In-Season Spring Dinners
Wheat Berry Gazpacho Salad
Crunchy wheat berries and a bright blend of fresh tomatoes, grapes, and peppers create a spring-perfect salad. Enjoy it as a hearty spring side dish, spoon it over bread slices, or try it on steak.
Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Avocado Salsa
Dunk your salmon-packed quesadilla into a bowl of fruity avocado salsa for star-status flavor. Start looking for avocados in your local grocery store or farmer's market around late March. Note: The darker the skin, the riper the avocado.
Ginger Curry Chicken with Lentils and Leeks
Adding Asian zing to the dinner menu has never been easier with the help of this golden, ginger-curry marinade. Crunchy leeks and lentils also brighten up the plate by bringing big-time flavor and color.
Farro, Cherry Tomato, and Asparagus Casserole
Everyone loves a creamy vegetable casserole, and this fabulous one-dish dinner is sure to win its way to the top of your list. Featuring tender asparagus, crunchy shallots, and Asiago cheese, it simply can't be beat.
Crunchy Grain Cakes with Strawberry Salad
Juicy red strawberries jazz up these ultra-healthy grain cakes. To create the berry salad, toss together baby bok choy, onion, honey, and other sweet and salty mix-ins.
Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Tuna
Need dinner in 30 minutes? Not to worry. This creamy casserole is quick, easy, and sure to be adored by all. It features oil-tossed tuna, potato gnocchi, and mushrooms in a garlicky pepper sauce.
Sink your teeth into tender asparagus, mouthwatering chicken, and ham that's dripping in our savory homemade sauce. The trick? We add a little Dijon-style mustard and mayo for some tang.
How to Cook Asparagus
Cook perfectly tender asparagus using our easy Test Kitchen secrets to success.
Baked Fennel with Parmesan
Everyone loves a good veggie bake. This creamy garlic concoction is filled with fennel and onions, then sprinkled with Parmesan and warm walnuts. Best of all, it's less than 140 calories per serving—so you won't have to feel guilty about reaching for more.
Black Rice Salad with Snap Peas, Carrots, and Almonds
A touch of wasabi adds a little sass to our crunchy black rice and snap pea slaw, while a drizzle or two of honey and lime juice gives it a subtle zing. Pair it with salmon for a bright spring dinner idea.
Bulgur Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Mint
Bulgur is an especially healthy grain famous for its light, nutty flavor. We love the fresh fusion it makes when paired with peppers, chickpeas, and roasted chicken tossed in an easy lime dressing.
Pulled Pork with Strawberry BBQ Sauce
Sweeten up that classic barbecue pork sandwich with our fresh strawberry sauce. Strawberries start to appear in markets around April and normally reach their peak by late summer.
Red Quinoa Salad with Raspberries and Beets
A ruby-red blend of raspberries and beets gives this quinoa salad its bright color and flavor. No dressing necessary here, just add a small splash of white-wine vinegar and oil.
Honey-Roasted Chicken with Spring Peas & Shallots
If you're craving a more elegant spring dish, look no further than this golden, honey-glossed chicken baked in a bubbling pool of buttery shallots, peas, and fresh lemon slices.
Say hello to spring with a delectable bowl of pasta primavera. The delicious dinner features al dente linguine, garlic mushrooms, and yummiest of all—fresh spring asparagus.
Spanish Grilled Sandwiches
Go light and fresh for dinner tonight with an easy sandwich featuring artichoke hearts, roasted sweet peppers, and deli pork stuffed between two soft halves of a bolillo bun.
Artichokes are extremely bountiful in the spring and taste delicious with almost anything. Here, we've tossed a few hearts on flatbread along with garden-fresh tomatoes, spinach, and garlicky goat cheese.
How to Cook Artichokes
Watch how easy it is to prepare, cook, and enjoy eating artichokes with our simple Test Kitchen tips.
Grilled Chicken and Peaches with Green Beans and Orzo
This sweet chicken bowl makes for a peachy keen spring supper, complete with crunchy green beans, crumbly feta, creamy orzo, and juicy peaches.
Iceberg Wedge Salad with Bacon, Carrots, and Radishes
Spring radishes and vibrant carrot slices take center stage in this delightful dinner salad while bacon, as always, plays a delicious supporting role.