5 Easy Meals for a Week at the Beach
Week at a Glance
Beach house rentals have just about everything you want, from boogie boards to hot tubs—but the pantry and fridge? Decidedly bare. So before you unpack your suit and hit the shore, make a quick pit stop at the market and stock up: These five dinners use just 20 ingredients, meaning meal preparation is virtually stress free. Now dive in to these simple recipes—and enjoy a vacation that's all about play!
Day 1: Open-face Sandwiches
After a full day of play on the beach, treat your body to a well-rounded and delicious dinner in less than 40 minutes.
Day 2: Panzanella
Panzanella is an Italian summer salad made of crispy bread and tomatoes. Prosciutto and eggs make it a hearty post-swim meal.
Day 3: Parmesan Chicken
Put half the clan on salad duty and leave the chicken to the others for dinner in a snap.
- Recipe: Parmesan Chicken with Arugula Salad and Tomato Vinaigrette
Day 4: Pasta
This gourmet meal takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish, which means you get more time in the sand.
- Recipe: Pasta with Arugula Pesto
Day 5: Soup and Sandwich
The classic soup-and-sandwich combo makes a satisfying yet light dinner after a day at the beach.
- Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Gazpacho with Fresh Mozzarella-and-Prosciutto Sandwiches