21 Light & Fresh Spring Dinner Recipes

Start off Spring with some light and fresh dinner recipes. They won’t weigh you down, but will fill you up with healthy and seasonal favorites!

Springtime foods are all about fresh ingredients that taste delicious and have an airy feel to them. Enjoy Spring with these delicious recipes that feature Spring veggies and flavors.

Article Image From: Ambitious Kitchen

1. Pan Fried Cod in a Citrus and Basil Butter Sauce


This is so easy to make, and it’s perfect for a special dinner or even a quick and light meal. The Springy flavors of lemon mix well with the lightness of the cod.

From: Foodness Gracious

2. Chicken Avocado Spring Rolls


Fresh spring rolls are so easy to make and you’ll realize why you didn’t make chicken avocado spring rolls earlier! Made with healthy boneless skinless chicken breast, this recipe is perfect for leftover chicken.

From: Eat Better Recipes

3. Firecracker Salmon with Peach Avocado Salsa


Delicious baked sweet and spicy firecracker salmon topped with an unbelievable delicious peach avocado salsa. A healthy weeknight meal that everyone will love!

From: Ambitious Kitchen

4. Leek and Potato Pan Roast


This Vegetable Pan Roast is packed with Seasonal Leek, Potato, and Steamed Spinach Greens! A flavorful, healthy, and easy to make dish you can make all in one pan!

From: Cotter Crunch

5. Spring Quinoa Shrimp Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette


I’ve been obsessing over this salad for the last couple weeks. The fact that it’s packed with seasonal favorites like spinach, cucumbers, radishes, and green onions is a nice little bonus too.

From: Little Broken

6. 15 Minute Garlic Butter Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice


Crispy, soft and SO delish! These thin chicken cutlets served with rich and fragrant cauliflower rice are just perfect for those busy weeknights when you want to come home to a delicious dinner.

From: Eatwell101

7. Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich


Shawarma is essentially defined as a roasted meat sandwich. Therefore, some people might say “chickpea shawarma” can’t even be a real thing. To such people, I say, “Go away, naysayer. Chickpeas are delicious and satisfying and I can make a shawarma sandwich out of them if I please.”

From: Minimalist Baker

8. Spring Roll Noodle Bowls


Virtually no cooking is required for this super-fast, super-fresh, paleo recipe. Spring Roll Noodle Bowls are what’s for dinner tonight!

From: Real Food Whole Life

9. Sausage, Leek, and Spinach Quiche


This sausage, leek and spinach quiche is packed with all your favorites for tons of flavor! It starts with an easy sweet potato crust that’s topped with savory sausage, leeks and spinach in a creamy dairy-free egg mixture, then baked to perfection.

From: Paleo Running Momma

10. Lemon Butter Scallops


All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 minutes for the most amazing, buttery scallops ever. Yes, it’s just that easy and simple!

From: Damn Delicious

11. Grilled Pineapple Chicken with BBQ Sauce


Grilled Pineapple Chicken is marinated in a sweet and tangy sauce full of BBQ sauce and pineapple juice. This BBQ Pineapple Chicken is then topped with pineapple pico de gallo for an easy, low-carb, and healthy weeknight dinner recipe!

From: Evolving Table

12. Springtime Cobb Salad


I fixed my whole cobb salad issue. By adding lots of green veggies! Springtime is good for me and veggies. We get on well. We can be friends, make things happen.

From: How Sweet Eats

13. Spring Chicken (Coq au Vin)


This Spring Coq Au Vin (Spring Chicken) swaps out traditional winter ingredients for bright, spring veggies for a warm weather take on a classic chicken dish! Easy, healthy and so delicious!

From: Cooking for Keeps

14. Lemon Feta Linguine with Garlic Asparagus


Enjoy this delicious lemon linguine pasta with pan-fried garlic asparagus and creamy feta cheese. A fast and easy vegetarian meal ready in under 30 minutes!

From: Yay for Food

15. 20 Minute Honey Garlic Butter Scallops and Orzo


These scallops. Oh my gosh, I cannot say enough good words about these scallops. They are one hundred and ten percent delicious, so easy to make, and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a last-minute dinner party.

From: Half Baked Harvest

16. Wild Garlic & Spring Veg Pot Pie


It really feels like spring now and along with that comes beautiful green spring veg, so I combined the seasonal veg with wild garlic pesto for a wonderful pot pie, perfect for Easter, Sunday lunches or even just a weeknight dinner!

From: Euphoric Vegan

17. Springtime Veggie Pasta Primavera


Loaded with a rainbow of springtime vegetables and lots of Parmesan, this garden-fresh pasta primavera is a delicious and healthy spring dish!

From: Whole and Heavenly Oven

18. Roasted Mixed Potatoes with Spring Herbs and Burrata


These Roasted Mixed Potatoes with Spring Herbs and Burrata are kind of all you need in life today. These are potatoes, but slightly elevated and dressed up for spring and this is maybe one of my favorite recipes to come out of my kitchen this month.

From: Half Baked Harvest

19. Spring Quinoa Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette


Rah rah for salads that taste like a fresh party! Think about these ingredients for a second: quinoa. peas. feta. bacon. fresh basil. fresh cilantro. almonds. honey lemon vinaigrette.

From: Pinch of Yum

20. Asparagus and Brie Puff Pastry with Thyme Honey


Buttery puff pastry, creamy brie, roasted asparagus, and sweet honey all come together in this simple, asparagus and brie puff pastry. These pastries are great for lunch, or even a light dinner, making them perfect for entertaining.

From: Half baked Harvest

21. 30 Minute Sweet Thai Chili Salmon Skewers


If you love Thai flavors and enjoy salmon (I’m back on the wagon, FYI), these are calling your name, I promise. And they are simple! Coat your salmon in that delicious goodness, skewer chunks with scallions (grilled scallions give me life), grill them up and cover with toasted sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds and cilantro.

From: How Sweet Eats

If you’re loving Spring recipes and want more, look through these:

  1. Lemon Desserts Perfect for Welcoming Warm Weather
  2. Beautiful Spring Party Appetizers

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