1. Skirt Steak Salad with Arugula and Blue Cheese
You can cook the steak in a skillet OR on a grill; the only other part that requires work is the dressing, which is just Dijon + vinegar + Worcestershire sauce + honey + olive oil + salt. And if the dressing is only vinegar + olive oil + salt, that’s fine too. Get the recipe
2. Open-Face Monte Cristos
In this genius recipe from Food & Wine’s Kay Chun, you’ll first pan-fry a slice of ham in butter. Then take out the ham, pan-fry some toast that’s been dipped in egg and milk, flip the toast, top it with cheese and the ham, and cover the pan so the cheese melts. Add basil. Ascend to heaven. Get the recipe.
3. Edamame and Toasted Coconut in Avocado
OK — YES it’s light for a dinner, but there’s toast. And sometimes, if you’re me, you ate lunch at 4 p.m. and so you want something light for dinner. Get the recipe.
4. Capellini With Shrimp and Creamy Tomato Sauce
5. Stacked Side of Salmon
For you farmers’ market groupies. Get the recipe.
6. Roasted Beet and Wheatberry Salad
This is the healthy one. Get the recipe.