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Simple Recipes That Require No Cooking Skills

If you find yourself filling up your basket with pricey premade foods when you’re at the grocery store, it’s time to stop. While you might not be the world-class chef you’ve always wanted to be, and you might have burned a grilled cheese or two in the last few months, don’t fret — you can have a simple, delicious meal that requires zero cooking skills. Following recipes you’ve found can be daunting — the list of ingredients might be full of things that you’re unsure about, and the cooking techniques may also have you scratching your head — but believe it or not, some recipes are so easy that you’ll be astonished by how good they taste. If you think you lack the cooking skills to make a fresh and fabulous meal, then check out these seven simple recipes that require absolutely no skill at all.

1. Creamy Avocado and White Bean Wrap

Vegetable Wrap, Tortilla

Vegetable Wrap, Tortilla Creamy avocado and white bean wraps are super simple to make | iStock.com

If you love eating healthy but shy away from recipes calling for exotic fruits and expensive organic foods, then this recipe for a creamy avocado and white bean wrap from Eating Well is for you. The mixture of avocado and white beans makes for a creamy and satisfying filling, while the slaw adds texture and tang. This may become a new lunch staple once you try it.


  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped canned chipotle chili in adobo sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 medium shredded carrot
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 4 whole-wheat wraps or tortillas, 8 to 10 inches each.

Directions: Add your oil, vinegar, chipotle chili, and salt to a medium bowl, and whisk together. Add your cabbage, carrots, and cilantro, and combine them with your wet ingredients.

Mash the beans and avocado together in a separate medium-sized bowl using a fork or a potato masher. Add the cheese and onion to the mixture and stir.

Take a wrap or tortilla and add about ½ cup of the bean-avocado filling to it. Top the filling with about 2/3 cup of the cabbage-carrot slaw, and roll the wrap together. Make the rest of your wraps and serve.