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5 Meals Under $5

Great-tasting food doesn’t have to cost a small fortune or take a lot of time. Make these delicious dishes for less than five bucks a person.

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Tilapia Fish Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa Verde


2 tomatillos, husked and roughly chopped

1⁄2 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed

4 Tbl. fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)

2 Tbl. olive oil, divided 1⁄4 tsp. cumin Kosher salt and cracked black pepper

1⁄4 small head red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 1 1⁄2 cups)

1⁄4 jalapeño chili (seeds removed for less heat), minced

2 boneless, skinless tilapia fillets

6 six-inch corn tortillas

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