We go gah-gah for food porn like the rest of ’em, but it’s a disappointing and all-too-frequent reality to discover the dish we’re lusting over requires 20 ingredients, four of which are expensive, hard-to-find spices. In hopes of arming ourselves with some affordable, easy-to-make (and shop-for) recipes, we’ve curated a list of 28 yummy dishes that require just four ingredients or fewer. No, they’re not all gluten free, and yes, some may make use of packaged goods, but sometimes in life you have to be efficient… and realistic.
Disclaimer: We’re assuming your pantry has olive oil, salt, and pepper to start with for a few of these. Scroll below, and bon appétit!