Geoffrey Zakarian's Top Recipes

We've gathered all of Geoffrey Zakarian's top recipes together to make it easy for you to browse and pick your favorites.

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Grilled Salmon with Smashed Cucumber-Date Salad

This salmon is grilled, baked and ready to eat in a matter of minutes with Geoffrey's foolproof recipe. Plus the salad on the side doesn't require any cooking at all, making it a great weeknight choice.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Smashed Cucumber-Date Salad

Game-Day Chili

With beer, chicken stock and plenty of garlic, this chili is a slow-simmering delight that requires just chopping and some patience. Top with chilled creme fraiche and some fresh veggies for the ultimate comfort food dish.

Get the Recipe: Game Day Chili

BBQ Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Butter

You've had wings, but you haven't had these wings. You can use your favorite barbecue sauce as an easy base, but make sure to add in Geoffrey's seasoning blend to give the wings rich flavor.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Butter

French Onion Soup with Braised Short Ribs

As if French onion soup isn't always comforting and delicious, sweet braised short ribs add even more down-home flavor. It's a full meal all on its own.

Get the Recipe: French Onion Soup With Braised Short Ribs

B.E.L.T. (Bacon, Egg, Lettuce and Tomato)

Getting tired of the same old BLT? With freshly roasted tomatoes, smoked bacon and a perfectly cooked egg on top, it's enough to liven up any afternoon.

Get the Recipe: B.E.L.T (Bacon, Egg, Lettuce and Tomato)

Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

As an easy side dish or a covered dish for a party, this one's a winner. Cut some prep time out by using supermarket rotisserie chicken; fresh ingredients like tomatoes, olives and roasted red peppers do the work.

Get the Recipe: Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Caesar Salad with Red Romaine

Caesar salad might be a classic, but Geoffrey's version is anything but old-fashioned. With a simple and delicious dressing that's easily made in a blender, the creamy, crunchy starter is ready in no time.

Get the Recipe: Caesar Salad With Red Romaine

Grilled Corn Risotto

Always a favorite for entertaining, Geoffrey's risotto takes it up a notch with grilled sweet corn, white wine and fennel. Not to mention, it looks gorgeous on the plate.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Corn Risotto

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

It's easy to pull off the simmered-all-day flavor of this recipe in under an hour, thanks to deep flavors from San Marzano tomatoes, limoncello and a slew of fresh herbs.

Get the Recipe: Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Gingered Coleslaw with Golden Raisins

What's easier than chopping, dropping and serving? Slaw is simpler than ever when you use flavor-packed ingredients like minced ginger and sweet golden raisins.

Get the Recipe: Gingered Coleslaw with Golden Raisins

Salmon-Fennel Salad

After an easy brine in the fridge, this salmon is packed with flavor. Atop a simple salad of arugula, fennel and some herbs, it's the perfect complement.

Get the Recipe: Salmon-Fennel Salad

Lobster Salad

No bun is needed for this creamy lobster creation. If you're looking to impress a crowd, Geoffrey's Lobster Salad on butter lettuce will do the trick every time.

Get the Recipe: Lobster Salad

Grilled Cobb Wedge Salad

Not only does this dish look stunning, it's also a cinch to prepare. The most-time-consuming part of this recipe is frying up the bacon — and anybody can do that! With blue cheese crumbles and creamy avocado, it has tons of flavor.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Cobb Wedge

Dark Chocolate Pudding

Who said a decadent dessert can't be simple? Geoffrey's smooth pudding needs to chill in the fridge, so it's perfect when you need to set it and forget it while you get some more cooking done.

Get the Recipe: Dark Chocolate Pudding

Snow Pea and Ricotta Crostini

Desperate for a quick-fix appetizer for a party? Maybe a healthy after-school snack that you can whip up right before the kids get home? Geoffrey's simple crostini are the perfect healthy option and take only about 15 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Snow Pea and Ricotta Crostini

Honey Ricotta with Cherries

This elegant dessert looks great, right? It's hard to believe it takes only five minutes from start to finish. Serve it with whole-wheat crackers for a quick salty-sweet treat.

Get the Recipe: Honey Ricotta with Cherries

Pan-Seared Chicken with Olives

Getting tired of the same chicken dishes? Try this elevated version made entirely on the stovetop. The tasty marinade infuses complex flavors without much extra work.

Get the Recipe: Pan Seared Chicken with Olives

Grilled Cowboy Rib Eye with Watercress Salad

A sprinkle of salt the night before cooking is all you need to develop great taste in this beautiful steak. And with a simple salad on the side with tons of flavor from fresh watercress and radish, it'll be an instant favorite.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Cowboy Rib Eye with Watercress Salad

Asparagus and Bread Soup with Pancetta

In just 35 minutes, this soup transforms asparagus and country bread into soup that tastes like it took an entire day to make. Topped with rich pancetta, it's hard to beat.

Get the Recipe: Asparagus and Bread Soup with Pancetta

Geoffrey's Lemon Tart

The best part about Geoffrey's version of the classic? It starts off with store-bought crust, so you can save some time and still get the perfect tart with his foolproof filling recipe. Don't forget the whipped cream!

Get the Recipe: Geoffrey's Lemon Tart

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