The weather is finally starting to warm up, and spring is in the air! With higher temperatures and (sporadic) sunshine, hearty stews and soups can finally be replaced with lighter, fresher, flavoursome meals.

What hasn’t gone with the winter though is our hatred of washing up and fighting a losing battle to keep those kitchen worktops spotless; with longer warmer days, and an evening glass of wine in the garden calling, easy and quick one dish recipes are in order.

We’ve put together a list of our current five favourite spring dishes – quick, simple yet tasty, and all only using one dish for maximum ease, these are perfect for a quick dinner fix packed with goodness and flavour.

Quick Honey, Ginger, Pineapple & Summer Veggie Chicken Stir Fry with Caramelised Cashews

Cashew Chicken

 This healthy and delicious stir fry from Half Baked Harvest is ready in less than 30 minutes. Versatile and packing a huge flavour punch, it strikes the perfect balance between light and filling.

Full of healthy, vitamin and fibre rich vegetables like broccoli, carrots, zucchini, peppers and bok choy, the delicious flavour comes from the zingy and sweet honey & ginger sauce made with soy sauce, chili, honey, ginger, garlic, toasted sesame seeds and a touch of peanut butter for extra creaminess. The caramelized cashews give it further texture and crunch, while the fresh pineapple adds a refreshing pop of sweetness (both can be replaced with peanuts and mango, depending on what you’ve got in your kitchen cabinets!).

Serve with rice, and top with spring onions.

Perfection – half an hour and one pan later.

Find the recipe here.

Prawn, Mango & Coconut Curry

Prawn

Who says curries are only for cold winter nights? This delicious dish from Top With Cinnamon is full of tasty flavours and healthy ingredients like coconut milk, mango and lime, that all work together to keep the dish light. Additionally, the use of prawns instead of meat like chicken or beef, means the dish doesn’t feel heavy, and you get your omega 3 intake!

With the perks of being very easy and quick to make, you’ll still feel like a pro chef after making your own healthy curry paste; free from any nasty hidden preservatives or additives, its simply made with ginger, garlic, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, chili and a mix of spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric and garam masala.

After making the paste, simply add to the coconut milk and seasonal veg like broccoli and red onion, along with the mango and prawns.

Simmer, and then serve scattered with crushed cashews and rice.

Find the recipe here.

One Pan Lemon Roasted Salmon, Potatoes & Parmesan Asparagus

Salmon

Lemon, salmon, potatoes, asparagus, parmesan and fresh herbs…Does it get any simpler than that? It does when you cook it all in one pan!

This second recipe from Half Baked Harvest is ridiculously simple and quick to make, providing the perfect mix of carbs, proteins, fats and fibre. Light and fresh enough for spring, but with enough delicious carbs (crispy roast potato covered in parmesan and butter is always a good idea!) to keep you full.

Start the dish off by baking the potatoes first so they become crispy on the outside, while staying soft on the inside. While the potatoes are roasting, coat the salmon in chili, honey, garlic, lemon zest and a mix of parsley, thyme, oregano and basil. Add the salmon to the potato pan along with the seasonal asparagus, sprinkle with parmesan and scatter lemon slices. Roast and enjoy – all in under 45 minutes.

Tieghan also provides a very easy recipe for a tasty basil chimichurri that perfectly compliments the dish, so if you have a free five minutes while everything is roasting, then definitely whip it up.

Find the recipe here.

 

And for those with a sweet tooth…

 

Sweet Potato Chocolate Ice Cream

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Made moist and sweet from pureed sweet potato, dates and stevia, this decadently creamy ice cream is vegan and totally free from added sugar. Smooth and creamy from the blended soaked cashew nuts, and brilliantly balanced by bitter cacao powder that offsets the sweetness, this dessert is perfect. It feels like a decadently delicious dessert, but without the guilt; perfect for the more heath conscious who can’t go without a sweet treat.

Unfortunately, this ice cream will only set correctly in a proper ice cream maker. However, if you don’t have one, simply spoon the mixture into ramekins and chill in the fridge for a few hours for the perfect chocolate pudding.

Top With Cinnamon decorates her scoops with a mixture of melted coconut oil, cacao powder and chopped pistachios for a pop of green on the rich brown chocolate ice cream – so if you’re looking to impress any dinner guests, try this out.

Find the recipe here.

Roasted Frangipane Peaches

Peaches

Hemsley and Hemsley bring us this deliciously healthy and easy one dish dessert

This rustic peach frangipane dessert couldn’t be simpler. Make the almond frangipane by mixing butter (you can use coconut oil if you prefer), maple syrup, eggs, ground almond and almond extract. Halve a few peaches, remove the pits, and spoon the mixture onto the peaches. Sprinkle with flaked almonds and bake for twenty minutes. Serve with sprinklings of lemon zest and dollops of whipped cream or a drizzle of warm honey.

Juicy, fruity, light and fresh, this makes an ideal spring dessert.

Find the recipe here.

The weather is finally starting to warm up, and spring is in the air! With higher temperatures and (sporadic) sunshine, hearty stews and soups can finally be replaced with lighter, fresher, flavoursome meals.

What hasn’t gone with the winter though is our hatred of washing up and fighting a losing battle to keep those kitchen worktops spotless; with longer warmer days, and an evening glass of wine in the garden calling, easy and quick one dish recipes are in order.

We’ve put together a list of our current five favourite spring dishes – quick, simple yet tasty, and all only using one dish for maximum ease, these are perfect for a quick dinner fix packed with goodness and flavour.

Quick Honey, Ginger, Pineapple & Summer Veggie Chicken Stir Fry with Caramelised Cashews

Cashew Chicken

 This healthy and delicious stir fry from Half Baked Harvest is ready in less than 30 minutes. Versatile and packing a huge flavour punch, it strikes the perfect balance between light and filling.

Full of healthy, vitamin and fibre rich vegetables like broccoli, carrots, zucchini, peppers and bok choy, the delicious flavour comes from the zingy and sweet honey & ginger sauce made with soy sauce, chili, honey, ginger, garlic, toasted sesame seeds and a touch of peanut butter for extra creaminess. The caramelized cashews give it further texture and crunch, while the fresh pineapple adds a refreshing pop of sweetness (both can be replaced with peanuts and mango, depending on what you’ve got in your kitchen cabinets!).

Serve with rice, and top with spring onions.

Perfection – half an hour and one pan later.

Find the recipe here.

Prawn, Mango & Coconut Curry

Prawn

Who says curries are only for cold winter nights? This delicious dish from Top With Cinnamon is full of tasty flavours and healthy ingredients like coconut milk, mango and lime, that all work together to keep the dish light. Additionally, the use of prawns instead of meat like chicken or beef, means the dish doesn’t feel heavy, and you get your omega 3 intake!

With the perks of being very easy and quick to make, you’ll still feel like a pro chef after making your own healthy curry paste; free from any nasty hidden preservatives or additives, its simply made with ginger, garlic, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, chili and a mix of spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric and garam masala.

After making the paste, simply add to the coconut milk and seasonal veg like broccoli and red onion, along with the mango and prawns.

Simmer, and then serve scattered with crushed cashews and rice.

Find the recipe here.

One Pan Lemon Roasted Salmon, Potatoes & Parmesan Asparagus

Salmon

Lemon, salmon, potatoes, asparagus, parmesan and fresh herbs…Does it get any simpler than that? It does when you cook it all in one pan!

This second recipe from Half Baked Harvest is ridiculously simple and quick to make, providing the perfect mix of carbs, proteins, fats and fibre. Light and fresh enough for spring, but with enough delicious carbs (crispy roast potato covered in parmesan and butter is always a good idea!) to keep you full.

Start the dish off by baking the potatoes first so they become crispy on the outside, while staying soft on the inside. While the potatoes are roasting, coat the salmon in chili, honey, garlic, lemon zest and a mix of parsley, thyme, oregano and basil. Add the salmon to the potato pan along with the seasonal asparagus, sprinkle with parmesan and scatter lemon slices. Roast and enjoy – all in under 45 minutes.

Tieghan also provides a very easy recipe for a tasty basil chimichurri that perfectly compliments the dish, so if you have a free five minutes while everything is roasting, then definitely whip it up.

Find the recipe here.

 

And for those with a sweet tooth…

 

Sweet Potato Chocolate Ice Cream

IC

Made moist and sweet from pureed sweet potato, dates and stevia, this decadently creamy ice cream is vegan and totally free from added sugar. Smooth and creamy from the blended soaked cashew nuts, and brilliantly balanced by bitter cacao powder that offsets the sweetness, this dessert is perfect. It feels like a decadently delicious dessert, but without the guilt; perfect for the more heath conscious who can’t go without a sweet treat.

Unfortunately, this ice cream will only set correctly in a proper ice cream maker. However, if you don’t have one, simply spoon the mixture into ramekins and chill in the fridge for a few hours for the perfect chocolate pudding.

Top With Cinnamon decorates her scoops with a mixture of melted coconut oil, cacao powder and chopped pistachios for a pop of green on the rich brown chocolate ice cream – so if you’re looking to impress any dinner guests, try this out.

Find the recipe here.

Roasted Frangipane Peaches

Peaches

Hemsley and Hemsley bring us this deliciously healthy and easy one dish dessert

This rustic peach frangipane dessert couldn’t be simpler. Make the almond frangipane by mixing butter (you can use coconut oil if you prefer), maple syrup, eggs, ground almond and almond extract. Halve a few peaches, remove the pits, and spoon the mixture onto the peaches. Sprinkle with flaked almonds and bake for twenty minutes. Serve with sprinklings of lemon zest and dollops of whipped cream or a drizzle of warm honey.

Juicy, fruity, light and fresh, this makes an ideal spring dessert.

Find the recipe here.