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17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

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17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Jeff Coulson Author: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

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Ready in 20 minutes or less, these quick and easy recipes will brighten your weekday meals without breaking a sweat.

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17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Lazy Cheeseburgers With Carrot Slaw

These freestyle cheeseburgers come together in a snap! Rather than forming the beef into patties, we cook it in a pan with sweet and sticky sauces to make a thick filling for crisp kaiser buns, then top them off with creamy Cheddar. To make this meal even quicker, prepare your slaw the night before.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Lazy Cheeseburgers With Carrot Slaw
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Scallop, Sweet Pepper and Zucchini Salad

This colourful salad, topped with sweet, plump scallops, is perfect for a casual alfresco dinner. For a succulent, golden crust, pat the scallops dry before searing. Serve with flatbread, pita wedges or a crusty baguette.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Scallop, Sweet Pepper and Zucchini Salad
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Honey Balsamic Chicken and Goat Cheese Salad

When time is of the essence, a filling dinner salad can be a real life-saver. We've jazzed this one up by cooking the chicken in a tasty mix of sweet honey and tangy balsamic vinegar. Serve with crusty bread for a satisfying light meal.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Honey Balsamic Chicken and Goat Cheese Salad
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Steak Sandwiches With Grilled Onions

Serve these hearty supper sandwiches with tangy coleslaw, a crisp green salad or grilled corn on the cob.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Steak Sandwiches With Grilled Onions
By: Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Seared Scallops with Bacony Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts and crispy bacon are a real match made in heaven – and a lovely side dish to complement simple seared scallops.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Seared Scallops with Bacony Brussels Sprouts
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Chorizo and Asparagus Pasta

A simple mix of olive oil, garlic, hot pepper flakes and oregano makes for a light, zesty - and speedy -springtime pasta sauce. Make sure to snap off and discard the woody ends of the asparagus stalks.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Chorizo and Asparagus Pasta
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Sautéed Mushroom Linguine

This indulgent pasta can be thrown together even on the busiest weeknight. Mushrooms cook faster when spread over a large surface, so choose your largest nonstick skillet. Top with an extra sprinkling of Parmesan, if desired.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Sautéed Mushroom Linguine
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Scallops With Zucchini Couscous and Tarragon Butter Sauce

Couscous is a great secret weapon for busy nights because it needs only a 5-minute soak to be ready for the table. If you don't like scallops, peeled deveined jumbo shrimp make a tasty substitute.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Scallops With Zucchini Couscous and Tarragon Butter Sauce
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Seared Salmon with Buttery Couscous and Mango Salsa

Bursting with fresh flavours and bright colours, this summery main is a shoo-in for weeknight entertaining. Toast the couscous before cooking for a nice nutty flavour.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Seared Salmon with Buttery Couscous and Mango Salsa
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Egg and Avocado Muffins

Sweet hot mustard adds flavour that complements the creamy avocado and salty pancetta. These muffins are great for any morning meal and even for a breakfast for-dinner.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Egg and Avocado Muffins
By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Creamy Scrambled Eggs With Mushrooms

Herb-and-garlic cheese adds a touch of creaminess to this breakfast-for-dinner staple. Accompany the eggs with focaccia bread and serve with a simple baby spinach salad.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Creamy Scrambled Eggs With Mushrooms
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Easy Ginger Beef and Snap Peas

Freshly grated ginger gives a little punch to this five-ingredient stir-fry. Serve with steamed rice to soak up all the sauce.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Easy Ginger Beef and Snap Peas
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Sausage and Pesto Orecchiette

Orecchiette, which means "little ears" in Italian, is the ideal vehicle to hold a chunky sauce. If you can't find orecchiette, try small shell pasta.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Sausage and Pesto Orecchiette
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Lemony Angel Hair Pasta With Pan-Fried Chicken

Seasonal sweet cherry tomatoes add the perfect dose of freshness to this simple lemony pasta.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Lemony Angel Hair Pasta With Pan-Fried Chicken
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Pan-Fried Halibut With Lemon-Dill Pesto

A quick herby sauce transforms ordinary pan-fried fish into something summery. Serve with steamed asparagus and lightly buttered brown rice for a simple, fresh meal.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Pan-Fried Halibut With Lemon-Dill Pesto
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon With Garlic Rapini

A handful of stellar ingredients pack a lot of flavour into this heart-healthy weeknight meal. Serve the dish alongside steamed mini potatoes tossed with olive oil and fresh garden herbs.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Pistachio-Crusted Salmon With Garlic Rapini
By: Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

17 easy recipes you can make in 20 minutes

Soy-Lime Soba Noodle and Edamame Salad

These cold Japanese buckwheat noodles (soba noodles) are incredibly refreshing on a warm summer day. Once cooked, toss them with a little oil to prevent them from sticking. Add the dressing just before serving so that the noodles don't absorb it all.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Soy-Lime Soba Noodle and Edamame Salad
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook

 

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