Easy Spring Dinner Ideas

This week’s easy spring dinner ideas meal plan includes a a chicken enchilada skillet, a tortilla soup, a spinach pancetta salad, a salmon fajita salad, and a strawberry chopped salad. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and that those who celebrated Easter enjoyed the holiday!  This week’s meal plan is  delicious and most of the recipes have relatively fast preparation times, all under 1 hour. Click here for this week’s grocery shopping list.

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Easy Spring Dinner Ideas


Tortilla Soup from An Avocado A DayEasy Spring Dinner Ideas- Tortilla Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients: plum tomatoes, garlic, onion, vegetable stock, canola oil, cilantro, corn tortillas, hatch chili, avocado, crumbled feta or queso fresco.

I always love a good tortilla soup and this was no exception.  I used olive oil instead of canola oil, left out the hatch chili and used queso fresco.

Chicken Enchilada Skillet from Good Dinner MomEasy Spring Dinner Ideas | Chicken Enchiladas Skillet

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

Ingredients: tortilla chips, chicken breast, black beans, diced tomatoes and green chiles, red enchilada sauce, tomato sauce, cheddar, monterey jack, avocado, green onions, black olives, sour cream, hot sauce, cilantro-optional.

Talk about a quick and easy recipe! Our whole family thought it was great. We garnished ours with lots of sour cream, extra avocado and tons of cilantro.

Spinach Salad with Poached Eggs and PancettaEasy Spring Dinner Ideas | Spinach Salad with Poached Eggs and Pancetta

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

Ingredients: olive oil, pancetta, red wine vinegar, fresh thyme leaves, sugar, shallot, salt & pepper, eggs, spinach.

I was drawn to this recipe because it has pancetta, my new favorite ingredient.  We thought this salad was pretty great.  I fried my eggs instead of poaching them and  doubled the ingredients so it would serve four.

Chile Lime Salmon fajita Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette from Half Baked HarvestEasy Spring Dinner Ideas | Chile Lime Salmon Fajita Salad Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

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

Ingredients: salmon, olive oil, chile powder, smoked paprika, cumin, brown sugar, limes, salt and pepper, red pepper, spring greens, mango, jalapeño, black beans. avocados, sharp cheddar cheese, queso fresco or cajita cheese, cilantro, tortilla chips, honey.

We are trying to eat more fish but if you aren’t into fish you could always substitute grilled blacked chicken for this recipe.  This dish is so fresh and filling at the same time and we loved it.

Strawberry Poppyseed Bacon Chopped Salad from Le Creme de la CrumbEasy Spring Dinner Ideas | Strawberry Poppyseed Bacon Chopped Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients: romaine lettuce, strawberries, bacon, onion, crumbled feta, garlic, red onion, sugar, white vinegar, strawberries, olive oil, salt, poppyseeds.

I made this salad for a family dinner and everyone, myself included, enjoyed it.  The dressing is so quick and easy to make in a blender.  I didn’t add poppyseeds to the dressing because they had been stored in my pantry for a while and I thought their freshness may have been compromised. The salad was still great even without them thought. For more amazing salad ideas check out this salad meal plan  and these kale salads.

For another spring ideas meal plan click here!

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!


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  2. Glad you enjoyed my tortilla soup! It’s one of my favorites cause it’s so easy to switch up with different toppings!

  3. that Salmon fajita salad looks like it is to die for! I can’t wait to make it for my family.

  4. Wow so many nice salad ideas. Even for those where I cannot eat some ingredients its easy to substitute retaining the overall taste and profile.

  5. So many good and fresh ideas with colorful ingredients. Thanks for the inspiration I need to make that tortilla soup looks so yummy!

  6. Yum! What fantastic dinner ideas. I love that there is a little bit of everything: comfort food, easy to whip up, and healthy options too!

  7. I thought I’d be able to pick out just one recipe that I’d like to try, but no; this list is so yummy I love every recipe. Good job!

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