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21 of Our Favorite Recipes Made with 3 Ingredients or Fewer

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By Caroline Lange

Meals should not be brief. We like to linger at the table, sneaking cold potatoes with our fingers and refilling our wine glasses and talking and talking and talking.

But recipes? Those can be brief--and maybe they should be, letting the ingredients or the technique speak the loudest. Thick, buttery salad dressing. Light biscuits easy enough to to make any morning of the week. Super creamy ice cream that's no-churn to boot. For these 21 recipes, the magic is in their simplicity: They each have only 3 ingredients or fewer.

One ingredient:

Two ingredients:

Three ingredients:

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