Fresh Weeknight Dinners

Check out some Chopped-inspired recipes that are transforming fresh fruits and vegetables into delectable dishes.

Photo By: Petrina Tinslay

Collard Greens

Collard greens get a quick saute instead of the more typical braising. Tossed with pasta and bacon, it's a comforting dish that even those with an aversion to greens will like.

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti with Sauteed Collards and Bacon

Grapefruit

Highlight the unique sweet-and-sour taste of grapefruit by putting it into a fresh salad and a serving sauce to drizzle over poached salmon.

Get the Recipe: Grapefruit and Honey Salmon

Cauliflower

For a nuttier and richer risotto, try steel-cut oats instead. Then prepare this dish just as you would the classic Italian version. Serve topped with roasted cauliflower.

Get the Recipe: Oat Risotto with Roasted Cauliflower

Swiss Chard

This take on vegetarian lasagna features Swiss chard pureed with white sauce and layered with no-boil noodles and ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.

Get the Recipe: Swiss Chard Lasagna

Kale

This kale salad features both wilted kale and roasted kale, along with black-eyed peas and slivered almonds, for a play on textures. A maple syrup vinaigrette adds a touch of sweetness.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Redbor Kale Salad