5-Ingredient Cookbook: Fresh Food Fast

These 98 quick and healthy recipes combine fresh ingredients with pantry staples for speedy meals you'll feel great about eating.

5-Ingredient Salads

Using ingredients you likely have on hand already, these entrée salads are easy, quick, and delicious. Many of these recipes call for homemade dressings that push the ingredient list over five items, but you can use a bottled dressing with similar flavors instead to save time and effort.

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Chicken, Bean, and Blue Cheese Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
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Chicken, Bean, and Blue Cheese Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Leftover chicken, pasta, or any cooked green vegetable can go into this salad, making it a great fridge-clearer. Pungent blue cheese breathes new life into the rest of the ingredients. But even if you start from scratch, it's superfast and supereasy to make.

Pantry Checklist:
 

  • Rotini (corkscrew pasta)
  • Green beans
  • Cooked chicken breast
  • Blue cheese
Prep: 6 minutes
 Cook: 10 minutes

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