The arrival of warmer weather means a lot of things in the kitchen. Namely, a return to eating lighter foods and grilling outdoors, of course. Here are some of our favorite side dishes for a springtime dinner party. Delish!

Oven-roasted Spring Vegetables

A perfect accompaniment to grilled chicken or steak, this roasted spring vegetable dish puts all your seasonal veggies into one easy recipe, with plenty to go around. Plain Chicken has all the yummy details.

Springtime Veggie Pasta Primavera

Whole and Heavenly Oven took roasted veggies one step further an added bowtie pasta and grated parmesan cheese to the mix. Yum!

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

The most refreshing salad around, this spinach salad mixed with strawberries & a homemade vinaigrette is the perfect side dish during the spring and summer months! For the Love of Cooking shows us how to make this salad in a snap!

Lemon Orzo with Asparagus

Orzo is one of our favorite pastas for the warmer months, and this recipe from Jo Cooks hits all the right notes thanks to the addition of lemon and crisp asparagus. Is it dinner anytime soon??