Beach house rentals have just about everything you want, from boogie boards to hot tubs—but the pantry and fridge? Decidedly bare. So before you unpack your suit and hit the shore, make a quick pit stop at the market and stock up: These five dinners use just 20 ingredients, meaning meal preparation is virtually stress free. Now dive in to these simple recipes—and enjoy a vacation that's all about play!

Photo: Johnny Miller

Make 5 easy meals with 20 ingredients during your next stay at the beach.

By Julia Rutland

Grocery List
1 (5-ounce) container baby arugula
5 lemons
13 small tomatoes
4 small red, orange, or yellow bell peppers
1 small red onion
3 romaine lettuce hearts
2 cucumbers
1 garlic bulb
8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
12 medium frozen or fresh local shrimp
12 prosciutto slices (about 6 ounces)
6 large eggs
14 ounces fresh mozzarella
6 ounces Parmesan cheese
2 (1-pound) artisan whole grain bread loaves
1 (16-ounce) package angel hair pasta or spaghetti
3 tablespoons pine nuts
2 cups extra virgin olive oil
kosher salt
black pepper

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