We admit, cozy comfort food is kind of the best, but now that spring is in the air, it’s time to bid farewell to heavy sauces and cheesy pastas and embrace lighter spring dinner recipes! We are sharing 10 delicious and easy recipes that you can whip up on a weeknight and not feel an ounce of guilt about eating. Things are looking pretty green!
Here’s what we’re cooking up:
Avocado Toast Salad: Do you really need a reason to try this genius take on the most popular food trend? We can’t wait to make it!
Broccoli Rabe and Pesto Flatbread: Why have traditional flatbread when you can have one loaded with veggies and flavor?
Roasted Greek Chicken and Farro Salad With Oven Fries: This salad is hearty and light at the same time (if that’s possible), combining comfort foods like roast chicken and potatoes with plenty of veggies.
Quinoa & White Bean Risotto: Try this interesting take on risotto that’s lighter than the traditional dish and topped with veggies.
Parmesan Pistachio Kale Salad: This simple salad packs in the flavor and would be a great weeknight meal when topped with the protein of your choice (grilled salmon or chicken sound good to us).
Ravioli with Sauteed Asparagus and Walnuts: Fresh pasta is one of our favorite weekday meals—easy and filling! This simple spring dinner recipe adds a little protein thanks to the walnuts and one of our favorite seasonal veggies.
Spiralized Vietnamese Chicken Salad: One of our favorite combinations for a salad is even better with the addition of spiralized veggies.
Tallarines Verde: This weeknight dish is described as “Peruvian pesto” and couldn’t look more delicious. It swaps the traditional pine nuts and Parmesan for walnuts and queso blanco, and we are so intrigued by this flavor combination.
Pea, Mint and Poached Salmon Pesto Pasta: Indulge in the flavors of the season with this filling weeknight dinner.
Zucchini Noodles with Garlic Shrimp: Long live the zoodle! It’s time to swap heavier meat sauces in lieu of something lighter, like this simple recipe with shrimp!