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50 Easy Spring Recipes To Try This Year

This ultimate list of easy spring recipes features vibrant rice and couscous dishes, healthy spring vegetable sides, light and fresh lunch recipes, and the best seasonal meat and seafood dishes for spring.

Breathe new life into your spring menu with this flavorful compilation of springtime favorites.

(Oh, and if you're looking for other spring dishes, check out these spring appetizers, spring soups, spring pasta recipes, and spring desserts!)

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Spring Recipes

Quinoa, Orzo, and Rice Dishes for Spring

Enjoy these light and healthy spring side dishes and main course recipes featuring orzo pasta and grains. These yummy recipes celebrate seasonal produce like spinach and asparagus and proteins like tuna and shrimp.

Vegetable Side Dishes

These fresh vegetable side dishes are the perfect complement to spring BBQ recipes and weeknight dinners. Cook up spring produce like artichokes, asparagus, and snow peas in inventive and flavorful ways.

Spring Vegetable Salads

Below you'll find colorful and flavorful spring salads sans lettuce with vibrant dressings that are perfect for the season.

Green Salads

Add these leafy green salads to your spring menu to enjoy a healthy and lively side with your meals or a light lunch.

These yummy recipes feature seasonal produce and spring-inspired dressings.

Spring Lunch Recipes

Here are some light spring lunch recipes that are perfect for meal prep. These spring-inspired sandwiches and wraps are both healthy and satisfying.

Main Course Meat Recipes

Below you'll find both light and hearty spring meat recipes to enjoy for weeknight meals or Easter dinner.

Spring Seafood Dishes

Enjoy these healthy spring seafood dishes for a refreshing lunch, weeknight dinner, or Easter meal for a crowd. Find flavorful shrimp dishes, tilapia recipes, and salmon dinners.

What Foods are Considered Spring?

Spring recipes feature seasonal produce, tangy young cheeses, and fresh herbs. Here are some ingredients to choose from when planning a spring meal.

Spring Vegetables

  • Arugula
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus 
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Fava beans 
  • Kale, collards, mustard, and turnip greens
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Morels
  • New potatoes
  • Nettles
  • Peas, sugar snap peas, and pea shoots
  • Radishes
  • Ramps/wild garlic
  • Spring onions/green onions
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard

Seasonal Fruits

  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Mangoes
  • Pineapple
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries


  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Cheese Pairings

  • Blue Cheese
  • Brie or Camembert
  • Feta
  • Havarti
  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan
  • Ricotta

Turn any of your favorite proteins (chicken, beef, pork, lamb, and fish) into spring recipes by adding ingredients from the lists above.

And consider marinating them in herby and citrusy marinades or finishing your dishes with tangy vinaigrettes.

Here are some springtime marinades, butters, and oils to make your recipes pop:

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