Even if you love cooking, there are hectic days when you just want to relax with a glass of wine and nothing else. However, your family is hungry and you need to make dinner. Below, there are simple and quick dinner ideas that you can make in less than 30 minutes.
1. Vegetable Frittata
Vegetable frittata is a flexible dish and you can use any leftover vegetables and seasoning. This rich in protein, no-recipe, one-pan dish is a life saver when you don’t have much time to cook dinner. Vegetable frittata allows you to be as creative or as simple as you wish by playing with different cheese and veggies combinations, by adding leftover rice or pasta.
2. Pasta Primavera
Pasta, vegetables and shrimps in a wine sauce is a quick meal that you can prepare in 10 minutes. Just take frozen shrimps and run them under cold water till thawed, then prepare noodles and sauté onion and garlic in a pan with olive oil.
Cut up the veggies – peppers, broccoli, carrots and anything you have – and add white wine and chicken broth for extra fluid. Cook the veggies until tender, add tomatoes and top with Parmesan cheese. The whole family will love this dish.
3. Lemon Tahini Lentil Dip
Lentil dip is tasty on its own, but you can also add rice or even made tacos. It takes less than 30 minutes with oil, lentils, spices, kale and tahini paste. It’s packed with fiber, protein, folate, and vitamins. You can make it in bulk to have a delicious lunch next day. It’s very filling and very healthy.
4. Slow Cooker Chili
When you don’t want to cook, use leftovers to make this quick and delicious chili. All you need to do is to mix together salsa, canned beans, chili powder and diced tomatoes. You can add bell peppers and fresh onions. The final dish is full of proteins and costs less than a buck per serving.
5. Broiled Fish With Vegetables
For this mouthwatering dish just put the fish in a pan, add veggies, olive oil, salt and pepper and place it under the broiler for 10 minutes. You can add quinoa and any spices. It’s a healthy meal done in 15 minutes.