Simple Vacation Meals

Solve the empty-cabinets challenge with our smart list of 15 ingredients that quickly transform into five great dinners.

15 Ingedients
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Simple Menu

Try our easy five-day menu that feeds four people and requires just 15 ingredients. They include everyday staples, farm stand finds, and items available in even the smallest island supermarket.

Shopping List
8 plum tomatoes
5 red onions
1 bunch fresh parsley
3 lemons
12 cups mixed baby greens
1 (8-ounce) jar refrigerated mild chunky tomato salsa
4 ounces feta cheese
1 (6- to 8-ounce) jar pitted kalamata olives
1 (16-ounce) bottle extra virgin olive oil
1 small jar coarse-grained Dijon mustard
1 (16-ounce) box penne or rigatoni pasta
1 (20-ounce) sourdough baguette
1½ pounds lean ground beef
3 pounds frozen skin-on salmon fillets
4 (6-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves

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