Seared Tuna Salad with Lemon
Serves 6 / This Japanese-style dinner is practically like sushi in a salad. Prep tip: Be sure to use a high-grade tuna cut and then honor it with a very quick sear.
Sautéed Onion Salad with Egg
Serves 4 / Enjoy this summer meal outdoors. Prep tip: Have hard-cooked eggs at the ready; otherwise, add 10-15 minutes to the total prep time.
Green Lentils and Seasoned Walnuts
Serves 4 / Ingredient tip: Lentils are low in fat and high in protein and fiber. The best, most delicate lentils are the lovely peppery French green lentils used here; because they take a bit longer to cook than other lentils (about 30 minutes) but hold their shape well, cook them in advance and chill, adding salt at the end of cooking. Use ¾ cup dried lentils to yield 1½ cups cooked.