Sometimes you just want to get a meal on the table with minimum effort and maximum satisfaction. Easy 30-minute Meals will come to your rescue with more than 100 recipes for great, fast food. With ideas for mains and desserts, each of which take about 30 minutes to prepare and cook, you'll never need to panic about what's for dinner. Tuck into a substantial salad and you'll feel satisfied, as well as getting a healthy boost. Try a Salad Nicoise with Fresh Tuna or Sweet Spiced Salad of Cheese and Greens. Soups are so versatile that there is something for every season, budget and appetite. Chickpea, Tomato and Chorizo Soup packs a punch despite requiring few ingredients and little time. Often, we turn to eggs for a quick dinner. A Frittata with Fresh Herbs and Ricotta is an easy, super-quick option for everyone in the family, including vegetarians. A bowl of pasta with your favourite sauce and a generous helping of grated cheese is hard to beat. There are simple ideas, including Pasta with Smoky Chorizo and Prawns. Stir-fries are healthy and speedy - especially if you buy the vegetables ready-prepared from the supermarket on your way home. There's plenty to choose from in this chapter, whether you like yours spicy, meaty, vegetarian, light or substantial. Options include Green Curry Stir-fried Chicken with Rice. For all those who like nothing better than family favourites, this chapter will tick all the boxes; from Fish Cakes to Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pizza. Finally, not even a shortage of time should stand in the way of a sweet treat. Desserts include Tropical Fruit Salad with Jasmine and Chilli Syrup.