Fresh Spring 30-Minute Meals
Blue Caesar with Chicken "Croutons"
Move over, wedge salad! These savory romaine hearts prove that salad can be dinner-worthy.
Swordfish and Pasta with Five Herbs & Cherry Tomatoes
Rach says: "I sometimes top this pasta with my grandpa's anchovy breadcrumbs. To make them, melt anchovies in olive oil, add chopped garlic and breadcrumbs and stir until golden. Once cool, add chopped parsley, grated Parm, and pepper."
Korean-Style Hanger Steak in Lettuce Cups
Enjoy "take-out" at home--Bibb lettuce works best for this easy, healthy dinner.
Seafood St. Jacques Rolls
"Want a side to go along with this springtime alternative to summertime lobster rolls? I dress a bag of store-bought coleslaw mix with white vinegar, olive oil or vegetable oil, salt, pepper, celery seed and a little superfine sugar for a refreshing salad." -Rachael
Fusilli with Sausage & Peas
Spring peas and leafy escarole add color to this hearty pasta dish.
Tarragon-Scented Chicken Tetrazzini
Looking for a vegetarian dish? Use vegetable stock and bulk up the mushrooms & veggies!
Curry Turkey Naan Bread "Tacos"
Top these faux tacos with Greek yogurt, sliced almonds, and diced tomatoes!
Turkey Pastrami & Savoy Cabbage Reubens
Two different kinds of cheese make this sandwich a deli-style treat.
Fat Spaghetti with Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes & Basil
This Tuscan dish, called pici all'Aglione, is made at nearly every restaurant in the region. My mom has already requested it for Mother's Day dinner! If you can't find pici, use bucatini, a thick, hollow spaghetti that's lots of fun because it makes a slurping sound when you eat it.
Black Bean Chalupas with Raw Salsa Verde
Tomatillos, mint, and jalapenos give this Tex-Mex dish the perfect amount of fresh, spicy flavor.