5 Easy 15-Minute Meals To Make At Home

Just because we’re all cooking more at home doesn’t mean we have more time to cook. From a quick tofu stir fry to a veg-filled spicy omelette that’s ready in minutes, here food writer and SL contributor Chloe Scott-Moncrieff shares her favourite speedy suppers.
5 Easy 15-Minute Meals To Make At Home
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Greens Orecchiette (V)

Serves

Serves 2-3

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

15 Minutes

Ingredients

250g of orecchiette, otherwise conchiglie
200g of cavolo nero, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves
2 red chillies
60g of breadcrumbs
100g of parmesan, finely grated

Method

Step 1

Cook the pasta by following the instructions on the back of the packet. After 5 minutes, add the chopped cavolo nero and simmer for the final 3 minutes. Drain.

Step 2

Briefly sizzle the garlic, chilli, and breadcrumbs. Toss everything together. Season with salt, freshly ground pepper and parmesan. Serve.
Tofu Stir Fry (Vegan)

Serves

Serves 4

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

15 Minutes

Ingredients

160g of marinated tofu, chopped
200g of green beans
1 red pepper, sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
200g of fresh noodles
2 tbsp of kecap manis
2 tbsp of soy sauce

Method

Step 1

In a large pan with a splash of oil, flash fry the garlic, then a minute later stir in the veg and tofu. Then, 3-4 minutes later, mix in the noodles.

Step 2

Pour in the kecap manis and soy sauce. Serve.
Black Bean & Chorizo Tacos

Serves

Serves 4

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

15 Minutes

Ingredients

8 corn tortillas
1 red onion, finely sliced
2 avocados, flesh scooped and sliced
100g of chorizo ring, finely chopped
1 tin of black beans
1 tsp of ground cumin
20g of coriander

Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in the pan until it’s hot. Throw in the onion slices. Add a pinch of salt and cumin. Mix the beans in. When finished, sprinkle in the chorizo.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds. Arrange the filling. Finish by piling the avocado and coriander over each taco.
Spicy Veg Omelette (v)

Serves

Serves 2

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

15 Minutes

Ingredients

4 eggs
1 red onion, finely sliced (or a garlic clove, finely chopped)
1 green pepper, very finely sliced
1 tsp of curry powder, garam masala or cumin
Coriander or mint, to taste
A handful of cooked prawns (optional)

Method

Step 1

In an omelette or frying pan, add a little oil and sauté the onion for a few minutes with the green pepper. Add the curry powder or garam masala.

Step 2

Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and ladle the mix into the pan. Swirl around the surface so the omelette garners evenly distributed heat. Let it cook underneath. After a few minutes, flip it over. Scatter with fresh mint or coriander to serve.
Chickpea Fritters (V)

Serves

Serves 4

Total Time

15 Minutes

Ingredients

2 tins of chickpeas, drained
1 onion
1 garlic clove
1 tsp of ground cumin
1 tsp of ground paprika
1 tsp of salt
50g of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
Plain yoghurt and rocket, to serve

Method

Step 1

In a food processor, blitz all the veg elements briefly so you have a crumbly texture.

Step 2

Turn into a bowl and mix everything else in. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.

Step 3

Divide into golf ball shapes, flatten, fry in a hot pan with approx. 1cm of oil. After a few minutes, flip the patties over. Serve with a salad.

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