While we’d always recommend making a beeline to the farmers market for some gorgeous, in-season produce, we won’t judge if you’d rather lean on whatever’s in your pantry. Either way, you can enjoy all that spring has to offer this month, whether you’re craving refreshing salads, simple pastas or hearty skillet meals. Here, 31 easy dinner recipes to make in May that are timely, flexible and foolproof.
31 Flexible May Dinner Ideas to Make with What You Have
The crust is made with whole-wheat flour, but since it's mixed by hand and pressed into the pan, you could really use any type of flour. (The tart is a great opportunity to transform any wilted herbs hiding in your fridge, BTW.)
We're not sure what we love most about sheet pan dinners, the ease of switching up the ingredients however you'd like or being left with minimal cleanup.
Shawarma is more about the spices than the veggies, and the good news is you probably have most of them in your pantry already. The mix of cumin, cinnamon, paprika and cayenne is nothing short of magical.
Sophisticated enough to serve at a dinner party, simple enough to whip up on a weeknight. (We're talking a meal for six in 20 minutes, people.)
Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.