20 Five-Ingredient Recipes

A collection of twenty delicious, healthy recipes for any occasion, made with five ingredients or less.

aerial view of mexican street tacos

When it comes to healthy eating, one of the most common challenges facing friends, family, and readers like you is a lack of time. Trust me - I get it! Owning and running my own company, while also raising two boys, and maintaining a strong relationship with my husband: my days are packed! Add in staying within a budget for groceries, and cooking can seem like a real chore. Recipes that use five ingredients or less, while remaining healthy and delicious, tend to solve both the time and budget problem.

Strawberry pineapple smoothie with 5 ingredients or less.

To help you save time in the kitchen (and get healthy recipes on the table faster), I've collected a few of my all time favorite five ingredient recipes for you to add to your meal plan. These include main dishes, snacks, drinks, and sides, like my creamy and delicious Lebanese Garlic Sauce. Or the best Mexican Street Tacos you’ll ever have. And my go to Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie-it’s vegan! So for whatever occasion, you'll have a delicious, quick recipe to grab.

Easy, five ingredient Lebanese Garlic Sauce being spread on with a knife

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Five-Ingredient Recipes

5-Ingredient Pizza Skewers
These quick and easy no-cook appetizer skewers taste just like pizza and require just five ingredients!
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Deconstructed Pizza Skewers - The Lemon Bowl
Lebanese Garlic Sauce (Toum)
Naturally vegan and gluten-free, this mayo free Garlic Sauce is thick, creamy, and packed with flavor. Serve with grilled meat, shish kebobs, or warm pita. 
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garlic sauce being spread onto pita bread
Challah Bread French Toast
Transform leftover challah bread into the best French toast you'll ever eat. Ideal for making ahead and freezing or serving for a lazy weekend breakfast.
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Challah Bread French Toast - The Lemon Bowl
Raspberry Greek Yogurt Popsicles
Made with just three ingredients, your whole family will love these sweet and fruity Greek yogurt popsicles made with fresh raspberries and orange blossom water.
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Greek Yogurt Pops - The Lemon Bowl
Easy Mango Lassi Recipe (5 Ingredients)
This cool, creamy and refreshing mango lassi uses only 5 ingredients, is naturally sweetened and perfect for enjoying with spicy foods.
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Vegan Mango Lassi Recipe
Maple Syrup Mashed Sweet Potatoes
A show-stopping side dish! Mashed Sweet potatoes are whipped with pure maple syrup, creamy whole milk yogurt and a hint of orange zest.
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Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Oven Fried Chicken Tenders with Panko
These light and airy chicken fingers provide a crunchy texture that isn't fried and pairs perfectly with spicy mustard and sweet BBQ sauce for dipping.
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make your own chicken fingers with panko
Roasted Curried Cauliflower
Cauliflower has never tasted so good! Your family will love this fragrant and addictive Curried Roasted Cauliflower with Coconut Oil.
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roasted cauliflower with coconut oil in a dish
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken
Sweet, smoky, tangy, and slightly spicy - this Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken is made with chipotle peppers and juicy peaches.
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Slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken
Baked Pita Chips with Za'atar
Ideal for dipping in hummus or sprinkling over a salad. Easy to make and so much tastier than store-bought, your friends and family will love these healthy baked chips.
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Baked Pita Chips with Zaatar
Chipotle Grilled Chicken Breasts
Easy to prepare, chicken breasts are marinated in a sweet and smoky honey chipotle sauce and then grilled to juicy and tender perfection. 
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honey chipotle grilled chicken
Vegan Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
This naturally vegan strawberry pineapple smoothie is made with juicy berries, sweet pineapple, creamy coconut milk and spicy ginger.
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Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie 12 WEB
Mexican Layered Hummus Dip
Filled with creamy hummus, ground sirloin, and plenty of cheese, this warm Mexican Layered Hummus dip is a total crowd-pleaser and the ultimate party dip!
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Cheese Mexican Layered Hummus Dip
Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan
This bright and refreshing arugula salad recipe is made with just five simple ingredients including lemon juice, olive oil and shaved parmesan. 
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Arugula Salad Recipe
Sausage and Kale Gnocchi Pasta
This easy 15-minute dinner recipe is made with gnocchi sautéed with Italian sausage, kale and parmesan cheese. 
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Gnocchi Recipe with Sausage and Kale
Garlic Rosemary Lamb Chops
Lamb chops are marinated in a garlic, lemon and rosemary mixture before grilled until tender and juicy.
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Greek Grilled Rosemary Lamb Recipe
Lemon Basil White Wine Spritzer
This light and refreshing white wine spritzer is made with bright lemon juice and basil simple syrup. The ultimate cocktail for happy hour on the deck or backyard entertaining!
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Lemon basil white wine spritzer image in a wine glass
One Pan Roasted Chicken and Broccoli
An easy one pan chicken dinner recipe, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are brushed with dijon mustard and roasted with broccoli. 
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Roasted Chicken and Broccoli Recipe
Mexican Street Tacos
These are the BEST Mexican street tacos you'll ever eat due to one simple reason: the cut of beef. Diezmillo is thinly sliced chuck steak that you can find at any local Mexican grocer. If you don't have access to one, ask your local butcher or meat counter to thinly slice a chuck roast for you. Serve with warmed corn tortillas, cilantro and onion and thank me later.
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plate of mexican street tacos horizontal
Strawberry Moscow Mule Cocktail
A fresh and fruity spin on the classic Moscow Mule recipe, these strawberry mules are made with fresh berries, lime juice and mint.
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Strawberry Jalapeno Moscow Mules Recipe

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