Hosting a dinner party doesn’t have to be a stressful and overwhelming task
Spinach and Steak Salad with Ginger Dressing
16 Healthy, Simple, and Impressive Dinner Party Dishes
Hosting a dinner party can seem like an overwhelming task. It sounds like a brilliant idea to host your friends round your dinner table, but you always underestimate the amount of time, organization, and skill that it takes. However, that doesn’t need to be the case: These 16 recipes are the solution to hosting a stress-free, but still impressive, dinner party.
Baked Chicken with Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese
Beet and Barley Risotto
Risotto may not be what springs to mind when you’re planning a healthier dinner, but this beet and barley risotto is an easy way to lighten up a classic, rich Italian risotto. Roasted beets turn the risotto a beautiful, vivid color, and the barley adds a nutty, wholesome taste.
For the Beet and Barley Risotto recipe, click here.
Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
Chilled Poached Salmon Salad with Honey-Yogurt Dressing
Creole Fish Stew
The long list of ingredients for this recipe may intimidate those of you who aren’t confident cooks, but don’t shy away just yet. This stew can be made in just one pot — a miracle when it comes to saving on washing up time later — and has so many amazing layers of flavor from the spices, the fish, and the vegetables.
For the Creole Fish Stew recipe, click here.
Gluten-Free Vegetable Lasagna
When you’re craving comforting, rich lasagna, but want to serve something simpler and slightly less heavy, this zucchini lasagna will come to your rescue. The sheets of pasta have been replaced with thinly sliced zucchini, and we’ve subtly removed the calorie-laden béchamel sauce for an easier, healthier, but just as delicious, bubbling, baked lasagna.
For the Gluten-Free Vegetable Lasagna recipe, click here.
Hot Niçoise Salad
This hot niçoise salad is a one-pan dish, which has beautiful, lightly roasted tuna steaks as the centerpiece. Filled with vegetables, and dressed simply with a squeeze of lemon, a hot niçoise salad makes for a colorful, quick, and healthy dinner party dish.
For the Hot Niçoise Salad recipe, click here.
Miso Broth With Ramen and Seared Tuna
Pineapple With Smashed Mint Sugar
Salmon With Chesapeake Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad
Slow-Cooker Spanish Lentil and Chorizo Stew
Spicy Crab Linguine With Basil
Spinach and Steak Salad With Ginger Dressing
White Fish with Lemon, Capers, Mustard, and Parsley
Whole Roasted Snapper with Herbs
There’s little that is more impressive than serving a whole roasted fish at a dinner party. The good news is, this striking dish is easy to cook, packed full of flavor, and really healthy. Use whichever fish your fishmonger has available, and just remember to vary the cooking time according to its size.
For the Whole Roasted Snapper With Herbs recipe, click here.