The 10 Most Popular Recipes of May 2021

published May 28, 2021
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caprese pasta salad in a red dish with a metal spoon in it
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Anna Stockwell

How is it that we’re already at the brink of Memorial Day weekend? This year has been anything but easy, although it does seem to be moving along pretty quickly. We’re so looking forward to the unofficial start of summer and the fun that comes with it — especially because we all missed out on so much of it last year!

We published so many tasty recipes this month in celebration of warmer, sunnier days — and you definitely had your favorites. Spring treats like strawberry pound cake and lemon poppy seed sweet rolls made the list, as did a cool and creamy chicken salad studded with avocado and corn and juicy Italian-inspired pork chops. Here are your top 10 favorite new recipes from this past May.

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Avocado Chicken Salad
Juicy pieces of chicken, fresh corn, and ripe avocado are tossed in an herby lemon vinaigrette in this ultimate warm-weather lunch or light dinner.
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Chicken Biryani
This abundant Indian dish is layered with spiced marinated meats and aromatic long-grain rice.
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Strawberry Pound Cake
This rich and buttery pound cake boasts streaks of perfectly tart strawberries and a simple lemony glaze.
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Lemon Poppy Seed Sweet Rolls
These fluffy sweet rolls boast lemon poppyseed flavor three ways: in the dough, in the filling, and in the tangy cream cheese glaze.
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Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
These coffee cookies are studded with puddles of melted chocolate with a perfectly chewy interior and caramel-crisp edge.
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No-Bake Tiramisu Cheesecake
This showstopping cheesecake, inspired by Italian tiramisu, is creamy, rich, and easy to make.
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Crisped and Dipped Chicken Thighs
What do you get when a Southern staple like dipped fried chicken and a Chinese American takeout favorite like orange chicken join forces? The best of both poultry worlds: extra-crispy skin and a sticky, citrusy glaze.
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Caprese Pasta Salad
All the classic components of caprese salad — juicy tomatoes, sweet basil, and milky mozzarella — come together in this crowd-pleasing pasta salad.
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Italian-Inspired Baked Pork Chops with Potatoes
These slow-cooked pork chops, inspired by a restaurant in Florence, Italy, are roasted over a bed of potatoes, onions, fennel, garlic, and plenty of herbs.
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Coffee-Rubbed Steak
Ground coffee, brown sugar, and coriander combine to make a robust steak seasoning blend that can't be beat.
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