7 Quick Dinners To Make This Week

There are a lot of lame recipes on the internet. These are not them. See more weeknight recipes here.

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1. Skirt Steak Salad with Arugula and Blue Cheese

Deb Perelman / Via smittenkitchen.com

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

Christina Holmes / Via foodandwine.com

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

Joy Wilson / Via joythebaker.com

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

Get the recipe. You’ll make the sauce with a little red vermouth, which will be a) so delicious and b) useful to have around any time you crave a Negroni.

5. Stacked Side of Salmon

Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park / Via spoonforkbacon.com

For you farmers’ market groupies. Get the recipe.

6. Roasted Beet and Wheatberry Salad

bonappetit.com / Via Ashley Rodriguez

This is the healthy one. Get the recipe.

7. Pesto Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Roasted Asparagus

Chung-Ah Ree / Via damndelicious.net

You can use store-bought pesto to keep it super easy, or make your own, but either way save a little pasta water to mix into the pasta in case you need to loosen it up. Get the recipe.

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