Easy 5-Minute Recipes for Beginners

Beginner-Friendly Guacamole

Start your culinary adventure by making a fresh and easy guacamole. All you need is a ripe avocado, lime, salt, and optional diced onions, tomatoes, and cilantro for extra flavor. Simply mash the avocado, mix in the other ingredients, and enjoy with your favorite chips!


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion (optional)
  • 1 small tomato, diced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional)


  1. Halve the avocado and remove the pit.
  2. Scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
  3. Add lime juice and salt, then mash with a fork to your desired consistency.
  4. Mix in onions, tomatoes, and cilantro if using.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Simple Omelette

Master the art of eggs with this simple omelette recipe that can be customized with your choice of fillings like cheese, vegetables, or cooked meats.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Butter or oil for the pan
  • Your choice of fillings (cheese, spinach, mushrooms, ham, etc.)


  1. Beat the eggs with milk, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat butter or oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the pan and cook until the edges start to set.
  4. Add your choice of fillings on one half of the omelette.
  5. Fold the other half over the fillings and continue cooking until the omelette is done to your liking.
  6. Slide onto a plate and serve hot.

Classic Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Perhaps the easiest of all, the classic PB&J sandwich is a staple that requires no cooking at all – just assemble and enjoy.


  • 2 slices of bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly or jam of your choice


  1. Spread peanut butter on one slice of bread.
  2. Spread jelly or jam on the other slice.
  3. Press the two slices together.
  4. Cut the sandwich if desired and serve.

Tuna Salad

A no-cook recipe that is filling and nutritious; mix canned tuna with mayo and your choice of add-ins like celery, onion, and relish, then serve on bread or over greens.


  • 1 can of tuna, drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup diced celery (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon relish (optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine the tuna and mayonnaise.
  2. Add celery, onion, and relish if using, and mix well.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve on bread for a sandwich or over salad greens.

Garlic Butter Spaghetti

This simple pasta dish is a great introduction to cooking pasta and sauces, using just garlic, butter, and spaghetti for a deliciously easy meal.


  • 200g spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente.
  2. In a pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  4. Add the cooked spaghetti to the pan and toss to coat in the garlic butter.
  5. Season with salt to taste and serve with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

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