The Iron You
Credit: The Iron You

13 Weeknight Dinners That Make the Most of Spring Produce

Lucky for me, I'm a huge veggie fan. And I love buying local, in-season produce at the store. The pasta salad with pesto and peas, the tortellini soup, and the Cobb salad all look so good to me. I might just have to make one of them tonight!

Brianna Lapolla Curator

StyleCaster | SheKnows

By April, we’re all getting a little weary of heavy cold-weather meals and are more than ready for the crop of fresh produce popping up at the farmers’ market and grocery store. Still, it takes a minute to figure out your dinner game plan now that you’re ditching the go-to cheesy casseroles and bakes you relied on all winter.

The good news is that adding fresh spring ingredients definitely doesn’t have to derail your weeknight schedule. These speedy, tasty dinners are brimming with veggies and nutrients – and you can have it on the table in an hour or less. Seriously.

Credit: Cook With Manali

Spring Pea Pasta in Basil-Lemon Sauce

A light, lemony vegan cream sauce coats every bite of this spring pea and asparagus pasta.

Credit: Running to the Kitchen

Ricotta and Fava Bean Pita Bites

Top pita bread with fava beans, creamy ricotta, and bits of crispy prosciutto for a simple, healthy meal. 

Credit: Hello Glow

Spring Buddha Bowls

Roast spring veggies on a sheet pan, then serve over whole grains with Greek yogurt, tahini, and turmeric sauce.

Credit: Cooking for Keeps

Strawberry, Feta, and Chicken Couscous

Spring berries deserve a place at the table too. Try strawberries in this chicken couscous dish.

Credit: Craving Something Healthy

Spring Egg and Chickpea Salad

Smothered in creamy avocado dressing, this hearty dinner salad is loaded with eggs and chickpeas.

Credit: The Iron You

Spring Pasta Salad with Pesto and Peas

Fresh pesto and sweet spring peas make each bite of this pasta like a little taste of warmer weather.

Credit: Simply Stacie

Sesame Chicken and Asparagus Salad

Lighten up your favorite sesame chicken by adding it to a salad full of fresh veggies.

Credit: Wholesomelicious

Maple-Dijon Chicken and Spring Veggies

This dish of sheet pan maple-Dijon chicken with spring veggies is made even better thanks to bacon.

Credit: Macheesmo

Spring Tortellini Soup

For those chilly spring nights, nothing hits the spot quite like this veggie-packed tortellini soup.

Credit: How Sweet Eats

Spring Veggie Frittata with Arugula

An easy frittata made with prosciutto, spring asparagus, green onions, and cheese is a tasty hands-off dinner. 

Credit: Our Salty Kitchen

Spring Cobb Salad

Grilled leeks and asparagus add a smoky flavor to this salad with poached eggs and chicken.

Credit: Seasoned Vegetable

Asparagus Tacos with Radish Salsa

Sautéed asparagus and beans are tucked inside tortillas and covered with radish salsa in this 30-minute recipe

Credit: Thyme and Love

Ramp Spaghetti

Arguably, the easiest way to add spring veggies to your meals: Toss some with a simple spaghetti.

This article from StyleCaster was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

NEXT STORY

7 Books We Can't Wait to Read in May