With the warm weather on the horizon, it’s time to bring out the fresh ingredients and your grill. Make them the star of your dinner table when you create these easy spring dinners showcasing the best ingredients from the season. These recipe ideas are great whether you’re feeding a family or a crowd.
1. Tender London Broil
Nothing screams spring more than perfectly grilled, slightly charred meat. That’s why this Tender London Broil is a must-add to your spring dinner rotation because it is tender and flavorful. The secret to juicy meat packed with flavor is to marinate the meat for at least 30 minutes before cooking. Try this recipe for the best and most tender London Broil, which is also gluten-free, keto, and whole30 approved! Find the Tender London Broil recipe here.
2. Instant Pot Orange Chicken
Treat your family to a delicious dinner that is ready in under 30 minutes. This Instant Pot Orange Chicken will become one of your go-to recipes using the Instant Pot for spring because it is made with pantry staples. It also comes with a sweet and savory sauce that you can spoon over your rice. You can also replace the soy sauce with tamari if you want to make this recipe gluten-free. So be sure to hop on the Instant Pot trend with this dish, and you’ll use it all spring! Find the Instant Pot Orange Chicken recipe here.
3. Salmon Tostadas
Bright and refreshing is the best way to describe these Salmon Tostadas. They are healthy and hearty, perfect for a quick dinner on any spring night! This recipe starts with grilling the salmon until it is tender and flakey. The zesty slaw and fresh slices of mango and avocado remind you of the flavors of spring. You can also get some texture from the crispy tostada shell. Find the Salmon Tostadas recipe here.
4. Baked Teriyaki Salmon
Need a quick, healthy weeknight meal? This easy Baked Teriyaki Salmon is a must for those nights when you can’t be bothered to cook but want something delicious. The teriyaki glaze is sticky sweet, and is a cinch to prepare. The salmon also cooks quickly in the oven. You’ll love this recipe because it is easy to prepare, quick, and nutritious (thanks to the salmon!). Find the Baked Teriyaki Salmon recipe here.
5. Pork Tostadas with Mango Salsa
Want a spring dinner in 30 minutes or less? Try these Pork Tostadas with Mango Salsa! Use a tenderloin cut, which is perfectly juicy and tender when you take it out of the oven. The freshness of the mango salsa compliments the richness of the meat. This deliciously healthy meal will be a win for your spring dinners! Find the Pork Tostadas with Mango Salsa recipe here.
6. Instant Pot Shrimp Boil
Here’s another recipe that requires you to take out your Instant Pot: Shrimp Boil. It is a quick and easy recipe for your next family get-together. This recipe comes together in a big pot of flavorful broth with shrimp as the main star of the dish. Toss in other ingredients like sausage, potatoes, and corn for a hearty meal the whole family will enjoy. Find the Instant Pot Shrimp Boil recipe here.
7. Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken
This Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken is what you need for a successful cookout this grilling season. While it’s a classic recipe, it could quickly become tough and dry. This recipe gives you tender chicken, especially when you marinate it overnight. The marinade is easy to assemble, using olive oil, thyme, and lemon to add a hint of tang. It is a whole30, paleo, keto, and gluten-free dish. Find the Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken recipe here.
8. Grilled Skirt Steak with Watermelon Salsa
Bring spring's bright and vibrant flavors to your dinner table with this Grilled Skirt Steak with Watermelon Salsa. It’s easy enough to make on a weeknight but also perfect when you have company. The watermelon salsa is flavored with a squeeze of lime, salt, and pepper. The freshness of the salsa offers the right balance with the grilled meat. Find the Grilled Skirt Steak with Watermelon Salsa recipe here.
9. Sheet Pan Jerk Chicken with Pineapple
The right blend of spicy and sweet flavor will make this Sheet Pan Jerk Chicken with Pineapple a family favorite throughout spring. You can make it with one pan, a bonus for less cleaning. It’s also a great spring dinner recipe to incorporate more vegetables. This recipe is gluten-free, paleo, and whole30-friendly! Find the Sheet Pan jerk Chicken with Pineapple recipe here.
10. Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Using only six ingredients, this Salmon with Avocado Salsa is an easy spring dinner recipe you’ll enjoy making. Salmon is always a good choice of protein when you want to make dinner in a cinch since it cooks quickly. This skinny chili salmon looks fancy but requires simple ingredients, such as chili powder, cumin, paprika, and olive oil. The mango and avocado salsa brings a touch of freshness. Find the Salmon with Avocado Salsa recipe here.
11. Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl
Packed with flavor, it’s hard to believe it only takes 10 minutes to make this Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl. You’ll need essential ingredients for this recipe, which includes boneless chicken breast, Mexican rice, green chillies, black beans, and Mexican spices. It offers a good balance of protein and fresh vegetables while requiring minimal prep. Find the Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe here.
12. Grilled Chicken Souvlaki
This Grilled Chicken Souvlaki is one of the best grilled chicken recipes to try for spring. The marinade is the ultimate secret for tender and moist chicken. We’ve all had bland and overcooked chicken on the grill – not this one. There’s a bit of prep involved, but the cooking process only takes 30 minutes. The best part is that this recipe is gluten-free and keto. Find the Grilled Chicken Souvlaki recipe here.
13. Gluten Free Salmon Piccata
Get a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids with this quick and delicious Gluten Free Salmon Piccata. It is fresh and lemony, using only seven ingredients. This healthy meal comes together in only 20 minutes, and yet it is fancy enough to impress if you have guests over. Make sure to drizzle the lemony sauce over the salmon just before serving. Find the Gluten Free Salmon Piccata recipe here.
14. Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry with Shrimp
This Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry with Shrimp is a great low-carb dinner this spring. It is packed with flavor, thanks to that sumptuous Asian peanut sauce. The veggie noodles make it a healthy meal, especially if you’re on a keto diet. It is also a gluten-free dish. Find the Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry with Shrimp recipe here.
15. Baked Pork Tenderloin
This juicy and flavorful Baked Pork Tenderloin is full of smoky, sweet spices. It is cooked in the oven, making it a hassle-free dinner option good enough to feed the entire family. The rub is made with pantry staples, such as brown sugar, cumin, cinnamon, and dry mustard. It goes perfectly with any side. It’s also gluten-free. Find the Baked Pork Tenderloin recipe here.
16. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
I've got you covered if you’re looking for a quick, family-friendly spring dinner. This Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas is the easiest thing you will ever make. Make it with chicken breasts, some vegetables, and seasonings – the dish is ready in 30 minutes! The best part is that it’s also gluten-free and dairy-free! Find the Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas recipe here.
17. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers with Broccoli
Light, flavorful, and filling. These are the best words to describe this Quinoa Stuffed Peppers with Broccoli recipe. With all the nutritional benefits of quinoa, you’ll want to incorporate more of this into your spring dinner rotation. And stuffing peppers with quinoa is a brilliant idea, especially if you’re bored of making the same recipes over and over again. Find the Quinoa Stuffed Peppers with Broccoli recipe here.
18. Garlic Shrimp Zucchini Noodles
Here’s another recipe you can try with veggie noodles for spring: Garlic Shrimp Zucchini Noodles. It is perfect for busy weeknights, especially if you want to eat low-carb. Shrimp cooks quickly, so it’s a no-brainer for a quick yet delicious dinner. The savory sauce ties it all together. This dish is gluten-free, whole30, and keto-approved. Find the Garlic Shrimp Zucchini Noodles recipe here.
19. Sausage and Bok Choy Grain Bowl with Creamy Tahini Dressing
Loaded with fresh, healthy, and satisfying flavors, this Sausage and Bok Choy Grain Bowl will surely be a new staple in your home. This mouthwatering dish cooks in less than 30 minutes, giving you more time to enjoy this meal with your family. It’s a hearty choice for a spring dinner you can indulge in without guilt. Find the Sausage and Bok Choy Grain Bowl recipe here.
20. Sheet Pan Baked Cod with Butternut Squash
This Sheet Pan Baked Cod with Butternut Squash is made with wholesome ingredients. It’s an excellent choice for spring dinner because it uses seasonal produce. The dish is light yet flavorful. Fish like cod is a no-brainer for easy dinners because they take only a few minutes to cook. So if you’re looking for a healthy and delicious meal, look no further! Find the Sheet Pan Baked Cod with Butternut Squash recipe here.
21. Caprese Chicken
Caprese Chicken is an easy, one-pan meal you can make all spring. It’s nutrient-filled and total comfort food. You can’t go wrong with a chicken dinner if you want simple meals that are made fast. But don’t let the simplicity of this dish fool you. This five-ingredient Caprese Chicken has all the wonderful flavors that keep you wanting more. Find the Caprese Chicken recipe here.
22. Instant Pot Chicken Stir Fry
Instant Pots are a lifesaver when you want something quick for a spring dinner. Case in point: this Instant Pot Chicken Stir Fry. It uses frozen vegetables, which saves you major prep time. It’s a stir-fry recipe without the frying! The sauce uses everyday ingredients, but it’s an excellent trick to chef it up with this dish! Find the Instant Pot Chicken Stir Fry recipe here.
23. Grilled Steak Tacos
If you love grilling in spring, this recipe is a must-try. This Grilled Steak Taco uses spicy skirt steak topped with the freshest cucumber and grilled corn salsa. The rub uses smoky spices like cinnamon, garlic, chili powder, and cumin. The richness of the grilled meat combined with the fresh flavors is a match made in heaven. Find the Grilled Steak Tacos recipe here.
24. Chicken Taco Spaghetti Squash
Are you watching your carbs? If so, you’ll love this Chicken Taco Spaghetti Squash because it is light yet satiating. You’ll only need four ingredients to make this dish, but you won’t miss the flavor of traditional pasta. You can feel good about this healthy, gluten-free, low-carb recipe that’s great for any spring night. Find the Chicken Taco Spaghetti Squash recipe here.
25. Chicken Sausage Skewers with Vegetables
These Chicken Sausage Skewers with Vegetables are easy to make and perfect for your next grilling night. The sausage is bursting with flavor, and the grilled vegetables bring another layer of flavor to the dish. You have so many reasons to love this dish, but the fact that they only take 15 minutes to cook takes the cake. Plus, it’s gluten-free and low-carb! Find the Chicken Sausage Skewers with Vegetables recipe here.
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