This article originally appeared at The Daily Meal
By Allison Beck, Editor at The Daily Meal

When you begin to spot tender green lettuces, pencil-straight asparagus, and baby herbs of all kinds again in the market, you know spring has sprung. To celebrate the return of these and a variety of other fruits and vegetables, we’ve put together a delicious and easy menu to try at home.

Making plans with friends for dinner out this Saturday? Change those plans and instead invite them over for a casual, home-cooked meal (send your kids to one of their houses for the night with a baby-sitter). Have family in town? Sit down for a proper Sunday dinner together (earlier, if necessary) before weekend guests or children living away from home have to be on their way, bellies full.