9 Spring Dinner Ideas to Make All Season Long

Baby Spinach and Garlic Bread Pudding © Fredrika Stjarne
By F&W Editors Posted March 15, 2016

We've got you covered this spring.

It's officially the first day of spring this Sunday! From hearty vegetable-packed quinoa salad to terrific carrot-and-ricotta ravioli, here are nine amazing dinners to enjoy all season long.

1. Quinoa Salad with Spring Vegetables

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This healthy salad features red quinoa tossed with radishes, peas and lima beans.

2. Spring Vegetable Paella

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You don't need a paella pan to make paella; any large frying pan will do.

3. Roasted Herb Chicken with Morels and Watercress Salad

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Kevin O’Connor roasts chicken with white wine, whole garlic cloves and plenty of herbs; then he takes some of the fragrant juices left in the pan and mixes them into sautéed morel mushrooms and a lush vinaigrette for watercress.

4. Baby Spinach and Garlic Bread Pudding

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Croutons act as a crunchy crust for this tart-like bread pudding.

5. Carrot-and-Ricotta Ravioli

Food & Wine: Carrot-and-Ricotta Ravioli

© Antonis Achilleos

Use this filling to make easy ravioli.

6. Fava Bean Pasta e Fagioli

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Chef Mike Lata’s spring version of the classic Italian soup uses fresh fava beans in place of borlotti or cannellini beans, along with meaty bits of bacon and a sprinkling of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

7. Garlic-Rubbed Pork Shoulder with Spring Vegetables

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Pork shoulder is often braised or smoked, but Andrew Green rubs it with garlic and herbs, then slow-roasts the meat until it’s juicy and crusty.

8. Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Parsley and Feta

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This fantastic pasta salad can easily be made ahead of time.

9. Russian Style Spring Dumplings

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Spelt dough adds terrific flavor and texture to these healthy, gluten-free dumplings.

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