🔕 🔔

My Basket ()

All questions

Easy things to keep around that make dinner prep easy & quick?

I'm looking to collect some recipes for things that I can keep around that would make putting dinner together easier & quicker. I'm not looking for complete 'make ahead' meals, but rather components of meals that can be prepped ahead, and then used later to quickly put together a more complete meal.

asked by roryrabbitfield about 5 years ago
2 answers 760 views
23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 5 years ago

The Daily Meal web site had a great article recently on well stocked pantries and refrigerators (can't get link as am on phone). Be sure to visit your local farmers market often for fresh fruits and veg that can be the basis for many quick and easy meals.

671b6c39 4898 435f 92c5 89cd9b925088  img 3788
added about 5 years ago

I like to have a few spice rubs and herbed salt mixtures ready to go. If you have a rosemary, thyme salt and some kind of five spice blend or Tandoori blend you just need a second to smear it on chicken or pork with oil before throwing it on the barbecue or oven. the herbed salt is great as a finishing touch for grilled veggies too.
I also like to keep those crumbled feta or goat cheese packets from trader Joe's to throw on a salad. I make my own salad dressing once a week and keep it in a jar in the fridge. throw together some prewashed arugula, a handful of chopped cherry tomatoes, some feta, and slivered almonds and you have a decent salad in two minutes.
grilled chicken and skewered squash with a salad is my go-to default summer meal.

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.