If you're hosting a Spring soiree, here are the best Spring dinner party recipes to make this year.
My list of Spring recipes for dinner parties has all the seasonal Spring flavors you need. Seasonal produce is always a staple on my elegant dinner party menus, and I love the fresh Spring flavors that are currently coming into play. Let's get cooking!
Whether you're a practiced dinner party host or it's your first time feeding a crowd, I've got you covered. Here you will find reliable recipes for Spring appetizers, main courses, and desserts; it's all you need to create a Spring feast for your guests.
- BEST SPRING DINNER PARTY RECIPES
- 1. ASPARAGUS MOUSSE AMUSE BOUCHE
- 2. SALMON EN CROUTE WITH DILL CREAM SAUCE
- 3. RHUBARB PISTACHIO PAVLOVA
- 4. LAMB RUMP ROAST WITH ROSEMARY BUTTER
- 5. ASPARAGUS AND PROSCIUTTO QUICHE
- 6. HONEY-GLAZED RAINBOW CARROTS EN PAPILLOTE
- 7. ELDERFLOWER JELLY WITH PROSECCO AND RASPBERRY
- 8. ASPARAGUS CHEESE TART WITH PUFF PASTRY
- 9. SMOKED MACKEREL CROQUETTES WITH BEETROOT PUREE
- 10. TRUFFLE, BROCCOLI, AND ASPARAGUS PUREE
- 11. ETON MESS
- 12. BLISTERED CORN AND ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH SALMON
- 13. RHUBARB CAKE
- 14. SPRING BURRATA WITH GREEN GODDESS PESTO
- 15. ROASTED WILD SALMON WITH CITRUS, CHILES & HERBS
- 16. SPRING ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD WITH PISTACHIO VINAIGRETTE
- 17. LEMON HERB ROASTED CHICKEN
- 18. HONEY APRICOT TARTS
- 19. ROSEMARY AND APRICOT STUFFED LEG OF LAMB
- 20. ALMOND APRICOT TART
- 21. PAN-SEARED TROUT W/MUSHROOMS, NEW POTATOES & SPRING PEA SAUCE
- 22. SORBETTO DI LIMONE
- 23. BAKED SEA SCALLOPS
- 24. GIN AND TONIC CURED SALMON
- 25. ASPARAGUS AND PEA SALAD
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How could we not start with asparagus when discussing Spring dinner party ideas? A smooth and delicious asparagus mousse is topped with smoked salmon or trout and served in a dainty glass. The perfect Spring appetizer or amuse bouche.
Flaky salmon baked in a puff pastry crust with tangy cream cheese and spinach filling? Sign me up! A whole side of salmon will feed a dinner party for 6-8 guests, depending on size, and what's more, it will also create a beautiful edible centerpiece for your table.
I love a showstopper dessert. Forced rhubarb is a delightfully bright and vibrant Spring vegetable that tastes incredible in desserts. I love it stewed with sugar and orange juice and paired with crunchy pistachio meringue and whipped cream.
Roast lamb is one of my favorite Spring mains. Lamb rump is often overlooked, but it has amazing taste and is super juicy, too. Furthermore, it works for smaller crowds and is much quicker to cook than, say, a whole leg or shoulder. Serve with this rosemary butter for the most incredible Spring entree.
A simple quiche and salad don't need to boring! Double up on flavor with a creamy, savory custard inside a crispy pie crust filled with prosciutto and fresh asparagus. This Spring recipe could work as a starter or a main course and can also be served hot or cold.
Elevate your elegant Spring dinner party menu to an appropriately elegant level! Carrots en papillote are baked with star anise, honey, and orange juice until sweet, fragrant, and tender. They taste excellent with meat or fish, and using rainbow carrots brightens up the table.
Jello, but for grown-ups. Delicate raspberry and elderflower jelly made with prosecco for a slight tangy fizz are the ultimate in Spring dinner menu ideas. Serve in tall, elegant coupe glasses to feel fancy; your guests will love them.
This asparagus tart is so much easier than it looks. You can use store-bought puff pastry, and it will be ready in under 30 minutes; plus, you can serve it warm or cold! There's no fancy equipment required, and even beginner cooks will find it so simple.
Smokey, crispy, and oh so moreish. I love a croquette! This Spring recipe can be made small to be delicate canapes or make larger versions to serve as a starter. Beetroot puree is just sweet enough to compliment the smoked mackerel, and a fried crumb exterior is the perfect amount of crunch.
I love serving a puree; it adds both texture and form to a plate and is an excellent way to incorporate more flavors without overcrowding. Spring asparagus is blended with broccoli and a dash of truffle oil to make this a truly decadent accompaniment.
11. ETON MESS
Enjoy the first Spring strawberries in quintessential British style. Eton Mess is a classic Spring dessert made from meringue, strawberries, and cream, and I like to serve the components in bowls so that dinner party guests can make their own mess. It's fun and tasty, and what's more, it can be prepared ahead of time to save you from running in and out of the kitchen during dinner.
Salmon and asparagus are a wonderful Spring flavor combination to serve. When hosting guests for a lunch party, I love to lay out a spread of salads, mains, and sides for people to choose from and pile their plates high. This works as a lighter option that is still filling and tastes like a proper meal.
13. RHUBARB CAKE
For a special occasion dinner party, only cake will do. Serve this elegant rhubarb cake that is both pretty and delicious, and it can form part of the decor.
If you don't like burrata, you don't know what you're missing. It also makes for a great sharing dish as guests can scoop it up with crusty bread, but with minimal prep time!
Spice and citrus work in perfect harmony with a whole side of salmon that feeds a crowd. The orange, chilies, and dill cut through the meaty and rich wild salmon and make an elegant centerpiece dish.
Caramelized golden beets, purple-top turnips, carrots, and radishes are the main characters in this Spring vegetable salad, but the pistachio vinaigrette and tangy Greek yogurt work as perfect co-stars. I'd serve this as a starter or a side dish recipe for Spring dinner parties and watch it disappear fast.
A whole roast chicken is always a vibe, but here we jazz it up further with lemon and herbs to bring it into Spring. Serve Spring chicken with some simple Spring green vegetables and a bottle of chilled Pinot Grigio or other Northern Italian white wine.
I love to serve individual puff pastry tarts when they're still warm from the oven, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Honey and soft baked apricot pair beautifully with buttery puff pastry in this easy Spring dessert that only takes minutes to prepare.
Looking for Spring dinner recipes to feed a crowd? In my view, a stuffed leg of lamb will certainly do the trick. Moist and tender and filled with sweet apricot and fragrant rosemary, I guarantee guests won't be able to get enough.
If you're looking for Spring luncheon ideas, I got you. Serve this beautiful apricot tart as a tasty Spring dessert that you can make the day before and whip out after the main course. Perfect with a dollop of whipped cream or on its own.
I love serving seafood in Spring, and this is certainly one of the best light Spring entrées. Steelhead trout is flaky and rich paired with new potatoes and a pea sauce. Emulate restaurant-style vibes with my sauce plating techniques and wow your guests.
Fresh lemon flavors are perfect for Spring dinner party menu ideas. A sorbet flavored with lemon zest and juice looks so beautiful served inside a frozen lemon and is nice and refreshing on the palate after a main course.
I love it when Spring scallops come into season. They're so versatile and can be paired with so many Spring flavors. Serve this Spring appetizer recipe in their shells for a decadent look worthy of any special occasion.
Gin and tonic is a classic taste, but take it to the next level with gin and tonic-cured salmon! An excellent cold starter for a dinner party, this tastes and looks elegant but is actually a lot easier to make than you think.
If a beautiful and vibrant green platter of fresh peas and Spring greens doesn't say Spring to you, I don't know what will. This simple Spring side dish will certainly work with any of the mains in this list of Spring dinner party recipes. And it looks beautiful too.
SPRING DINNER PARTY RECIPES FAQ
Asparagus, lamb, rhubarb, peas, strawberries, lemons, and new potatoes are some of the seasonal produce to serve at Spring dinner parties.
Dinner parties of 8 guests are optimal for creating a buzz whilst continuing a single group conversation. Prepare recipes that can be made mainly in advance and finished off or garnished at the last minute to maximize time with guests. Here are some quotes from famous chefs to help plan the perfect soiree.
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Top 25 Best Spring Dinner Party Recipes
- Asparagus Mousse Amuse Bouche
- Easy Salmon En Croute With Dill Cream Sauce
- Rhubarb Pistachio Pavlova
- Juicy Lamb Rump Roast With Rosemary Butter
- Asparagus And Prosciutto Quiche
- Honey Glazed Rainbow Carrots En Papillote
- Elderflower Jelly with Prosecco and Raspberry
- Asparagus Cheese Tart With Puff Pastry
- Smoked Mackerel Croquettes With Beetroot Puree
- Truffle, Broccoli & Asparagus Puree
- Eton Mess
- Blistered Corn and Asparagus Salad with Salmon
- Rhubarb cake
- Spring Burrata with Green Goddess Pesto
- Roasted Wild Salmon with Citrus, Chiles & Herbs
- Spring Root Vegetable Salad with Pistachio Vinaigrette
- Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken
- Honey apricot tarts
- Rosemary and apricot-stuffed leg of lamb
- Almond apricot tart
- Pan-Seared Steelhead Trout w/ Mushrooms, New Potatoes & Truffled Spring Pea Sauce
- Sorbetto di Limone Dressed Up in a Frozen Lemon Shell
- Baked Sea Scallops
- Gin and tonic-cured salmon
- Asparagus and pea salad
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