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3 Easy Minimalist Weeknight Meals

Guacamole Tacos

3 Easy Minimalist Weeknight Meals is a guest post provided by The Daring Kitchen.

3 Minimalist Weeknight Meals

Weekdays are, by far, the busiest days in any person’s life! Life tends to get hectic for most of us as there is so much to handle professionally, and we also have to manage the household. The fast pace of our life usually takes a toll on the way we eat during this major part of the week.

As we all know that “we are what we eat,” and eating unhealthy foods in the form of instant noodles, quick takeaways, and other processed preparations can deteriorate our health in the long run. This is why it is essential to explore a few quick to prepare and easy to assemble recipes that can happily fit within the restricted timespan without compromising on the taste and nutrition bit.

New Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Here are three easy weeknight dinner recipes, which you should definitely try for a healthy yet filling meal. These recipes are great options also because you can use leftovers for Monday lunch boxes, just reheat your meal in a microwave.

By the way, according to TheDaringKitchen microwaves are bacteria hotspots, so it’s recommended to clean them regularly.

Grilled Curried Cauliflower

Grilled Cauliflower with Curry


1 large head cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets/ sections

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon curry powder

½ teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

Salt, to taste

Lemon slices and fresh cilantro, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 225 degrees C. Transfer the cauliflower sections into a baking tray. Add olive oil, curry powder, cumin powder, turmeric, and salt to the cauliflower. Mix it all well so that the cauliflower is evenly coated with the spices. Spread out the spice-coated cauliflower in an even layer on the same baking tray. Grill/ roast it for about 10 minutes or until the cauliflower turns light brown in color. Garnish with lemon slices, cilantro, and serve hot with and bread or soup of your choice!

Guacamole Tacos

Guacamole Tacos


8-9 small tortilla wraps

1½ cup guacamole

½ cup kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup lettuce or cabbage, chopped

1 cup tomato, chopped

¾ cup red pepper, chopped

½ cup pomegranate seeds (optional)

Lemon slices and fresh cilantro, for garnish


Place tortilla wraps separately in a single layer. Put a heaped tablespoon of guacamole at the center of each tortilla. Now, add some kidney beans, lettuce, tomato, peppers, and pomegranate seeds equally on each tortilla. Garnish with lemon and cilantro, and enjoy!

Eggplant Steaks

Eggplant Steaks


1 large eggplant, cut into ½-inch slice

¼ cup olive oil

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

Salt, to taste

Black pepper powder, to taste

¼ cup Parmesan, grated

1 tablespoon parsley, chopped


Preheat the oven to 250 degrees C and grease a baking tray. Keep it aside. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper until well combined. Now, nicely coat the eggplant slices with the oil mixture and then carefully place it in a single layer on the prepared baking tray. Roast for about 7-8 minutes or until the eggplant turns light brown in color. Brush the seasoning over the eggplants intermittently and once in the end, after taking out from the oven. Garnish with parmesan and cilantro and serve hot with any soup or salad of your choice!

Contributed by Ligia Lugo

Ligia loves experiencing new cultures through foods and travels. Her hobby is experimenting with different cuisines. Read more of her recipes at The Daring Kitchen.

The recipes were provided by The Daring Kitchen team.

Easy guacamole recipe.

Be sure and check out Our Favorite Meals page for a list of our favorite large family meals.

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