spring recipes

Spring is the ideal season for those of us hoping to incorporate more fresh, local ingredients into our healthy diets. Everywhere around the nation, the first blooms are bursting forth and tender young edibles are ready to eat. Celebrate the bounty of the spring harvest with recipes that make use of fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the garden. From garden-fresh salads with homemade dressings to hand-crafted cheeses and delectable desserts, our treasure trove of recipes will help you make the most of the season.

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Spring Recipes

Fiddlehead and Soba Noodle Primavera

A Plate Full of Veggies

Borrow from the vegan playbook now and then to mix up your menu and enjoy plant-based meals.

+ Featured recipes: Green Curry Asparagus; Fiddleheads and Soba Noodle Primavera; Tomato and Zucchini Bulgur; Fennel, Spinach and Orange Salad

Arugula, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Farmhouse Flavor

At the Serenbe Community just outside Atlanta, farm-to-table cuisine gives traditional southern favorites new life.

+ Featured recipes: Arugula, Pear, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette; Southern Shepherd’s Pie; Blueberry Cobbler

bowl of arugula

Spring Greens

Flavorful, garden-fresh greens pack a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. Make the most of them with these recipes.

+ Featured recipes: Vegetarian Lasagna; Mango Spinach Salad; Arugula and Asian Greens Salad; Asparagus, Mustard Greens and Kale Stir-Fry  

homemade salad dressing

Dressed to Impress

Making homemade dressing is a breeze. Try one of our tasty, tried-and-true combinations to add some pizzazz to your salads.

+ Featured recipes: Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette; Roasted Shallot Blue Cheese Vinaigrette; Rhubarb Vinaigrette; Garlicky Green Goddess Vinaigrette

homemade chevre

Homemade Cheese

Perfect for spring, soft white cheeses are easy to make at home, and you’ll never have them fresher! Try our treasure trove of cheese recipes to get started.

+ Featured recipes: Homemade Chèvre; Homemade Feta; Homemade Cream Cheese; Homemade Mozzarella 

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Cherry Compote

Spring Picks

After a long winter, nothing’s more gratifying than feeding your family freshly picked, nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables. Start reaping spring’s rewards.

+ Featured recipes: Rainbow Swiss Chard with Toasted Garlic; Pea Soup; Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Cherry Compote

Apple Walnut Salad

Many Mints

Easy-growing mint has many varieties. Experience the versatility of this herb with our buffet of many mint-themed recipes.

+ Featured recipes: Cucumber Mint Salad; Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Dipping Sauce; Grilled Salmon with Mint Butter; Apple Walnut Salad; Minted Carrots; Herbed Beer Bread

baby bok choy

A Taste of Spring

Enjoy the flavors of the season with recipes featuring young vegetables prepared minimally, allowing their flavors to shine.

+ Featured recipes: Maple Mustard and Tahini Glazed Carrots; Creamy Split Pea Soup with Meyer Lemon Zest and Thyme; Baby Bok Choy with Hot Sesame Oil and Lime

salad greens and vinaigrette

Farm Fresh

Spring is the perfect time to create a meal from local produce. Try this collection of recipes to showcase early-spring farmers market finds.

+ Featured recipes: Sweet Onion Quiche; Spring Green Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette; Herbed New Potatoes; Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

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field guide to salad greens

Guides to Eating Well in Spring

+ In-Season Foods for Spring
Spring is the season for young and tender treats right from the garden. Find out what fruits, vegetables, herbs and other spring foods are in season right now.

+ A Field Guide to Salad Greens
From the bitter bite of zesty arugula to the cool, crisp crunch of iceberg, our guide to greens will help you use any local harvest to build a better salad.

+ Wild Foraging: Harvesting Food from the World Around You
Wild foods epitomize seasonal eating. Get in touch with nature and the seasonality of food by harvesting your own from the world around you.

+ Morel Hunting: How to Find Edible Wild Mushrooms
With a little guidance, morel hunting can be a rewarding endeavor. Learn where to find and how to identify edible wild mushrooms with these tips.

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