This dinner salad has a delicious mix of salty and sweet, crunchy and smooth. The salty feta and pungent pickled onions are balanced by the sweet raisins, delicata squash and balsamic dressing, while the smooth avocado contrasts with the crunchy nuts. My kids love this salad and polished off the entire tray – you never know what might happen when you serve a filling salad for dinner…!

Fish with Crispy Crumbs

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Want an easy weeknight fish recipe? This is it. The crumbs have lots of punchy flavors, that come from the lemon zest, garlic, and sun dried tomatoes and these crisp up in the oven for a great crunch. You can make the crumbs (and double them) ahead of time and keep them in the oven, which turns this into a dinner with basically no prep.

Salad with Pears and Spiced Nuts

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This great fall salad has that wonderful balance of sweet, salty and spicy. Pears roasted with brown sugar and spiced cashews will give your usual mixed salad greens some extra flavor flair.

Asian Chicken Salad

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When you need a lighter dinner, try this amazingly flavorful chicken salad. It has a delicious dressing to keep the chicken moist and is packed with all kinds of bright veggies. Feel free to use any other veggies that you like to add color and crunch! (Adapted from Barefoot Contessa)