Three Spring Menu Ideas

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Spring Onion and Spinach Soup

I know how much you all love menus and I just happen to love creating them for you, but also for me.  I need to plan my menus ahead so I can stay organized and food is the one part of my life I can always plan for.  My goal is to share a new seasonal menu every week, but this week I thought I would share three in honor of Spring!!

Keep reading for one meat menu, one dairy menu and one vegan menu, try one or try them all or mix and match, just get inspired for every day dinners.

The Meat Menu

Spring Onion and Spinach Soup

Spring Onion and Spinach Soup

Leave out the optional heavy cream to keep this soup parve and start your meal off with tons of vitamins!!  A low calorie, nutrient dense soup you will love.

Grilled California Asparagus and Lamb with Mustard Aioli

Grilled California Asparagus and Lamb with Mustard Aioli

For the main meat course we combine succulent lamb with grilled asparagus, lamb works well with the flavors of spring, but you can feel free to use beef cubes if you prefer.

Walnut Crunch Couscous

Walnut Crunch Couscous

Keep it simple with a plain white rice or get a little extra flavor with this walnut couscous, this makes really great leftovers too.

angel-food-cake-strawberry-bavarian

Angel Food Cake Strawberry Bavarian

If you are using this meal for Shabbat or special guests go all out with this easy to pull off dessert.  Using an angel food cake mix you can't go wrong.

The Dairy Menu

asparagus-salad

Shaved Asparagus Salad with Pecornio

Try your asparagus as a raw salad.  Allow to marinate a few hours and serve with flavorful Pecornior or shaved Parmesan, light and delicious.

baby-shell-pasta-salad-with-calamata-olives-roasted-fennel-and-grilled-sweet-onion

Baby Shell Pasta Salad with Olives and Fennel

Fill every body up with this unbelievable pasta salad.  Use whatever pasta you have on hand, leave some plane for the picky eaters and throw everything else in for everyone else.

poached salmon

Easy Poached Salmon

Pasta salad and asparagus might be all you need for some, but if you want to make a full meal for company or bigger eaters, serve with this easy poached salmon.  The perfect accompaniment for a healthy spring menu.

Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb Crisp

For dessert enjoy the hot fruit of the season - Rhubarb!!  When you make it as a crisp you can even same some for breakfast.

The Vegetarian/Vegan Menu

shiitake mushroom soup

Asian Shiitake Mushroom Soup Recipe

Spring time is for light warm soups as we start to warm up outside, but find cool evenings still give a chill. This mushroom soup fits the bill.

miso glazed tofu with soba noodles

Miso Glazed Tofu

Make your favorite tofu recipe, this one is mine.  Pan seared with a miso sauce, serve hot over warm soba and cover in sesame seeds.

sugar snap peas

Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas

Don't forget the green, use green beans, sno peas or even asparagus if you prefer, keep it simple and steam them or sauté like this recipe.

choc raspberry wontons

Chocolate Raspberry Wontons

End the meal with these bite size sweet wontons.

What are you looking forward to enjoying this Spring?