3-Ingredient Lunches for the Busiest Days
When you’re super busy, the last thing you want to worry about is lunch. However, ordering lunch out every day is a pricey endeavor, and if you’re hoping to bring your lunch to work in the new year, here are 11 recipes to inspire you. All of them have just three ingredients (not including salt, pepper, and olive oil) making them a cinch to put together. If you work from home, these recipes can also be enjoyed from the comforts of your own kitchen. Ready to get cooking? Here are 11 three-ingredient lunches that everyone should know how to make.
Beets are like two ingredients in one because you can use the beet greens as the base of the salad and the beet flesh as the meat of the dish. They do take time to cook, so prepare this lemony beet and beet green salad the night before you plan on serving it. Don’t skip the white anchovies! They take the dish to a whole new foodie level.
When pressed for time, turn to the supermarket for short cuts. This recipe does just that by using a rice and grain blend. Choose one that is quick-cooking and you'll have this meal in no time. The grains are mixed with crisp bacon and green beans that are sautéed in the bacon fat.
This is one of those recipes that had me wondering Why didn’t I think of that? It’s pure culinary genius! You simply brown ground turkey (or sausage), toss it with your favorite store-bought salsa, and crack eggs into the mixture. In a mere seven minutes, you’ll have a divine breakfast skillet lunch that’s excellent served with sourdough toast or a soft corn tortilla.
The three ingredients in this recipe—shrimp, watercress, and sherry vinegar—seem like they might not come together to make a tasty dish. However, the flavors meld wonderfully and no part of the shrimp goes to waste: The shells are used to make a base for the briny vinaigrette.
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What is your favorite three-ingredient lunch?