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5 Quick Weeknight Dinners

They're fresh, flavorful and on your plate in 20 minutes or less

After a long day spent in the office, running errands and squeezing in a workout, the last thing you want to do is come up with dinner. Sure, there's takeout. But sometimes you want something a little fresher and more nourishing than what you’d find in a combo meal.

Instead, call upon this list of better–for–you dinner recipes that come together in 20 minutes or less. Each features an interesting array of flavors that will leave you feeling refreshed; better yet, you won’t be left with mounds of dirty pots and pans.

1 A Farro–Out & Filling Salad

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Crisp cucumber and sautéed kale add heft to this farro–based salad, which is enhanced by the summer–in–a–bottle taste of Marie’s® Roasted Tomato with Parmesan & Basil Vinaigrette.

2 Creative Cauliflower Couscous

Even committed carb lovers will fall for this dish, which pairs mini pieces of cauliflower with green olives and sliced almonds.

3 Gussied–Up Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

A hint of Marie’s Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing adds richness to layers of grilled eggplant, tomato and spinach.

4 Hearty Greek Kale Salad

Kalamata olives and dried cranberries add complexity to a classic salad—one that tastes even better on the second day. It comes together even faster when you sub the dressing for Marie’s White Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette.

5 Sweet & Savory Apple–Chicken Salad

Leftover chicken gets a refreshing makeover in a super–crunchy salad that’s enhanced by the subtle tang of Marie’s Creamy Ranch Dressing.

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