30 Minute Recipes

Easy, quick and healthy recipes, ready in 30 minutes or less.

Baked Salmon Patties

Golden, crisp, delicious salmon patties make a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Simply mix everything with a fork, form into patties and bake. Serve these salmon patties with tartar sauce, or with the spicy dip described below. Click for the recipe

Asian Meatballs

These delicious Asian style meatballs are flavored with ginger and soy sauce. The red pepper flakes add just a hint of spice. Very good on their own, or dipped in soy sauce. Click for the recipe

Chili Rubbed Salmon

Blackened salmon – my new favorite way of preparing salmon! Not that there’s anything wrong with my baked salmon – it’s delicious – but the cajun-inspired chili/garlic rub gives the salmon wonderful warmth and depth of flavor, with just a hint of spice. Salmon is fatty and flavorful enough to withstand bold seasonings, and the chili rub is just fabulous. I also like how quickly it’s ready, and not heating an oven is definitely a bonus. Click for the recipe

Lamb Lettuce Wraps

These lamb lettuce wraps are a variation on the traditional Greek gyro – a quick version of ground lamb cooked with onions and flavored with traditional gyro spices. This would be great wrapped in warm pita bread of course, but for the grain free and/or low-carb crowd, the lettuce is a great option. The contrast between the warm, savory filling and the cool, crisp lettuce is wonderful.

You’ll need two heads of lettuce – the outer leaves are usually damaged, and the inner leaves delicious, but too small to serve as lettuce cups. Only the middle leaves of each head are useable as cups. Click for the recipe

Zucchini Noodles

These zucchini noodles are unbelievably good. Savoring the cheesy, garlicky strands, I thought to myself, well, it’s not EXACTLY like real pasta, but it’s surprisingly close. The best part? No need to use a scary mandoline, or to pre-salt the zucchini strands. Simply slice, sauté, season and enjoy. Click for the recipe

Steak Fajitas

Intensely flavorful and spicy but not too hot, these steak fajitas are ready fast. I’ve got nothing against marinating the meat before cooking, but if you forget to marinate, like I did today, worry not – simply season the beef and the vegetables well, saute them quickly, and these steak fajitas will turn out just as delicious and flavorful as fajitas made with marinated steak. Click for the recipe

Paleo Oatmeal

Obviously, this Paleo oatmeal is not made with oats, but it has a very similar texture. It’s a tasty, comforting breakfast porridge you can feel good about eating, and while the real thing is still better (in my opinion), this comes very close. Click for the recipe