Getting dinner ready in the week can become a bit of a schlep. Plus, you’ve just spent half the day working and now you have to spend more time preparing a meal. Most of us look forward to getting home and just relaxing.
With these easy recipes, you won’t compromise on taste or on your time for yourself. Are you ready to transform your mid-week dinners?
1. Vegetarian Gnocchi with Kale and Dolcelatte
Anyone for some creamy gnocchi? This recipe will only take 20 minutes of your time, very little effort and the result is one tasty dish!
- Green salad
- Half-fat crèmefraîche
First off you need to prepare the gnocchi. Simply follow the cooking instructions and scoop out with a slotted spoon once its cooked. Using the same water, cook the kale for about five minutes and drain. In the same pan, mix the kale, cheese and crème fraiche.
Mix everything with the cooked gnocchi, place it in an oven dish and grill it until it is golden brown. Serve with some salad greens and enjoy!
2. Potato and Spring Onion Soup
Perfect for a light dinner and those colder days when you need something warm and wholesome! This recipe is easy to make and won’t take longer than 30 minutes of your time.
- Double cream
- Spring onions
- Vegetable stock
Melt the butter in a pan and add most of the chopped spring onions. You’ll need some green pieces for garnishing once the soup is done. Next, add the potatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil.
Turn down the heat and let the soup simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Once everything is cooked and the potatoes are soft, use a stick blender or food processor to blend it until it is smooth. Add the cream, garnish and enjoy!
3. Spicy Black Bean and Squash Quesadillas
This delicious spicy black bean and squash quesadilla recipe is perfect for a lighter dinner and won’t take more than 30 minutes to make.
- Chipotle chili
- Jalapeno chili
- Black beans
- Butternut squash
Fry the tomato, garlic and onion in a frying pan over high heat until it is well-cooked. Place the charred veg in a food processor with the chipotle chili and blend until smooth. Cook the butternut in the microwave for ten minutes or until cooked. Once it is soft, mash it up, add the black beans and mash again.
Add the cheddar, jalapeno, lime and coriander to the butternut blend and mix well. Spoon onto tortillas and fold them over. Grill over high heat in a frying pan until the tortillas are brown and crispy and the cheese is melted. Serve with the chipotle salsa.
There are loads of quick and easy vegetarian recipes out there, waiting for you to give them a try! Let us know if you’ve enjoyed any of the ones we’ve shared with you here!