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!
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.
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.
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.
Our fresh take on pesto uses roasted zucchini and toasted sunflower seeds for maximum flavor.
A staff favorite, our team devoured these cheesy mushrooms with tangy parsley chimichurri. Our advice? Make a double batch!
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 smoky-sweet salsa is incredibly versatile – spoon into lettuce leaves and top with stir-fried veggies for quick wraps, spoon into halved mini bell peppers for an easy appetizer (as shown here), or enjoy as a snack with tortilla chips or over sliced baguette. Mashing some of the mixture gives it a slightly creamy, scoopable texture.
We've elevated the humble pasta bake to Sunday supper-worthy fare by using lamb instead of beef and swapping out the mozzarella often found on casseroles for Fontina, a mild, buttery, semi-soft cheese with a slight nuttiness. Substitute ground lamb for lean sausage or ground beef depending on your current taste bud needs.
Wakame seaweed’s emerald green color and tender texture make it an unexpectedly stellar stand-in for basil in this nutrient-dense twist on pesto pasta.
There's a new steak in town – and, surprisingly, it's made from cauliflower. Here we cut the cruciferous veggie into thick steaks, coat it with spices then roast it 'til golden for maximum caramelization (read: flavor).
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’re bringing back the taco bowl with this meatless take on the classic. Tempeh, made from fermented soybeans, has a nutty, mushroom-like taste and is one of our favorite vegetarian substitutes for ground beef. We’ve even cracked the code on a dairy-free chile cheese sauce – who knew hemp, nutritional yeast and chile could taste so good together?
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.
This twist on the classic tastes like a BLT but features the satisfying crunch and nutrition of a salad. Greek yogurt makes for a lighter and protein-packed take on Ranch dressing.
Smoky flavor of fresh watermelon over tasty greens, feta cheese and white beans makes an antioxidant powerhouse of a salad.
Grilled lettuce and flank steak get a burst of flavor from a light citrus vinaigrette in this dish. Topped with crumbled blue cheese and walnut pieces, this dish is a perfect summertime meal that both steak and salad lovers can agree on.
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.
Layering half of the cheddar inside this casserole ensures every bite is cheesy. Ancho chile powder gives this dish a touch of smoky heat without being overly spicy, but if you don’t have it on hand, feel free to use regular chile powder instead. Serve with lime wedges for a hit of acidity.
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.
Tip: If you want to add a little variety, try serving half the recipe on eggplant rounds and the other half on Portobello mushroom caps. They both take the same amount of cooking time and offer a toothsome, meaty texture.
If your family’s main complaint about boneless, skinless chicken breast is that it's dry, then braising may be your answer! The slow-and-low technique keeps meat moist.
Bolster Immunity with this dish! Corn contains a variety of carotenoids, compounds that act as antioxidants and have immune-boosting effects. Only yellow corn, however, has significant amounts of these healthful compounds. White corn does not, so be sure to opt for yellow!
Homemade coconut bacon with smoked paprika and maple syrup is the star of these piled-high sandwiches. We suggest making extra coconut bacon to use on salads, pastas or to eat out of hand – you’re going to want to put it on everything in your meal plans!
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.
There's nothing ho-hum about this satisfying pasta dish layered with flavor thanks to a mix of basil, feta and eggplant and tomatoes bathed in a sweet-spicy marinade.
This satisfying salad is a quick dinner recipe with a delicious combination of crisp veggies, juicy steak and pungent blue cheese.
This dish combines tender chicken breasts with a zest of lemon and juicy tomatoes. The green beans provide a crunchy side to this flavorful meal.
This spice-rubbed steak on the grill is special enough. But here, a good thing gets even better with a bold tomato and pepper sauce reminiscent of gazpacho. For a change of pace, try substituting chicken, pork chops or even shrimp for the beef.
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.
Black beans, corn, cheddar and crunchy tortilla chips are the hallmark ingredients of our killer Southwest salad. Serve it in a bowl, or layer it in a glass jar and take it to go.
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.
No need for an English muffin here – our poached eggs are served over roasted tomatoes with a creamy, yogurt-based hollandaise-style sauce smothered over top.
Missing your favorite chicken Parm with spaghetti? We’ve created the ultimate lower-carb version of the classic dish, using almond flour, chia seeds and Parmesan to coat the chicken and spaghetti squash instead of regular wheat spaghetti noodles. The satisfying flavor is still there, minus the carbs!
A homemade, chile-spiked roasted red bell pepper sauce dresses up these vegetable enchiladas stuffed with purple potatoes and tomatillos.
This velvety pasta is tossed with chicken and colorful veggies, then topped with a crunchy, cheesy panko topping – your fami ly will never believe this delectable meal came out of your freezer!