Weekly meal planner

Vietnamese chicken and noodle salad.
Vietnamese chicken and noodle salad.

Fire up the barbecue, this week's planner is full of grilled goodness, from salmon fillets adorned with a fragrant Middle Eastern spice mix to popular piri piri chicken and chips.

Seasonal asparagus stars in a summer update of mac 'n' cheese and substantial Mediterranean salad.

Over the weekend, whip up a double batch of Frank Camorra's almond frangipane mixture and use it to transform store-bought croissants. Save any leftovers for a simple free-form tart topped with sweet nectarines.

 

Recipes

Macaroni cheese with asparagus

MONDAY: Add seasonal asparagus to comforting macaroni cheese

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

STEVE MANFREDI

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Vietnamese chicken and noodle salad.

TUESDAY: Throw together a fresh Vietnamese chicken and noodle salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (53)
Banana and coconut ice-cream sandwich.

TUESDAY: Banana and coconut 'ice-cream' sandwiches for dessert

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Barbecued salmon with tahini and herbs.

WEDNESDAY: Barbecued salmon with a carpet of tahini, nuts and herbs

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Piri Piri barbecue chicken with chips.

THURSDAY: Piri piri barbecue chicken is a crowd-pleaser

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (14)
Food. Neil Perry's sweet potato wedges.
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THURSDAY: Pair with a side of herbed sweet potato wedges

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Mediterranean vegetable salad.

SATURDAY: Serve up this Mediterranean vegetable salad alongside sausages

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jeremy & Jane Strode

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Nectarine frangipane tarts

SATURDAY: Fill these nectarine tarts with leftover frangipane

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Food

SUNDAY: Marinated lamb leg with chickpea salad and garlic yoghurt

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)