Easy Spring Recipes Meal Plan

This week’s easy spring recipes meal plan includes spinach, strawberries, avocado, radishes and peas! I’ve been enjoying the spring produce this season but also love that summer produce is starting to pop up too. The menu this week is kind of a cross over between spring and summer flavors.

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On the menu: two delicious pastas, two salads, and Caprese skewers: Click here for the easy spring recipes meal plan grocery shopping list printable.

Easy Spring Recipes Meal Plan

Healthy Spring Recipes Meal Plan: spinach ricotta stuffed shells

Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Shells from Fork Knife Swoon

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:  jumbo shell pasta, olive oil, fresh garlic, fresh spinach leaves, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, egg, basil, salt, black pepper, marinara.

Jumbo shells can sometimes be tricky to find in the store, but they have them online too. Stuffed shells are a family favorite that even the kids will enjoy without complaint. I added a little extra garlic and also doubled the recipe and froze one batch for later. I highly recommend this recipe, it was fun to make, relatively easy and tasted great.

Healthy Spring Recipes Meal Plan: tomato basil peach skewers:

Tomato Basil Peach Skewers from Love and Lemons

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

Ingredients:  cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, chopped peaches, basil leaves, olive oil, jalapeno, garlic cloves, lime juice, orange juice, salt and pepper.

I have made these several times and sometimes I just use balsmic and olive oil instead of the jalapeno lime oil, but either choice is a winner. If you can’t find peaches yet in your area you can use fresh strawberries instead. If you love unique caprese recipes you might enjoy this caprese recipe round-up, or this unique watermelon caprese salad.

Easy Spring Recipes Meal Plan

Strawberry Spring Salad with Lemon Roasted Chickpeas from Edible Perspective

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:  chickpeas, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, lemon zest, shallots, honey, arugula, strawberries, avocado, sliced almonds, coat cheese.

This is one of my favorite spring salads! The lemon roasted chickpeas are to die for (sometimes I made a double batch so I have some to snack on), although I like mine a little tender so I don’t bake them as long as the directions state. I use baby greens instead of arugula.

Easy Spring Recipes Meal Plan

Boursin Pasta with Spring Peas featured on Cup of Jo by I Will Not Eat Oysters

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

Ingredients:  medium shell pasta, garlic and fine herb Boursin, fresh or frozen peas, salt, pepper, lemon zest.

Boursin is one of my favorite appetizer cheeses so when I spotted this recipe that used it as a cheese sauce I knew I had to try it. The link is for buying at amazon and is way overpriced, I find it at my local Trader Joe’s for under $4. This recipe is so quick and my kids even liked it (although I left off the lemon zest for them). I will definitely make this again when I am in a pinch for dinner and need something quick and delicious.

 

Easy Spring Recipes Meal Plan

Watermelon Radish Salad with Avocado Vinaigrette from Williams-Sonoma

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:  shallot, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, salt, avocado, olive oil, romaine, watermelon radish, cilantro.

This salad is light and so beautiful! I used a mandolin to thinly slice the watermelon radishes. I used two watermelon radishes and 1 head of romaine lettuce instead of 2. This pasta is a great side for either of the pastas in this week’s meal plan. For more awesome salad recipes check out these vegan salad recipes.

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If you make any recipes from this easy spring recipes 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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Comments

  1. The Tomato Basil Peach Skewers from Love and Lemons is my favorite. I think I can eat that all week.

  2. Great meal plan – everything looks so colourful and easy enough that even I could make it! The strawberry salad looks especially amazing… I only wish it was Spring in my part of the world so everything was in season!

    • Thank you, Sarah! The strawberry salad is worth the wait, I hope you get to enjoy it eventually 🙂

  3. The Spinnach and riccota shells sound so good! Can’t wait to make them 🙂

  4. Wow, they all sound so good!

  5. what a delicious looking meal plan

  6. LOVE those skewers with peaches! Peach season is almost upon us here in NC – that will be a must-try recipe.

    • Thanks, Erin! Enjoy peach season in NC! Don’t forget to try some peaches on pizza too— that is another one of my faves!

  7. Well, now I’m hungry! What great recipes – so perfect for spring! I can’t wait to try them, especially the salads!

  8. :O Literally, so great! I have pinned these 🙂 GREAT post!

  9. MMM all of these dishes look amazing!

  10. I am attempted to make that pasta tomorrow !!!

  11. These are all wonderful! I am especially loving the pasta with the peas. Thanks for sharing the meal plan!

    Christine | DimesandDonuts.com

  12. OMG can you please come cook for me. This week of meal planning looks simply AMAZING! OMG I am totally doing some of these wonderful looking dishes!

    • Thanks for your enthusiasm Jamie! I’d love to cook for you but you live in the wrong half of Cali! jk 🙂 I hope you enjoy the dishes you try!

  13. I have just gotta try those Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Shells!! Oh em gee!

  14. I love this idea! I menu plan for us but you do all the work for me! Thanks! PS the pasta looks so delicious!

  15. Those tomato & peach skewers look absolutely delicious! I definitely need to try this one!

    xo, Alice

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