Looking for healthy spring recipes for dinner? These light and colorful spring recipes will refresh your palate after months of heavy winter soups and stews. We’ve never been so happy to see veggies on our plate!
Spring is a time of renewed life, as evidenced by the myriad vegetables that are available in the produce section of your grocery store. Spinach, asparagus, arugula, carrots, and oranges are in season, and they’re the perfect additions to spring salad recipes and spring veggie recipes.
There’s no better time than now to recommit to the healthy-eating goals you set back in January — and these spring-inspired recipes are the perfect place to start. We’ve rounded up hearty, delicious meals that will satisfy eaters across the spectrum, whether they’re looking for fast and easy weeknight dinners, or meatless recipes that will still nourish the body.
Keep scrolling for our favorite healthy spring recipes for dinner that emphasize fresh fruits and veggies.
Winter Fruit And Walnut Salad
Winter Fruit and Walnut Salad
Juicy oranges, crisp apple slices and our gourmet-easy Dijon-honey yogurt dressing take salad from ho-hum to “oh yum!”
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Balsamic Kale Salad With Poached Salmon Final
Balsamic Kale Salad With Poached Salmon
This colorful, nutritious salad tastes delicious cold or warm.
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Crunchy Asian Rice Salad Final
Crunchy Asian Rice Salad
Chock-full of colorful, vitamin-rich veggies and packed with spicy Asian flavor, this is a recipe you'll crave again and again — and feel completely guiltless about eating.
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Broccoli Crust Pizza Final
Broccoli Pizza with Zucchini Salad
This veggie-loaded pizza crust is a cheaper and healthier alternative to traditional pizza dough, and it tastes delicious, too.
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Greek Turkey Burger
Greek Turkey Burgers With Herbed Yogurt Sauce
Give burgers an easy Mediterranean makeover—just mix feta and onion right into ground turkey, grill, and top with an herbed yogurt sauce!
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Grilled Eggplant Salad With Lentils Final
Grilled Eggplant Salad With Lentils
This salad can be made ahead and put together at the last minute.
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Arugula And Goat Cheese Salad
Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad
Sautéed butternut squash, peppery greens, toasted walnuts, and creamy goat cheese make for a perfectly satisfying salad!
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Balsamic Asparagus And Tomatoes
Balsamic Asparagus and Tomatoes
A tangy-sweet mix of balsamic vinegar and honey makes tender veggies utterly irresistible.
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Citrus Lentils And Chicken
Citrus Lentils and Chicken
A splash of fresh orange juice transforms lentils into a tangy, hearty base for tender pan-seared chicken breasts.
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Green Bean Walnut And Fennel Salad With Goat Cheese
Green Bean, Walnut, and Fennel Salad With Goat Cheese
This keto salad, courtesy of recipe developer Chelsea Cohen of SlimFast, proves that you don't have to give up tasty foods just because you're on the keto diet.
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Avocado Kale Quinoa Tahini Bowl
Avocado Kale Quinoa Bowl With Tahini Lemon Dressing
This meal-in-a-bowl will leave you feeling recharged, thanks to a generous serving of raw vegetables and a multitude of herbs.
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Broccoli Steaks With Quinoa Ricotta
Poached Chicken Salad With Avocado And Green Papaya
Poached Chicken Salad With Avocado and Green Papaya
Soft poached chicken salad with creamy avocado and sweet green papaya — a summer-inspired dinner perfect for any time of the year!
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Fruity Chicken And Spinach Salad
Fruity Chicken and Spinach Salad
Here’s an easy way to get everyone to eat their salad: Simply load it up with juicy grapes, fresh mint, and crunchy peanuts!
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Greens N Grapefruit Salad
Greens ’n Grapefruit Salad With Glazed Walnuts
Our toasted glazed walnuts add crunch to tender baby kale and spinach salad that’s tossed with shortcut citrus dressing!
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Pork Chops With Fresh Tomato Salsa
Pork Chops With Fresh Tomato Salsa
Spice-rubbed pork chops get even more flavor topped with homemade salsa — and it’s all ready in just 30 minutes!
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