A staff favorite, our team devoured these cheesy mushrooms with tangy parsley chimichurri. Our advice? Make a double batch!
Smoked paprika is a time-strapped cook’s best friend – it instantly lends a smoky flavor and rich aroma to everything it touches. Here, it makes this saucy dish taste like it’s been simmering for hours. Bone-in chicken thighs are often sold with the skin still attached, but it’s easy to remove yourself: Simply grasp the edge of the skin with paper towel and pull it away in one go. Sprinkle with fresh herbs, such as oregano or basil, just before serving.
We’ve spiked these beef burgers with grated beet and carrot to add a hint of sweetness and a healthy dose of fiber. Any whole-grain bun or lettuce wrap works well with this burger – then add your favorite toppings such as tomatoes, onion and lettuce.
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.
Frozen scallops and thin white fish fillets are real time-savers for busy weeknights, as they thaw in a flash and take just minutes to cook. If your fennel bulb comes with the green fronds attached, feel free to use them as a pretty garnish on the soup instead of the parsley. You can use any firm white-fleshed fish for this soup – Pacific cod is another great option.
Pretty packages filled with seasoned chicken and ricotta are smothered in a vegetable-filled tomato sauce. It takes a little bit of work to cut the zucchini with a mandoline and wrap the parcels, but it’s absolutely worth it. Garnish with shaved Parmesan if you have some on hand, or simply eat as is.
Chipotle chiles are smoked, dried jalapeño peppers, and they lend a rich flavor and some heat here. Although it's simple to make, the combination of spicy, sweet and acidic flavors results in a satisfying bowl. Warning: the crispy quinoa topping is highly addictive. You might find yourself making it for other soups, too! We love piling this soup high with toppings like avocado, green onions, radishes and a generous squeeze of lime.
Here, mussels are roasted on top of a hearty, fresh tomato sauce brimming with vegetables. Serve whole-grain bread on the side – you’ll want to sop up every drop.
Soft corn cakes topped with shrimp in a savory tomato and white wine sauce in this easy enough for a casual meal but special enough for company dish.
If you think salmon is succulent, wait until you taste silky, sexy olive oil–poached salmon! Here, it’s complemented by chimichurri, an Argentinean herb sauce with brightness from vinegar, earthiness from oregano and a hint of heat. Serve with lemon wedges.
Eggs and arrowroot starch help hold these California-fresh patties together, while quinoa, scallions, lemon zest and dill give them flavor and a nutrition boost. If desired, set aside a few tablespoons of the homemade dressing to use as a dipping sauce or drizzle over the patties.
Try this elegant dish at your next dinner party. It's ready in 45 minutes.