Easy Weeknight Dinner

A quick meal worth pausing for

Long working hours are, by now, the norm. Many of us are unable to get out of the office before 7 p.m., at which point it becomes a struggle not to rush to the nearest takeout, peel back a wrapper, and scarf it down before the next train arrives. But with a little planning, you can have a stellar dinner on the table in minimal time. Then, once your wine has had a chance to breathe, you’ll have a well-earned moment of peace spread out in front of you, to help you survive the workweek craziness.

Everything here can be made in about an hour. You can cut down the time if you prep and store a few items up to two days ahead:

Toast the nuts

Make the vinaigrette

Mix the salsa verde

Bake the cookies (don’t eat them all though)

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