Quick and Easy Spring Dinners

Citrus Salsa Salmon
Out with the old and in with the new. Color your spring plate with the freshest produce of the season: citrus, rhubarb, carrots, asparagus, strawberries, and more! Best of all, these quick and easy spring dinners can be made in 30 minutes or less—perfect for the midweek crunch!

Bagel and Lox Rigatoni Salad

Green beans, noodles, lox, and a bagel. It's everything you love in the dinner you never expected. You're welcome.

Grilled Salmon and Leeks with Rosemary-Mustard Butter

Fire up the grill! Skip the stove top and enjoy the spring weather while grilling salmon and leeks for dinner. Paired with a mustard, butter, and rosemary sauce, this dish is a fast and healthy weeknight meal.

Creamy Ricotta Spaghettini with Arugula

Take full advantage of fresh spring greens like arugula, spinach, and kale with this yummy pasta dish. If you're short on time, you can whip up this creamy spaghettini in just 20 minutes.

Creamy Spring Vegetables and Smoked Trout

Carrots, peas, watercress. This dish just screams spring! Light and creamy, this fish dinner is a fast and fresh choice for a busy evening.

Orange Salmon with Spinach

While oranges are still on the shelves at the supermarket, try making this easy sauteed salmon in orange sauce. To add a serving of veggies to your meal, serve it up on a bed of fresh spinach.

Chicken and Vegetable Saute

Take advantage of spring veggies! Use bright, fresh broccoli and carrots in this easy saute to bring a taste of your garden (or the local farmers market) to your dinner table.

Soba Noodles with Spring Vegetables

Serve up a bowl of bright spring vegetables for dinner tonight—carrots, pea pods, bok choy, and radishes make a delicious veggie-filled supper. Even picky eaters will love this Asian noodle bowl that's seasoned with fresh ginger and soy sauce.

Cold Lox Noodle Bowl

Leftover spaghetti and lox do wonders in this Asian-inspired bowl. Keep it poppin' with jalapenos and ginger-lime dressing, then top with radishes for some spring pink.

Dijon and Dill Creamed Pea Sauce

Eating your peas isn't hard when they're draped in a sauce this good. Whip it up in a whirl with mustard, whipping cream, and dill. Be sure to use fresh shelled peas over the frozen kind for the best flavor.

Chickpea, Leek and Spinach Soup

No slow cooker or long simmering here. Bring together in-season spinach, chickpeas, and a little bit of garlic for a quick spring soup that's as good as gold. 

Spring Salad with Grapefruit and Feta

Freshen up the classic spring salad with toasted pine nuts, turkey, DIY vinegar dressing, and some lip-puckering grapefruit. 

Lamb Fatah with Asparagus

A fancy lamb dinner doesn't have to mean a night spent in the kitchen. This one-pan dinner starring our favorite spring veggie is made in 25 minutes—so you can have your dinner and eat it, too!

Triple-Mango Chicken

Chunks of juicy tropical fruit and thinly sliced zucchini freshen up quick and easy grilled chicken.

Linguine with Garlic, Pepper, and Rhubarb

And spring's sweetest veggie is ... rhubarb! Stud your bowl of garlic linguine with the ruby red stalks for a light and colorful dinner that's less than 500 calories.

Citrus Salad with Poached Cod

Cod takes a cool dip in citrus, thanks to oranges, tangerines, and a snappy simmer in lime juice. Top off the sunny catch with fresh arugula for a healthy recipe full of spring flavors.

Spring Green Fried Rice

Transform frozen veggies and some rice into a "treat yourself" dinner in less than 30 minutes. The secret to its quick, authentic flavor? Beat a few drops of soy sauce into the eggs before frying!

Chicken with Basil Sauce and Cucumber-Radish Salad

Radishes are at their prime in the springtime—so enjoy them tossed into this salad with cucumbers and broccoli sprouts. Serve with chicken and a creamy basil sauce for a fresh spring meal.

Creamy Shrimp and Tomato Chowder

This filling herb-seasoned soup is ready and on the table in just 18 minutes. Serve it with toasted focaccia bread.

Coconut-Lime Chicken Soup

By starting with a deli-roasted chicken, you can whip up this Thai-inspired coconut soup in minutes. Fresh cilantro and lime brighten it up.

Chicken-Lemon-Broccoli Alfredo

Light Alfredo pasta sauce dresses up simple stove-top chicken and mushrooms. Broccoli cooked with fresh slices of lemon makes an easy (and healthy) addition.

Gingered Beef and Broccoli Salad Bowl

Forget Chinese takeout! This beef and broccoli dish is just as quick—and with fresh veggies, it's a whole lot healthier. Bottled ginger vinaigrette makes a simple and delicious sauce.

Pecan-Crusted Sliders

These hearty sliders are anything but ordinary—and they take just 20 minutes to make. Bite into pecan-coated pork tenderloin and crunchy broccoli slaw.

Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper

Asparagus, squash, and green onion add a spring-fresh touch to this genius chicken-and-bacon combo.

Black Bean Cakes with Salsa

Mashed black beans are tossed with a corn muffin mix and salsa, then lightly fried—creating a hearty meatless meal with a Tex-Mex twist. Chili powder adds a touch of heat to the sour cream topping.

Coffee-Rubbed Salmon Sandwiches

Who says coffee is just for mornings? Flavor this season's salmon fillet in a DIY espresso rub. Made with pantry spices, ancho chile pepper, and sweet brown sugar, it beats the store-bought stuff any day.

Herb-Garlic Beef Roast

Carrots may seem plain Jane, but these spring veggies are the brightest of the bunch. Pair with seasoned beef roast and red potatoes for an Easter-worthy dinner—made in far less time!

Mustard-Glazed Pork Chops

Apricot preserves and Dijon mustard combine to create a spicy-sweet sauce for pan-seared pork chops. Round it out with roasted sweet potatoes.

Spicy Beef and Noodle Salad

To make this simple supper, toss flank steak, rice noodles, thinly sliced carrots, and diced cucumber with a light and sweet Asian chili sauce. Yum!

Parmesan-Crusted Fish

Japanese-style bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese make a quick and easy coating for baked cod; matchstick carrots and greens add pretty spring color to the plate.

Sesame and Ginger Chicken

A blend of crushed red pepper and Asian-style sesame-ginger dressing gives a delicious kick to this simple chicken dinner. Honey-roasted peanuts add crunch.

Citrus Salsa Salmon

Fresh citrus salsa—featuring oranges, grapefruit, and jalapeno jelly for a touch of heat—makes this quick and easy salmon recipe sizzle.

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