Easy Recipes with Five Ingredients
Watermelon Salad with Mint and Lime
Matt Neal calls this supremely simple fruit salad the ultimate refresher on a hot day. For a grown-up version, he adds splashes of rum. "It's even more satisfying, then," he jokes.
Mustard-Baked Chicken with a Pretzel Crust
For a crisp topping, it's essential to use thick, hard pretzels, such as sourdough or handmade versions.
Fusilli with Creamed Leek and Spinach
Pairing suggestion: Luscious, aromatic Chardonnay from Italy's Friuli region.
Grilled Ham and Cheese with Strawberry-Red-Wine Jam
The secret to Chris Kronner's delectable sandwiches is the jam spiked with Pinot Noir.
Fudgy Chocolate-Walnut Cookies
New York pastry chef François Payard's divinely gooey chocolate cookies are flourless, which makes them ideal for Passover baking.
Bucatini with Pancetta, Pecorino and Pepper
The rich sauce that coats this pasta pairs best with a red wine that has substantial tannins to help cut through the fat, such as a Southern Italian red grape variety.
Garlic-Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb
Chef Kenny Rochford's favorite way to prepare a rack of lamb is to simply rub it with plenty of garlic, rosemary, olive oil and salt before roasting.
Açai Super Smoothie
Brazilian surfers first popularized this freakishly nutritious Amazonian berry. Now it has gone mainstream. The smoothie here, by F&W's Grace Parisi, boosts açai's healthfulness with pomegranate juice.
Austrian Cheese Spread with Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin seed oil from southern Austria gives this spread its nutty flavor.
Espresso Date Log with Greek Yogurt
Sticky, dried dates are supersweet, so Maura Kilpatrick simmers them with espresso to make a thick paste, which she molds and freezes. When she slices the log to serve, she tops it with pistachios and tangy Greek yogurt.
Irish Brown Bread
Even though this bread is dense, hearty and complex-tasting, it requires no yeast and therefore no rising time.
This outstanding snack is so simple to make: good-quality sardines; a basket of oiled toasts, sweet balsamic glaze and flaky salt.
Swordfish with Orzo, Pistachios and Olives
Meaty swordfish steaks top zesty orzo in this easy summer dish.
Cabbage, Kielbasa and Rice Soup
Sometimes the simplest dishes have the boldest flavors. These 10 recipes—such as this wonderfully smoky soup—each use just five or fewer ingredients, not including pantry staples like salt, pepper and oil.
Cranberry Panna Cotta
This elegant, low-fat panna cotta requires only five ingredients: cranberries, sugar, gelatin, water and buttermilk (instead of the usual cream).