Fresh Spring Eats!
Looking to lighten up your menu? Try one of these fresh spring dishes. Here are our favorite light recipes to add to your weeknight plans. They’re quick, easy, and low in calories!
Asian Rice Noodle Salad
A quick and flavorful side or turn it into an entree by adding tofu or cooked chicken or shrimp.
Vietnamese Tofu-Noodle Lettuce Wraps
Here we toss rice noodles with crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, tofu and a light, sweet, tart and salty Vietnamese dressing flavored with fish sauce and wrap the mixture in lettuce leaves. For a vegetarian version, use reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari in place of the fish sauce. Pass the mixture, lettuce leaves and sauce separately so everyone can make their own wraps.
Snow Pea and Asparagus Salad with Ginger-Cardamom Dressing
Ginger cardamom dressing highlights the fresh flavors of this spring salad.
Curried Chicken Salad
This lightly curried chicken salad is accented by sweet grapes and dates. Try it atop lettuce or stuffed in a pita.
Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing
A creamy peanut dressing is tossed with crunchy vegetables for a healthy salad that makes a light lunch or a great dinner side for an Asian-inspired meal.
It takes three years for a good harvest of asparagus once it’s been planted. But it’s so worth the wait. This stir-fry takes full advantage of asparagus’ distinctive and delicious flavor.
Chicken & Asparagus with Melted Gruyere
A luxurious white wine sauce with tarragon, lemon and Gruyère cheese make this simple and elegant dish delicious.
Asparagus Strata with Zesty Mediterranean Garnish
First-of-spring asparagus is dressed up with minimal effort in this beautiful dish. The subtle, rich flavors of the strata are enlivened by the bright garnish.
Veggies, whole grains and Sriracha tahini dressing make this flavorful, easy, one-bowl meal a perfect addition to your weeknight dinner rotation.
Egg Roll Bowl with Brown Rice
Enjoy the delectable egg roll flavor in this quick, healthy, satisfying bowl.