19 Spring Dinner Recipes to Utilize Your Fresh, In-Season Produce (2024)

Along with blooming flowers and warmer weather, springtime brings a bounty of fresh produce to your kitchen table. Put the abundance of asparagus, strawberries, and other seasonal fruits and veggies to good use in a delicious spring meal. Add one of our top spring dinner recipes to your menu for the freshest flavor possible.

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Lamb Chops with Potatoes and Herb-Brown Butter Vinaigrette

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When those adorable baby potatoes appear at the market, grab a bunch for this spring dinner recipe. They pair perfectly with seared lamb chops and a seasonal spring blend of spinach, radishes, and mint leaves. And that herb-brown butter vinaigrette? It's the chef's kiss finish.

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Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Avocado Salsa

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Dunk your salmon-packed quesadilla into a bowl of fruity avocado salsa for star-status flavor. It's easy to find avocados year-round, but they'll be abundant in your local grocery store or farmers market around late March. Note: The darker the skin, the riper the avocado.

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Asparagus and Prosciutto Frittata

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Breakfast for dinner is an excellent way to keep your spring meal plan quick and easy. Utilize tender asparagus spears and fresh thyme as the seasonal ingredients in this spring dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. Serve alongside a side salad to complete your meal.

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Chicken and Strawberry Panzanella

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If you've got some stale bread or find a bargain on day-old bread at the store, keep this spring dinner salad recipe in mind. Juicy red strawberries jazz up this seasonal meal. To keep your dinner prep to just 25 minutes, use a rotisserie chicken as the shortcut ingredient.

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Spring Onions and Baby Bok Choy

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Juicy chicken thighs are grilled to perfection for a speedy, healthy dinner. The real stars of this spring meal idea are the charred spring onions and bok choy. Go for grilling ramps (a wild onion with a slightly garlicky flavor) if can find them. If you're serving a big group, plate a long platter and serve the meal family style.

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Bahn Mi Noodle Bowl

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Love Vietnamese Bahn mi sandwiches but trying to cut carbs? Try this delicious noodle bowl for a spring meal idea. Instead of noodles, we use spiralized carrots for a healthy, seasonal touch to the one-bowl meal.

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Rhubarb Pulled Pork

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Sweeten up classic barbecue pork by adding seasonal rhubarb to the party. Boneless pork shoulder packs seasonal flavor with the help of the tangy sauce containing rhubarb and fennel. To really amp up your spring menu, serve with our fresh rhubarb coleslaw.

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Lemon-Roasted Tuna and Asparagus

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Say hello to spring with a delectable sheet pan dinner that's super easy to accomplish. Fresh tuna steaks and asparagus are coated in a lovely lemon-infused oil before a quick 8-minute (tops!) bake.

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Roasted Salmon with Radishes and Fennel

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Get your omega-3s in tonight with an easy spring dinner of roasted salmon. The seasonal radishes and fennel add a delicious bite to the dish. Everything melds together when topped with our homemade orange-honey dressing.

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Artichoke Flatbread

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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.

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Chicken Andouille-Stuffed Peppers with Roasted Green Beans

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Say hello to your new favorite weeknight dinner. These stuffed peppers pack a ton of flavor thanks to spicy andouille sausage and a dash of Cajun seasoning. To complete your spring dinner menu, the one-pan recipe even cooks your side of roasted green beans at the same time.

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Weeknight Chorizo and Shrimp Paella

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You can easily use frozen peas in this recipe but fresh spring peas add so much flavor to this easy dinner idea. Round out the skillet with juicy shrimp and handfuls of leafy spinach.

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Kale Falafel Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

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This falafel salad is filled with late-winter and early-spring veggies. It's a great dinner idea for the tail end of winter when everyone is ready for fresh herbs, greens, and tomatoes. For added heartiness, top the salad with purchased falafel and slices of feta cheese.

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Strawberry Salad with Feta, Arugula, and Pickled Red Onions

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We look forward to strawberry season all year long. There's nothing like a fresh, juicy strawberry especially when served alongside pickled onions, feta cheese, and fresh arugula. As one reviewer raved, "This is an excellent salad. Easy and delicious. I used half an onion. A whole onion would have been too much."

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Korean-Style Chili-Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry

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One delicious topping sets this spicy chicken stir fry recipe apart from the rest. Pickling fresh veggies in a gingery rice vinegar adds brightness and crunch to each bite. We used carrots, cabbage, and onions in our mix.

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Asparagus, Chicken, and Green Pea Salad with Mint

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Showcase the variety of in-season spring vegetables and herbs by tossing them together in a bright salad. This spring dinner idea is ready in just 20 minutes and is easy to customize with what you have on hand. As one BHG home cook shared, "Excellent dish. Yummy, nutritious, easy to make. I substituted regular balsamic vinegar for the white vinegar and a mix of thawed frozen peas and carrots for the peas and it still tasted great."

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Garden Stir-Fry

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Use this stir-fry recipe as a guide to create your ultimate spring dinner! Grab a combination of whatever veggies you have on hand and dress them up with a garlicky stir fry sauce. Crushed peanuts or chow mein noodles on top add crunch.

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Pea and Potato Quiche with Honey Wheat Crust

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A buttery honey-wheat crust forms the base of this spring dinner idea. The filling stars new potatoes, peas, and goat cheese. A bit of lemon zest brightens things up. Fresh pea shoots are in-season during the spring months and make a wonderful topping.

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Carbonara-Style Pasta with Peas and Shiitake "Bacon"

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This vegetarian spring dinner idea is a take on classic carbonara. sh*take mushrooms stand in for the bacon while fresh peas add texture and sweetness. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese stars in the sauce.

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