In a Dinner Rut? 5 Fresh Weeknight Menus for Spring
If you’re feeling a little uninspired lately, you aren’t alone — we call it the springtime slump. It seems to peak around dinnertime, when the contents of our fridges and pantries just look so…boring. Injecting a new recipe or two into the repertoire just doesn’t seem to cut it. Instead, we’re here with a whole week of weeknight-friendly dinner menus, with options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free eaters, too. Ready to shake up your weekly dinner rotation?
Menu 1: A Light Spring Pasta MealThis creamy-yet-light spaghetti recipe is simultaneously sophisticated and absurdly fast and easy, and the crunchy, dill-flecked salad keeps well, so you can eat the leftovers for lunch the next day.
Menu 2: A Fresh Take on Soup & Flatbread (Vegan & Gluten-Free)Socca, a chewy, crispy, gluten-free flatbread made from chickpea flour, is a quick and satisfying accompaniment to a warm, lemon-bright soup.
Menu 3: Roasted Chicken & Potatoes for a New SeasonThis isn’t a heavy winter roast. Instead, tender, lemony fennel and thin-skinned new potatoes accompany quick-cooking boneless skinless chicken thighs for a comforting weeknight meal.
Menu 4: A Simple, Spiced Indian Supper (Vegetarian)This unfussy bean and tomato stew will fill the whole house with the scent of onion, ginger and spices bubbling on the stove. While it simmers, make a turmeric-spiced yellow rice and cool yogurt raita to serve alongside.
Menu 5: A Fish Dinner with Asian FlavorsWith the pungent, aromatic flavors of cilantro, ginger, and sesame, this fish recipe is fast and foolproof. Pair it with plain rice and a crunchy carrot and cabbage slaw.
Have you discovered any new favorite weeknight meals lately?
This post was requested by stefica01 for Reader Request Week 2013.
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