Fresh And Healthy Spring Meals: 36 Delicious Recipes

Here are 36 refreshing and nutritious Spring meals to joyfully usher in the glorious new season.

Fresh asparagus, delicate spring vegetables, vivacious spring peas, robust spring mushrooms, carrots, radishes, and many others are about to reach their peak of flavor in the coming weeks.

Spring is a truly thrilling time of the year, especially in the kitchen. It’s a genuine celebration!

Depending on your location, it might still feel a bit wintry, or perhaps spring is already in full swing.

Whether you’re searching for hearty soup recipes for the transition between the seasons, lighter and more vibrant spring salads, or dinner ideas, you’re sure to find some culinary inspiration here.

36 Healthy Spring Meals: Taste the Freshness!

Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto
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Enjoy a light and creamy asparagus risotto with leeks and basil. Its vibrant color and flavor make it a perfect choice for spring!

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Vegan Pot Pie with Spring Vegetables

Spring Vegetable Pot Pie
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The vegan pot pie with spring vegetables is brimming with a vibrant assortment of fresh vegetables and flavorful herbs.

They are cooked to perfection in a rich lemon mustard sauce and are topped with a flaky puff pastry crust.

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Orecchiette with Creamy Carrot Miso Sauce

Carrot Orechiette With Carrot Top Gremolata
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Here’s a simple yet delectable vegan recipe. It’s garnished with optional carrot top gremolata and sprinkled with toasted bread crumbs.

This dish is not only flavorful but also very healthy!

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Spring Pea Pesto

Spring Pea Pesto
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This spring pea pesto is quick and easy to prepare, bursting with fresh herbaceous flavor.

It’s perfect as a dip, spread, or even used as a sauce in pasta. Plus, it’s both vegan and gluten-free!

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Savory Galette with Leeks and Kale

Savory Leek Galette
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This dish boasts a tender, flaky crust that’s hand-formed, enveloping a rich, melt-in-your-mouth filling.

Spring leeks and kale combine with gruyère and mascarpone, striking the ideal balance between indulgence and wholesomeness!

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Creamy Polenta with Spring Veggies and Gremolata

Creamy Polenta With Spring Veggies & Gremolata
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This is a tasty and healthy dish that features fresh spring products that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

This recipe is adaptable for vegans and is gluten-free.

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Spring Orecchiette Pasta with Burrata

Spring Pasta Carbonara
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Enjoy a spring pasta, loaded with fresh peas, mushrooms, and asparagus.

This dish is tossed in a delightfully light and zesty carbonara sauce and is garnished with soft morsels of burrata cheese. It’s simply divine!

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Steelhead Trout with Spring Pea Sauce

Stealhead With Truffled Pea Sauce
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Enjoy a pan-seared steelhead trout (or salmon) complemented by a truffled spring pea sauce, mushrooms, and new potatoes.

This dish is a simple yet elegant choice for a spring-inspired dinner!

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Miso Pasta

Brown Butter Miso Pasta With Mushrooms
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Here’s a straightforward recipe for miso brown butter pasta with mushrooms, a delightfully tasty dish!

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Cassoulet Vert

Cassoulet Vert
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Cassoulet vert is a lively spring cassoulet or white bean stew, that is vegetarian-friendly.

It’s packed with flavorful lemony kale pesto and can be quickly prepared in an Instant Pot! This dish is not only speedy to make but also healthy and delectable!

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Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs with Artichokes

Braised Chicken With Artichoke Hearts
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Enjoy the delightful taste of crispy braised chicken with artichoke hearts, leeks, potatoes, and tarragon.

This splendid, French-inspired one-pan recipe is perfect for spring!

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Spring Pasta with Nettle Pesto

Nettle Pesto Pasta
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Enjoy a delightful spring pasta, perfectly complemented by a tasteful nettle pesto sauce, toasted pine nuts, and a hint of lemon zest.

It’s not only filled with essential nutrients, but it’s also irresistibly delicious!

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Seared Scallops with Spring Peas, Tarragon, and Truffle Oil

Spring Scallops
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Seared scallops paired with spring peas, tarragon, and truffle oil make a light and sophisticated meal.

This dish is ideal for hosting events or celebrating special occasions.

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Baked Salmon with Rhubarb

Rhubarb Salmon
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Baked wild salmon and savory roasted rhubarb are combined to create a delicious dish.

This is then paired with a wilted chard that has been seasoned with garlic. It’s a quick and tasty dinner! Plus, it’s gluten-free and Paleo-friendly

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Simple Baked Miso Salmon

Miso Salmon With Sping Veggies
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This is a straightforward recipe with snow peas and spring peas.

It’s a quick and nutritious dinner option that you can whip up in less than 25 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights.

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Lemon Orzo with Asparagus

Spring Orzo Pasta
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You can serve this dish warm as a main course, or cold as a side salad. It can be kept vegan, or you can add feta for a twist.

Moreover, if you have any preserved lemons stored in your pantry or refrigerator, now would be the perfect time to use them. They’re not necessary, but they do make a delicious addition.

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Tarragon Chicken with Asparagus, Lemon and Leeks

Lemon Asparagus Chicken With Tarragon
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Enjoy a quick and healthy dinner with tarragon chicken paired with asparagus, lemon, and leeks.

All of these ingredients are roasted on a single sheet pan, ensuring a swift meal with minimal cleanup!

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Steamed Clams

Steamed Clams In Tarragon White Wine Broth
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Enjoy steamed clams in a delicious white wine tarragon broth, complemented by fresh spring peas.

Don’t forget the crusty bread on the side to soak up all the tasty juices!

This dish serves two as a main course or can be a delightful appetizer for four to six people.

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Spring Celery Soup

Spring Celery Soup
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A comforting bowl of celery soup is an economical and tasty dish that can be prepared in just 36 minutes.

It’s healthy, delicious, and can be easily adapted to a vegan diet!

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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Chicken Orzo Soup With Coriander And Dill
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Lemony chicken orzo soup with dill is a straightforward, hassle-free recipe that can be prepared using leftover chicken.

It’s healthy, tangy, and packed with flavor! This is one of my favorite dishes.

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Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup
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This easy and healthy recipe for potato leek soup is surprisingly flavorful.

It’s a nourishing, soul-satisfying meal that can be prepared in under 30 minutes, using simple ingredients. It can also be adapted to fit a vegan diet.

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Spring Minestrone Soup with Chickpeas

Spring Minestrone Soup
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Enjoy a hearty serving of spring minestrone soup with chickpeas, packed with vibrant spring vegetables.

This soup is not only filling but also vegan and can be adapted to be gluten-free! It’s an easy recipe that guarantees a burst of flavor.

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Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup
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The creamy asparagus soup with tarragon offers an incredible fusion of flavors that will amaze you. The addition of fennel and tarragon gives the asparagus a unique and unexpected twist.

The soup is made lighter and creamier with the inclusion of potatoes and a bit of sour cream.

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North African Carrot Soup with Chermoula

North African Carrot Soup
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Enjoy a creamy carrot soup with chermoula and spices from North Africa.

A simple but healthy soup that is full of flavor and can also be adapted to a vegan diet.

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Creamy Spinach Soup with Mint

Creamy Spinach Mint Soup
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Enjoy a velvety smooth creamy vegan spinach soup with a refreshing hint of mint.

This deeply nourishing and delicious soup is made from simple, clean ingredients and is completely dairy-free.

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Simple Borscht Recipe

Borscht
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A nutritious, vegan soup featuring beets and cabbage that can be easily prepared in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop.

Warming and nourishing, Borscht is packed with both taste and nutrients!

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Artichoke Soup

Creamy Artichoke Soup
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Artichoke soup! This is a straightforward and tasty recipe that utilizes either fresh or frozen artichoke hearts.

You can prepare it as a vegan dish or make it creamy, depending on your preference. Plus, it’s keto-friendly!

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Nettle Soup Recipe

Creamy Nettle Soup
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This scandinavian specialty is full of incredible health benefits and has a wonderful flavor.

Best enjoyed in late spring and early summer when nettles are plentiful.

This recipe can also be adapted to suit a vegan diet!

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Tortellini Soup With Spinach, White Beans and Basil

Brothy Tortellini Soup With Greens And White Beans
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Tortellini soup with spinach, basil, and white beans is a delicious vegetarian dish that can be prepared in just 25 minutes!

This broth soup is sure to make your taste buds dance with joy.

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Spring Salad

Spring Salad
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This spring salad recipe is uncomplicated, herbaceous, and delectable.

It’s composed of delicate spring greens, fresh herbs, finely sliced fennel, and radishes, all tossed together in a tangy lemon dressing.

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Quinoa Asparagus Salad

Spring Tabouli Salad
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This spring salad is prepared with quinoa and asparagus and can be customized with your preferred spring vegetables.

It’s a nutritious, tasty side dish that can be prepared in advance, making it ideal for barbecues, potlucks, and outdoor gatherings.

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Kale Salad

Kale Salad
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Topped with a creamy buttermilk dressing and softened red onions, a kale salad is garnished with a delightful crunchy topping.

This salad is packed with healthy textures and flavors, making it a nutrient-rich option.

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Little Gem Salad with Dilly Ranch Dressing

Little Gem Salad With Dilly Ranch
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Enjoy a salad featuring avocado, radishes, cucumber, pickled onions, pepitas, and sunflower sprouts.

This delightful dish is tossed in a homemade Dilly Ranch Dressing for an extra burst of flavor.

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French Potato Salad

French Potato Salad
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This french potato salad is mixed with fresh herbs such as tarragon, parsley, and chives, and is dressed in a flavorful Dijon vinaigrette.

It is a vegan dish, free of mayo, and is simple to prepare. This salad, which is perfect for spring, uses thin-skinned new potatoes.

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Asparagus Salad

Asparagus Salad
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Asparagus salad with almonds and lemony leek dressing is a raw vegan salad that can be prepared in advance.

It serves as the perfect accompaniment to fish, chicken, or tofu. If you’ve never tasted raw asparagus before, this is the perfect salad. It’s simply scrumptious!

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