May 2012 Recipe Index

Find all the healthy recipes from Cooking Light's May 2012 issue.

Cooking Light May 2012 Cover

  • 25 Years of Food Follies

    Wacky Food Trends

    We're looking back at oddball food trends and nutritional nonsense from the past 25 years.

  • Orange-Pecan Tea Bread Recipe

    Our Best Quick Breads

    Sweet or savory, find all our best healthy recipes for muffins, tea breads, scones, pancakes, and more—all made quickly without yeast.

  • Spicy Shrimp Sliders with Celery Mayonnaise

    Superfast Shrimp

    Easy and quick to cook, shrimp is a high-protein, low-calorie alternative to other meats and fish.

  • Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

    Superfast Recipes

    Introducing your new source for daily dinnertime inspiration. Find quick and easy recipes that each take a superfast 20 minutes or less.



Bacon and Cheese Custards [Kid Friendly]


Cucumber-Mint Tequila Tonic
Strawberry-Mint Sparkling Limeade [Quick and Easy]


Banana-Chocolate French Toast [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]
Chai Banana Bread [Kid Friendly] [Freezable] [Make Ahead]
Grilled Garlic Bread [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]


Butterscotch Pudding [Kid Friendly] [Make Ahead]
Lemon Curd with Berries [Make Ahead]
No-Bake Fresh Strawberry Pie [Kid Friendly] [Make Ahead]
Peach "Fried" Pie [Kid Friendly] [Make Ahead]
Ricotta-Strawberry Napoleons [Kid Friendly]
Simple Strawberry Mousse [Kid Friendly] [Make Ahead]
Strawberries, Peaches, and Basil with Orange Vinaigrette [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy]
Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet [Kid Friendly] [Freezable] [Make Ahead]
Strawberry-Lemon Shortcakes [Kid Friendly] [Make Ahead]


Beef and Black Bean Enchiladas [Make Ahead]
Beef Filets with Red Wine Sauce and Roasted Veggie Fries [Kid Friendly]
Steak and Charred Vegetable Tacos

Fish and Shellfish
Crispy Flounder and Roasted Tomatoes [Quick and Easy]
Crispy Salmon and Arugula Salad with Carrot-Ginger Vinaigrette [Quick and Easy]
Cumin-Spiced Fish Tacos with Avocado-Mango Salsa [Quick and Easy]
Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy]
Salmon with Spinach Salad and Miso Vinaigrette [Quick and Easy]
Seared Scallops with Wilted Watercress and Bacon [Quick and Easy]
Shrimp Fried Rice [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy]

Pork and Plantain Enchiladas with Black Bean Puree
Pork over Couscous with Pistachio-Lemon Vinaigrette [Quick and Easy]
Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa
Potato, Chorizo, and Green Chile Burritos [Quick and Easy]

Jerk Chicken and Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers [Quick and Easy]
Tandoori Chicken Thighs

Artichoke Galette [Vegetarian]
Cheese Soufflés with Herb Salad [Vegetarian]
Peanut-Crusted Tofu Tacos with Tangy Slaw [Vegetarian]
Vegetable and Rice Burritos with Quesadilla Cheese [Vegetarian]
Vegetarian Benedicts with Thyme Sabayon [Vegetarian]


Vegetable Lasagna [Kid Friendly]


Charred BLT Salad [Quick and Easy]
Crispy Salmon and Arugula Salad with Carrot-Ginger Vinaigrette [Quick and Easy]
Salmon with Spinach Salad and Miso Vinaigrette [Quick and Easy]


Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy]
Reuben Sandwiches [Quick and Easy]


Fennel-Potato Hash [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]
Grilled Summer Squash [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]
Israeli Couscous and Dill Snap Peas [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]
Lemony Snap Peas [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]
Radish and Feta Snap Peas [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]
Roasted Potatoes with Arugula-Pistachio Pesto [Vegetarian]
Spicy Wontons [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]
Toasted Almond and Pecorino Snap Peas [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]


Thai Chicken Soup [Quick and Easy]

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