24 Minimal Recipes


Looking for minimal? Here is our collection of 24 delicious meal ideas, including: Minimal Monday: Quick Maple Bacon Cinnamon Buns. Minimal Monday: Ketchup!. Minimal Monday: Arugula Pesto.


Minimal Monday: Quick Maple Bacon Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon rolls on Minimal Monday?  No, don’t run for your reading glasses, these rolls are the shorthand version, they’re ready for the oven in the time it takes to make your first cup of coffee.  I don’t usually use prepared food...


Minimal Monday: Ketchup!

Ketchup is a complex and venerable old sauce with a ton of fascinating ingredients — no one is quite sure where it originated, but everybody agrees it’s an absolute necessity in the kitchen.  Make it yourself for a real treat! This is ju...


Minimal Monday: Arugula Pesto

I think we can all agree that basil pesto is one of the world’s great foods. It’s so great that it’s easy to forget about all the other interesting variations of the sauce. This past year for the blog I’ve made it with  Artic...


Minimal Monday: Pistachio Crusted Flounder

Keep it simple.  That’s the lesson I learned today.  I originally had more elaborate plans for this flounder.  It involved  pistachios, pink grapefruit, fresh ginger, wine, shallots, herbs, the whole nine yards.  But somewhere along the wa...


Minimal Monday: Colorful Cruciferous Quinoa (vegan, gluten free)

I love it when a trip to Sunday’s farmer’s market inspires a Minimal Monday.  Look what I found, little bitty purple Brussels sprouts, and right next to them was this vivid green cauliflower. It took me a while to decide what to do with ...


Minimal Monday: Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops

Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops is an elegant 30 minute meal that is as vibrant and delicious as it is quick and easy to put on the table.


Minimal Monday: Layered 7-Bean Salad in a Jar

Mason Jar 7 Bean Salad ~ these healthy layered salad jars are the perfect grab and go lunch, put the dressing on the bottom, and flip them over when you're ready to eat!


Minimal Monday: Grapefruit and Roasted Beet Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

This healthy and colorful Grapefruit and Roasted Beet Salad is a celebration of winter!


Minimal Monday: Overnight Chia Yogurt

Overnight Chia Yogurt ~ this easy healthy breakfast can be jazzed up with all sorts of fruits and nuts, or just enjoyed with a drizzle of honey.


Minimal Monday: Black Bean, Corn and Mango Salsa with Homemade Tortillas

Black Bean, Corn and Mango Salsa with Homemade Tortillas ~ nothing is quicker or easier than salsa. Except maybe homemade tortillas.


Minimal Monday: Heirloom Cherry Tomato Tart

My Heirloom Cherry Tomato Tart is a quick and easy appetizer...


Minimal Monday: Vanilla Bean Pluot Jam

Vanilla Bean Pluot Jam Recipe ~ this easy small batch refrigerator jam is made with flavor packed pluots with a hint of vanilla bean for depth!


Minimal Monday: Layered Ice Cubes

Layered Ice Cubes ~ ordinary ice cubes made with colorful layers of fruit juice ~ they're a beautiful and healthy way to hydrate!


Minimal Monday: Simple Bittersweet Hot Fudge Sauce

Simple Bittersweet Hot Fudge Sauce is the classic thick gooey choclatey sauce from your faovorite ice cream parlor, made quick and easy at home.


Minimal Monday: Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Oil

Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Oil is a classic Italian 30 minute meal that is healthy, full of flavor, and so satisfying. Roasting the garlic reduces its bite, so you can add as much as you like!


Minimal Monday: Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce is a glorious, garlicky herb sauce meant for slathering over grilled meats. It's the Argentinian version of a pesto, and it's fabulous!


Minimal Monday: Hot Pepper Honey

Hot pepper honey is easy to make and a real treat!


Minimal Monday: Summer Berry Muesli

Homemade Muesli is easy to make and makes a delicious, healthy breakfast!


Minimal Monday: Lemony Fettucine Alfredo

This Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is one of my personal favorites. You can make it quick and easy from pantry staples ~ the flavor is bright and vivid!


Minimal Monday: Rhubarb Butter

How to make thick, rich rhubarb butter --- so much better than jam!


Minimal Monday: DIY Instant Fruit and Nut Oatmeal (vegan and gluten free)

DIY Instant Fruit and Nut Oatmeal is vegan, gluten free, and an absolute pleasure to wake up to!  Get your morning off to a great start with this quick and easy breakfast bowl. Can’t someone just hand me a steaming bowl of oatmeal filled with ...


Minimal Monday: Pomegranate Molasses

I recently discovered pomegranate molasses and there’s been no looking back since.  It’s a condiment that is really just a concentrated form of pomegranate juice, and it’s been used in Persian and Arabic cuisines for centuries.  I...


Minimal Monday: Meyer Lemon Risotto

Meyer Lemon Risotto ~ I almost always engineer my risottos as main dishes.  I figure if you’re gong to stand over the stove and stir a pot for 30 minutes you might as well get dinner out of the deal.  But in this case I don’t want any o...


Minimal Monday, Easy Microwave Fudge

Easy Microwave Fudge ~ the super quick route to a creamy chocolatey fudge for people who don't like to wait for their sweet rewards.


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