Juicy, flavorful chicken burgers are topped with a sweet and tangy sauce. Alfalfa sprouts offer a nice crunch to the final sandwich. Chili paste adds a nice medium spicy kick, which can be adjusted up or down depending on how much heat you enjoy. Tip: If it’s not grilling season, make these under the broiler […]
Grilled Sirloin Tip Steak Salad
A little steak is a delightful treat, and a crisp bed of greens and veggies shows it off to perfection. An easy spice rub plays off a simple vinegar and oil dressing of the salad for a robust flavor all around.
Curried Vegetable Lo Mein
Curry powder brings a sweet, bold flavor to a classic noodle stir-fry dish, giving a colorful array of veggies a little extra verve. Leftovers can be eaten cold or hot the next day. Tip: If you can’t find lo mein noodles at your grocery store, linguine is a reasonable substitute.
Nectarine Bulgur Salad
Bulgur is sometimes sold as cracked wheat, and the two can be used interchangeably with minor modifications to cook times. Be sure to check the package instructions. Bulgur is a pre-cooked version of cracked wheat and so has the shorter cooking time. Tip: Although this will look nicer with white balsamic vinegar, regular balsamic will […]
Arugula Pesto Cavatappi with Cherry Tomatoes
Although you can also use whatever pasta you have on hand, cavatappi’s corkscrew shape is perfect for holding on to a fresh pesto and pairing with cherry tomatoes. Arugula brings a spicy, musty bite to pesto. If that’s not your sauce, feel free to swap in your favorite leafy green or herb. Tip: The color […]
Southwestern Rice Salad
Rice salads make excellent lunches. The hearty grains absorb flavors as they sit in the fridge and don’t get soggy as green salads can. This simple flavor profile is easy to make from pantry ingredients. Tip: Cooling rice properly before storing is important for food safety, so don’t skip the step of spreading the rice […]
Mediterranean Chicken Pita
Homemade tzatziki elevates this recipe from basic, good sandwich to basic, great sandwich, but if you’re in a hurry, store-bought will do the job.
Mediterranean Antipasto Tuna Salad
What’s better than tuna with mayo? This recipe: no contest. Tuna’s salty flavor is genius with beans, veggies, and capers. With ingredients this flavorful, any dressing more than a little lemon juice and olive oil would be overkill. Tip: If you want to make this ahead, keep the greens separate until right before you serve.