Toast, pasta in white, salad. If we have told you in three words about your quick lunch last week, it is not because you are predictable. Simply, when we find ourselves dealing with the clock, we tend to take refuge in consolidated preparations and simple, which seem to prepare themselves. But to not get bored, just organize a little. Our collection of recipes that are prepared in just 10 minutes it is in fact the demonstration that to prepare something good and different from the usual there is no need for time, but for imagination (and a pinch of technique).
Salad = single dish
If we are in an emergency and are about to dress the usual lettuce, let's stop for a moment. The usual salad can in fact become a unique and rich dish where alternate raw and cooked vegetables, savory and delicate ingredients. Yes to fish and cheese, but also in strips of beef marinated with a few drops of lemon, diced chicken breast, smoked salmon and boiled eggs. But to make it even more special (as you will see in the recipes of our collection), we can also ask for help to irresistible superfoods like avocado, papaya and mango. The ideal seasoning? Simply extra virgin olive oil, a slice of lemon and a pinch of salt. If you love creams, emulsify them with Greek yogurt or mustard.
Croutons and croutons
When you think of a crouton as a stunning or appetizer, you don't feel its full potential in a quick lunch. A large slice of bread can indeed turn into a real lunch if filled properly and accompanied by a good fruit salad. The secret to turning a toast into a real lunch is to provide a hearty filling. Yes to smoked salmon, grilled vegetables and cheeses, but also to large slices of mozzarella, sliced chicken or turkey breast, ham or cooked ham. It is stuffed well and then divided into two parts: the sensation will be that of having eaten a sprawling sandwich with more seasoning than bread.
Rolls? Yes thanks
When we have to prepare a quick lunch, betting on rolls is always a good idea. The fish or meat is in fact cut so subtly that it does not require long cooking, but at the same time leads to a greedy result: yes therefore to hot, cold, raw and cooked rolls. The second is served and it's delicious!
In the gallery above, our 10 minute recipes to prepare a quick lunch.
Vitello tonnato, the simple and quick recipe
Focaccia di Recco: the classic recipe and the fast one