Food & Home

12 Recipes to Get You Out of a Weeknight Dinner Rut

12 Recipes to Get You Out of a Weeknight Dinner Rut

12 Recipes to Get You Out of a
Weeknight Dinner Rut

Welcome to the workweek, where dinners can be made in under an hour with ingredients that you probably already have on hand, delivering big flavor with minimal effort.

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNERS

VEG-FORWARD

  • Chickpea and Kale Curry

    Chickpea and Kale Curry

    This was originally developed as a nightshade-free variation of chana masala—a rich and hearty Indian chickpea stew—for our annual detox, but we’ll gladly make it all year round.

    GET RECIPE

  • Roasted Veggies with Black Pepper Sauce

    Roasted Veggies with Black Pepper Sauce

    You know that incredible spicy-sweet sauce that comes with black pepper chicken when you order Chinese takeout? We made a version of it and put it all over roasted squash, cabbage, and cauliflower, but honestly you could put it on just about anything.

    GET RECIPE

  • Caponata-touille Pasta

    Caponata-touille Pasta

    A mashup of French ratatouille and Italian caponata. It’s got ratatouille’s sweetness from bell peppers and tomatoes and caponata’s signature tang and brininess from capers and olives. We also added a handful of greens to make it feel like a complete meal.

    GET RECIPE

  • Sabich Sandwich

    Sabich Sandwich

    All the contrasting flavors, textures, and temperatures make this Israeli-style sandwich dinner-worthy: cool yogurt, rich tahini, spicy harissa, hot charred bread and eggplant, crunchy cucumber, juicy tomatoes, bright lemon, and a mess of herbs. There’s not a bad bite in there.

    GET RECIPE

CATCH OF THE DAY

  • Pickles and Salmon Grain Bowl

    Pickles and Salmon Grain Bowl

    Salmon, quinoa, and cucumber might not be the most thrilling dinner lineup, but this recipe benefits from a ready-made flavor bomb (kimchi) and a few extra steps (quick-pickling veggies and whipping up a sauce).

    GET RECIPE

  • Pesce all’Acqua Pazza

    Pesce all’Acqua Pazza

    If you’re new to cooking fish, start here: You gently poach the fish in tomato broth so it’s hard to overcook. And the resulting broth is so delicious—serve with grilled bread to dunk and there is no going wrong.

    GET RECIPE

  •  Ginger and Cilantro Shrimp Salad in Avocado Shells

    Ginger and Cilantro Shrimp Salad in Avocado Shells

    A favorite dinner when it’s hot out—if you can’t bear to turn the oven on, you can quickly poach frozen shrimp by bringing a large pot of water to boil, dumping in the frozen shrimp, turning off the heat, covering it, and letting it sit for about eight minutes. Then drain and shock in an ice bath.

    GET RECIPE

  • Blackened Trout with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Arugula Salad

    Blackened Trout with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Arugula Salad

    Trout is underrated—it’s an affordable fish that’s widely available and low in mercury. And it cooks up quicky and easily. Here it’s seasoned with blackening spice for some punch and served with roasted sweet potatoes and an arugula salad. Garlicky aioli rounds it out nicely—just grate a clove of garlic into a few tablespoons of vegenaise and add a squeeze of lemon.

    GET RECIPE

You may also like