Recipe Roundup: Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Recipe Roundup: Easy Weeknight Dinners

What’s cooking tonight? Get inspired with our favorite simple spring dishes below! They’re quick to make and showcase the season’s new flavors to perfection.


Angel Hair Pasta with Spring VegetablesAngel Hair Pasta with Spring Vegetables
We took the best of spring vegetables and let their natural flavors shine in this simple dish. Fresh basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese lend bright flavors, replacing a heavy sauce.
Pan-Seared Salmon with Pea Shoots and WatercressPan-Seared Salmon with Pea Shoots and Watercress
In this perfect spring salad, salmon and its pan juices become a topping for a tangle of sprightly greens dressed with a tangy lemon vinaigrette.
Pad ThaiPad Thai
Making homemade pad Thai could be life changing. Planned correctly, the whole dish comes together in about 30 minutes and tastes infinitely better than takeout.
Sautéed Chicken Tenders with Peas and MintSautéed Chicken Tenders with Peas and Mint
Think of this easy recipe as a template, substituting asparagus or zucchini for the peas, and tarragon or dill for the mint. It’s delicious spooned over brown jasmine rice or quinoa.
Grilled Double-Cut Pork Chops with Rhubarb MostardaGrilled Double-Cut Pork Chops with Rhubarb Mostarda
Pork marries well with many fruits, and in the spring, this rhubarb-mustard condiment makes a wonderful accompaniment. If possible, make the mostarda the day before, which will allow its complex flavors to meld.
Mustard-Peppercorn Steak and Arugula SaladMustard-Peppercorn Steak and Arugula Salad
Here, thinly sliced steak enhanced with mustard seeds and peppercorns is served on a bed of arugula. Round out the meal with country-style bread.
Simple Roast Chicken with LemonsSimple Roast Chicken with Lemons
Roasting a whole chicken alongside fragrant lemons adds a fresh springtime twist to a comforting main dish.
Penne with Walnut Pesto and PeasPenne with Walnut Pesto and Peas
Prepare this dish using gluten-free pasta, if you’re avoiding gluten, or just your favorite penne. The all-purpose pesto sauce, bursting with fresh basil, is also excellent over chicken or fish.
Noodle Salad with Pork and Asian Lime VinaigretteNoodle Salad with Pork and Asian Lime Vinaigrette
Chinese egg noodles are a versatile ingredient for soaking up flavor and making a salad into a heartier main-course dish like this one, featuring lean pork tenderloin.
Ham, Cheese and Fried Egg PaniniHam, Cheese and Fried Egg Panini
This panini was inspired by the classic French croque madame—a grilled ham-and-cheese sandwich served with a fried egg on top. In our version, we grill the sandwiches, then tuck a fried egg inside each one, along with some dressed salad greens.
Stir-Fried Calamari and Pea ShootsStir-Fried Calamari and Pea Shoots
Here, pea shoots are flash-cooked in a hot pan with tender squid rings and tentacles, along with Asian flavors like soy sauce, chili paste and toasted sesame oil.
Asian-Style Chicken SoupAsian-Style Chicken Soup
An abundance of bright green garnishes liven up this one-dish meal. The more green you add, the healthier and more flavorful this soup becomes.






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