30-Minute (or Less) Summer Suppers

These weeknight meals are simple, fresh, and on the table in a flash.


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Chilled Tomato Soup with Corn Bread Croutons

    This twist on gazpacho is bursting with garden-fresh flavor; creamy avocado slices and corn bread croutons add delicious texture.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Turkey, Pear & Cheese Salad

    Turkey, sliced pears, and provolone cheese top peppery arugula. Honey mustard and cider vinegar create a tasty pan sauce.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Farmer's Market Grilled Cheese

    For a quick dinner, layer spinach mayonnaise, goat cheese, zucchini, and tomato on sourdough bread, and then toast until golden.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Chickpea Salad with Grilled Pita

    For a meatless dinner idea or simple side dish, toss garbanzo beans with tomatoes, feta, mint, and an easy vinaigrette and serve with warm pita wedges.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   15 mins 
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Caramelized Pork with Melon

    A simple melon topping adds freshness to lightly spiced pork chops and Napa cabbage.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   22 mins 
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Lemon and Herb Grilled Trout Sandwich

    Basil mayonnaise and grilled lemon slices brighten this quick and easy trout sandwich.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   22 mins 
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Balsamic-Glazed Chicken Tenders

    For a quick, flavorful dinner, cook chicken tenders in a mixture of cinnamon applesauce, orange juice, and cardamom.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Pan-Fried Garlic Steak

    This steak dinner is flavorful and hearty. Cannellini beans with butter and parsley make a fresh and easy side dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Tuna Focaccia

    A spicy-sweet spread of cream cheese and Asian chili sauce adds a kick to these easy pita sandwiches.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   15 mins 
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Crispy Fish and Peppers

    This fish dish is so simple to make. A basic frying method ensures crispy, golden fish every time. Buttermilk helps the Cajun-seasoned breading stick to the fish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Falafel Patty Melt

    Fold cheesy flatbread around hand-formed patties of garbanzo beans, carrots, and peas for a delicious, meatless meal.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Pierogies with Meat Sauce

    For a budget-friendly meal, cook chorizo sausage with cherry tomatoes and tomato sauce, and then spoon over potato- and onion-filled pierogies.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Pork Chop and Squash

    For a summery twist on pork, grill chops alongside zucchini and summer squash. Stir chopped oranges into chipotle salsa for a flavorful topping.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Tuna and Fruit Salsa

    We combined raspberry salsa with sliced peaches and apricots to brighten this 15-minute fish dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Tomato Egg Salad

    Roma tomatoes filled with creamy egg salad and a tangy cucumber mixture top crisp greens.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Jerk Chicken and Slaw

    Spicy jerk chicken is served alongside an easy-to-make slaw of pineapple, baby bok choy, and red cabbage.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Shrimp Bruschetta Salad

    French bread is toasted and topped with shrimp, cherry tomatoes, Italian parsley, and Asian sweet red chili sauce.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Buffalo Chicken Cobb

    This salad features all the goodness of your favorite buffalo wings, right down to the homemade blue cheese dressing.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Spinach, Grapes, and Bacon

    Top baby spinach with grapes, bacon, dilled Havarti cheese, and pecans, then drizzle with warm bacon-raspberry vinaigrette.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Soba Noodle Bowl

    Soy sauce, sugar snap peas, and soba noodles put an Asian spin on chicken noodle soup.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Antipasti Bow Ties

    With marinated artichokes, cantaloupe, salami, and fresh mozzarella, this pasta salad offers all the goodness of a classic antipasti platter.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   22 mins 
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Broccoli Spaghetti

    Blend cannellini beans with light Alfredo sauce, and then serve with spaghetti and broccoli for a creamy, guilt-free pasta dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Caprese Pasta and Steak

    For a hearty meal the whole family will love, drizzle hot pesto over sliced steak, large rigatoni, roma tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Salmon and Ravioli

    A lemon-garlic-butter sauce adds delicious flavor to cheese ravioli topped with salmon and baby spinach.

Makes: 4 servings
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Tofu Stackup

    Cornmeal-crusted tofu is layered with sweet corn, green tomatoes, and sweet bell pepper for a summery dinner.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Veggie Frittata

    A mixture of sweet peppers, basil, Parmesan cheese, and Kalamata olives adds bold flavor to this easy egg dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Pork Tenderloin with Cucumber-Mango Salad

    For a flavorful 30-minute supper, serve spice-rubbed pork with a fresh salad of green onions, mango, English cucumber, and jalapeno pepper.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   5 mins 
Roast   20 mins  425°F 
Stand   5 mins 
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Portobello Fajitas

    Warm tortillas are filled with grilled portobello mushrooms and sweet peppers. Sliced avocado, avocado mayo, salsa verde, cilantro, and lime wedges add zip.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   23 mins 
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Fish and Green Beans with Wasabi Mayonnaise

    For a quick dinner idea, bake panko-coated fish in the oven, and then serve with wasabi-lime-flavored mayo and crispy green beans.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Bake   20 mins  450°F 
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Couscous and Squash

    Top couscous with grilled zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, and cauliflower. Lime zest brightens the dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Artichoke Flatbread

    Fresh spinach, crumbled goat cheese, artichoke hearts, and fresh tomato top crispy whole wheat flatbreads.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Grill   4 mins 
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Poached Salmon on Citrus Salad

    A tangy, five-ingredient dressing adds delicious flavor to this healthy salmon recipe--and it's ready in 20 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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