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Your Lucky Number: 7 Ingredients or Less

Menus that make your ingredients count

When you make your ingredients count, there's no need to go higher than seven. These recipes will get you in and out of the kitchen with little effort. Each contains only seven ingredients (not counting salt, pepper, or water).

By using common but tasty kitchen staples, you won’t need to spend time preparing a lengthy list of ingredients. For example, canned green chiles add a rich, earthy taste to our corn soup and a touch of heat, as well. Balsamic vinegar lends both sweetness and acidity to the chicken sandwiches―two flavors for the price of one ingredient.

Lucky Menu 1
(Serves 6)
Steak Diane
Roasted potato wedges
Steamed asparagus spears

Lucky Menu 2
(Serves 6)
Balsamic-Glazed Chicken and Bell Pepper Sandwiches
Baked taro chips
Orange wedges

Lucky Menu 3
(Serves 8)
Spaghetti with Peppery No-Cook Tomato Sauce
Sautéed broccolini
Garlic breadsticks

Lucky Menu 4
(Serves 6)
Seviche-Style Shrimp and Avocado Tacos
Yellow rice
Mango slices

Lucky Menu 5
(Serves 6)
Summer Corn and White Bean Soup
Tossed salad
Corn bread sticks

Lucky Menu 6
(Serves 6)
Five-Spice Pork Lo Mein
Sautéed snow peas and carrot coins
Jasmine tea

Lucky Menu 7
(Serves 6)
Roast Chicken Pitas with Cumin-Lemon Dressing
Tomato, red onion, and feta cheese salad
Red grapes