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Here's What You Should Cook In May

Spring cooking is the best cooking.

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1. Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Taylor Miller / buzzfeed.com

Find me a more perfect spring breakfast, I dare you.

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2. Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp

pinchofyum.com

Two words: Garlic. Butter. What else do you really need to know?

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3. Olive Tapenade

Alexandra Stafford / alexandracooks.com

I'm from the south of France where olive tapenade is a true summer staple. Do yourself a favor: Make this recipe, buy some great bread and a nice bottle of rosé, and pretend you're enjoying a warm evening in Provence. You can thank me later.

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4. Asparagus and Potato Picnic Bread

greenkitchenstories.com

You don't need to go to a picnic to enjoy these. They're perfect for meal planning or to feed a crowd.

Get the recipe here.

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5. Crispy Tofu Pad Thai

Deb Perelman / smittenkitchen.com

The key to this recipe? Prepping all your ingredients in advance so that when it's time to cook, everything comes together in a flash.

Get the recipe here.

6. Strawberry Yogurt Shortcake

brooklynsupper.com

Sometimes you don't need fancy icing or several layers to make a gorgeous cake.

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7. Roasted Artichokes

gimmesomeoven.com

Artichokes can be intimidating (how do you deal with all those leaves?), but this recipe has a great step-by-step tutorial that should turn even the most beginner cook into an artichoke expert.

Get the recipe here.

8. Moroccan Rice With Harissa, Dates, and Orange

Alexandra Stafford / alexandracooks.com

If there is one thing true in this world, it's that harissa makes everything better.

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9. Asparagus and Egg Salad With Walnuts and Mint

Deb Perelman / smittenkitchen.com

You may think what makes this dish so perfect is the asparagus or the eggs (and TBH, both are wonderful), but what takes this to a whole other level is actually the mint and lemon zest. So, don't forget them!

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10. Chicken Piccata With Angel Hair Pasta and Asparagus

brooklynsupper.com

An easy way to transform chicken breasts into thin, delicious cutlets? Tenderize the meat with a rolling pin and coat it with flour before you pop it in the pan.

Get the recipe here.

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11. Rhubarb, Ginger, and Strawberry Soup

greenkitchenstories.com

You thought you had tried everything involving rhubarb and strawberry? Think again.

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12. Vietnamese-Style Chicken and Noodle Salad

Joe Lingeman / thekitchn.com

The best part of this recipe is a fresh lemongrass and ginger marinade that also doubles as a salad dressing.

Get the recipe here.

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13. Black Bean Plantain Vegan Bowl

minimalistbaker.com

I don't know about you, but any dish that prominently features fried plantains has my vote.

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14. Potato Gnocchi With Crispy Prosciutto and Sage

Alexandra Stafford / alexandracooks.com

Look at those deliciously browned gnocchi and tell me you don't need them in your life right now.

Get the recipe here.

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15. Grilled Red Mullet With Charred Onions and Pine Nuts

Michael Graydon / bonappetit.com

Let this be your monthly reminder that fish exists, that it's not that hard to make, and that once you get adventurous with it, you'll often get amazing results.

Get the recipe here.

16. Puerto Rican Chicken

ambitiouskitchen.com

Super flavorful and satisfying, this recipe is a great weeknight option.

Get the recipe here.

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17. Fresh Mint Olive Oil Cake With Labneh and Honey

Molly Yeh / mynameisyeh.com

This cake is calling my name and it's honestly so hard to resist.

Get the recipe here.

18. Parmesan Risotto With Roasted Shrimp

Joe Lingeman / thekitchn.com

Shrimp risotto is basically synonymous with summer in my book. And if making risotto still intimidates you, check out these tips to never fail at it again.

Get the recipe here.

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19. Chicken Enchilada–Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Taylor Miller / buzzfeed.com

A delicious dish served in a "zucchini boat"? Did someone read my dream journal and create my perfect meal?

Get the recipe here.

20. Spring Salad

twopeasandtheirpod.com

If, like me, you never really how to put together an original, seasonal, and well-balanced salad, you can let this be your guide.

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21. Easy Teriyaki Chicken

cookingclassy.com

File this one under "how to save money and stop ordering takeout."

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22. Ramp Fritters

Alex Lau / bonappetit.com

Is it the healthiest way to eat ramp? Probably not. But is it the tastiest way? Definitely.

Get the recipe here.

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23. Veggie Frittata

eatyourselfskinny.com

A classic, but there is nothing wrong about that.

Get the recipe here.

24. Tagliarini With Asparagus and Herbs

Julia Gartland / food52.com

You may not be able to afford a trip to London to go to the River Café, but you can always make this delicious recipe from their cookbook as consolation.

Get the recipe here.

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25. Herb and Lemon Polenta “Fries”

Julia Gartland / food52.com

Only five ingredients needed to make these babies. Serve them with some tomato sauce and you'll be in food heaven.

Get the recipe here.

26. Chicken Tinga Tacos

pinchofyum.com

The perfect recipe for your next taco Tuesday.

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27. Fennel Honey Cake

James Ransom / food52.com

If you feel like you've tried every cake known to man already, this one could be a nice change of pace.

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28. Strawberry Poppyseed Salad With Grilled Chicken

Taylor Miller / buzzfeed.com

I have to admit, I wasn't always convinced by the whole strawberries in salad thing, but I was wrong. It's delicious.

Get the recipe here.

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29. Skillet Chicken With Creamy Spring Vegetables

damndelicious.net

One-pan wonder.

Get the recipe here.

30. Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup

damndelicious.net

Do not come and tell me it's getting too hot for soup. It's never too hot for soup.

Get the recipe here.

31. Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Roll

tasty.co

Yes, please!

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