Looking for a dish for a warm night? Plan your week with these simple summer-style recipes and you'll feel like you're on vacation.
Summer meals should be quick and easy. On the menu this week, budget dishes perfect for warmer weather: a curried chicken
salad, or if you’re in the mood to fire up the grill, a marinated flank steak.
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Cost per serving: $3.38
This fresh-tasting salad calls for mango and lime juice. You can swap the mango for grapes or diced pineapple, and toss in toasted sliced almonds for a bit of crunch.
See recipe: Curried Chicken Salad
Cost per serving: $1.52
A frittata is an Italian omelet that’s cooked in a skillet. Ours is easy to make and can be assembled in just 5 minutes. You’ll love the combo of spaghetti, turkey bacon and Parmesan.
See recipe: Pasta Carbonara Frittata
Cost per serving: $2.02
The marinade tenderizes this inexpensive cut of meat and gives it a savory flavor. Be sure not to overcook the meat, or it will be too tough. If you have leftovers, pile some on a hard roll for a delicious steak sandwich.
See recipe: Balsamic-Marinated Flank Steak
Cost per serving: $1.79
This dish is the ultimate way to transform leftovers; in fact, cold leftover rice works better in this recipe than freshly cooked. Sliced deli ham, asparagus and scallions make it delicious.
See recipe: Fried Rice with Ham and Asparagus
Cost per serving: $1.71
Braising the meat in the slow cooker makes it so tender it slides off the bone; a glaze featuring Dijon mustard, molasses, brown sugar and vinegar makes it lip-smacking tasty.
See recipe: Molasses-and-Mustard-Glazed Ribs