“My husband and I love to eat Thai and Indian food, but notice that most of these cuisines do not offer fresh salads on their menus,” writes Grace Kunert of Salt Lake City, Utah. “This is a recipe we developed to keep all those ethnic flavors when we needed a light dinner.”
I came up with this recipe when my son was home from the Navy. He loves Thai food and I wanted to make something special but simple. There wasn't a noodle left in the bowl! —Jana Rippee, Casa Grande, Arizona
I try to buy fresh chicken when it's on sale. I cook a big batch in the slow cooker, then shred it and package it in amounts suitable for recipes like this. When I want it, it just needs to be pulled out of the freezer and defrosted! —Jeni Pittard, Canon, Georgia
Here’s a colorful and comforting stir-fry with just a touch of heat from the crushed red pepper. Lisa suggests adding frozen stir-fry veggies to this satisfying dish, if you like.—Lisa Erickson, Ripon, Wisconsin
Shrimp lovers will dive into this speedy skillet dish that gets its Asian flavor from ginger, peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. “My family loves it,” writes Ramona Heflin of Farmersville, Ohio, who sent in the recipe.
“This healthful recipe looks time-consuming, but it’s as simple as can be. Aside from mixing, the only prep work is chopping a red pepper. It’s a real crowd-pleaser.” —Elinor Ives, Fiskdale, Massachusetts
A splash of lime juice brightens and binds all the flavors in this salad that's chock-full of good-for-you ingredients and fresh herbs. The perfect potluck dish for summer outings! I like to use roasted or grilled fresh corn. —Jennifer Wickes, Pine Beach, New Jersey