Who says busy people can’t dine like kings? From soups and salads to Asian-inspired curries and stir fries, these 29 recipes are perfect for no-fuss home cooking. They all take 15 minutes or less, so you can throw them together, even on weekdays!
Peppered Beef Salad With Horseradish Mayonnaise – Splash out on some fillet steak and enjoy this refreshing but filling salad, full of nutrient-rich ingredients. With avocado, alfalfa onion sprouts, watercress, cucumber and red onion, you’ll get a good hit of vitamins and minerals, as well as iron and protein from the steak. The mayonnaise and horseradish cream give the salad a nice creamy finishing touch!
Sautéed Zucchini & Tomatoes With Basil – This gorgeous medley of sautéed zucchini (courgette) and tomatoes with the herby taste of basil and a hearty fried egg is perfect for lunch or dinner. It smells and tastes delicious! As a meal, it is quick to prepare, lovely and fresh, as well as filling.
Homemade Frozen Pizza – This one might sound a little crazy, and, if we’re being honest, it is cheating the 15-minute rule a little bit, but for that perfect, mouth-watering homemade pizza, this blogger suggest letting the dough prove slowly, which means you can’t make it from scratch in 15 minutes. What you can do though, is make it on a rainy weekend when you haven’t got much on, and pop it in the freezer for those nights when you only have 15 minutes to cook! Instead of buying a processed frozen pizza, you have your homemade frozen pizza full of natural ingredients that you can whip out and chuck in the oven for 15 minutes. Genius!
Rawkin’ Noodle Bowl – Raw noodle bowl? Heck yes! On hot summer days when you’re sick of salad, this is an amazing throw-together 15-minute meal. No-cook noodles, creamy sauce and crisp vegetables make this dish raw, tasty and satisfying. But not only that, it is also incredibly healthy, bursting with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, leaving you feeling satisfied, but light.
Pasta With Summer Vegetables – This hearty but summery pasta is packed full of nutritious vegetables, making it a colorful, tasty treat. Onions, garlic, bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, herbs, tomatoes, olives and capers create all sorts of sweet, savory, bitter, astringent and spicy flavors to enjoy.
Couscous With Aubergine & Summer Savory – This tasty couscous dish with aubergine, which is another name for eggplant, and summer savory, which is an aromatic herb in the mint family, is a healthy, satisfying 15-minute meal to whip up on busy evenings. When fried, aubergines melt into a delicious, creamy substance that is to die for, and is perfect when accompanied by the savory couscous, which includes garlic, onion, tomato paste, chili, vegetable stock and summer savory.
Low Carb Tuna Cakes – You can’t beat real tuna steaks, compared to canned tuna, and this tuna cake recipe is a brilliant meal option for them, taking just 15 minutes to prepare! It’s simply a matter of sautéing red pepper, sweet onion and garlic in extra virgin olive oil and adding them into a bowl of chopped tuna steaks, with egg, salt, pepper, soy sauce, ground flaxseed meal, red pepper flakes, olive oil and lemon juice! Check out the full recipe for details.
Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad – With a huge variety of flavors, from sweet fruits and fresh herbs to creamy almonds and sharp goat’s cheese, you certainly can’t say this salad is boring! And with a delicious bread baguette ripped up and added in, it’s a tasty treat too!
Vegan Avocado Cream Pasta – This beautiful green pasta is satisfying but fresh – bright and summery, but creamy and comforting all at the same time! The sauce, despite its impressive taste and appearance, is prepared in a matter of minutes and is as easy as putting everything in the blender and blending while the pasta boils away. Quick, easy, nutritious, delicious and vegan – what more could you want?
Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodle Salad With Sesame Vinaigrette – This beautifully colorful restaurant-quality salad may look fiddly to prepare, but it, along with its homemade dressing, will be ready in just 15 minutes, and with only 324 calories! The raw zucchini noodles are refreshing and light – perfect for summer.
Creamy Sundried Tomato Soup – This bold, creamy soup is another quick, easy dinner or lunch to prepare using fresh tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, coconut milk, garlic and water. It takes just 15 minutes to cook on the stovetop and dirties just one pot and a knife!
Riced Cauliflower With Vegetables – Worried about getting too many carbs? This is an ideal vegetable dish that makes you feel like you’re eating a rice dish! All you need is cauliflower, coconut oil, garlic, onion, bell pepper, cumin, salt and pepper. It’s the perfect low-carb, quick and easy meal if you’re not feeling too ravenous!
Quick Orecchiette Pasta With Kale Pesto – With kale, fresh basil, fresh sage, garlic and pine nuts, this 15-minute meal will give you a strong hit of powerful nutrients. The orrechiette, which means ‘little ears’ look lovely as a summer pasta, and they absorb the liquid and flavors of the fresh, healthy pesto.
No-Cook Zucchini Noodles With Pesto – These spiralized zucchini noodles look stunning, taste delicious, and are super healthy! The pesto adds a gorgeous savory, fresh summer flavor, and the tomatoes add a touch of sweetness. And, did we mention, this is a raw dish, so no need to even turn on the oven!
Thai Green Curry With Shrimps & Asparagus – If you’re a fan of Thai curries, then this 15-minute version will be a godsend when you don’t have time to slave over the stove for hours and wait for the curry to simmer! Using green curry paste, coconut milk, onion, garlic, zucchini, asparagus, green peas, spinach, shrimp, rice noodles, chili, lime and coriander leaves, it is packed with veggie goodness and flavor.
5-Ingredient Pressure Cooker Cheesy Egg Bake – As the name suggests, this dish has just five ingredients and is super quick to make because it is prepared in a pressure cooker. This bake is warming, comforting and filling, with eggs, hash browns, cheese, bacon and milk. The recipe suggests adding optional vegetables, like onion, red peppers spinach and mushrooms. It’s a good idea to get some veggies in every meal, so pretty much whatever’s in the fridge can be chopped up and added in!
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