You Can Make These Delicious Dishes In 30 Minutes Or Less
A fast dinner doesn't have to mean instant ramen or a heaping bowl of cereal.
Winter Green Salad With Shaved Roots
To get the garlic as fine as possible, grate it on a microplane zester (a.k.a. rasp), then mince with a chef’s knife.
Autumn Slaw with Dijon Dressing
A mandoline will make quick work of the vegetables in this salad. Juniper berries can be purchased at most bulk stores and better food shops.
Potato & Artichoke Salad
The potatoes, artichokes and pesto can all be prepared a day in advance and chilled. Dress the salad up to two hours before brunch and serve at room temperature.
Green Bean Salad
This salad is best served at room temperature, but it should be made at least 1 hour ahead. Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before serving. (Keep refrigerated if preparing more than 2 hours ahead.)…
Vermicelli Salad With Shiitakes And Baby Spinach
This dish is a spin on japchae, a popular appetizer traditionally served warm. Made with sweet potato starch, Korean vermicelli have a glassy appearance and chewy texture.
Tea-Brined Chicken Breasts On Asparagus Salad
Lightly pounding the chicken breast turns it into a chicken steak of sorts that will cook more quickly and evenly. Since breast meat is so lean, brining helps keep it juicy.
Heirloom Tomato & Blue Cheese Salad
If you can get your hands on it, use the piquant Dragon’s Breath blue cheese from That Dutchman’s Farm in Nova Scotia.
Beet Salad With Sunflower Seed Picada
In Spain, a picada is a combination of chopped garlic, bread and nuts, and usually used to thicken and flavor a sauce. Here, it adds a crispy, nutty element to the salad.
Citrus Fizz Mocktail
Cauliflower With Truffle Oil
For a less-heavy version of this soup, hold the butter or oil and simmer all the vegetables together in the stock. Skip the cream at the end, and serve the truffle oil on the side so diners can drizzle it themselves.
A fiery stew of silken tofu, ground pork and heaps of green onion, ma-po tofu is one of the most popular dishes in the Sichuan canon. The secret ingredient is chili bean sauce, a spicy, umami-rich condiment available at Chinese supermarkets.
Harira (Moroccan Lamb And Lentil Soup)
Some supermarkets sell frozen lamb stewing meat from New Zealand that’s tailor-made for this recipe. Don’t add salt until the very end, as lentils take much longer to cook in the presence of sodium.
Chicken Matzo Ball Soup
While you can make perfectly delicious matzo balls with vegetable oil, duck fat will yield the most sublime results. Jewish cooks traditionally save the fat skimmed from making chicken stock — called schmaltz — for these dumplings.
Winter Soupe Au Pistou
Feel free to play around with the vegetable medley in this Provençal soup, using whatever is in season or kicking around your kitchen. If you need to save time, use store-bought basil or kale pesto instead of the parsley pistou.
Pea Soup With Lobster
If you make this soup ahead of time, cool it down rapidly in a large bowl placed in a bowl of ice to help preserve its vibrant green color.