18 Quick & Easy Meals Perfect for Busy Weeknights

Keep reading to find out what recipes made it into this week’s SWAT
shrimp and salsa

The View from Great Island 

Grilled Shrimp With Pomegranate Salsa from The View from Great Island blog.

During the week, making dinner can be so time consuming. After you come home from work, the idea of chopping, dicing, grilling, or searing is sometimes just too much to bear. Make your weeknights a little easier with recipes that are quick and easy and can be on the table in about 30 minutes. You can use store-bought pesto and toss it with pasta and chicken or you can quickly grill shrimp and serve it with pomegranate salsa.

There are so many quick and simple options to make during the week, which is the reason why we made it the theme of this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).

Here are this week’s highlights:

Arugula Pasta Salad

This arugula pasta salad is perfect as a side dish or as a main course for lunch or dinner and can easily be made gluten-free. Sherri of Watch Learn Eat combines pasta with arugula, grape tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and olives for this quick and easy meal.

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Caramelized Salmon With Basil Chile Oil and Pickled Vegetables 

Broiled salmon, basil chile oil, and quick-pickled summer vegetables team up for a fast and fresh Paleo dinner in Becky’s blog, A Calculated Whisk.

Grilled Shrimp With Pomegranate Salsa

A quick brushing of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and chipotle chili powder is all it needs, besides a screaming hot grill.  Sue of The View from Great Island blog quickly grills shrimp and serves it with a pomegranate salsa made with red onions, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice.  The best part? Dinner is ready in four minutes, which is the reason why Sue is the winner of this week’s SWAT. Dinner can’t get done much quicker than that!