Winter is so last season. Celebrate all things spring with our collection of fresh and vibrant dinner recipes that can be pulled together in a quick half hour (or less). From a marinated artichoke salad to lemon-garlic skillet chicken to grilled asparagus pasta, these seasonal suppers are reason enough to dive fork-first into spring.
Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chicken and Potatoes
This one-skillet chicken dinner is a weeknight win. Chicken thighs and small red potatoes are seasoned with butter, lemon and garlic, then paired with in-season arugula and parsley for a fresh and flavourful must-make.
Marinated Artichoke Salad with Prosciutto and Parmesan
Hosting a dinner party? Make a statement with this delicious meal-worthy salad. Arugula and farro serve as the perfect base, while marinated artichokes, prosciutto, shaved Parm and lemon elevate the flavour.
Creamy Farfalle with Cremini, Asparagus and Walnuts
Spring doesn’t mean forgoing comfort food. This creamy pasta dish celebrates in-season asparagus, and is coated in a rich mascarpone cheese sauce. The cremini mushrooms and toasted walnuts add texture.
Asparagus, Lemon and Chevre Pasta Salad
A fresh and light pasta salad that’s a cinch to pull together, perfect as a quick dinner or Easter side dish. Make it extra-hearty by adding a protein like chicken, fish or tofu.
Green Burgers with Green Sauce
These healthy green burgers are just as vibrant and energizing as the season itself. The patties feature baby peas, fresh spinach, seasonal herbs and shrimp. Once cooked, they’re topped with a coconut-based green sauce.
Artichoke and Tomato Panzanella
This rainbow-bright panzanella salad features seasonal artichokes, fresh tomatoes, whole-wheat grilled bread, olives and basil. You’ll have it ready on the table in 15 minutes.
Spring Rice Bowls with Chive Oil
This bright and fresh rice bowl is packed with chickpeas, asparagus, fava beans, carrots and a zippy homemade chive oil for the ultimate spring meal.
Rachael Ray knows a thing or two about whipping up a mean 30-minute meal. These ground turkey meatballs contain cheese and in-season spinach (opt for fresh instead of frozen). Serve with roasted spring veggies or your grain of choice.
Baked Snapper with Fennel
This flaky white fish is flavoured with fresh fennel, kale and orange slices (swap for lemon to add extra zip), then wrapped in parchment to preserve all the flavour.
Spring Layered Salad with Asparagus and Buttermilk Dressing
Incorporate the bright flavours of spring into your weekly meal rotation, starting with this show-stopping layered salad. Featuring the season’s best produce (asparagus, arugula, radishes and snap peas) together with hard-boiled eggs and roasted almonds, this healthy 25-minute meal is a definite palate-pleaser.
Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato, and Fontina
Give that gorgeously-grilled asparagus a second life with this tomato and fontina frittata that’s perfect for brunch or dinner.
Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde
Grilled salmon is topped with a vibrant, citrusy salsa featuring lemon zest, orange, parsley, mint leaves and more. The fish itself is glazed with maple syrup, amounting to a sweet and nourishing spring supper.
Everything Green Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
Eat your day’s worth of greens with this bright, seasonal salad starring peas and asparagus, complemented by creamy avocado, fresh dill and feta cheese. The rich homemade dressing completes the meal.
Chunky Egg Salad
We’ve all had those hectic weeknights, when dinner consists of nothing more than a humble piece of toast. Take that fresh bread from sad to satisfying by topping it with egg, whole-grain mustard, lemon juice and fresh dill.
Asparagus, Pecorino and Red Onion Salad
Would you believe us if we told you this raw asparagus salad can be tossed together in less than 10 minutes? Tip: make the salad an hour or so before serving to let the flavours saturate and the asparagus tenderize.
Lettuce-Wrapped Halibut with Dill Cream Sauce, Radishes and Peas
This light and flavourful entree is the epitome of spring: steamed halibut dressed in a dill- and lemon-infused cream sauce, paired with a side of in-season radishes and peas.
A variety of fresh spring veggies come to life in this creamy pasta dish filled with cheese tortellini and herbs.
Mackerel and Rhubarb Salad
Light white fish and sweet, perfectly baked rhubarb make for an unexpected and tasty pair. The dish also looks gorgeous when plated, making it dinner-party approved!
Fiddlehead and Saffron Soup
Take advantage of fleeting fiddlehead season with this tasty French soup that can be made in 25 minutes, and features only 6 ingredients.
Asparagus & Radish Salad with Avocado Tarragon Dressing
Consider this the salad of the season. Anna Olson dresses spring greens and blanched asparagus in her creamy avocado-based dressing. You’d never guess it’s dairy-free and fully vegan!
Fried Egg Spring Mix Salad
For the simplest supper that can be made in only 10 minutes, dress fresh spring mix with lemon juice and olive oil, then top with a red bell pepper and two fried eggs. Add additional salad toppings like chickpeas and avocado to elevate the dish.