Six by Six

A few minutes and a few ingredients add up to 6 great menus.

Kitchen timer
Photo: Randy Mayor

Six simple meals, each with entrees of just six ingredients (not including salt, pepper, and water). All can be ready in a half-hour. If you start at 5:30 you can have six on the table by 6 p.m. (We thought that was clever, too.) But eat whenever you want. The time is all yours.

Menu 1
Bell Pepper-Feta Pasta Toss
Mixed greens with red onion and cucumber
Pita wedges

Menu 2
Salmon on Greens With Lime-Ginger Dressing
Pumpernickel bread

Menu 3
Spicy Thai Coconut Shrimp
Broiled pineapple spears

Menu 4
Dijon-Potato Salad With Smoked Chicken Sausage
Sliced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar

Menu 5
Orzo With Chicken and Asiago
Spinach-grapefruit salad
Breadsticks

Menu 6
Spinach Calzones With Blue Cheese
Bell pepper strips

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