I am definitely one of those people whose heart races at the first sign of asparagus at the farmers market. If yours does too, then it's time to get giddy about the spring cooking season, as it's finally in full swing. We've gathered some of our most favorite recipes to celebrate the season like pea-flecked risotto, brown butter roasted radishes, grilled artichokes, and rhubarb crumble pie. Dig in and embrace all that spring has to offer.
Spring is a time to push heavy dinners aside and replace them with lighter fare that's equally satisfying and also embraces the best seasonal produce.
- Creamy Asparagus and Shrimp Pasta
- Spring Vegetable and Chicken Braise
- Baked Risotto with Peas, Asparagus & Pancetta
- Spaghetti Pan-Fried with Ramps & Mint
- Polenta with Spring Vegetable Ragout
- Farro Salad with Arugula, Radishes & Goat Cheese
- Socca Flatbread with Spring Pesto and Salad
- Tagliolini with Almond Pesto and Fava Beans
- Roasted Asparagus & Ricotta Pizza
- Roasted Shrimp and Pea Couscous Salad
Spring Produce Sides and Salads
After a long winter of root vegetables, brightening up your plate with things like arugula, radishes, and new potatoes is always a treat.
- Baby Beet and Carrot Salad with Yogurt Ranch Dressing
- Quinoa Salad with Spring Radishes and Greens
- Crunchy Spring Salad with Dill Dressing
- Spring Fruit and Nut Tabouli
- Creamy Spring Vegetable Gratin with Grana Padano
- Lemon-Pepper Asparagus
- Perfect Roasted Baby Carrots
- Brown Butter Radishes
- Teeny-Tiny New Potatoes with Lemon
Picnic-Worthy Apps and Snacks
The warm weather brings the desire to linger outside over snacks and preferably a chilled glass of rosé.
- Asparagus & Prosciutto Crostini
- Minty Sweet Pea and Mascarpone Dip
- Brown Butter and Tahini Dipped Radishes
- Roasted Scallion & Snap Pea Spring Rolls with Tahini Sauce
- Crostini with Pea Shoots and Strawberries
- Fava Beans and Peas with Burrata
- Baked Brie with Herbed Artichokes
- Grilled Artichokes
Pretty pink strawberries and rhubarb feel like a celebration of the season, whether they're separate or paired together. And lemon is so fresh and bright that it's always a welcome flavor to the dessert spread.