10 Recipes to Make This Spring
10 Things to Make This Spring
Spring and warmer weather are almost here!
With greens, peas, asparagus and other crisp veggies coming into season, this is a great time of year to create fresh new dishes. And we understand that you might need a little recipe inspiration to get you started after a long winter of comfort food cooking. That’s why we put together a list of delicious spring-inspired recipes from our food blogger partners and our own kitchen.
From nutritious pasta salads to fresh and fun appetizers, these entrees and sides feature the best Spring has to offer. So, gather all the fresh produce you can get your hands on and get in the kitchen with this round-up of spring-inspired goodness.
Loaded with asparagus, peas, chickpeas, pine nuts, and the ultimate green goddess dressing, this pasta salad recipe is perfect as a side dish, main course, or even a guilt-free late-night snack.
Tomato, Avocado and Pesto Toast
We’re taking avocado toast up a notch. Start with a sprinkle of goat cheese. Add sun-dried tomatoes, avocado, pesto, and a few chili peppers. Then top it off with heirloom tomatoes for a disappear-off-the-plate appetizer.
Baked Orzo with Truffled Mushrooms, Peas & Cheese
Truffled mushrooms and sweet green peas star in this savory baked dish. Add creamy cheeses and our favorite pastina, the small but mighty orzo, and you have a winning dinner recipe.
Everybody wins when you combine homemade pizza with crisp spring flavors. Featuring fresh watercress, sugar snap peas, zucchini and pesto, this pizza is green, fresh, and absolutely delicious.
Avocado Oil Pasta with Spiced Shrimp
We’re all about healthy pasta recipes around here. This light linguine dish is packed with peppery arugula and just a little bit of spice from our Calabrian chili peppers.
Lemon Gnocchi with Peas & Spinach
Lush potato gnocchi are accented with fresh citrus, sweet peas and baby spinach for a hearty, flavorful meal. Bonus: This dish is as easy to prepare as it is delicious.
Avocado Soup with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
This refreshing avocado soup makes for a perfect lunch or light dinner. Top the velvety smooth soup with spicy roasted chickpeas for a protein-packed crunch and loads of flavor.
Mushroom and Asparagus Grain Bowl
With chewy orzo, crunchy asparagus, and silky sautéed mushrooms, this grain bowl is bursting with flavor and texture. Make it for lunch or a light dinner.
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Greek Feta Salad & Hummus Flatbread
Pizza flatbreads are fun and easy to make! Simply grill the pizza dough in a skillet, add your favorite toppings and serve! We used hummus and our Greek Feta Salad as an easy start to this pizza; the olives and feta are already marinated with tasty spices. Then we added fresh vegetables and finished it with our Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
A classic Niçoise salad is chock-full of tasty ingredients. With tuna, crisp-tender veggies, hardboiled eggs and delicious Niçoise olives, this salad is a fresh and filling entrée.