Just 52 Really Great Recipes To Celebrate The Flavors Of Spring (2024)

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If winter was all about cozy comfort foods to get you through the cold weather, spring is all about embracing fresh produce and feel-good meals that feel sunny and bright. Here are some great recipes that are perfect for ushering in the start of spring. 1. Pasta With Fresh Tomato Sauce And Ricotta Cheese 2. Flank Steak With Corn Salsa 3. Sweet Chili Salmon 4. Lemon Pasta with Ricotta and Fresh Peas 5. Shrimp and Avocado Salad With Miso Dressing 6. Jerk Chicken Bowls with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice 7. Caprese Pizza 8. Crustless Asparagus, Leek, and Feta Quiche 9. Vietnamese Spring Rolls With Peanut Sauce 10. Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs 11. Spring Couscous Salad With Basil Vinaigrette 12. Baja Fish Tacos 13. Spring Pea Mushroom Risotto 14. Pasta with Lemon, Asparagus, Artichokes and Prosciutto 15. Pan-Fried Cod in Citrus Basil Butter Sauce 16. Coconut Curry Mussels With Zucchini Noodles 17. Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera 18. Spring Chicken Parmesan With Tuscan Kale Pesto 19. Minestrone Soup With Spring Veggies and Chickpeas 20. Buffalo Chicken Salad 21. Vegetable Green Curry Noodle Bowls 22. Spring Chicken Pot Pie 23. Shrimp Scampi 24. Lemony Orzo Chickpea Soup 25. 30-Minute Moo Shu Pork 26. Creamy Mexican Polenta Bowls 27. Grilled Steak Tacos With Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce 28. Parchment Baked Lemon Salmon And Potatoes 29. Sheet Pan Eggs With Spring Vegetables 30. Sheet Pan Salmon Niçoise Salad 31. Mediterranean Orzo Salad 32. Asian Chicken Soup 33. Ahi Tuna Poke Wonton Nachos 34. Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp With Vegetables 35. Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Pesto 36. Fried Burrata Over Romesco Sauce 37. Roasted Salmon With Spring Pesto 38. Orecchiette With Garlicky Kale And Breadcrumbs 39. Mediterranean Hummus Bowls 40. Green Shakshuka 41. Tomato, Zucchini, and Leek Galette With Herbed Ricotta 42. Cream Cheese Lemon Bars 43. No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake 44. Blueberry Crumble Bars 45. Citrus Almond Loaf Cake 46. Lemon Shortbread Cookies 47. Easy Key Lime Pie 48. Orange Hibiscus Mai Tai 49. Grapefruit Lillet co*cktails 50. Mezcal Sour With Strawberry and Ginger 51. Sparkling Pink Grapefruit co*cktail With Cucumber 52. Peach Julep Trending Recipes Trending Recipes More Tasty Guides

Season's greetings, season's eatings.

If winter was all about cozy comfort foods to get you through the cold weather, spring is all about embracing fresh produce and feel-good meals that feel sunny and bright. Here are some great recipes that are perfect for ushering in the start of spring.

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Sometimes the best thing in life are the most simple, like in the case of this unfussy but totally delicious pasta with cherry tomatoes, spinach, and airy ricotta.

Recipe: Pasta With Fresh Tomato Sauce And Ricotta Cheese

2. Flank Steak With Corn Salsa

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You'll want to put this slightly spicy and tangy veggie salsa made with sweet corn, avocado, red onion, and bell pepper on just about everything.

Recipe: Flank Steak With Corn Salsa

3. Sweet Chili Salmon

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Perfect for weeknight dinners, this two-ingredient meal calls for just salmon and sweet Thai chili sauce. Serve it with rice or soba noodles and your favorite vegetable.

Recipe: Sweet Chili Salmon

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This outrageously good pasta sauce is made by blending ricotta cheese, lemon, and peas with olive oil and herbs.

Recipe: Lemon Pasta with Ricotta and Fresh Peas

5. Shrimp and Avocado Salad With Miso Dressing

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The homemade miso-ginger dressing really takes this Asian-inspired salad from ordinary to extra special.

Recipe: Shrimp and Avocado Salad With Miso Dressing

6. Jerk Chicken Bowls with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

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Transport yourself to the Caribbean by way of the dinner table with these jerk chicken bowls. The mango salsa comes together with just a few ingredients, but it tastes like sunshine on a plate.

Recipe: Jerk Chicken Bowls with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

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Start with your favorite homemade or store-bought pizza crust and load it with creamy mozzarella and juicy, ripe tomatoes. Top with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil for good measure.

Recipe: Caprese Pizza

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Make this quiche on a Sunday and eat it all throughout the week for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Recipe: Crustless Asparagus, Leek, and Feta Quiche

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There's nothing like creamy, tangy peanut sauce for dipping these fresh rice paper rolls filled with shrimp and veggies.

Recipe: Vietnamese Spring Rolls With Peanut Sauce

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Give your basic roast chicken a flavor boost with the help of a fresh herb marinade. You can let them sit in the cilantro lime mixture as long as overnight, then just toss them on the grill.

Recipe: Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

11. Spring Couscous Salad With Basil Vinaigrette

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Serve this couscous as a side dish or top it with your favorite protein like shrimp or chicken to make it a complete meal.

Recipe: Spring Couscous Salad With Basil Vinaigrette

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These beer-battered fish tacos taste totally restaurant quality, but they're easy enough to make at home. Top them with creamy chipotle mayo and cabbage for some crunch.

Recipe: Baja Fish Tacos

13. Spring Pea Mushroom Risotto

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This risotto is filled with savory mushrooms and peas and simmered in a mixture of olive oil, white wine, butter, and vegetable broth.

Recipe: Spring Pea Mushroom Risotto

14. Pasta with Lemon, Asparagus, Artichokes and Prosciutto

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This decadent, citrusy, veggie-packed pasta basically sings springtime.

Recipe: Pasta with Lemon, Asparagus, Artichokes and Prosciutto

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Easy enough for your average weeknight but impressive enough for date night, this pan-fried cod in a rich basil butter pan sauce hits all the right notes.

Recipe: Pan-Fried Cod in Citrus Basil Butter Sauce

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Not a big zucchini noodle fan? Serve these curried mussels with whatever pasta you like best. Or just enjoy with some crusty bread for dipping.

Recipe: Coconut Curry Mussels With Zucchini Noodles

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Loaded with whatever vegetables you have on hand, this sheet pan supper is almost too gorgeous to eat.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera

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This classic comfort food gets a seasonal touch, thanks to homemade kale pesto and a generous handful of arugula and basil to round out all the flavors.

Recipe: Spring Chicken Parmesan With Tuscan Kale Pesto

19. Minestrone Soup With Spring Veggies and Chickpeas

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Loaded with lots of green veggies, protein-packed chickpeas, pesto, and a bit of Parmesan cheese, this soup is comforting yet light.

Recipe: Minestrone Soup With Spring Veggies and Chickpeas

20. Buffalo Chicken Salad

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When you're craving something nutritious but still want to feel like you're treating yourself, look no further than this hearty salad full of veggies and topped with shredded buffalo chicken.

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Salad

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These bowls happen to be dairy-free, but they're still totally decadent thanks to a flavor-packed combination of coconut milk, green curry paste, ginger, and lime juice.

Recipe: Vegetable Green Curry Noodle Bowls

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This dish takes one of winter's best comfort foods but upgrades it for springtime with the help of some seasonal produce like radishes, peas, leeks, and asparagus.

Recipe: Spring Chicken Pot Pie

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Fancy-tasting pasta in just 15 minutes? You bet. Start with fresh or frozen shrimp and the rest is mostly pantry staples.

Recipe: Shrimp Scampi

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A fresh take on Greek avgolemono soup, orzo, chickpeas, and veggies are simmered in a rich, lemon-y broth thats made with eggs in place of cream.

Recipe: Lemony Orzo Chickpea Soup

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Not your average lettuce wraps, this Chinese-inspired dinner is made with thinly sliced pork, cabbage, mushrooms, and carrots that are cooked until tender and tossed in tasty hoisin sauce.

Recipe: Moo Shu Pork

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You can get creative and top these polenta bowls with your favorite ingredients or really, whatever is in your fridge. If you want some inspiration, this Mexican-inspired combination of pinto beans, ground chicken, and pico de gallo never disappoints.

Recipe: Creamy Mexican Polenta Bowls

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Serve this chimichurri flank steak in tacos, over rice, or even on top of a salad loaded with your favorite veggies.

Recipe: Grilled Steak Tacos With Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

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Cooking fish in parchment paper ensures that it stays super moist and the inside is flaky and fork tender.

Recipe: Parchment Baked Lemon Salmon And Potatoes

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You can use whatever veggies are in your fridge — like kale, broccolini, potatoes, or tomatoes — and crack some eggs on top. Top it with a drizzle of pesto or Sriracha and call it brunch or dinner.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Eggs With Spring Vegetables

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If you don't have fresh salmon, you can make this sheet pan Niçoise with cod, canned tuna, or really whatever protein you've got.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Salmon Niçoise Salad

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Keep this veggie-packed pasta meatless or add your favorite protein. In any case, it's a filling dish that tastes even better the next day.

Recipe: Mediterranean Orzo Salad

32. Asian Chicken Soup

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Classic chicken soup gets an Asian-inspired kick with toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and some fresh herbs. I always like adding some rice noodles into the mix, too.

Recipe: Asian Chicken Soup

33. Ahi Tuna Poke Wonton Nachos

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Far from your average nachos, this comfort food gets fancy. Fried wontons are topped with lightly seared ahi tuna, diced avocado, cilantro, green onion, jalapeño, and sesame seeds. Top it all with a drizzle of spicy mayo and dig in.

Recipe: Ahi Tuna Wonton Nachos

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It isn't quite summer yet, but we can still embrace BBQ skewers. These colorful kebabs are made with shrimp brushed in melted butter, garlic, parsley, and lemon juice, plus any of your favorite veggies.

Recipe: Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp With Vegetables

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Give your basic Caprese salad an upgrade with avocado, red onion, and cucumber. You could always toss some pasta or grilled chicken in there as well.

Recipe: Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Pesto

36. Fried Burrata Over Romesco Sauce

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How do you make burrata even more decadent? You fry it so the outside is crispy and golden while the inside remains oh-so creamy.

Recipe: Fried Burrata Over Romesco Sauce

37. Roasted Salmon With Spring Pesto

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Whether you make your own pesto or start with your favorite grocery store version, this roast salmon is guaranteed to earn a spot in your dinner rotation.

Recipe: Roasted Salmon With Spring Pesto

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Crispy, salty, garlicky, and savory, this easy pasta is everything you're craving in one comforting dish.

Recipe: Orecchiette With Garlicky Kale And Breadcrumbs

39. Mediterranean Hummus Bowls

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Hummus bowls are the new power bowls. Start with a scoop of store bought or homemade hummus and load it with chopped veggies, ground meat or roasted cauliflower, and a handful of crumbled feta.

Recipe: Mediterranean Hummus Bowls

40. Green Shakshuka

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The best thing about baked eggs is that you can eat it any time of day: breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Recipe: Green Shakshuka

41. Tomato, Zucchini, and Leek Galette With Herbed Ricotta

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This savory tart begins with store bought puff pastry, which is topped with herbed ricotta and thinly sliced veggies, then baked until golden brown and melty.

Recipe: Tomato, Zucchini, and Leek Galette With Herbed Ricotta

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Imagine that rich cheesecake and tangy lemon bars combine to form one irresistible dessert.

Recipe: Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

43. No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

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Even a novice baker can't mess up this no-bake ice box cake, which is layered with graham crackers, whipped cream, sliced bananas, and fresh strawberries.

Recipe: No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

44. Blueberry Crumble Bars

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Made with buttery shortbread on the bottom, juicy blueberry filling, and sugary crumble topping, these dessert bars are nothing short of heavenly.

Recipe: Blueberry Crumble Bars

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Take advantage of the last legs of fresh citrus season with this light and zesty bundt cake topped with sweet lemon glaze.

Recipe: Citrus Almond Loaf Cake

46. Lemon Shortbread Cookies

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Looking for a new cookie recipe you'll want to make on repeat? These lemon shortbread cookies are dipped in white chocolate and topped with salty crushed pistachios.

Recipe: Lemon Shortbread Cookies

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This sweet and savory filling is made with just three ingredients: cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and lime.

Recipe: Easy Key Lime Pie

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Don't let the name fool you into thinking these co*cktails are overly complicated. Grab some hibiscus tea bags, orange juice, and rum, and you're half-way there.

Recipe: Orange Hibiscus Mai Tai

49. Grapefruit Lillet co*cktails

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These bittersweet co*cktails make for delicious brunch-time or pre-dinner sips.

Recipe: Grapefruit Lillet co*cktails

50. Mezcal Sour With Strawberry and Ginger

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You only need five ingredients to whip up these delightfully smoky, sweet, and sour drinks: ginger, Mezcal, lime juice, strawberry preserves, and egg white.

Recipe: Mezcal Sour With Strawberry and Ginger

51. Sparkling Pink Grapefruit co*cktail With Cucumber

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These are grapefruit juice, sake (or your favorite clear liquor), cucumber, mint, simple syrup, and club soda. So good.

Recipe: Sparkling Pink Grapefruit co*cktail With Cucumber

52. Peach Julep

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Looking for a drink to serve a crowd? You can easily whip up a pitcher of these springy five-ingredient co*cktails.

Recipe: Peach Julep

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