Store-Bought Dinner Shortcuts

Photo by: Romulo Yanes
Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza

Shortcut Pizza: Refrigerated Fresh Pizza Dough

Store-bought dough yields pizzeria quality. Ask for it in the bakery of your

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Photo by: Romulo Yanes
Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza

Shortcut Pizza: Refrigerated Fresh Pizza Dough

Store-bought dough yields pizzeria quality. Ask for it in the bakery of your supermarket, or check specialty retailers like Trader Joe's. In a pinch, buy dough in tubes from the refrigerated section of the grocery store (it's higher in sodium than fresh dough). Just bring the dough to room temperature while the oven preheats.

Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza

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Thu, May 10, 2012 1:18 PM EDT

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Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

Ingredients
6 cups torn romaine lettuce
2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
2 cups fresh bean sprouts
1 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup sliced celery
2/3 cup light coconut milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
4 lime wedges (optional)

Preparation
1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine coconut milk and next 5 ingredients (through red pepper) in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and cool for 2 minutes. Pour warm coconut milk mixture over lettuce mixture. Sprinkle with peanuts; serve with lime wedges, if desired. Serve immediately.

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