31 Low-Maintenance Dinners to Make for Each Night in May
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.
May 1: Pasta Alla Norma with Eggplant
Best of all, you can make four servings for less than $10.
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.
May 3: Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
One skillet, no major mess.
May 4: Sheet-Pan Chicken and Cauliflower Shawarma
Oh, have we introduced you to our favorite veggie on earth?
May 5: Broccoli Cheese Tortellini with Fried Lemon
Just imagine eating this plate outside at sunset. Ahh…
May 6: Red Shakshuka
It’s not just for breakfast anymore.
May 7: Ramp Green Pesto and Pizza
These seasonal wild onions are all the rage this month.
May 8: Spicy Beef Fajitas with Cilantro-Lime Marinade
If you’re eating light, skip the tortillas and use lettuce wraps instead.
May 9: Curry Noodles with Broccoli Rabe and Purple Cabbage
Our new favorite mash-up.
May 10: Broccoli Rabe and Black Bean Quesadillas
Psst, use the leftover broccoli rabe from last night to make these babies.
May 12: Sheet Pan Asian Chicken Stir-Fry
Hate doing dishes? This recipe’s a dream come true.
May 13: Falafel Salad Bowl
We like our dinner in Technicolor.
May 14: Sesame-Ginger Salmon in Parchment
Make a whole feast—no pots or pans required.
May 15: California Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese Salad
…And throw in whatever seasonal veggies you find at the farmers’ market.
May 18: Shrimp Scampi with Tagliatelle
It’s a classic for good reason.
May 19: Green Goddess Salmon Burgers
Warning: This dressing is totally addictive.
May 20: Spring Detroit-Style Pizza
A deep-dish square crust? Sign us up.
May 21: Roasted Red Pepper Mezze Platter
It’s a straight-up springtime feast.
May 22: Broiled Arctic Char with Citrus Sauce
So light and refreshing.
May 23: Roasted Ancho Chile Cauliflower Sandwich
Sprinkle on some radishes for extra crunch.
May 24: One-Pot Greek Chicken with Lemon Rice
Save the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
May 25: Spring Pea Soup with Leeks and Lentils
It’s basically springtime in a bowl.
May 26: Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
Set it, forget it and then make sandwiches.
May 27: Paneer Tikka Masala
About a billion times better than takeout.
May 28: One-Pot Beans, Chicken and Rice
So low-maintenance, it basically makes itself.
May 30: Springtime Chicken Noodle Pho
When in doubt, put an egg on it.
May 31: Spicy Sesame Zoodles with Crispy Tofu
Because it’s almost bathing suit season. Almost.