5 Delicious Dinner Recipes Others are Searching for in 2021

by Wanda

Vegetarian Italian Pasta Salad with Arugula

Vegetarian Italian Pasta Salad with Arugula

This Italian pasta salad features all the caprese ingredients and then some - mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, plus artichoke hearts and arugula. The arugula adds great color and freshness to the salad. I love to make it for a barbeque or as a cold lunch on a hot day.


  1 (16 ounce) box penne pasta


  ‍4 tablespoons olive oil

  4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  3 tablespoons maple syrup

  2 cloves garlic, grated

  2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  5 tomatoes, chopped

  1 (15 ounce) can artichoke hearts, well drained and quartered

  1 (15 ounce) can artichoke hearts, well drained and quartered

  ½ bunch basil, chopped

  4 cups arugula



  Calories: 407.2 

  Carbohydrates: 58.1

  Cholesterol: 0.0179g

  Sodium: 0.5805mg

  Fat: 12.8g

  Protein:1 7.5g

Creamy Shrimp Scampi with Half-and-Half

Creamy Shrimp Scampi with Half-and-Half

Dinner doesn't have to take forever--prove it with this fast and delicious shrimp scampi recipe.


  4 tablespoon butter

  2 clove garlic 

  1 pound jumbo shrimp

  2 tablespoon Pinot Grigio wine

  2 teaspoon lemon juice

  0.5 cup half and half

  0.25 cup Parmesan cheese

  2 tablespoon parsley



  Calories: 1175.1

  Carbohydrates: 106.9

  Cholesterol: 0.4055g

  Sodium: 0.9594mg

  Fat: 57.2g

  Protein: 59g

Vegan Banh Mi

Vegan Banh Mi

Your favorite Vietnamese sandwich has gone vegan, served in a bowl. Classic ingredients are replaced with vegan alternatives and you get to eat it with a fork. Refrigerate any of the leftover vegan fish sauce for other recipes that call for fish sauce or oyster sauce.



  ‍½ cup vegan Worcestershire sauce

  ½ cup Tamari soy sauce

  ½ cup water

  1 shiitake mushroom

  1 tablespoon fermented black bean paste

  1 tablespoon minced shallot

  1 clove garlic, crushed

  1 strip nori seaweed

  4 ½ ounces tempeh

  ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise

  1 teaspoon sriracha sauce

  1 (6 inch) French baguette, sliced into bite-sized cubes

  1 tablespoon olive oil

  1 jalapeno pepper, sliced

  ½ ounce pickled daikon, or to taste

  ½ ounce pickled carrot, or to taste

  2 cucumber slices, or to taste

  3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro



  Calories: 568.3

  Carbohydrates: 53.7

  Sodium: 5.9895mg

  Fat: 28.5g

  Protein: 26.7g

Pan-Fried Minty Asparagus

Pan-Fried Minty Asparagus

Pan-fried asparagus with a little lemon and mint. Yum! Serve as a side dish or toss with pasta with some extra lemon juice, olive oil, and mint for an easy vegetarian dinner.


  1 pound asparagus

  2 tablespoon olive oil

  2 tablespoon mint



  Calories: 85.3

  Carbohydrates: 5.9

  Sodium: 0.0416mg

  Fat: 6.9g

Protein: 2.7g

Oven-Baked Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Oven-Baked Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Dinner will be done quick with this lovely recipe which uses a homemade teriyaki sauce.


  0.5 cup pineapple juice

  0.5 cup reduced sodium soy sauce

  3 tablespoon water

  2 tablespoon rice vinegar

  2 teaspoon cornstarch

  1 teaspoon ginger root

  1 clove garlic

  1 teaspoon sesame seeds



  Calories: 184

  Carbohydrates: 5.6

  Cholesterol: 0.07g

  Sodium: 0.77390003mg

  Fat: 8.3g

  Protein: 20.4g

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