find it.
Cutting chicken breasts into thin cutlets helps them cook quickly on the grill. A quick blender sauce with fresh basil and lime is smothered over top for a zesty, spicy kick.
Jicama adds a crunchy kick to this simple salad. Save time by using any cooked chicken you have on hand.
Sweet summer corn and tomatoes are elevated with a fragrant tarragon dressing and flavor-packed halloumi cheese. The firm Mediterranean cheese holds up well to heat, making it ideal for grilling. Look for halloumi in the deli section of your supermarket – it’s often sold alongside feta and bocconcini.
Jalapeños tend to grow like mad once they get going, so here’s an easy (and delicious!) way to use up 10 peppers at once. Grilling brings out corn’s inherent sweetness and gives the rich stuffing a smoky flavor you’ll love. Serve as a fun party appetizer, or as a side with grilled chicken or pork.
Fresh lobster and crunchy jicama take the ordinary street taco to new heights. No lobster? Substitute cod or another white fish.