Bring it, May. Bring on the peonies and rosé and picnics and sunglasses and espadrilles. You’ll be so busy having fun outside, you definitely won’t have time to think up a meal plan. So we’ve done the work for you. Here are 31 seasonal dinners to try.

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May 1: Pasta Alla Norma with Eggplant

Best of all, you can make four servings for less than $10.

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May 2: Roasted Salmon with Spring Pesto

No joke: If you make the pesto in advance, you can whip this beauty up in half an hour. 

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May 3: Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

One skillet, no major mess.

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May 4: Sheet-Pan Chicken and Cauliflower Shawarma

Oh, have we introduced you to our favorite veggie on earth?

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May 5: Broccoli Cheese Tortellini with Fried Lemon

Just imagine eating this plate outside at sunset. Ahh

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May 6: Red Shakshuka

It’s not just for breakfast anymore. 

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May 7: Ramp Green Pesto and Pizza

These seasonal wild onions are all the rage this month. 

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May 8: Spicy Beef Fajitas with Cilantro-Lime Marinade

If you’re eating light, skip the tortillas and use lettuce wraps instead. 

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May 9: Curry Noodles with Broccoli Rabe and Purple Cabbage

Our new favorite mash-up.

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May 10: Broccoli Rabe and Black Bean Quesadillas

Psst, use the leftover broccoli rabe from last night to make these babies.

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May 11: Blueberry BBQ Chicken Sliders

Shake up an old favorite. 

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May 12: Sheet Pan Asian Chicken Stir-Fry

Hate doing dishes? This recipe’s a dream come true.

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May 13: Falafel Salad Bowl

We like our dinner in Technicolor.

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May 14: Sesame-Ginger Salmon in Parchment

Make a whole feast—no pots or pans required. 

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May 15: California Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese Salad

…And throw in whatever seasonal veggies you find at the farmers’ market.

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May 16: Zoodles with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella

If you haven’t invested in a spiralizer, the time is now.

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May 17: Croque-Monsieur with Poached Eggs

Oh là là

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May 18: Shrimp Scampi with Tagliatelle

It’s a classic for good reason.

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May 19: Green Goddess Salmon Burgers

Warning: This dressing is totally addictive. 

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May 20: Spring Detroit-Style Pizza

A deep-dish square crust? Sign us up. 

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May 21: Roasted Red Pepper Mezze Platter

It’s a straight-up springtime feast.

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May 22: Broiled Arctic Char with Citrus Sauce

So light and refreshing. 

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May 23: Roasted Ancho Chile Cauliflower Sandwich

Sprinkle on some radishes for extra crunch.

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May 24: One-Pot Greek Chicken with Lemon Rice

Save the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

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May 25: Spring Pea Soup with Leeks and Lentils

It’s basically springtime in a bowl.

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May 26: Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Set it, forget it and then make sandwiches.

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May 27: Paneer Tikka Masala

About a billion times better than takeout.

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May 28: One-Pot Beans, Chicken and Rice

So low-maintenance, it basically makes itself.

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May 29: Thai Basil Beef with Rice

Chopsticks optional. 

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May 30: Springtime Chicken Noodle Pho

When in doubt, put an egg on it. 

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May 31: Spicy Sesame Zoodles with Crispy Tofu

Because it’s almost bathing suit season. Almost.

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