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10 Quick Dinner Ideas For When You’re Short On Time

10 Quick Dinner Ideas For When You’re Short On Time

10 Quick Dinner Ideas For When You're Short On Time

Have you ever been held at work until late and came home so tired that there was absolutely no more strength to cook dinner? We perfectly understand you and here we are coming to the rescue with the collection of 10 fast and simple (but no less tasty and healthy) recipes that will help you prepare dinner quickly and tasty.

1. Fried Rice with Vegetables

This is a quick 10-minute Dinner for the busiest vegetarians – cooked rice, frozen beans, and eggs. It is Fast, satisfying, and tasty. For this recipe, you will need cooked rice (you probably have some left from a couple of days ago). Mash it a little with a fork so that it becomes crumbly again. Fry some finely chopped garlic and onions and add eggs – stir lightly and fry them for 1-2 minutes. Add your rice, frozen veggies, some soy sauce and cook for a couple of minutes.

10 Quick Dinner Ideas For When You’re Short On Time


2. Spicy shrimps with honey-lime sauce

These shrimps would probably be found in the menu of some Mediterranean restaurant. But we will tell you how to cook them at home, and in less than 10 minutes. In a large bowl, mix seasonings like paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper and add shrimp. In a skillet, add oil, soy sauce, lime juice, and some honey and add your shrimp. Cook for 3 minutes and your easy dinner is ready.

3. Stuffed sweet potato

This one is extremely simple and easily adjustable. Wash your sweet potato and poke it with a fork. Put in the microwave and cook for 7-10 minutes. Prepare any toppings you want – cheese, salsa, guac, bacon. Anything is possible with this recipe.

4. Tofu roast

Another quick and healthy dinner for vegetarians, which will appeal to all. And there are a lot of vitamins A and K, potassium and trace elements that are good for the heart, eyes, and bones! Heat the frying pan over medium heat and fry the diced onion and mushrooms for 2-3 minutes (until the onions are clear and the mushrooms are soft). Add sliced tofu, stir and fry for another two minutes. Add sliced tomatoes and spinach in the pan and fry for another 3-4 minutes, as soon as spinach sets – add some chili paste.


5. Beef Chili

To speed up the process, buy ready-made salsa in the store. Put the ground beef in a medium saucepan, add spices and lightly fry. Add salsa, mix well and simmer on low heat for 5-7 minutes. As a side dish for this chili, you can serve fresh vegetables, corn chips, cheese, and sour cream – just enough for your imagination. Enjoy your meal!

10 Quick Dinner Ideas For When You’re Short On Time

6. Zoodles with pesto sauce

For pesto made In a blender – beat the garlic, three tablespoons of olive oil, pepper, and cashew until the state of a homogeneous paste. Add salt, basil, olive oil, and lemon juice – and then turn on the blenderPesto is ready. Take out pre-cut zoodles and coat them in pesto.


7. Grilled Salmon with Arugula and Avocado Salad

Take fatty fish, arugula, and avocado – and you get an incredibly healthy dinner, rich in healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids. In a pan, heat some olive oil over medium heat and lay the salmon skin-down, roast for 6-7 minutes. Mix arugula, lemon juice, three tablespoons of olive oil and diced avocado with Salt and pepper. Turn the salmon over and fry on the other side a couple more minutes. Put on the plate and serve with the salad.


8. BBQ sauce and chicken pizza

Take rotisserie chicken, heat it in the microwave and cut into small pieces. Spread the barbecue sauce on tortillas or pitas and top it off with mozzarella, red onion, and chicken. Put the pizza in the microwave for 1 minute to melt the cheese. Cut into four pieces and eat while hot.

9. Cream soup with broccoli with parmesan

Boil 500 ml of water in a small saucepan. Chop broccoli and throw in boiling water with a tablespoon of soy sauce. Cook for 8 minutes over medium heat. When the vegetables are ready, beat the broccoli in a blender until it is mashed. Add parmesan, a tablespoon of lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste and heat the soup for another couple of minutes.

10 Quick Dinner Ideas For When You’re Short On Time


10.Stewed rice with beans

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Dice the onion and fry it for 2-3 minutes, until it becomes soft and transparent. Add the finely chopped garlic and canned chili peppers, cumin, chili powder – and simmer another 2 minutes.

Take boiled rice, mix it up and add to vegetables in a pan. Warm up the rice for 2-3 minutes, add the spicy tomato sauce and canned beans (pre-rinse it underwater), mix everything again, salt and pepper – and after 3 minutes you can start the dinner.

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