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    The 40 BEST Spring Dinner Ideas

    Wondering what to cook this spring, when the temperatures start to rise and fresh crops come into season? We have you covered!

    This great collection of easy Spring Dinner Ideas has plenty of great recipes for you to try. We’re sure your family will love these dishes!

    You’ll find fresh salads, light bowl meals, tasty tacos, great seafood dishes, family friendly pastas and so much more!

    Cook your way through all of these great spring recipes, you’re sure to find some new favorites! Enjoy…

    The 40 BEST Spring Dinner Ideas.

    1. Mediterranean Pasta

    Starting off this list of great spring dinner ideas, this Mediterranean Pasta is your new weeknight best friend. It’s super quick, like 20 minutes quick, has great flavors the whole family will love!

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    2. Flank Steak Fajitas

    These flank steak fajitas are the perfect easy option when that Mexican food craving hits. Perfectly marinated, melt in your mouth tender beef strips with colorful peppers. You’re in for a fun meal with this one!

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    3. Chicken Buddha Bowl

    Everything you need for a complete meal, all in a single bowl! It’s my Chicken Buddha Bowl!! This healthy meal has delicious chicken, sweet potatoes, chick peas, kale, brussels sprouts and quinoa all drizzled with tahini dressing. Great spring dinner idea!

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    4. Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa

    This easy recipe features spicy-limey salmon which blends perfectly with the sweetness of fresh mango salsa. It’s a tropical delight!

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    5. Tomato Basil Chicken

    This tomato basil chicken is a quick, light and tasty weekday meal. The sweetness from the orange marmalade is a great complement to the freshness of the tomatoes and basil!

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    6. Tuna Tataki Bowl

    This quick and easy Albacore Tuna Tataki Bowl is full of your favorite Asian flavors. Skip the sushi restaurant and make this great meal in your own home!

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    7. Mediterranean Zucchini Boats

    These Mediterranean Zucchini Boats are stuffed with herb seasoned ground beef and garnished with cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and feta. They’re a light and fresh version of this low carb favorite.

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    8. Chicken Provençal

    Take a peek into my pot. Beautiful golden brown chicken braised in white wine, nestled between eye catching olives, plump cherry tomatoes, oh-so French shallots, tangy capers and plenty of garlic and herbs. Life can’t be more beautiful!

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    9. Korean Beef Tacos (Bulgogi Tacos)

    Korean Beef Tacos, aka Bulgogi Tacos… Thinly sliced, juicy tender steak marinated then flash cooked and wrapped in tortillas with Asian coleslaw and sriracha aioli. They’re a Flavor Bomb!

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    10. Tortellini Pasta Salad with Prosciutto

    This gorgeous Tortellini Pasta Salad is one dish that looks as great as it tastes. It’s so quick and easy, yet such a crowd pleaser. This is a great spring recipe!

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    11. Greek Steak Salad Bowl

    Packed with colorful, crunchy veggies, protein, whole grain, and yummy feta cheese, this Greek Steak Salad Bowl is sure to leave you satisfied!

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    12. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

    Inspired by P.F. Chang, this quick and tasty dish is a sure crowd pleaser! It’s perfect if you want a low carb lunch, or just some great Asian flavors!

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    13. Tacos Gobernador

    Tacos Gobernador, aka Governor’s Tacos!! Have you ever bite into these crazy tasty shrimp tacos? They are irresistibly delicious!

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    14. Mexican Street Corn Salad with Grilled Chicken

    If you’ve been reading us, you know we love Mexican street corn, so we have to recommend this Mexican street corn salad with grilled chicken. If you also like Mexican street corn, Elote, or traditional esquites, you’ll love this salad. One of our favorite spring dinner ideas!

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    15. Cauliflower Peas Masala

    This Cauliflower Peas Masala, or Gobi Matar, is a classic example of homestyle Indian vegetables. Simple, tasty and healthy. Try this dish and experience the flavors of an everyday Indian household!

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    16. Shrimp Saganaki

    Shrimp Saganaki – This classic Greek dish has some incredible flavors with plump shrimp in a garlicky, savory tomato sauce and finished off with salty feta cheese! One of our very favorite spring dinners!

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    17. Albondigas Soup

    Albondigas Soup – This one is Delicious. This is the soup for your soul. Plump meatballs floating in a hearty tomato infused flavorful broth, loaded with tons of veggies. That’s sopa de albondigas for you!

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    18. Eggplant Parmensan

    Do you like Italian food? Do you like comfort food? This Eggplant Parmesan is the perfect combination of both! There are healthier ways to cook it, but why spoil perfection?

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    19. Firecracker Salmon

    If you’re looking for a new recipe to really jazz up your salmon, this is it! It’s salty, it’s sweet, and it’s a little bit spicy! Firecracker salmon just may become one of your new go-to recipes.

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    20. Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

    Are you looking for a really fast meal that’s really tasty? Not only is this Thai Basil Chicken (or Pad Krapow Gai) bursting with flavor, you can whip it up in 15 minutes or less. Serve it over a bowl of cauliflower rice. This might be your easiest recipe yet!

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    21. Ground Beef Tacos

    Ground beef and tacos are a classic combination, and these ground beef tacos show why they’re so beloved! They’re made with a seasoned ground beef filling, and they’re covered with shredded cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and avocados.

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    22. Mediterranean Fish with Tapenade

    Starting off this list is one of our favorite fish recipes, our own Mediterranean Fish. The fish is pan seared and topped with a tomato and olive tapenade. It’s so good!

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    23. Rosemary, Chicken & Peach Salad

    This salad is a perfect lunch option for summer days. Peach slices, grilled rosemary-thyme chicken, charred corn kernels and crisp bacon with the creamiest balsamic dressing… Dig in.

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    24. Egg Roll Soup

    This Egg Roll Soup is everything you dream about in your beloved egg roll, but in a cozy, delicious soupified way. You wouldn’t mind eating it for multiple days…

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    25. Rainbow Pasta Salad

    Lets start this Meal Prep Recipe list with this super simple pasta salad. You can make a huge batch of this colorful pasta and you are all set for all week’s light and healthy lunches. You can very easily customize this pasta salad with whatever veggies or pantry staples you can find.

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    26. Pesto Bruschetta Chicken

    This gorgeous dish highlights two summer favorites: fresh basil and vine ripe tomatoes! It’s a great keto meal prep option, only 10 minutes of prep time and then your trusty old oven does the rest. Such an easy spring recipe!

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    27. Fish Tacos

    It’s taco time! These Fish Tacos feature perfectly seasoned baked fish, Mexican fixings, and an amazingly tasty homemade taco sauce. So good!

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    28. Korean Ground Beef Bowl

    This Korean Ground Beef Bowl has just the right combination of sweet, salty, umami and just a touch of spicy. Try it when you crave some Asian flavors, or just need something super quick! Great Asian meal prep idea.

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    29. Juicy Steak Kabobs

    These juicy steak kabobs are the perfect recipe if you’re looking for some food on a stick. They’re layered with onions and peppers, and they’re seasoned to perfection. Best of all, they’re served with an amazing homemade guacamole.

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    30. Psari Plaki

    This Greek baked fish, Psari Plaki, is a great addition to your recipe collection. Flaky fish with light, fresh and vibrant Mediterranean flavors.

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    31. Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

    This Teriyaki Chicken Bowl is absolutely Irresist-A-Bowl! Tender juicy chicken, glistening in tasty sauce, alongside Asian coleslaw and creamy avocado. All atop a bed of hot rice. Yum! This meal is ideal for your make ahead dinner options.

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    32. Creamy Pesto Chicken Skillet

    This creamy pesto chicken skillet is a great weeknight dinner recipe. It happens super fast, 3O minutes fast! Tender chicken and loads of veggies in a delicious creamy pesto sauce. YUM!

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    33. Pasta Primavera

    This pasta primavera recipe makes a dish that’s packed with vegetables, healthy and easy! While it might sound like a summer dish, you can make it all year round, and you’ll want to thanks to its satisfying flavor and versatile ingredients. This is a light and fresh spring dinner idea.

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    34. Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

    This Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes is one of our favorite new recipes. It’s super quick and easy, in about 20 minutes you have a restaurant quality meal on your table.

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    35. Hunan Shrimp

    These fiery Hunan shrimp are super quick and super tasty. This easy, low cal stir fry whips up in about 25 minutes!

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    36. Balela Salad

    Let me present you Balela deliciousness!! So colorful, so easy, so refreshing… This hearty colorful salad comes from many Middle Eastern countries and is bursting with flavors and textures.

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    37. Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Apricots

    This gorgeous Mediterranean braised chicken is your coq au vin taken to the next level! So many layers of flavor, yet so easy. Impress your guests or save it for yourself, the choice is yours!

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    38. Pasta alla Norma

    Pasta alla Norma is a light and flavorful Sicilian pasta dish. It has plenty of veggie power from tomatoes and eggplants. This is one of our favorite spring dinners!

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    39. Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

    Sweet and savory, these tacos are so tasty you will want to go back for seconds, maybe thirds! And they are so quick, they just might become a weeknight staple.

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    40. Vietnamese Chicken Salad

    This Vietnamese Chicken Salad is vibrantly fresh from crunchy veggies and loads of herbs. It’s a perfect combination of sweet, savory and tangy!

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    So there you go, forty great spring dinner ideas. Don’t they all look so delicious? Which ones will make their way into your regular rotation?

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    40 BEST Spring Dinner Mains

    This great collection of easy Spring Dinner Ideas has plenty of great recipes for when the temperatures start to rise. We love this tomato basil chicken:


    • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp pepper
    • 1.5 pt cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 3 Tbsp orange marmalade
    • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
    • 1/3 cup fresh basil


      1. Melt 1 Tbsp butter with olive oil in skillet over medium heat.
      2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, cook 5 minutes per side, until slightly browned. Remove to plate and set aside.
      3. Lower heat to medium-low, add remaining butter to pan. Once melted add half of cherry tomatoes, scrape browned bits from chicken and mix.
      4. Add 3-4 Tbsp water, vinegar, orange marmalade and remaining cherry tomatoes. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring continuously. Add salt and pepper to taste, along with basil.
      5. Serve tomato mixture over chicken.


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