Spring Dinner Ideas: Top 25 Recipes For The Season

What are some classic spring dinner ideas?

Think lightly sautéed asparagus and mushrooms, delicately poached salmon, steamed artichokes, and any other refreshing dish that takes advantage of the abundance of seasonal produce.

Even recipes like beet and ricotta hummus or shawarma-style spiced carrots taste even better when prepared with fresh young roots instead of those that have been stored in your vegetable drawer during the winter.

However, spring is not just about warm breezes and refreshing cocktails. In some areas, there may still be a touch of cold in the air, not to mention the notorious April showers.

For these colder days, we have comforting spring soups and dishes like a creamy herb and pesto-inspired risotto.

So go ahead, prepare a classic favorite, and then dare to try something a bit different, do you think?

Celebrate the Season with 25 Unique Spring Dinner Ideas

Fava Bean and Asparagus Salad

Fava Bean and Asparagus Salad
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This salad is beautifully green and includes a selection of seasonal ingredients. These ingredients consist of fava beans, asparagus, watercress or arugula, mint, tarragon, and chive blossoms.

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One-Hour Apricot and Almond Galette

One-Hour Apricot and Almond Galette
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As the season draws to a close, just before the onset of summer, it’s time for apricots.

Combine these with a packet of frozen puff pastry and a lavish almond cream. You have a one-hour dessert that tastes as though it took the entire day to prepare.

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Lemony Tortellini Soup with Spinach and Dill

Lemony Tortellini Soup with Spinach and Dill
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Smooth and soothing, yet vibrant and tangy, this Greek-inspired tortellini and spinach soup is the ideal dish to bridge the gap between winter and spring.

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One-Skillet Chicken with Buttery Orzo

One-Skillet Chicken with Buttery Orzo
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Why clutter your kitchen with numerous pots and pans when you can cook fennel, orzo, and chicken thighs in just one?

This simple but delightful spring dinner recipe is ideal for those bustling weeknights.

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Strawberry and Watercress Salad

Strawberry and Watercress Salad
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This spring salad encompasses all the flavors of the season: the spice of watercress, the tang of rhubarb, the sweetness of strawberries, and the freshness of herbs.

Lastly, a dash of poppy seeds gives the dish an extra burst of flavor, making it truly irresistible!

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Deviled Eggs with Crispy Shallot Gremolata

Deviled Eggs with Crispy Shallot Gremolata
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A spring without deviled eggs? Preposterous! This recipe requires fresh chives, parsley, and lemon zest: because, as we’ve already highlighted, it’s spring!

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Smashed Green Beans With Lemony Sumac Dressing

Smashed Green Beans With Lemony Sumac Dressing
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If you don’t already have sumac in your pantry, we highly recommend adding it immediately. Its delightful sour and tangy taste brings a wonderful brightness and depth to this side dish.

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Herby Dutch Baby With Smoked Salmon

Herby Dutch Baby With Smoked Salmon
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What’s more spring-like than a salty green pancake?

This particular one gets its beautiful color, crispness, and taste from the inclusion of baby spinach and delicate herbs.

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Shaved Fennel Salad with Croutons and Walnuts

Shaved Fennel Salad with Croutons and Walnuts
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This is a remedy for all lackluster side salads that have ever existed.

Rather than featuring uninspiring greens, it contains slices of fennel that curl and twist while maintaining their crunchiness.

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Sumac-Rubbed Lamb with Minty Artichokes

Sumac-Rubbed Lamb with Minty Artichokes
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There’s no superior large-format meat than a leg of lamb. It’s flavorful, satisfies a crowd, and it’s challenging to overcook.

Include artichokes in the same roasting pan and you’ve got yourself a springtime dinner party.

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Radishes With Crème Fraîche and Furikake

Radishes With Crème Fraîche and Furikake
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Are you wondering about furikake? For those unfamiliar, it is essentially a blend of sesame seeds, seaweeds, herbs, fish flakes, and salt.

Its name comes from the Japanese word for sprinkles. This homemade recipe requires just five ingredients and truly enhances the flavor of the vegetables.

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Sautéed Asparagus and Morels with Gribiche Dressing

Sautéed Asparagus and Morels with Gribiche Dressing
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With a single pan, a pound of asparagus, and a pint of either morel or maitake mushrooms, you can create a side dish that’s not only visually appealing but also delicious.

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Pesto-ish Risotto

Pesto-ish Risotto
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Risotto is often considered labor-intensive, but this is not entirely true. It doesn’t have to be this way! Let’s see if this relaxed risotto recipe can change your perspective.

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Mushroom Toasts with Watercress and Chives

Mushroom Toasts with Watercress and Chives
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These toasts, which can serve as either an appetizer or a meal for two, go well with any type of mushroom.

However, they are exceptional when paired with springtime morels, porcinis, or chanterelles.

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Budding Chives with Pork and Salted Black Beans

Budding Chives with Pork and Salted Black Beans
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Recreate this meal from the Win Son restaurant in New York City.

If you cannot find chive sprouts, you can substitute them with long, flat garlic chives. These can usually be found at an Asian market.

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Saag Paneer, But With Feta

Saag Paneer, But With Feta
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This variation of the traditional Indian dish replaces paneer with salty pieces of feta cheese. You could also use mozzarella or even cubes of tofu. It’s a flexible recipe!

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Bean Confit With Lemon, Saffron, and All the Alliums

Bean Confit With Lemon, Saffron, and All the Alliums
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White beans mingle with spring onions and generous splashes of olive oil to create a hearty vegetarian meal.

Enjoy it served over crispy toast smothered with cream cheese.

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Crispy Rice Bowl With Spring Vegetables

Crispy Rice Bowl With Spring Vegetables
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This recipe draws inspiration from the delightful array of tastes and textures found in Korean bibimbap.

This dish features a bowl or pot of rice adorned with a variety of vegetables, an egg, and occasionally meat, all mixed together just before consumption.

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Whipped Ricotta Toast With Date and Rhubarb Compote

Whipped Ricotta Toast With Date and Rhubarb Compote
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I adore this spring dish. Additionally, I enjoy preparing extra rhubarb compote to accompany breakfast items like pancakes, oatmeal, or yogurt.

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Ramp Fritters

Ramp Fritters
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Ramps, which are garlicky, tasty wild leeks gathered from shady, wooded areas, are only accessible for a brief period.

They sell out quickly at the farmers’ market. If you can’t find them, you can use thin scallions for this recipe instead.

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Charred Asparagus and Dates With Goat Cheese

Charred Asparagus and Dates With Goat Cheese
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You can whip up this textural masterpiece in 15 minutes or less.

It features crispy asparagus, smooth goat cheese, crunchy radishes, and the pièce de résistance—chewy charred dates.

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Spring Minestrone

Spring Minestrone
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This soup, featuring leeks, fennel, baby spinach, and fresh peas, offers a lighter twist on the traditional minestrone. It’s an ideal choice for welcoming the spring season.

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Crispy Miso-Butter Fish With Asparagus

Crispy Miso-Butter Fish With Asparagus
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Apply a rich mix of miso, butter, and panko breadcrumbs to quick-cooking arctic char, sea bass, or salmon fillets. Then, broil them until they develop a captivating crispy, golden crust.

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Triple-Threat Onion Galette

Triple-Threat Onion Galette
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This savory tart isn’t just known for its clever name.

It combines three types of alliums, scallions, garlic, and onion, to create an intense flavor and a crispy yet jammy texture. The secret to achieving its flaky crust? Quick actions!

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Shrimp Ramp-y

Shrimp Ramp-y
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Pairing garlic with ramps might appear excessive, but we assure you it’s not. As the garlic cooks, its strong flavor will soften, while the ramps maintain their potent taste.

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