Dinner Tonight: Quick and Healthy Menus in 45 Minutes (or Less)

These recipes, paired with simple sides, can be on your table in 45 minutes or less. Check back for additional recipes around the beginning of each month.

Dinner Tonight: Beef and Lamb

Lean, flavorful, versatile cuts have a place in a healthful diet. Try these quick and easy dinners, paired with simple sides.

  • Print
  • |
  • Email
Lamb and Red Pepper Pita Sandwiches
Photo: Jason Wallis

Lamb and Red Pepper Pita Sandwiches

Time: 40 minutes

Flavor Hit: Folding feta into the lamb mixture adds a salty tang to the patties.

Serve with Mint and Pistachio Tabbouleh: Combine 1 cup cooked bulgur, 1 cup chopped stemmed kale, ½ cup chopped cucumber, ½ cup halved grape tomatoes, ¼ cup chopped red onion, ¼ cup chopped mint, and ¼ cup shelled pistachios in a large bowl. Combine 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 2 teaspoons olive oil, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, and a dash of allspice in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add lemon juice mixture to kale mixture; toss to coat. CALORIES 81; FAT 4g (sat 0.5g); SODIUM 88mg

View Recipe: Lamb and Red Pepper Pita Sandwiches

More Ways To Get Cooking Light



JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe