Food & Drink 8 Dinners for When Cooking Just Isn’t Gonna Happen

10:35  11 may  2018
10:35  11 may  2018 Source:   food52.com

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There are days where I get home, collapse on my couch, and moving seems impossible. I don’t want to touch a stove or oven, and even something as simple as scrambled eggs or pesto pasta feels out of reach. It’s a time for salads and sandwiches.

I’m not entirely sure if making a salad or sandwich constitutes cooking—okay, components of it can—but I’m certain they’re more satisfying than a bowl of cereal. From slice-and-serve caprese to dressed-up cans of chickpeas, there are dinners that don’t require that whole cooking thing. Here, I’ve collected eight of my favorites. After my night off, I’ll be ready to cook again.

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Monster Avocado Toast Sandwich by Kendra Vaculin

This amped-up avocado toast has it all: crunchy cucumbers and tomatillo slices, creamy rounds of fresh mozzarella, and fluffy tufts of sprouts. You don’t have to Instagram it...but it is practically begging for a close-up.

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Caprese Salad by Emiko

You might want to wait until we hit prime tomato season, but this Italian classic should definitely be in your I’m-not-cooking weeknight rotation.

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Two-Pea Pesto Chicken Salad by Kendra Vaculin

Pick up a rotisserie chicken on your way home and you’ve got the beginnings of a creamy, green-y chicken salad. You can sandwich it between slices of toast, or just eat it straight out of the bowl, like I do.

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Green Peach & Blue Cheese Toast by Emma Laperruque

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Finally, a recipe that rewards impatience. Unripe peaches get a cayenne kick before piling onto blue cheesy toast. Dinner is served.

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Back-Pocket Canned Salad by Food52

The best part of this dish is that it comes together in minutes. The second best part? Its punchy flavor.

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Asian Asparagus Slaw by Tina Jeffers

Pile this bold, beautiful slaw on your plate. Cold soba or leftover steak are more than welcome to join the party.

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Curried Chickpea Sandwich by Suzanne D'Amato

Mash up canned chickpeas with mayo and a punch of curry and turmeric for a tasty dinner tonight and a wallet-friendly lunch tomorrow.

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The Genius Super-Salad by Emma Laperruque

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