Sometimes it's easy to believe that cooking dinner takes hours of preparation and complicated ingredients. This may be true if you have the time, but cooking doesn't have to be complicated. The recipes on this blog are quick and easy, so you can spend less time preparing your meal and more time enjoying it.

Dinner Recipes for Beginners

These three easy dinner recipes for beginners will have you making delicious meals in no time. Most of them use basic ingredients you can find at your local grocery store, so they're perfect if you want to get back on track with healthy eating, but don't have a lot of time or energy to spend in the kitchen. If you want to impress your date or family with a great dinner, check out these easy-to-make recipes!

1. Grilled Caprese Chicken

 Roasted Caprese Chicken is an easy dinner recipe perfect for beginners who want to start cooking at home but need some easy-to-prep recipes.


● 3-4 chicken breasts

● 2 tablespoons. olive oil

● ¾ teaspoon. dried oregano

● ¼ teaspoon. garlic powder

● 1 teaspoon. salt and pepper

● 1 ½ cups tomatoes

● 1/3 cup diced red onion

● 3 tablespoons. balsamic vinegar

● 1 ½ cups grated mozzarella cheese


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and place the chicken in the skillet. Thoroughly whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, and other ingredients, then pour the mixture over the chicken. Place the sliced tomatoes on the chicken and roast for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and fry for 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and you're ready for a quick and delicious dinner!

2. One plate of Mediterranean salmon and vegetables

One-pot meals are the easiest way to put healthy dinners on the table. It's also ready in 30 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights. If you're looking for easy dinner recipes that even beginners can make, look no further!


● 1 red onion

●2 zucchini

● 3 red peppers

● 1 can of chickpeas

● 2 tablespoons. olive oil

● 4 salmon fillets


Cut your favorite vegetables into small pieces. Put them in a large or medium saucepan and toss with the spices (your choice) and olive oil. Put the vegetables in the oven and let them roast.

Check the vegetables, and once you see them starting to darken in color, season and oil the sliced salmon, then put back. Don't forget to add chickpeas. Squeeze a lemon over the salmon and serve!

3. Greek Chicken Pita

This is my favorite easy dinner recipe because it's easy, low maintenance and delicious. Plus, the prep time is only 15 minutes!


● 4-5 chicken breasts

● ½ cup balsamic vinegar

● 1 cup Greek yogurt

● ½ cup diced onion, cucumber

● 1 tablespoon. lime juice

● 2 cloves garlic

● salt and pepper

● 7 half pitas


Marinate chicken in balsamic vinegar for 4 hours before cooking. Meanwhile, start with your kimchi sauce. Add chopped vegetables to Greek yogurt and mix.

Store it in the refrigerator for later use. Drain the marinated chicken and grill over medium heat. After the chicken is cooked, cut into strips and fill your pita with cheese and pickle sauce.

Your Greek Chicken Pita is ready!

Lunch Recipes for Beginners

When you have a busy schedule, it can be difficult to get all the food you need to stay healthy and energized throughout the day. Eating right can be a challenge, so we've put together quick and easy-to-prepare lunch recipes for busy days that will give your body the energy it needs to handle whatever life throws at you.

1. Tuna Salad

You can't go wrong with a classic tuna salad. I remember my mom always packing my lunch for me, and although I had tuna salad almost every day, I never got bored. But it's always exciting to have a different salad for lunch.


● 1 can of tuna

● ¼ cup mayonnaise

● 1 celery

● 2 tablespoons. diced red onion

● ½ tablespoon. Dijon mustard

● Salt and pepper to taste


Combine tuna with other ingredients and serve cold. If you're making tuna salad at home, don't forget to add some lemon juice or white wine vinegar to make it more spicy.

2. Tofu Salad Rolls

Tofu Salad Rolls are perfect for those days when you don't have much time to cook. You can do them in 10 minutes or less!


● 1 cup shredded firm tofu

● ½ cup shallots

● 1 tablespoon. brown sugar

● 1/3 cup lime juice

● 1 tablespoon. lime peel

● salt and pepper

● 1 tablespoon. chili sauce

● 2 heads of lettuce

● 2 tablespoons. soy sauce


Fry some chopped onions in oil, then add chopped tofu. Add some brown sugar, chili paste and other ingredients and cook. Add the same ingredients to soy sauce to make a lettuce wrap. Remove the tofu from the stove and place it in the salad. Drizzle with salad dressing for the perfect lunch with friends and colleagues!

Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners

If you're new to the Instant Pot craze, you're not alone! Instant Pots are technically pressure cookers and are one of the most popular kitchen gadgets on the market.

1. Instant Pot Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese lovers, rejoice! You can cook grilled cheese in the Instant Pot. Classic grilled cheese never disappoints and is even easier to make in the Instant Pot.


● 4 slices of white bread

● 3 tablespoons. soft butter

● cheddar or mozzarella


Brush each slice generously with butter. Place the slices buttered-side down into the cooking container, reserving the cheese slices and covering them with the 2 buttered slices. Place the tray on the bottom of the cooking cavity and select Airfryer mode. Set the temperature to 375 degrees and cook for 10 minutes. When ready, remove sandwiches and serve with cheese sauce.

2. Instant beef stew

Delicious beef stew is an easy, comforting classic. This easy beginner Instant Pot recipe provides carbohydrates and nutrients in one dish. The Instant Pot makes cooking beef easier and saves time.


● 1kg beef stew

● 1 tablespoon. olive oil

● Salt and pepper to taste

● 2 tablespoons. Worcester sauce

● 2 cloves garlic

● Chopped onions, carrots, potatoes

● 1 cup beef broth

● 2 tablespoons. corn starch


Season the beef with the above dry ingredients and fry the meat on both sides in olive oil. After the meat is cooked on all sides, add the remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot and cover. It should be boiled on high pressure for 30 minutes and then deflated for 10 minutes. Dissolve cornstarch in water and add the solution to the stew to thicken it. Serve this delicious dish with chopped parsley.

Cooking is easy for beginners

Not good at cooking? Anyone can follow this quick and easy recipe guide and it delivers delicious results every time, so try these beginner-friendly recipes at home and make your food the talk of the town!

WriterHira Azam Khan