Looking for a fast dinner option? Nothing beats salad. Mix and match based on a favorite ingredient, complementing with what you have in the fridge and/or cupboards. Check out these salad ideas that come together in an hour or less.
The first recipe is a perfect way to use up leftover salmon, and also works well with other leftover fish -- or even chicken -- just change up the herbs as desired to suit your taste. For this version, flake grilled salmon over a salad of steamed red potatoes, avocado and watercress and toss with a simply seasoned lemon and olive oil-based dressing. It takes only about 40 minutes to prepare.
Salads are a great way to clean out leftovers you have on hand. Take some greens, add a little of this or that, and get creative. You can pick up a few ingredients, like a roast or rotisserie chicken, from the store, or find ways to use the leftovers in the fridge. For a quick dinner salad that's saved me on many a weeknight, check out this recipe for mixed greens with chicken, goat cheese and pecans below.
For more ideas, click through our easy dinner recipes gallery and check out our Dinner Tonight page, devoted to recipes that can be made in an hour or less. Looking for a particular type of recipe? Comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRILLED SALMON SALAD WITH POTATOES AND DILL
Active work time: 40 minutes * Total preparation time: 1 hour
12 baby red boiling potatoes
2 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 shallot, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 tablespoons olive oil
Freshly ground pepper
3/4 pound grilled salmon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 ripe avocado, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 large bunch watercress