We’ve been posting a lot of beautiful food photographs on Pinterest in 2023, but these 20 are the ones that stole people’s hearts. From bright, fresh flavors for breakfast to warm, cheesy treats for dinner, these healthy and delicious works of art have earned the most savings as stunning dishes on and off screen. Delicious recipes like this spinach and mushroom quiche and cucumber sandwich are worth making again and again.
Spinach and mushroom quiche
This healthy vegetarian quiche recipe is super simple. It’s quiche without the tough crust! It’s filled with sweet wild mushrooms and delicious Gruyère cheese. Enjoy it for breakfast or lunch, or serve it with a light salad for lunch.
Mahi Mahi bread with garlic butter and herbs
The baked mahi mahi is cooked over lemon slices that infuse their flavor through the fish, which is complemented by a garlic and herb sauce baked on top. We love mahi mahi meat, but this simple technique works well with other fish, too, like salmon, cod, or halibut.
A Spanish dish from the Valencia region, paella is named after the cooking vessel itself: a shallow, round pan made of carbon steel that heats quickly and evenly. A good paella pan helps create the socarat, or the crunchy layer of rice crust at the bottom that is the most valuable part of the dish. A large skillet will also work if you don’t have a paella pan. Look for bomba rice or short-grain Valencia rice in specialty markets. Be aware that risotto rice like Arborio will not work here, since paella rice is not supposed to be creamy.
Vegetarian tacos with zucchini and corn
Fresh vegetarian tacos with zucchini and corn take advantage of the best summer produce. Chipotle-infused refried beans add a layer of heat. For vegetarian tacos, skip the queso board and add chopped avocado in its place.
Tuna patties in the air fryer
These delicious and flavorful air fryer tuna patties won’t disappoint for a quick lunch or dinner. They hold their shape well while cooking, with a soft center and a crispy outside. Peppery arugula and lemon mayonnaise sauce complete the meal.
Okonomiyaki (Japanese cabbage pancake)
This cabbage pancake is a popular dish throughout Japan and can be easily modified to suit your preferences. While the fillings and toppings can vary, from ham and fried eggs to ginger and bonito flakes, the base features a cabbage patty made with a flavorful mixture — and that’s what we do here to let the vegetables shine. This dish’s flexibility is reflected in its name, okonomi yaki, which roughly translates to “cooked the way you like it.”
This creamy and crunchy cucumber sandwich recipe strikes a nice balance between decadent and light. Cream cheese and yogurt complement the refreshing, crunchy cucumbers, while the delicious flavor and texture of whole wheat bread brings everything together.
Mashed zucchini with pesto and burrata
Thin zucchini rings are topped with creamy burrata and a tangy, bright pesto for an easy side dish that’s sure to impress. Crushed red pepper adds a slight touch of spice to round out the flavors.
Air fryer breakfast bowl
These delicious breakfast casseroles make excellent use of the air fryer. Tortillas are the perfect medium for scooping up the egg, pepper and tomato filling, plus they can absorb the runny yolk. Lemon juice adds brightness to finish the dish.
Tiramisu-inspired overnight oats
Tiramisu, a classic Italian dessert, serves as the inspiration for the flavor of the overnight oats. Instant espresso powder adds a touch of bitterness to the dish, which is balanced by the sweetness of the maple syrup. Top each serving with yogurt for some flavor, but you can also try substituting ricotta. A dusting of cocoa powder on top is a nod to the dessert’s distinctive appearance. These are meal-friendly oats, but if you find your oats have become too dry while sitting in the fridge, add more almond milk until they are thinned to the desired consistency.
Creamy lemon and basil chicken
This creamy lemon and basil chicken is super quick, bright, and refreshing. Using whole lemon slices in the sauce collects the essential oils from the peel as well as the acid from the flesh and adds a deeper flavor than the juice and peel alone.
Green Gods Ricotta Pasta
We take the flavors of Green Gods Sauce—lemon, anchovies, and herbs—and use them as the base for a bright, colorful pasta sauce. We like a combination of basil, chives, parsley, and tarragon, but you can mix up herbs depending on what you have on hand. Adding ricotta to the sauce creates a wonderful velvety texture, while the acidity of the lemon juice balances the creaminess. We use shells which keep the sauce pooling well, but you can easily substitute them with other pasta if you prefer. To enhance the vegetables even further, try adding asparagus or peas to the dish.
My mom’s creamy chicken and broccoli casserole
This light, creamy chicken dish is packed with veggies. The sauce at the heart of this family-friendly casserole uses fat-free milk mixed with fat-free Greek yogurt and a little mayonnaise to give it body.
Citrus salad with pomegranate and mint
This citrus salad, made with grapefruit, tangerines, navel and blood oranges, is also at home as part of breakfast and brunch or served as a refreshing, low-sugar dessert. A splash of orange blossom water gives it an intoxicating scent.
This Creamy Cauliflower and Jalapeño Sauce combines cheese, cooked cauliflower, and grilled jalapeños which together make a light and flavorful sauce perfect for a gathering or game day. Serve with crackers, crostini, pita chips, or alongside crunchy raw vegetables for dipping.
Shirataki noodles with chicken, feta and tomatoes
We pair shirataki noodles with feta cheese and tomatoes in this quick and vibrant dinner recipe. The tomatoes release their juices to create a shiny sauce that sticks to the noodles and carries with them the flavors of garlic, oregano, and basil. Crumbled feta and Kalamata olives add salty flavour.
Summer berry salad with toasted pecans and feta
This fresh berry salad is perfect for a backyard cookout or poolside party. Pair it with grilled chicken, pork chops, or fish—or serve it with a variety of classic summer dishes like potato salad and coleslaw. Blueberries are the stars here, so choose the best you can find. Look for ripe berries that have a deep blue color and a juicy “pop” when you eat them. If you can’t find fresh berries, you can substitute frozen berries in a pinch. Simply thaw the blueberries under room temperature water, then pat them dry with paper towels.
Anti-inflammatory beans on toast
This Beans on Toast recipe is inspired by a traditional UK breakfast, where toast is spread with delicious baked beans. Here we add mushrooms which add texture and enhance the delicious flavor of the dish. Mushrooms are full of selenium, an antioxidant that may help reduce inflammation in the body. Other nutrient-packed ingredients, like the fiber in multigrain bread and the capsaicin in chili powder, add even more anti-inflammatory power. Use multigrain bread to soak up the sauce. Serve with a scrambled or fried egg on the side.
Calling all grape lovers! This grape smoothie features lots of sweet, frozen red grapes mixed with banana, vanilla, and Greek-style yogurt, both of which add creaminess, while berries add color and fruity flavor to complement the grapes.
French onion galette
The trick to making this simple, elegant dish taste amazing is: Don’t rush. You really want to caramelize the onions to give the galette a silky texture and deep, rich, decadent flavor. But when you’re done, you’ll have a rustic, free-form version of a delicious tart that’s enough to serve to guests. Or make one for yourself on a quiet Sunday, and save the leftovers for weekday lunches. You can serve it sliced with a simple side salad for a vegetarian lunch or dinner, or pair it with your favorite eggs for a delicious brunch.
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