Ellie Krieger

Take 10 minutes to make a salad so harmonious, it sings

You can make this chicory winter salad with roasted grapes as written, or add your own spin.


Oh, what buckwheat can do for these blender crepes

he flour imparts a deeply nutty flavor and dark color.


Are you fishing for something lighter amid holiday feasting?

This sheet-pan dinner of Arctic char, broccolini and edamame is ready in 20 minutes.


This macaroni-lentil soup is comfort food that’s good for you

Hearty, earthy and flavorful, it checks all the soul-warming satisfaction boxes.

These chicken breasts are delightfully stuffed, but they won’t leave you feeling that way

Roasted red peppers, green olives, fresh basil and mozzarella add punchy antipasto flavors.

Shrimp and grits, rendered healthful and Italian? We’re in.

This recipe features a sauce made with olive oil, tomatoes and herbs instead of cheese and cream.

Open your mind, taste buds to yogurt’s world of possibilities

You can globe-hop in the dairy aisle with offerings from France, Australia, Bulgaria and Iceland.

Savory veg bake sumptuous even with tweak

A chili-seasoned dish of red beans, tomatoes, apple, kale and cheese was inspired by a 1977 recipe.

New products that make eating whole grains a whole lot easier

Ellie Krieger’s top picks for new, healthy convenience foods that harness what’s hot with this trend.

The to-go breakfast sandwich that’s outside the box

These Asian-inspired sandwiches feature pickled vegetables, a creamy-spicy sauce and fresh cliantro.

You won’t be able to stop eating this colorful chicken salad

The slaw of bell pepper, cabbage and carrot holds up well overnight in the refrigerator.

The one thing your quinoa bowls have been missing all along

with quinoa’s soft texture and mild, earthy flavor and corn’s sweet,… Continue reading

How to make delicious muffins that are actually good for you

However healthy it may seem, the presence of shredded zucchini in a quick bread or muffin doesn’t make it good for you. Most are still… Continue reading

Next time pancakes are for dinner, make the Japanese version

My first trip outside the United States was a three-month stay in Japan when I was 18. Even back then, I was keenly tuned in… Continue reading

Simple cooking: A feel-good skillet dinner starring salmon

By Ellie Krieger / The Washington Post This skillet dinner is the kind of recipe everyone should have tucked in their back pocket. It is… Continue reading

You’ll want to put this Sicilian vegetable salad on everything

By Ellie Krieger / The Washington Post I don’t use my slow cooker often, but I am most likely to break it out in the… Continue reading

Do Italian duo of prosciutto and melon one better — with salad

This recipe spins the classic Italian prosciutto-and-melon duo into an elegant summer salad. Cutting the cured ham into ribbons and heating it quickly in a… Continue reading

This healthy fruit and cheese dessert is unexpectedly luscious

A plate of fresh fruit and cheese is a delightful way to cap off a summer meal. But add some heat, honey and herbs to… Continue reading

Nuts play starring role in grilled eggplant and ‘hummus’ dish

This spin on “hummus” deserves its quotation marks because it doesn’t contain chickpeas. Instead, it is a spreadable blend of pistachios and edamame seasoned with… Continue reading

How to make perfect zucchini noodle salad with a spiralizer

I have a relatively small kitchen (not nearly the size of the one I use on my television show) and an aversion to clutter, so… Continue reading