While this soup may seem virtuous with a trifecta of healthful green vegetables, including green peas, baby spinach and asparagus, it tastes anything but. Fragrant herbs and green onions add zing, and a dollop of crème fraîche adds a touch of indulgence to the soup.
Ahiflower oil is packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It's delicate, so avoid heating it—like we do in this recipe with spicy, Spanish no-cook romesco sauce.
Also called pitaya, dragon fruit is a dramatic-looking tropical fruit is rich in vitamin C, iron and red pigments called betacyanins, which help protect the heart from damage.
Rosemary has been used for hundreds of years in folk medicine and aromatherapy to enhance memory and cognitive function. In cooking, its assertive flavor goes especially well with meat and root vegetables.
This rich, beautifully balanced recipe keeps it as simple as can be, using only one pot and an immersion blender to make it all come together on the stove top.
When you cook hulled barley – also called whole-grain barley – in a pressure cooker, you don’t have to soak it beforehand, which cuts down on prep time. It also makes the barley tender and creamy without all the stirring you usually have to do to make risotto on the stove top.
Want to do some easy batch cooking with your Instant Pot? Omit the sweet potatoes and broccoli and double the zesty chicken and barbecue sauce ingredients – the leftovers freeze beautifully.
This hearty dinner-in-a-bowl is packed with healthful grains, flavorful veggies and perfectly grilled fish. It gets a kick from a fresh sauce made with yogurt, roasted red peppers, and harissa – a spicy North African chile paste. If you can’t find the paste, you can easily substitute with a hot sauce, such as sriracha. It won’t have the same blend of spices, but it will be just as tasty.
These Asian-inspired chicken burgers get a burst of umami flavor from a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce. Serve them on whole-wheat buns, or, for a lighter take, try lettuce leaves. In addition to the grilled pineapple, sliced avocado and grilled onions make tasty toppings.
For an extra dose of flavor, we looked to vadouvan, a mild French-style curry powder that usually contains shallots and garlic. You can find it at specialty spice shops and online, though any mild curry powder will work.
Jicama is a crunchy, mild vegetable that’s common in Mexican cuisine. It looks a little intimidating because of its size and odd shape, but once you peel it, the cool flesh is easy to slice and adds a crisp texture to salads.
This tomato, herb and almond pesto is named for the sunny fishing port of Trapani in western Sicily, where almonds and olive oil figure prominently in the cuisine. The sauce is traditionally served with busiate, a type of thick handmade corkscrew pasta, but we’ve substituted whole-grain quinoa spaghetti for a healthy dose of whole grains.
This fork-and-knife flatbread is spread with herby, creamy ricotta and then loaded with sweet and savory veggies for a fresh take on Middle Eastern street food. Be sure to buy a good-quality full-fat ricotta for the best results. The vegetables are adaptable, so use whatever looks good at your farmers’ market this week!
Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah) is a savory Egyptian blend of dried seeds, herbs, spices and nuts. It's used as a coating for meat or fish or mixed with olive oil and served as a dip – here we use it as a flavorful crust for chicken. Moutabel is a Middle Eastern dip traditionally made with eggplant, though other vegetables can be used. In this version, grated beets and Greek yogurt are combined for a vibrant topping for the chicken.
To keep your prep quick, here we roast the salmon at the same time as red grapes - and we do it all on one baking sheet for quick cleanup. The cooked fruit gives the salad a sweet-tart tang that balances the richness of the cheese and fish. Sprouts or microgreens make a nice garnish on this dish.
A key ingredient in many Middle Eastern salads, mint gives this recipe a wonderful freshness. Simply seasoned chicken bumps up the protein content, making this a filling main dish. Using leftover cooked rice speeds up dinner prep — just make extra the night before.
This salad has a nice bit of heat to it thanks to the fresh chile. Fiery, sweat-inducing capsaicin is found mostly in the white pith (and the seeds that come into contact with the pith), so devein and seed the chile if you want to cut back on spiciness. For added flavor, you can add chopped fresh mint, cilantro or Thai basil to the salad.
Crispy baked plantain chips and creamy cilantro sauce top this easy layered bowl for a variety of textures and a tropical salty-spicy, savory-sweet flavor combination.
A bold pasta that cooks in just one pot? Now that's a delicious recipe made easy.
Thin chicken cutlets are easy to coat in the hazelnut breading, plus they cook in a flash for time-strapped weeknights. If you can’t find four 4-oz cutlets, buy two 8-oz chicken breasts and cut each horizontally into two thin pieces. Use a rolling pin or the bottom of a saucepan to pound the cutlets to an even thickness – just be sure to cover the chicken with plastic wrap first for easy cleanup.
Halibut is high in protein and cooks quickly in parchment paper, making this an ideal clean dinner recipe for busy weeknights.
Korma is one of the mildest Indian curries out there, but we’ve kicked it up a notch with fiery fresh chiles. You can take the cayenne down to ¼ tsp if you prefer a slightly milder version. A combination of soaked and blended cashews and yogurt give this satisfying vegetarian main an ultra-creamy texture. Serve with whole-grain naan.
This hearty bowl is a staff favorite – we just love the pairing of the sweet and tangy raspberry sauce over savory chicken and crunchy vegetables.
Need more plant power in your life? This vegan dish featuring carrots, broccoli, ground almonds and the superfood spice turmeric will rev up your metabolism and keep you satisfied for hours.
Rich in fiber and warming Moroccan spices, this flavorful stew makes a hearty meal when combined with a baked potato, cooked grains or a fresh side salad.
Pile these slow cooker pulled chicken sandwiches sky-high with coleslaw, radishes, tomatoes, sour cream or hot sauce – we love eating them open-faced with a knife and fork, but you can also serve them as a regular sandwich. Alternatively, skip the buns entirely and make a Mexican-style bowl by spooning the pulled chicken over brown rice and adding your favorite toppings. If you can’t find fresh Anaheim chiles, broil the tomatillos as directed and add a 16-ounce BPA-free can or jar of diced roasted green chiles to the blender in Step 3.
Chipotle chile powder lends a smoky note to roasted cauliflower; if you prefer less heat but still want that smokiness, use smoked paprika instead. The real star of these tacos, though, is the creamy, herbaceous sauce, so don't skip it - some of our staff members are it by the spoonful! Serve these veggie tacos with toppings of your choice: shredded cabbage, tomatoes, cilantro, hot sauce or salsa verde, and lime wedges for squeezing all work well here.
Our fresh take on pesto uses roasted zucchini and toasted sunflower seeds for maximum flavor.
If you have trouble getting your family (or yourself!) to eat fish regularly, these soft, creamy dumplings are a clever way to add it into your weeknight repertoire. To avoid overcooking them, make sure the water returns to a boil between each batch of dumplings, and then set your timer for 3 minutes. If you’re able to find fire-roasted crushed tomatoes, try them in the broth – they add a smoky depth of flavor.
This dish tastes like it’s been simmering on your stove top for hours thanks to our easy technique of roasting the tomatoes, onions and garlic then blending them into the sauce. Many grocery stores sell pre-peeled and chopped butternut squash, which can be a real time-saver when you’re making this for a quick weeknight meal.
All the flavor of salmon rolls, minus the finicky rolling – that’s the beauty of these easy-to-make rice bowls. Furikake is a dry blend of sesame seeds, seaweed and dried fish. Look for it in specialty Asian grocery stores or make your own using our easy recipe; alternatively, you can simply substitute for sesame seeds.
A quick and easy dish that will leave your pasta cravings satisfied! Sprinkle with mint and pine nuts for added touch of flavor.
The subtle sweetness of acorn squash shines when brushed with a touch of honey and lime. Cranberries and walnuts add richness and tang, while quinoa provides enough protein to keep you full for hours.
There's no need to soak the beans overnight for this easy slow-cooker version of an all-American favorite. The corn bread recipe makes more than you'll need, but here's a tip: Heat up the leftovers and drizzle with honey for a super fast breakfast the next day.
Sweet strudels tend to steal the spotlight, but it's time to take this flaky pastry to the savory side. We've used a store-bought phyllo dough for the easiest prep – look for it in the freezer section of your supermarket. To keep the pastry sheets from drying out and make them easier to handle, cover them with a damp towel when not in use.