In case you didn鈥檛 notice, winter is long AF. At this point of the year, we are more than ready to leap into spring. We鈥檙e sure that we鈥檝e all been collectively dreaming about which grilled skewers or juicy burgers to throw on the barbecue for dinner, and which refreshing summer cocktails to whip up the moment those dreary winter clouds break. Though we鈥檝e still got a bit of a way to go before we see any buds sprouting, nothing is stopping us from flirting with spring-inspired dinners. These 17 asparagus-filled recipes will surely do the trick.

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1. Creamy Risotto With Roasted Spring Vegetables: There is no better way to transition from winter to spring than with a dinner that offers up a balance of cozy and bright. The best part 鈥 you can get creative by adding your personal fave spring veggies. (via With Food and Love)

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2. Quinoa Salad With Asparagus and Almond Dukkah: This dazzling green dinner is the perfect way to welcome spring in all of its freshness. Dig into something nutritious, substantial, and absolutely mouth-watering. (via Curated Life)

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3. Easy Chicken Spaghetti: The entire family will fall madly in love with this easy peasy pasta dish. Tossed with crisp asparagus and tender chicken strips, this spaghetti is comforting enough for Sunday dinner, yet quick enough for weeknights. (via Dinner at the Zoo)

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4. Green Goddess Pizza: Where there is celebration, there is pizza. We think the coming of spring is a fab reason to celebrate, and there鈥檚 no better way than by mowing down this seasonal pie. (via The Endless Meal)

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5. Spring Chicken Pot Pies: Pot pies aren鈥檛 just for cold weather root veggies, folks. These golden flaky crusts are protecting a rich and dreamy center *full* of crisp spring veggies. (via Coley Cooks)

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6. Early Summer Green Minestrone: Soup can be a wonderfully light dinner option throughout the warmer months and, with seasonal flavors, it鈥檚 pure bliss. (via Occasionally Eggs)

7. Balsamic Cherry and Shaved Asparagus Panini: Sometimes you just need a gooey and cheesy grilled sandwich for dinner. And sometimes that sandwich needs to have a bit of extra personality. (via Spache the Spatula)

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8. Spring Asparagus and Pea Ravioli With Lemon Beurre Blanc: I鈥檓 sure we can all agree that ravioli is the best thing ever. Though we鈥檙e accustomed to having a smooth and silky center, these bad boys bring an exciting crunch to the mix. (via The Charming Detroiter)

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9. Shaved Asparagus and Pea Frittata With Mint and Parma Ham: Breakfast for dinner is always a nice treat. Especially when it comes in the form of a frittata jam-packed with veggies and garnished with salty, dry-cured ham. (via Drizzle and Dip)

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10. Zucchini, Asparagus and Corn Summer Pasta With a Creamy Hempseed Sauce: This dish boasts everything that is simple yet elegant. This is how you treat yourself to a tasty and nourishing weeknight dinner that is completely hassle-free. (via Faring Well)

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11. Mediterranean-Style Orzo Salad With Spring Vegetables: This glorious salad is filled with healthful veggies and is super flexible; you could dish it as a wholesome side or devour it as a hearty main 鈥 choices! (via Foolproof Living)

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12. Veggies 鈥榥 Gruyere Grits: A plateful of cheesy grits is a Southern staple at the breakfast table. But it would be a shame to hold back from having them for dinner, especially when you can top them with savory veggies. (via Peas and Crayons)

13. Green Asparagus and Tarragon Soup: This stunning olive-hued soup is almost too pretty to eat. (Almost.) It鈥檚 also customizable, so if you鈥檙e not too keen on tarragon and the essence of anise, you can leave it out and still end up with a scrumptious bowl of goodness. (via Ren茅e Kemps)

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14. Garlic Beef and Asparagus Stir-Fry: If you didn鈥檛 have dinner plans for this coming #StirFriday, you do now. Tender flank steak is marinated in a garlicky hoisin sauce and served atop a bed of fluffy rice with crunchy asparagus and cashews. (via Appetite for China)

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15. Creamy Garlic Basil Chicken With Asparagus: Don鈥檛 let the title fool you. This 鈥渃reamy鈥 dish is sans cream, but it still packs a punch with a super smooth sauce and garlicky flavors. (via Diethood)

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16. Miso Orange Sesame Noodle Salad With Thai Basil, Asparagus and Tofu: If you鈥檙e hankering for something that is quick, cool, and uber satisfying for dinner, this cold noodle salad is the answer. It also keeps well in the fridge, so you can pack a delicious lunch for the next day. (via Yummy Beet)

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17. Lentil Asparagus Salad Nicoise: This refreshing and wholesome salad eats like a hearty meal without weighing you down. You get a dose of healthy fats and protein, and an abundance of fresh and crunchy veggies. (via Ascension Kitchen)

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