We can all agree: It's too f*n hot out to be cooking.
We compiled a few of Smak Dab's founder and chef Carly's best fresh summer recipes to keep you out of the kitchen in this heat, without sacrificing delicious dinners!
Featuring the tasty gourmet mustards y'all go nuts for in tacos (one of Megan's faves), and some fresh salads:
Place all chicken ingredients in the Crock-Pot. Cook on high for 2½-3 hours or low for 6½-7 hours, until cooked through and tender. Shred chicken directly in the pot and mix with the sauce.
For the Jalapeño Ranch, pulse the mayo, sour cream, lime zest and juice, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, mustard, salt, and pepper in a food processor or blender until smooth. Toss some of the dressing with the finely shredded cabbage to make a slaw. (You will have leftover jalapeño ranch for serving) Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, allowing the flavours to meld.
Serve chicken in warm tortillas with slaw and an extra drizzle of Hot Honey Jalapeno Mustard, or slices of avocado, extra pineapple, cilantro, red onion, or shredded cheese.
fresh chopped chives or green onion for garnish (optional)
In a medium bowl, mix together mayo, mustard and remaining pickle juice. Season with salt and ¼ tsp pepper, to taste.
To the potatoes, add the red onion, celery, dill pickles, dill, and dressing. Lightly toss everything together and chill for 1 hour. Serve the salad cold and garnish with more dill and chives, if desired.
To make the vinaigrette, combine the tahini, honey, lime juice, lime zest, vinegar, soya sauce, mustard, garlic, ginger and hot sauce in a small mason jar. Seal the jar and shake until the vinaigrette is combined. Add the water if the dressing looks a little thick.
To cook the rice noodles, place in a heat-proof bowl and pour over boiling water so the noodles are submerged. Cover with a plate and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes, until the noodles are cooked through. Drain and rinse under cold water.
To assemble the salad, add the noodles, edamame, carrots, peppers, green onion and herbs to a large bowl. Add a few spoonfuls of the dressing, and toss to combine! Top with sesame seeds and roasted cashews, if desired.