These fun, fresh, summery meals come together with just five ingredients and minimal prep, no special equipment or cooking gadgets required. These easy-breezy recipes don’t feel like fast food, but they’ll get you back to the beach (or pool...or backyard staycation) in no time.
Sriracha Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes
This light meal or protein-packed midafternoon snack stars the pick of the season. Fiery sriracha sauce, fresh cilantro, and lime add zingy flavor to store-bought tuna salad stuffed inside juicy summer tomatoes.
Smoky kielbasa takes the place of burger patties in this unexpected take on sliders. Pickled jalapeno, tangy sauerkraut, and sweet honey barbecue sauce pack layers of flavor into one two-bite package served on sweet Hawaiian rolls.
This colorful, Caribbean-inspired salad is elegant enough for special occasions and easy enough to make anytime. Tender morsels of precooked lobster tossed with crunchy plantain chips, mango salsa, and peppery arugula is set to impress in just 10 minutes.
Bland, boring burgers have no place on vacation! Fresh avocado adds a West Coast-inspired upgrade to flavor-packed turkey burgers with chunky salsa and melty Monterey Jack.
No matter where you vacation, this sweet-savory, Hawaiian-inspired pork dish will transport you to paradise. Sweet chunks of frozen pineapple and tangy green onion add bold flavor to quick-cooking pork strips served on a bed of microwave-ready Jasmine rice.