Lunch

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Pesto Zoodle Bowl — The 6-Minute Lunch

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This three-ingredient lunch is so quick and satisfying that you just might find yourself making it again for dinner. Give a few big handfuls of zucchini noodles a quick sauté, dress them with a purchased garlicky basil pesto, top the whole mess with a crispy on the outside, runny on the inside fried egg, and dig in. It's a wholesome, veggie-packed meal that's got enough protein from the egg to keep you going until your next meal. Oh, and it takes no more than six minutes to make.

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Recipe: Tomato and Feta Galette — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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Now that the first really good tomatoes of summer are showing up at farmers markets, I think we should all add a "tomato night" to our meal plans. And to get you started, I recommend this stunning galette because it is the most delicious way to eat tomatoes and cheese for dinner. It partners sweet tomatoes with woodsy thyme and creamy feta, then wraps it up with a buttery, flaky crust for a rustic, free-form pie that's easy enough to pull together even when you don't really feel like cooking.

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How To Grill Even Better Asparagus — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Asparagus is a vegetable that is transformed by hot-and-fast cooking. It's why we love roasted and stir-fried asparagus, and why we fall in love each spring with grilled asparagus. Grilling makes asparagus tender while imparting a delightful char and smoky flavor — but to be honest, grilling asparagus can be tricky. Most asparagus is just wide enough to slip between the grill grates and fall into the fire.

Last summer, I learned the super-simple solution for grilling asparagus that makes them easier to flip and keeps them from falling into the grill: skewers. Threaded together, you can cook five to six skewers at once and transform fresh asparagus into a fast and fancy side with just olive oil, salt, and pepper.

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Hawaiian Brisket Sandwiches — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Imagine pillowy-soft Hawaiian rolls piled high with slices of tender beef brisket and sweet pineapple, all topped with a crunchy cabbage slaw. Are you hungry yet? These tasty little sandwiches can be yours for the eating as a weeknight dinner or for your next party or tailgate. All it takes is a piece of brisket, some pantry staples for a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce, and a long stint in a slow cooker. Eat these outside on the patio because these sandwiches get messy in the best possible way.

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Recipe: Layered Cobb Salad — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Take this salad to a potluck and it will be the talk of the table. It has the familiarity of a classic Cobb salad, balancing the leafy greens and tomatoes with can't-miss ingredients like crispy bacon, hard-boiled eggs, blue cheese, and a zippy red wine vinaigrette, along with a fun twist that keeps it feeling fresh. I like to consider it the trifle of the salad world. Like the dessert, you'll make this salad again and again because it's a crowd favorite that's easy to pull together.

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Recipe: Chopped BBQ Chicken Salad — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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I have to be honest — I never quite understood what all the fuss was about when it came to classic chopped salad. It doesn't excite me. This version, however, is in a league all its own with tender chunks of BBQ chicken, crisp fresh corn, crunchy cabbage, and a tangy ranch dressing that ties it all together. It's packed with flavor, makes enough to serve a crowd, and is definitely worth making a fuss about.

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