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 23 recipes, the magic is in their simplicity: They each have only 3 ingredients or fewer.
More: One-ingredient ice cream can be made with more than just bananas.
This story originally ran September 4, 2016.
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