When temps go up, we can’t help but feel some sort of need to revitalize our eating habits. It’s time to drop the prep-heavy dishes and hours-simmering meats for something a bit lighter and easier to prepare. With the key words being “easy” and “light,” we took to Pinterest to find dishes we knew would totally hit the spot. They range from raw, colorful salads to avocado-focused sandwiches (because yum) to soups that actually make sense for this in-between weather. We could never forget the sweets, so we’re putting the focus on summery flavors like watermelon, coconut and strawberry. Click through for 10 recipes guaranteed to inspire this spring.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.