31 (Really Good) Recipes To Make In March, Now That It's Basically Spring (2024)

    IDK about you, but I'm suddenly craving lemon bars...

    by Melissa JamesonBuzzFeed Staff

    Happy March! Spring is right around the corner, and if you (like me) are craving seasonal eats — like fresh spring salads, easy one-pot pastas, or citrus-forward desserts — you're in the right place. Here's what's in season for the month ahead:

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    1. Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites

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    These protein-packed egg bites are super customizable — and cleanup is a breeze, since they bake up in a lined muffin tin or silicone tray.

    Recipe: Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites

    2. Citrus Ricotta Toast

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    Take your favorite in-season citrus — like grapefruit or orange — layer it over whipped ricotta, and top with honey.

    Recipe here:Citrus Ricotta Toast

    3. Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

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    The simple seasoning really elevates these and makes them the perfect base for a runny egg or two.

    Recipe:Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

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    Whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt lend these a bit more bite. You can also swap the poppy seeds for chia seeds — or leave them out entirely.

    Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

    5. Breakfast Plate With Tomatoes, Avocado, and Egg

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    For a lighter first meal to fuel your day, this heart-healthy plate leans on texture, flavor, and color — between juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, and spicy cashews.

    Recipe:Breakfast Plate With Tomatoes, Avocado and Egg

    6. Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

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    Win-win: the best way to use up overripe bananas and sneak in some extra protein thanks to the Greek yogurt.

    Recipe: Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

    8. Salmon With Leeks, Crispy Potatoes, and Asparagus

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    Seasonal spring eats are in full force here — between the roasted asparagus, crispy potatoes, and the rich, buttery leek sauce to top it all off.

    Recipe:Salmon With Leeks, Crispy Potatoes, and Asparagus

    9. 10-Minute Chili Garlic Bok Choy

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    This vegetable side comes together quickly on the stovetop and packs a ton of flavor thanks to chili oil and — count 'em! — 10 cloves of garlic.

    Recipe: 10-Minute Chili Garlic Bok Choy

    10. Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

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    Let's make the Instant Pot do all the hard work on St. Patrick's Day, shall we?

    Recipe:Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

    11. One-Pot Lemon Chicken and Orzo

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    Lemony orzo + golden-brown chicken + fresh veg. What's not to like? (Plus, one-pot cleanup!)

    Recipe:One-Pot Lemon Chicken and Orzo

    12. Spring Fruit Salad

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    Depending on where you live, good strawberries may still be hit or miss at the grocery store. That's why the light lemon and honey dressing comes in handy here — it elevates all the flavors, even the ones that might not be at their peak yet.

    Recipe: Spring Fruit Salad

    13. Baked Cod With Lemon, Garlic, and Parsley

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    Baking the fish in the oven means super-easy cleanup. If you're not a parsley fan, top with olives or capersinstead.

    Recipe:Easy Baked Cod With Lemon, Garlic, and Parsley

    14. Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

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    Being Filipina, I'm always looking for ways to incorporate the classics into my cooking roster. This shortcut Instant Pot adobo — that basically makes itself — is a great way to satisfy those cravings on busy weeknights.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

    15. Potato and Green Bean Skillet

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    This simple side packs extra flavor and texture thanks to bits of crispy bacon and a smart secret ingredient: everything-bagel seasoning. To bring the cost down to just $1.72 per serving, it also uses frozen green beans instead of fresh.

    Recipe:Potato and Green Bean Skillet

    There's never a wrong season for carnitas. Come spring, pair these with a grapefruit margarita or two.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Carnitas

    17. Tahini Carrot Soup With Crispy Chickpeas

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    This cozy and comforting soup is ideal for any colder-than-usual March nights that make you recount the days until spring.

    Recipe:Tahini Carrot Soup With Crispy Chickpeas

    18. Make-Ahead Kale Salad With Lentils, Olives, and Feta

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    I love kale salads. They're my go-to for make-ahead lunches that last all week, because kale is hearty enough to withstand a few days in the fridge. (And the flavors meld together as it sits!) This version does require some prep — cooking lentils, making spiced oil — but the result is exceptional.

    Recipe:Make-Ahead Kale Salad With Lentils, Olives, and Feta

    19. Trader Joe's Brown Rice Bowl With Broccoli and Soy Chorizo

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    And while we're on the topic of make-ahead lunches, meet (yet another!) Trader Joe's favorite. This vegan-friendly version comes together with a handful of TJ's staples — like spicy soy chorizo and butternut squash crinkles.

    Recipe:Trader Joe's Rice Bowl With Broccoli and Soy Chorizo

    20. Aloo Gobi Matar

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    Potatoes, cauliflower, and green peas are paired with a flavorful curry paste here — then get spooned over rice or eaten with naan.

    Recipe: Aloo Gobi Matar

    21. Smoked Salmon Rice Bowl With Scallions and Furikake

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    Confession: I've been on a tinned-fish kick lately.One of my favorite varieties is smoked salmon — andFishwifemakes an incredible version with Sichuan chili crisp. I've been using it in easy rice bowls like this — paired with juicy tomatoes, scallions, furikake, and all the extra chili crisp oil drizzled on top.

    Recipe:Smoked Salmon Rice Bowl With Scallions and Furikake

    22. Butter Lettuce Salad

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    The lemon vinaigrette — with balsamic, garlic, and tangy Dijon — brings everything together perfectly.

    Recipe: Butter Lettuce Salad

    23. Orecchiette With Sausage and Spinach

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    Feel free to swap the sausage for mushrooms or the spinach for any spring vegetable you have on hand.

    Recipe:Orecchiette With Sausage and Spinach

    24. Japchae

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    These Korean stir-fry noodles can be loaded up with just about any vegetables you prefer — although the carrot, spinach, and mushroom combo here is a favorite. Leftovers reheat well too.

    Recipe: Japchae

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    If you've never seared or roasted gnocchi before, start with this recipe. The outside gets golden brown and crispy, while the inside stays chewy. Add Brussels sprouts, brown butter, and plenty of Parm — and you're good to go.

    Recipe: Crispy Gnocchi With Brussels Sprouts and Brown Butter (Note: If you encounter a paywall, here's a similar version.)

    26. Shrimp Burger With Creamy Aioli

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    Summer may not be within reach yet — but shrimp burgers are a solid spring bridge. Frozen patties are a great way to save money here too. (I'm partial to the ones from Del Pacifico.)

    Recipe:Shrimp Burger With Creamy Aioli

    27. 20-Minute Beef With Broccoli

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    Slicing the beef into small pieces up front means everything cooks quickly — so this is an excellent go-to for busy weeknights.

    Recipe:20-Minute Beef With Broccoli

    28. Pasta With Cauliflower and White Beans

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    Spring pasta at its finest. I was introduced to this high-protein, high-fiber flavor combo by Daily Harvest, which makes a really convenient heat-and-eat version. Since then, I've made my own versions too, and this one (which also happens to be vegan) is one of my favorites.

    Recipe:Pasta With Cauliflower and White Beans

    When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars (in bulk).

    Recipe: Easy Lemon Bars

    30. Glazed Blood Orange Cake

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    This one's a bit of a project best saved for a weekend — but the end result is worth it.

    Recipe:Glazed Blood Orange Cake

    31. Air Fryer Pizookie

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    Fellow air fryer fans, this is for you. 😋

    Recipe: Air Fryer Pizookie

    What are you making this month? Tell me in the comments!

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