Easy Spring Dinner Ideas Meal Plan

This week’s easy spring dinner ideas meal plan features five delicious and colorful recipes that scream spring and includes colorful produce like strawberries, asparagus, sweet potatoes and spinach. I hope you enjoy this vibrant menu and have an amazing week! Click here for the easy spring dinner ideas meal plan grocery shopping list printable

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Easy Spring Dinner Ideas Meal Plan

 

Easy Spring Dinner Ideas Meal Plan

Easy Spring Dinner Ideas Meal Plan: Strawberry Caprese

Strawberry Caprese with Brown Butter Vinaigrette from Cooking for Keeps

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients: strawberries, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, butter, balsamic vinegar, honey, dijon, salt & pepper, basil.

Creative caprese salads are my fave and I especially loved the brown butter vinaigrette on this one. I used quartered pearl tomatoes and ciliegine mozzarella balls. When I mixed the viniagrette with the salad it kind of turned a weird texture (I think because the mozzarella and strawberries were really cold still).  When I make it again I might let all of the ingredients sit at room temperature a little longer before I add the vinaigrette so the presentation is a little nicer.  However, the flavor was still amazing anyway.Easy Spring Dinner Ideas Meal Plan: Sweet Potato Halloumi Skewers

Grilled Sweet Potato Skewers with Halloumi from Naturally Ella

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, red onion, halloumi, tahini, olive oil, lime, siracha, sea salt, cilantro.

I have a slight obsession with halloumi and so I obviously love this recipe.  These skewers were fun to make and tasted delicious and served as a great reminder that I need to use my grill more! The recipe recommends that you steam the sweet potatoes and I skipped that step (I was being lazy) and regretted it because the sweet potatoes were a little too raw… so learn from my mistake and follow the directions! I doubled the recipe in the shopping list to serve four.

Easy Spring Dinner Ideas Meal Plan: Asparagus Quiche

Spring Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quiche from A Beautiful Plate

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients: crust, asparagus, roasted garlic cloves, eggs, whole milk, salt, nutmeg, soft goat cheese.

Asparagus quiche is just a perfect spring meal. I made a few adaptations by using a pre-made crust and leaving out the garlic. I also cooked it at 350F for more like 45 minutes. It turned out delicious!

Easy Spring Dinner Ideas Meal Plan: Avocado Spinach Pasta

Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta from Jo Cooks

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Total Time: 22 minutes

Ingredients: spaghetti or fettuccine, garlic, avocado, spinach, pecans, basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Simple pastas are the best! This dish comes together quickly and is fresh and filling. I used fettuccine and garnished the pasta with quartered pearl tomatoes. I used the full cup of pasta water and generously salted the sauce.

Easy Spring Dinner Ideas Meal Plan: Bean and Avocado Tacos

Classic Beans and Greens Tacos from With Food And Love

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: olive oil, garlic, kale, kidney, black or pinto beans, chili powder, cumin, coriander, sea salt, corn tortillas, raw onions, cilantro, avocado, hot sauce.

For these tacos I used spinach instead of kale (only because I had a ton of spinach I had to use, I think kale would be better), and I garnished with radishes and feta. I brushed olive oil and salt on the tortillas and broiled them for a couple of minutes to add a little extra texture and flavor.

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You might also love these weekly meal plans:  Simple vegetarian recipes from the Forest Feast, vegetarian recipes from Budget Bytes, and kale salad recipes meal plan.

If you make any recipes from this easy spring dinner ideas meal plan please share on instagram using hashtag #rainbowdelicious & and tag me at @rainbowdelicious , I’d love to see what you are up to in your kitchen!

Easy Spring Dinner Ideas Meal Plan

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Comments

  1. Those Classic Greens and Beans Tacos are a go-to in my house, so glad you like them!

    Thanks for including me, xo.

    • I think they might become a go-to in my house too, especially once the greens in our garden start thriving! Thanks, Sherrie!

  2. That quiche looks amazing! I also wouldn’t mind trying out that recipe for Creamy Avocado & Spinach pasta! Some great meal plans here 🙂

  3. Wow, that avocado spinach pasta looks really good!

  4. All these dishes look so yummy I don’t know where to begin! I will be putting that quiche on my Mother’s Day menu!

  5. Uhh, no sleep training is TOUGH! (: And seriously these alll look so delicious, I’m going to have to try them. I’ve been trying to get back into cooking… I guess I need to be a good wife! (:

    • Thanks for the validation Alyssa, sleep training is my nemesis. I’m sure you are a good wife, cooking or not!

  6. That quiche looks really good, and the pasta too!

  7. i am thrilled to have been a recipient of some of these delicious meals. I’m definitely going to have to try the avocado spinach pasta! Looks delicious! And glad you had as much fun as I did this week!

  8. Yummy!!! That strawberry caprese looks absolutely amazing! Also, how cool you got to meet Design Mom! Do you live in the Bay Area? I grew up in San Mateo and miss it so much 🙂

    • Thanks, Mindy! It was great to meet her, I love her new book. I do live in the bay area and love it; I grew up here and recently moved back and I get what you mean, I missed it here when I was away.

  9. That strawberry caprese looks soooo tasty

    Xo
    Jess

    http://www.thejpetite.com

  10. Even though I make my own recipes I get overwhelmed and have a hard time planning my own meals. How lame is that. I like the idea of a meal plan for the week to streamline my shopping and take out the guess work! Thanks!

    • I don’t think that’s lame at all… I feel like the more creative a person is the harder it is to be organized. The whole reason I started doing meal plans and shopping lists was to force myself to get my planning act together.

  11. I’ll have to try some of these recipes. I especially like the creamy avocado and spinach pasta.

  12. Loving all the avocado and fresh produce! I can pretty much make my whole grocery shopping list off this post – I’d love to have a week filled with this food!

  13. Wow, what a delicious week you had. I love every one of your picks. What a great concept.

  14. That strawberry caprese looks divine! And with the brown butter…wowza! I have to try that.

  15. YUM! These all look so good and definitely get me in the mood to start getting some fresh veggies from the store/local farm stands to cook. I love the Spring and Summer because we get to cook out and we tend to eat a lot healthier than normal with the abundance of veggies.

    • Thanks for your kind words, Ashley. I totally agree about spring and summer being encouraging for healthy eating… I’m so loving spring so far!

  16. So glad you enjoyed the quiche!!! And love your additions/changes! 🙂

  17. I love Ici! I haven´t been in the Bay Area since five years ago and still miss the ice cream terribly. The Lemon Vanilla and Candied Meyer Lemon are my favorites 🙂

    • Those flavors sound amazing— I’ll have to try them next time I go! Thanks for the tip, Anne.

  18. Great list of ideas! Oh that pasta, I want!

  19. Great meal pan incorporating the spring bounty veggies and fruits I can eat strawberry salad every day along with tacos.

  20. Brian Jones says

    What a lovely collection of food, that asparagus and goats cheese tart is calling my name!

  21. These all look absolutely delicious, definitely saving this!

  22. There are so many amazing ideas here. I am so excited for all the fresh Spring flavours!

  23. I might just have to make this my next weeks meal plan!!! Everything on here is just delicious sounding!!!!!!

    Love the shopping list at the end…so helpful. Thank you

  24. I have never had goat cheese guess its time to try since this looks so yummy

  25. Oh my goodness… I don’t know which recipe to try first! They all look so delicious and perfect for spring.

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