The Slow Food 5$ meal challenge is happening this Saturday, September 17th. The idea is to gather with family and friends and make meals that cost no more than 5$ a person.
Slow Food wants to show everyone that a value meal does not need to come from a fast food restaurant. To give you some inspirations here are five thrifty yet inspired recipes.
Spiced Lentil and Carrot Burgers
Lentils are protein-rich and an ideal budget ingredients. These burgers are so inexpensive, that you can afford to serve them with a pile of seasonal greens.
These omega-3 burgers are so flavorful and thrifty. Since you can get sardines under 2.00$ a can (one can per serving), there is still room to serve this with a seasonal veggie medley.
Zucchini Lentil Curry
This simple dish can be served over quinoa, and it will still come in under 5$ a serving.
Decadent and under 5$! Use mung or rice noodles, if you are gluten free.
Beans are a classic budget ingredient, and this chili can thrill omnivores and vegans alike. With three cans of beans, I would say this can serve at least 8 people, which means there is room in the budget for a nice head of seasonal greens.