Weeknight Rescue//May 2022//Salmon w/Mango Salsa, Spring Vegetable Pizza, Korean-Style Tacos, Chopped Salad, Black Bean Soup

whole grain scones with walnuts and dates

I heard more than once this week how the hardest part of meal prep is deciding what to cook. That’s why I started these meal plans in the first place. I hope they are helpful and at the very least, a springboard for your own good ideas. Bon appetit.


Salmon with Mango Salsa and Avocado

I love how sweet, juicy mango plays off the heat of jalapeño and richness of the salmon in this tasty recipe. It’s a dish loaded with antioxidant-rich ingredients that can be ready in 30 minutes. The salmon gets crisp in a pan while you stir together a fresh, bright salsa.

Spring Vegetable Flatbread Pizza

Spring Vegetable Pizza

Turn delicate spring produce into a pizza dinner starting with store-bought lavash and any favorite pesto. Just add a salad (try butter lettuce and shaved radishes with this vinaigrette) and you’re good to go. If you feel like changing things up, swap in store-bought naan in place of lavash.

Instant Pot Korean Beef Tacos

This is a “treat yourself” kind of supper, since it’s so chin-dribblingly delicious. It’s Korean-style beef done in the Instant Pot until fork tender, piled onto warm tortillas, and topped with crunchy slaw. I like to add a salad of sliced cucumbers and radishes with a splash of seasoned rice vinegar to serve on the side.

Chopped Salad with Chicken and Lemon Oregano Dressing

chopped salad with chicken on white plates with blue gingham napkin

If you’re looking for something light, bright, and crunchy, this salad is the ticket. It’s tossed with a lemony dressing seasoned with oregano and a little kick of heat. Make more chicken than you need to use for the chicken salad recipe below. Alternatively, make the salad vegetarian by swapping in one can of chickpeas or four hard boiled eggs for the chicken.

Three-Ingredient Black Bean Soup

This black bean soup is about as quick as it comes as far as getting dinner on the table. I like to set up a little toppings bar and include favorite fixings, such as salsa, sour cream, avocado, crumbled bacon, and/or fresh cilantro. Simple cheese quesadillas or these sweet potato “fries” make a suitable side. 

Chicken Salad in Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Salad in Lettuce Wraps

Chicken salad gets a lightened up makeover thanks to a creamy yogurt dressing. Scoop it into lettuce cups (as pictured) or sandwich between toasted bread. Pick up a rotisserie chicken or cook up a few extra breasts when you make the Chopped Salad recipe featured above

Whole-Grain Scones with Coconut, Dates, and Walnuts

whole grain scones with walnuts and dates

I made these this morning and pulled them warm from the oven to enjoy with tea and a friend to keep me company. I really forgot how easy and how delicious they are! This recipe is hardly traditional, but is a personal favorite. Tip: don’t overwork the dough. It will make your scones tough. 


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