When I have lots of people to feed, I multiply this Thai-inspired recipe. Everybody always digs right in—even the kids. Add fresh veggies to mix up the flavor and make it your own. —Teri Rumble, Jensen Beach, Florida
The colorful side dish shared by Mary Tallman of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin features sweet pineapple, crunchy vegetables and refreshing cilantro in a tangy dressing with pasta. It requires just 15 minutes of prep time, so it’s perfect for a quick lunch or on-the-go dinner.
This crisp refreshing salad sent in by Sandy D'Agostino of Murphy's, California is loaded with good-for-you ingredients and coated with a light honey-lemon dressing. "I serve it with grilled turkey or chicken," Sandy says.
This colorful main dish with crispy snow peas and baby carrots is a favorite with Denise DuBois of Coral Springs, Florida. “It's quick, healthy and the variety is endless,” she notes. “I sometimes use chicken, mushrooms, bean sprouts and cashews!”
TIP: Denise sometimes serves her Lo Mein over rice or spaghetti.
Red pepper flakes, ginger and garlic lend a spicy touch to this seafood stir-fry. Pea pods, carrots and Chinese cabbage give the dish a fresh taste that's more than welcomed as the season changes. -The L&T Home Economists
"In this delicious main-dish salad, savory strips of broiled streak are lightly dressed along the water chestnuts, mushrooms and onions, then tossed with crisp snow peas," details Janeen Kilpatrick of Fairbury, Illinois. "Ketchup and ginger add a bit of zip to the sweet dressing."
If you crave Asian food or just want to add some excitement to suppertime, give this exotic pasta from our Test Kitchen a try. The linguine with crunchy veggies, peanut butter and sesame seeds can be served warm or cold. For more zip, stir in an extra splash of hot pepper sauce.
Bring a taste of the Orient to your own dinner table with this recipe. It's a salad that tastes like a stir-fry! Try it and see if it doesn't perk up your next dinner.—National Barley Foods Council, Mary Sullivan, Spokane, Washington