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12 Spring Recipes You’ll Want To Make For Dinner Tonight

Renee Schwartz May 15, 2024

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As the days grow longer and the chill of winter gives way to the refreshing embrace of spring, it’s the perfect time to revitalize your dinner menu with the vibrant flavors of the season. Spring offers an abundance of fresh produce, from vibrant asparagus and peas to flavorful mushrooms and radishes, making it the perfect “spring”board for creating delightful and nourishing meals.

In this recipe roundup, we’ve curated a selection of delicious spring dinner recipes with all of this delicious produce (and so much more). Whether you’re in the mood for a light salad, a vegetable-forward frittata , or hearty steak tacos, you’ll find something to inspire your weeknight cooking.

So, grab your apron and let’s dive into these flavorful, seasonal dishes that are sure to bring a burst of fresh flavor to your dinner table!

1. Spring Chicken Salad by Naomi Nachman

Naomi is making the most of her leftovers, and she’ll show you how to do the same. Don’t waste that delicious soup chicken! Instead, try these two incredible recipes that will bring the tastes of Spring and Summer into your home.  

2. Honey Roasted Chicken with Spring Herb Chimichurri by Elizabeth Kurtz

This chicken is wonderful on its own but heightened even further with this bright and seasonal chimichurri sauce. The chicken is roasted and caramelized, and the sauce is bold and brightly colored. Serve along with roasted lemons and garlic.

3. Rice Paper Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce by Victoria Dwek

The last time I tried to make rice paper rolls, it was a big mushy mess. But they always looked so good, colorful and refreshing…so I wanted to give it another try, this time devising a method, that I use below, where I could stay in control of the wrapper. Keep in mind that your wrapper will continue to soften after you take it out of the water (as the moisture it absorbs is still doing its work). Rice paper rolls are different than spring rolls because they’re no-bake. They’re also so light. Roll up with some sliced, crunchy veggies and they’re ready to dip and enjoy.

4. Simple Spring Vegetables with Gluten-Free Pasta by Barbara Kafka

This vegetarian dish can be served as a main course, as a pasta course, or, without pasta, as a side dish. I was very lucky to find tiny sugar snaps that didn’t need stringing, but most will. Serves four as a main course, or six as a pasta course.

5. Scallion Lime Salmon by Richelle Tarko

This delicious combination is tangy, fresh, a little spicy, and delightfully different.

6. Beef Lettuce Cups by Yocheved Shvarzblat

This refreshing take on ground beef is an instant classic that is sure to impress. Even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy it!

7. Sheet Pan Mushroom Frittata by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

Everything is on a sheet pan these days, so a frittata is no exception. This fluffy egg dish is a crowd pleaser and super simple to throw together.

8. Crunchy Fish Tacos by Leah Schapira

My sister R. makes this fish, and I thought it would make the perfect crunchy fish for tacos. You can also make them as fish sticks/fingers.

9. Skirt Steak Lettuce Tacos by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

10. Loaded Pasta Salad by Mirel Freylich

This salad is so full of goodness, I serve it as a whole meal. The secret is the abundance of feta cheese, which gives it its delicious flavor even more than the dressing.

11. Asparagus Puff Pastry by Adina Schlass

It’s springtime, which means asparagus are at their prime and freshly picked. They’re at their peak of nutrition and flavor, so be sure to make the most of them. This cheesy asparagus tart is a good place to start!

12. Spring Salad with Radish and Feta by Sara and Yossi Goldstein