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14 Quick, Easy And Simple Salad Recipes For Dinner - 20 Minutes Or Less! 1

14 Quick, Easy And Simple Salad Recipes For Dinner in Just 20 Minutes Or Less!


We've gathered 14 of the quickest and easiest to prepare salad recipes together, and all of them are wholesome enough that they can be served on their own for dinner, and yet are simple enough that they can be prepared in just 20 minutes or less.

Salami Pasta Salad Recipe


1. Salami Pasta Salad Recipe

"This is my favorite pasta salad." maddydeh

Simple and delicious. Just cook the pasta, the recipe uses conchiglie - the seashells pasta, drain it well and rinse. Gather, chop and mix the non-dressing ingredients; tomatoes, peppers, salami, pepperoni, olives, cheese and onion. Make the dressing and pour over your pasta salad. Done! Simple as that.

Total time: 20 minutes
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/salami-pasta-salad


2. BBQ Chicken Salad

"Gorgeous salad!" Stacy

This had me at barbeque and chicken, it's a simple but tasty and filling treat that the whole family will love, taking just 15 minutes in total including the cooking of the skinless chicken breasts. The chicken takes just 3 or 4 minutes per side and should be cooled slightly before dicing and adding to the salad.
To make the salad it's just about popping the ingredients together on top of the romaine lettuce then adding Ranch dressing and a bit of that good old BBQ sauce. A final touch is adding some tortilla strips as a bit of crunch. Yum!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/01/03/bbq-chicken-salad/

 

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3. Mexican Egg Salad

"This is soooo good! I love egg salad anyway and this just made it better." FLUFFSTER

A lovely egg salad with added Mexico and so simple to make. Hard boil your eggs and dice, then chop your main ingredients (except the salad leaves) and mix together. Add your mayo and pop on the salad leaves you left out earlier. That is it, simple and delicious!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/mexican-egg-salad-67582


4. Blackened Chicken

"Served this at a dinner party and it was a huge hit, really delicious." Amy

This is a Jamie Oliver special, slightly more ingredients than the other salads on the list but utterly yummscious. It's a quinoa and chicken salad but raised up by blackening the chicken, which helps get some real tongue-pinging flavor in there, as well as by the fresh and zesty ingredients in the salad.

Total time: 15 minutes

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/blackened-chicken

Peppered beef salad with horseradish mayonnaise

5. Peppered Beef Salad With Horseradish Mayonnaise

"Wow, outstanding salad!" bbinthekitchen

Nice to get a lovely beef salad on the list and its with its peppery companion horseradish (albeit in mayonnaise form). This is supposed to be a peppery dish so add plenty of freshly ground pepper as well as sea salt to both sides of the steak before cooking to your liking and resting until the rest of the salad is ready. Next step is the horseradish mayo - just add horseradish cream and some lemon juice to your mayo. Then gently mix your salad ingredients together before slicing the steak and tossing through. Add your lovely dressing and call the family. Peppery loveliness!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/8377/peppered+beef+salad+with+horseradish+mayonnaise


6. Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad Recipe

"Very good! A new favorite! Followed the recipe exact. Sent leftovers with my husband for lunch and forgot to include the bacon.....he didn't even notice, it's THAT good!" Luigimon

This salad calls for some frozen cheese tortellini which is just cooked off according to the directions on the packet but with broccoli florets added for the final 5 minutes. There are some delicious store bought tortellini available now that can be cooked in a couple of minutes in which case just set up a
separate pan for the broccoli and give it 5 mins. Cook off the bacon at the same time and make the dressing while you're waiting for everything to cook. Cool off the broccoli and tortellin in cold water then toss in the dressing and serve on top of salad greens. Delicious and filling.

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/lemony-tortellini-bacon-salad

 

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7. Beef and soba noodle salad

"Loved, loved, loved this recipe!" Telly12345

You need some deli-style herb encrusted beef slices for this recipe which you can earlier or simply get from the deli. Prepare the carrots, broccolini and baby corn then get the noodles cooking and with a couple of minutes left add the vegetables you prepared. Then drain them and add the coriander, the beef slices, salad leaves and dressing - toss and serve. Yum!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/1714/beef+and+soba+noodle+salad


8. Mediterranean Fig and Mozzarella Salad

"Great main meal salad." elizabethr

Delightful salad that can also be pepped up with Italian or Spanish ham - Prosciutto or Serrano.
Make the main part of the salad by blanching off some green beans then cooling and draining them. Place them in the salad bowl and add figs, sliced shallots, mozarella, hazlenuts and basil. Make your dressing seperately by mixing all the ingredients together and add it to the salad. If you're adding ham, roll the slices, place them on top of the salad and call the rest of the family together.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1511721/mediterranean-fig-and-mozzarella-salad

California Quinoa Salad

 

9. Whole Food’s California Quinoa Salad

"Love the colourful look of this – so pretty!" Millie L

This was originally Whole Food’s California quinoa salad but Chungah gave it a 'Damn Delicious' facelift.
It's so simple to make, just cook off the quinoa according to the instructions on the packet. Whisk up the balsamic vinegar and lime zest dressing. Then chop, slice and combine the rest of your ingredients along with the quinoa. Finish off by tossing through the dressing and serve. Damn Delicious!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/06/07/whole-foods-california-quinoa-salad/


10. Teriyaki Salmon on Soba Noodle Salad

"Easy to make and comes out as good as any five star restaurant meal." trishcummins

This is absolutely delicious, a real star dish.
Prep up your veg then set the noodles off cooking and rinse to cool when they're cooked (5 minutes or until soft). Get a pan medium-hot and cook the salmon skin-down for about 3 minutes then turn and cook for 1 minute. Add teriyaki sauce to the pan you've been using and cook for a minute or so to thicken it up slightly. Make a mirin dressing by whisking the mirin seasoning, lime juice, soy and oil.
Finally you just need to combine the noodles and the veg you prepped earlier and add the dressing. Pop the salmon on the noodles and add a few sesame seeds. Delicious!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/41699/teriyaki+salmon+on+soba+noodle+salad


11. BLT Chopped Salad

"Gorgeous salad" - Stacey

Another salad from Damn Delicious, this one's a BLT coming to you via the medium of salad with a tangy lime vinaigrette pepping things up a little.

Make the vinaigrette by whisking olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, apple cider vinegar and a couple of teaspoons of sugar. Cook some crispy bacon, dry by placing on top of some paper towels before dicing. Then bring together the romaine lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, goat cheese and the bacon you've diced before finally dressing with the zesty lime vinaigrette. Gorgeous!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/01/13/blt-chopped-salad/

9 of the Best Lemon Dinner Servings using Quick, Fast and Easy Recipes 0

9 of the Best Quick & Easy Lemon Dinner Recipes

You may be seeing lots of lemons in your local market at the moment and you might also be asking yourself how you can use these delicious, zesty fruits. Well, fortunately we have compiled some of the best and easiest recipes around that use lemon as their main ingredient. These recipes are wonderfully simple and should offer no trouble even for beginners.

Lemon garlic shrimp

1. Lemon Garlic Shrimp


I can’t believe how easy you make preparing this lemon garlic shrimp. I always think it’s so hard. Thanks for the confidence boost.” - Laura

 

Garlic and lemon flavors balance each other while delivering a refreshing taste. Add this to shrimp and you've got a healthy seafood recipe that utilizes fresh lemons to perfection.


Preparation is simple allowing you to whip this one out quickly if you are short on time.

Prepare the shrimp, add some seasoning and ready the skillet by sautéing butter and garlic together. Add the shrimp to the pan and finally add pepper and lemon.

Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 5 minutes

2. Easy Lemon Lentil Soup

All of a sudden it turned chilly out again so this soup would be perfect. Plus I always love easy!” - Pamela

Need something hearty and healthy? Try out this soup that combines lentils and lemon for a perfect blend of refreshing zest with creamy taste. Each spoon you take is filled to the brim with flavor! Preparation is simple and will only take 5 minutes, then it's the easy job of simmering it for a further 45 minutes.

Ready the pan by heating up onion, garlic and hot pepper flakes for a couple of minutes. Once it’s ready sprinkle the remaining ingredients (except the lemon) and wait for it to boil. The final part is adding the lemon juice and spinach.

Preparing Time: 5 minutes & Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Easy Lemon Chicken


3. Easy Lemon Chicken

Another success! Tried this one tonight along with your bacon-baked potatoes. Everything was excellent! Keep up the good work.” – Bill Lewis
The combination of chicken and lemon has been a tried and tested pairing for many years and here you can introduce this perfect couple to your family’s dinner table.

While this one looks a bit trickier than our usuals it is actually an extremely simple recipe to make. Simply prepare the chicken, ready the sauce and cook the chicken until golden brown.

Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 30 minutes


4. Five Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus


What an absolutely beautiful chicken recipe, I am going to double up on the asparagus and serve this recipe to my dieting group on Tuesday night. I love this recipe, it is so clean.” - Cookingforkids

Try out this delicious and filling recipe that combines fantastic tasting lemon chicken with a healthy helping of crunchy asparagus.

This is another easy yet delicious recipe. You can also choose to either caramelize the lemon (which will leave it with a rather bitter taste) or use it as fresh garnishing. It’s up to your taste buds, but one thing is guaranteed, this will be a sure fire hit at the dinner table.

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Easy lemon pepper chicken skewers


5. Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers


I have made shiskabobs soooo many times, but this is the best! I really enjoyed the lemon pepper flavor! Thanks for a great recipe!” – Denise Cofer

Need something simple and easy to give your guests at a barbeque? This lemon pepper and chicken skewer recipe will be the perfect light and healthy dish to serve.

Preparation does involve marinating the chicken in advance but once that's done it's just a question of skewering the meat with the rest of the ingredients and drizzling olive oil over it, then you’re ready to grill this tasty outdoor favorite.

Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 20 minutes

 

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6. Braised Lemon Chicken with Dill and Turmeric

So easy and delicious. Thank you. We love dill and lemon too.” – Susan Kantrowitz

This is a delicious and flavorful dish to serve the family. The combination of chicken, dill and turmeric alongside the zesty hit delivered by lemon pings all the right tastebuds.

Cooking is pretty simple with a little sauté here and a little bit of simmering there. You really don’t need to be a master chef in order to perfectly prepare this lovely dish.

Total Time: 45 minutes

Simple Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Rosemary

7. Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Rosemary


Made this recipe last night. It was delicious and will be a favorite in our house.” - CGirl

This is a little recipe that you can alter here and there to your liking. It can be cooked one way today and a completely different way tomorrow and it can also be used as a great go-to recipe when it's been a tough day and simplicity in the kitchen is a priority.

Arrange your chicken, potatoes, sliced onion and lemon neatly in a pan. Then mix together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, pour them over the top and pop the pan in the oven for an hour. There you have it, a delicious and filling meal for the whole family that you can change and experiment with as you want.

Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 60 minutes



8. Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs


Made with boneless, skinless chicken tenders instead of thighs and it was delish. Rubbed ginger/lemon zest mix on one side and let rest for about 20 minutes, then cooked with that side up, turned and finished per directions.” – Mary Stanton

Here we have a delicious combination of chicken, ginger and lemon. The ginger and lemon really brings out an extra layer of flavor to the chicken creating a taste familiar to those of you who have enjoyed traditional Asian cuisines.

Preparation is all about preparing the lemon sauce, coating the chicken thighs with it, then cooking until nicely browned. Place the chicken on top of the serving plate, drizzle some of the left over sauce on the pan and garnish with lemon wedges and anything green and leafy.

Total Time: 35 minutes



9. Easy Lemon Pasta with Chicken


To boost the flavor I added the left of one lemon to the pasta and pasta water as needed ... Quick and easy.” – Karyn Heller

This is a quick and easy dish that can be served at short notice yet still treat your family to something a little bit special for dinner.

Preparation involves cooking the pasta and chicken with a little pepper and salt. Once that’s done move on to preparing the sauce. Once the sauce is mixed and cooked you can then add the pasta and mix it all together. Afterwards it’s all about topping and garnishing with parsley and some lemon slices for added zesty taste.

Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Top 10 Lemon Recipe Ideas – Easy Lemon Slice Recipes and the Best Lemon Dessert Recipes Ever 0

Delicious yet simple lemon curd recipe

Delicious, Quick & Easy Lemon Recipes

Get your hands on a few lemons for some fantastic, zesty and refreshing meals to serve the family. No need to worry if you are not Gordon Ramsey or you have no idea how to use lemons in cooking, that is what we are here for! We have made a quick top 10 of the best of the best quick and simple lemon recipes.

 

1. Baked Lemon Pudding

I love this recipe because it works, and is the perfect dessert for any dinner party.” – Sandrale Gros

Starting off the list is an all time favorite. The baked lemon pudding is a lovely dessert that can complete any meal wonderfully. If you are planning on a little get together with family and friends then treat them to this delightful dessert.

Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 45 minutes

http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/baked-lemon-pudding/

Easy Baked Lemon Pudding

 

2. Fastest Ever Lemon Pudding

Can't believe how nice this was from a microwave!!” -Rubydiamanda

Need a delicious dessert but have little time to actually prepare something for the family or guests? Why not try this super easy lemon pudding recipe that can literally be done in minutes.

This pudding can be done in under 10 minutes using a microwave and is a great back-up pudding for dinner or parties. It needs lemon curd which you can buy but it just so happens we have a delicious recipe for next.

Preparing Time: 5 minutes & Cooking Time: 4 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/5598/fastestever-lemon-pudding

 

3. Quick and Easy Lemon Curd

The absolute best lemon curd I have ever tasted. And, so easy! We will NEVER buy jarred lemon curd again.” - Stephdmarsh

This takes a different approach to preparing lemon curd and the results speak for themselves. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare the curd when using a microwave and 20 minutes when using a stove top. You will need to allow four hours for refrigeration to let it firm up.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes & Cooling Time: 4 hours

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/quick-easy-lemon-curd

 

spoonful of lemon curd

 

4. Lemon Ricotta Granita

I have made it countless times and it is always well received.” - Jannabanana

Here’s one lemon recipe that is guaranteed to be a huge hit in the summer. The ricotta is boosted by the zesty lemons to deliver a wonderfully refreshing taste.

This is a nice way to top off a meal, just remember to prepare it in advance as it is best served exceptionally cold.

Preparing Time: 20 minutes & Freeze Time: 5 hours

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/lemon-ricotta-granita-recipe.html

 

5. Lemon Sorbet

My husband and I made a large batch of this sorbet. We don't have a ice cream maker, but it turned out great.“ - Mkretch

Lemon sorbet is a wonderfully refreshing way to cleanse the pallet after a big meal and you can have your kids help out with this one as the steps are pretty simple.

It only takes a couple of minutes to prepare but the refrigeration will take some time so do prepare this highly delicious and classic dessert in advance.

Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Freeze Time: 1 day

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/77853/lemon-sorbet/

 Speedy and simple lemon sorbet

 

6. Decadent No Bake Easy Lemon Bars with Gingersnap Crust

My wife says I need to make these for her…… sounds easy enough for a guy I guess. Thanks, we both love lemon.” – Peculiarseth

An alternate take on an all time favorite dessert, this one needs no baking and is extremely easy to make. You will need to prepare both the curd and lemon bars here but both are nice and simple. Surprise the family with this delicious dessert!

Preparing Time: 30 minutes

https://fearlessfresh.com/no-bake-easy-lemon-bars-recipe/

 

7. Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Wonderful recipe! I baked mine in a bundt pan and sifted some powdered sugar on top. My girls loved it!” - Mischiefsgril

This loaf delivers a nice, natural lemon ping and could also be served as muffins. Fluffy and full of flavor this recipe uses poppy seeds to enhance the taste and add texture. Another easy to make lemon recipe that can be served as a dessert or a snack.

Quick tip: Use aluminum foil to help maintain its moisture as well as make cleaning up faster.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/7424/lemon-poppy-seed-loaf/

 lemon & poppy seed bread

 

8. Lemon Slice Recipe

I have made this many times and love it.” - kienoonan

This lemon slice recipe is extremely easy to follow and uses ingredients most people keep in the kitchen. Your kids will adore these blocks of refreshing snacks and you can also serve them as desserts.

Preparation is simple and will pose no difficulty even for beginners.

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/17268/lemon+slice

 

9. Super Easy Lemon Tart

I love this recipe. It's really foolproof and the end result is delicious. It's quick, tasty and guests always ask for seconds- what more can you ask for?” - Rachm

Need a sure fire success for your dessert? Check out this lemon tart recipe. This one is best served chilled so be sure to prepare this a couple of hours in advance so your family can reap the full benefits of your ninja kitchen skills.

Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 10 minutes

http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/16683/super-easy-lemon-tart.aspx

 simple but delicious lemon tart

 

10. Candied Lemon Peel

I didn't have a problem at all with this recipe, and the lemon simple syrup that is left over is wonderful for lemon drop cocktails!” - Isara

Looking for something extremely delicious and refreshing to become garnishing for your cake or maybe a party snack? Try out this super simple candied lemon peel recipe. The prep time is short but there is some wait time while boiling water - it's a good recipe to do while pottering around the kitchen doing other things.

Preparation is simple with this one. Use a veg peeler to get the peel, boil it in water a few times, simmer in sugar water and toss in sugar. There you have it, a delicious topping or side treat for family and friends.

Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 1 hour

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/56693/candied-lemon-peel/