20+ Spring Produce Dinner Recipes

We have all felt stress to make use of recent produce earlier than it spoils in our fridges. These dinner recipes are good when you want to benefit from spring greens like asparagus, broccoli, peas, carrots, turnips, and leafy greens. Recipes like Inexperienced Goddess Farro Bowl and Previous Bay Salmon with Lemony Mashed Peas are wholesome dinners that spotlight seasonal produce in probably the most scrumptious methods.

Feta bread and tomato portobellos

Photographer: Morgan Hunt Glaze, Meals Designer: Julia Levy, Prop Designer: Josh Hogel

These simple portobellos filled with feta and tomatoes make a scrumptious aspect. Baking mushrooms stem-side down first permits any extra liquid to empty out of the mushrooms so they do not cloud the flavors of your dish. If you do not have Calabrian chiles, substitute 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon floor pink pepper relying in your spice desire.

Grilled salmon and greens with grilled lemon garlic sauce

Jacob Fox

This grilled salmon recipe with roasted greens and charred lemon-garlic French dressing captures the flavour of summer time with smoky taste from the grill. Asparagus and zucchini are fast and straightforward to grill and pair properly with salmon.

Hen thighs with candy potatoes and broccolini

Photographer: Fred Hardy, Meals Stylist: Jennifer Wendorf, Prop Designer: Lydia Purcell

Hen thighs and candy potatoes get crispy within the oven whereas broccolini roasts side-by-side in a foil packet for even cooking and straightforward cleanup. Professional tip: Place rooster thighs within the corners of the baking sheet, the place there’s extra air circulation, for crispier pores and skin.

Vegetable soup impressed by Thai inexperienced curry

Photographer: Jane Causey, Meals Designer: Margaret Munro Dickey, Props Designer: Christine Kelly

Inexperienced curry paste, recent herbs, and loads of scallions all add a burst of taste to this vibrant, refreshing soup. The sunshine however creamy broth is full of greens, with the tofu stirred in on the finish to make it filling. A teaspoon of crunchy chili provides a pleasant warmth and crunch, however if you wish to tame the spice, chopped cashews will work properly as a replacement.

Use all of the sautéed broccoli

Spiralized broccoli stalks rework into tender noodles on this vegetarian lo mein-inspired recipe. Serve over brown rice or buckwheat soba noodles.

Inexperienced Gods Farro Bowl

Photographer: Jane Causey, Meals Designer: Margaret Munro Dickey, Props Designer: Christine Kelly

Farro and greens with a thick inexperienced goddess sauce pack this grain bowl with a lot of taste. End with rooster, or use white beans as a plant-based protein substitute. (To make this bowl fully vegetarian, omit the anchovy paste from the sauce.) If you cannot discover beans, strive thawed frozen lima beans or edamame as a substitute.

Baked coleslaw with crunchy quinoa

Photographer: Bree Goldman Meals Designer: Annie Probst Prop Designer: Gabe Greco

Baking quinoa within the oven provides a scrumptious texture to this vibrant and filling coleslaw. The lemon, honey, and garlic sauce enhances the sweetness of the grilled greens. Garnishing the salad with feta and pepita cheese offers it a scrumptious taste.

Crispy lemon garlic rooster thighs with roasted potatoes and carrots

Panko breadcrumbs make this wholesome lemon garlic rooster additional crispy on the surface, whereas just a little mayonnaise provides to the juiciness of the thighs. And every part — together with potato sticks and carrots — cooks in a single pan, so this wholesome dinner is straightforward to organize and clear up afterwards, too. You may substitute potatoes and carrots with different greens, similar to broccoli and parsnips, however be sure you alter the cooking time accordingly.

Previous Bay Salmon with Lemon Mashed Peas

Cooking the butter till browned provides a scrumptious, nutty taste to this simple skillet salmon recipe. Right here the Previous Bay pan-fried salmon is given a chef-worthy end—not unhealthy for 20 minutes!

Complete grain pasta with Italian turkey sausage, arugula, and balsamic tomato sauce

Full happiness in a bowl: pasta, sausage, tomatoes and herbs. The tomatoes grow to be candy and tender and switch right into a sauce with the broth and pasta. With out including any butter in any respect, the spaghetti sauce is wealthy and silky. Including herbs on the finish offers the dish a brand new contact of shade and flavour. That is one wholesome pasta recipe that we will positively get behind!

One bowl of rooster pesto pasta with asparagus

This wholesome rooster pesto pasta recipe is straightforward to make because of handy components like roasted rooster and store-bought pesto. The addition of recent asparagus brightens the feel and flavors of this simple one-pot dinner. Contemporary basil, in case you have it readily available, is a pleasant final touch.

Salmon with candy potatoes and cauliflower

Images / Caitlin Benzel, Meals Styling / Emily Nabors Corridor

The colourful mixture of cheese, cilantro, chiles, and lime—impressed by Mexican road corn—makes this salmon dinner explode with taste.

Straightforward salmon desserts with arugula salad

After making ready the salmon desserts, place them within the freezer for five minutes earlier than cooking in order that they don’t crumble when positioned in sizzling oil. You can too make salmon desserts utilizing canned salmon to make it pantry and price range pleasant.

Creamy Lemon Orzo with Spring Peas

Photographer / Brie Bassano, Meals Stylist / Annie Probst, Props Designer / Holly Raebeckes

This recipe is an irresistible scraper. It is aromatic and scrumptious from the shallots, garlic, lemon and tarragon and creamy from the cream cheese. Plus, with the addition of low-sodium broth, the orzo is cooked in the identical pan as the remainder of the components—no want for an additional bowl or strainer. You may have this simple and comforting spring dish in your desk in about half-hour.

Garlic and anchovy pasta with broccolini

Jacob Fox

Right here, we sprinkle the completed pasta dish with crumbled goat cheese for good, refreshing bites all through. However for those who want a creamier sauce, stir the cheese into the pasta in Step 3 together with the reserved cooking water.

Chickpea pasta with mushrooms and kale

Greg Dupree

Including pasta with greens like cabbage and mushrooms right here isn’t solely scrumptious, it additionally makes the meal extra satisfying.

Pea pesto gnocchi with burrata

Jacob Fox

Right here we pan-fry the gnocchi to make them crispy, then cowl them with a pesto-like sauce made with candy peas, spinach, basil, and cashews.

One bowl of rooster and cabbage soup

Antonis Achilleus

This straightforward and flavorful rooster and cabbage soup is ideal for having fun with on a chilly day. The sherry vinegar provides a contact of brightness and pairs properly with the vegetable combination. Served with crispy bread.

Frittata with asparagus, leeks and ricotta

Photographer / Jacob Fox, Meals Styling / Sue Mitchell, Meals Styling / Kelsey Polat

Serve this frittata loaded with spring greens with arugula salad and a giant piece of crusty bread. Tip: This recipe cooks shortly, so ensure you have all of your components ready and able to use.

Cabbage rolls impressed by egg rolls

Skip takeout and take a look at these egg roll-inspired cabbage rolls! Savoy cabbage leaves filled with egg roll filling and baked in a scrumptious hoisin soy tomato sauce.

Tremendous inexperienced pasta

Photographer: Jane Causey, Meals Designer: Margaret Munro Dickey, Props Designer: Christine Kelly

Load up on veggies with this fast and straightforward inexperienced pasta. Cabbage and spinach flip right into a vibrant inexperienced sauce as soon as cooked and mix with basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese for a pesto-like taste. Get pleasure from this simple vegetarian pasta as is, or add grilled rooster or white beans for a lift of protein.

Asparagus and smoked mozzarella pizza

This cute little pizza is topped with asparagus, walnuts, mint, orange, and smoked mozzarella for what might appear to be a loopy mixture of pizza toppings, however strive it for your self. This mix provides a fully scrumptious twist to pizza evening.

Cabbage and quinoa salad with lemon dressing

Images: Antonis Achillios, Design: Christine Kelly, Ali Rami

Coleslaw and quinoa have completely different flavors and textures. Massaging the cabbage helps break down its fibrous nature, whereas toppings like toasted almonds, feta, and cucumber add crunch and saltiness.