I wanted to share some dinner ideas that can be whipped up in 15 minutes or less.
First up, black bean quesadillas with slaw. I bought a bag of coleslaw from the store and added cilantro, cherry tomatoes and greek salad dressing. Into the quesadillas went black beans, parmesan cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, salsa and cilantro. Boom. Dinner served.
Next up, sockeye salmon with polenta rounds and salad.
(psst. this one may actually take you 18 minutes. sorry for the deceiving title.)
For this, I preheated the oven to 400ºF. While oven is preheating, heat some olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet and add in sliced polenta rounds, flip ’em every 4 minutes until they are golden brown and crisp on the outside.
Once the oven is heated, place the fish on a baking sheet for 10 minutes. Remove fish from the oven and add some olive oil to another skillet. Add the fish and sear until cooked through and they form a nice crust (~1 1/2 minutes of each side). Meanwhile, toss together some lettuce with chopped bell pepper, tomatoes and dressing of choice. Plate it all together and eat!
Quick dinner idea number 3: Just go out to eat! Life is hectic sometimes. Give yourself a break and let someone else cook for you!
This was from a dinner date with a friend at Niko Nikos.
Greek salad with a slab of feta to start.
I got the falafel plate with french fries! (fo sho had leftovers from this one)
…and then while we were looking at the dessert counter we struck up conversation with a nice man and he insisted on buying us a slice of his favorite cake. It sounds creepy, but he was just nice. But quite honestly I think I need to introduce this guy to an epic cake, because this slice was completely meh.
Last quick dinner idea: cheesy 2 egg omelet + avocado toast + watermelon.
That’s all I got for ya. Do you have a favorite 15-minute dinner recipe? Would love to hear about it in the comments. OOhh. And your fun weekend plans. I would love to hear about those too. We’ll be spending time with my parents for the majority of the weekend. Yay family time.