Quick and Easy Spring Dinners Perfect for Busy Weeknights

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Quick and Easy Spring Dinners Perfect for Busy Weeknights

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Use in-season ingredients at peak freshness to cut down on cooking time during the week
Quick and Easy Spring Dinners Perfect for Busy Weeknights

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Quick and Easy Spring Dinners Perfect for Busy Weeknights

Quick and Easy Spring Dinners Perfect for Busy Weeknights

Quick and Easy Spring Dinners Perfect for Busy Weeknights

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Fresh vegetables, nutritious proteins, and juicy fruits make cooking quick and easy dinners a breeze during the spring. The tastier the produce is straight from the shelf, the less you have to do to it in the kitchen to produce a delicious meal, savin

Cook with fresh peas, ramps, radishes, and more spring vegetables to enhance your springtime dishes. Simple pastas, chicken dinners, and seafood suppers can all be prepared in less than an hour’s time.

The best meals are often the simplest ones that highlight the flavors of fresh produce. This spring, embrace Mother Nature's bounty and cook quick and easy dinners using the best spring has to offer like omega-3 rich wild salmon for a simple sheet pan dinner, like our recipe for Mediterranean Salmon en Papillote. Looking for something better than takeout? Make a quick and easy homemade pizza ready in minutes using fresh spinach and juicy tomatoes.

For more inspiration to help you taste the best of spring all week long, check out our picks for healthy spring dinner recipes that are ready in snap making them perfect even busy on busy weeknights.

Alaska Salmon Tacos With Mango Salsa and Avocado Cream

Alaska Salmon Tacos With Mango Salsa and Avocado Cream

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Embrace heart-healthy omega-3s and sustainably sourced protein with these salmon fish tacos. — Alaska Seafood

For the Alaska Salmon Tacos With Mango Salsa and Avocado Cream recipe, click here.

Easy Vegetable Frittata

Easy Vegetable Frittata

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Whether your guests are meat-eaters or vegetarians, this simple frittata will satisfy all. Just load it with your favorite vegetables and low-fat cheese and they’ll feel full and guilt-free. — Lauren Gordon

For the Easy Vegetable Frittata recipe, click here.

Finger Lickin’ Brick Chicken

Finger Lickin’ Brick Chicken

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This brick chicken recipe from the famed, family-run Goode's Armadillo Palace in Houston lives up to its "finger lickin'" reputation. The addition of dark beer to the marinade adds lots of flavor and caramelization for a delicious chicken dinner.

For the Finger Lickin’ Brick Chicken recipe, click here.

Greek Pork Chops With Zucchini and Feta

Greek Pork Chops With Zucchini and Feta

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Thin-cut bone-in lean pork rib chops cook in minutes and offer a hearty, meaty richness that can be extra satisfying. A pantry spice blend of dried oregano, thyme, and paprika seasons the chops, and the browned bits left in the pan later flavor the zucchini as it sautés. Choose chops that don’t have striations of fat in the meat; if they have a large fat cap, simply trim it off before cooking. — Melissa d'Arabian, author of Supermarket Healthy: Recipes and Know-How for Eating Well Without Spending a Lot

For the Greek Pork Chops With Zucchini and Feta recipe, click here.

Mediterranean Salmon en Papillote

Mediterranean Salmon en Papillote

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The secret to creating the sunset pink–hued interior that flakes under gentle pressure is even, moist heat, which is created by cooking each filet in its own parchment envelope. — Pamela Ellgen

For the Mediterranean Salmon en Pappillote recipe, click here.

Pearl Barley Risotto With Watercress, Asparagus, and Pecorino

Pearl Barley Risotto With Watercress, Asparagus, and Pecorino

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We know that the use of the word risotto here should be in big quotation marks. People get very protective about the rules of their culinary heritage. Yotam’s opinion about what is and what isn’t allowed to go into the making of hummus, for example, is as unwavering as an Italian chef’s rules for the ingredients list in a risotto. Disclaimers aside, making risotto with pearl barley adds bite and texture that work very well with the smooth, green watercress purée. — Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully

For the Pearl Barley Risotto With Watercress, Asparagus, and Pecorino recipe, click here.

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

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Use fresh spring spinach to make these delicious and easy turkey burgers for dinner.

For the Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers recipe, click here.

Spinach, Tomato, & Turkey Pizza

Spinach, Tomato, and Turkey Pizza

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This quick and easy pizza recipe is ready in minutes, loaded with fresh vegetables, and beats takeout every time.

For the Spinach, Tomato, and Turkey Pizza recipe, click here.

Spinach Tortellini Soup

Spinach Tortellini Soup

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It takes less than 30 minutes to create this savory soup loaded with tender, cheese-filled tortellini and chopped spinach. It's fast, satisfying, and comforting. — Campbell’s Kitchen

For the Spinach Tortellini Soup recipe, click here.

Thai Grilled Steak Salad

Thai Grilled Steak Salad

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This Thai-inspired salad dressing spices up your freshly grilled steak. — Hannah Hoskins

For the Thai Grilled Steak Salad recipe, click here.

Tilapia With Tomato, Bell Pepper, and Snap Peas

Tilapia With Tomato, Bell Pepper, and Snap Peas

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I created a colorful medley of seasonal vegetables that's as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the palate. The key to this simple dish is not to overcook the tilapia and to keep the vegetables crisp-tender. You can feel free to substitute whatever vegetables you prefer. — Will Budiaman

For the Tilapia With Tomato, Bell Pepper, and Snap Peas recipe, click here.