Bowl of fresh veggies


We’ve rolled our clocks forward, trees are blooming, birds are chirping, and springtime is finally in the air.  If you’re feeling like winter has been a little rough this year, we feel you.  Time to put the snow days behind us and welcome in the spring’s first vegetables.  After a long winter, nothing is more exciting than plates piled high with delicate asparagus, sugary snap peas, sweet rainbow carrots, beets, radishes, crisp lettuces, spring onions, and more.  Below we’ve gathered up some of the most delicious and nourishing spring recipes from favorite food bloggers who never disappoint.  So if you find yourself a little sluggish from a long winter and in need of inspiration, take a look at these gorgeous plates of food and let the creative juices flow.



Best Springtime Vegetable Recipes


Pesto Asparagus Noodles by Pinch of Yum

This bowl of bright green goodness is incredibly tasty.  Lindsay from Pinch of Yum, creates the base of this dish from asparagus noodles and tops with fresh peas, Pecorino Romano, and crispy bacon all combined with pesto.  Delish!


3 white bowls piled high with pesto asparagus noodles



Cuban Grilled Zucchini by The Whole Smiths

These grilled zucchini spears are packed with flavor and an excellent side to any main course.  Michelle of The Whole Smiths never disappoints us with her flavor combinations.  We interviewed her on our podcast (you can listen here) and enjoyed hearing all about her life, blog, and Whole30 endorsed cookbook.


white rectangular plate piled with cuban grilled zucchini



Roasted Salmon with Spring Pesto by The Modern Proper

Natalie and Holly knock this salmon dish out of the park with their bright and flavorful spring pesto.  We love the combination of fresh herbs and pistachios over buttery salmon.  We also had a wonderful conversation with them on our podcast (listen here) and loved hearing about their passion for hospitality.


white oval plate with whole roasted salmon fillet topped with spring pesto and shaved carrots



Spring Onion Soup by Brooklyn Supper

If you’ve ever travelled to Europe in springtime then you know how celebrated asparagus soup is.  This is very similar but made with spring onions.  The tender young onions are charred and then pureed with potatoes and white wine for a velvety nourishing soup.


two white bowls of spring onion soup puree



Lemongrass Banh Mi Spring Rolls by Love & Lemons

These Banh Mi spring rolls are made with marinated crispy fried tofu and are so incredibly tasty.  Jeanine has an amazing way with vegetables and her cookbook is a favorite in our kitchens.  We spoke with her on our podcast (you can listen here) and were impressed with her drive and talent in the kitchen.


top-down view of spring roll preparation



Spring Lentils & Asparagus Tacos by The Year In Food

These may not be your go-to ingredients for tacos but take a second look.  The lentils are prepared with onions, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime and are high in protein.  Top with asparagus, radish sprouts, and feta for fantastic spring tacos.


Large plate filled with 4 spring lentils and asparagus tacos



Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles by Sprouted Kitchen

Pair soba noodles with fresh snap peas, cilantro, and cucumber for a dreamy bowl of food all tossed together with an asian vinaigrette.  Sara is romanced by vegetables and seasonal eating which is evident in her gorgeous recipes and cookbooks.  We enjoyed chatting with her on our podcast and hearing her story (tune in here).


black bowl filled with cold peas and cucumber noodles



Spring Vegetable Frittata by Camille Styles

This spring vegetable frittata is foolproof and the perfect light yet satisfying lunch.  Camille pairs it with a simple arugula and tomato salad.  Add a glass of rose for a special occasion and maybe invite a friend over to share.


slice of spring vegetable frittata



Spring Roll Salad by 101 Cookbooks

If you’re craving the flavors of a Vietnamese spring roll without all the work to assemble, this salad is the perfect solution.  It’s jam-packed with fresh spring flavors, familiar Vietnamese herbs and spices, all piled on top rice noodles and dressed with both a peanut sauce and lime dressing. Scrumptious!


large white serving bowl filled with spring vegetable salad



Mushroom & Asparagus Pizza by Halfbaked Harvest

If you live up north and plan on seeing snow well into spring, this recipe may be perfect for you.  It brings in fresh spring produce in a warm and comforting way.  Who doesn’t feel like delicious homemade pizza?!


top-down of large mushroom pea



Spring Spirit Polenta by My New Roots

A warm bowl of creamy cheesy polenta makes the most wonderful vessel for delicate spring vegetables.  It’s fast and easy to prepare so give it a try the next evening you need something quick and soul-warning to prepare and eat.


Antique white dish piled with polenta topped with asparagus



Spring Pea Salad by What’s Gaby Cooking

Just look at this bowl of farmer’s market goodness.  Gaby has done it again with loads of spring vegetable varieties, salty feta cheese, and of course, avocado.  She dresses it with her basil vinaigrette for an absolutely delicious final product.  Gaby’s food and personal style is playful, fun, inspiring, and all things sunny California.  We loved chatting with her on our podcast (listen here) and hearing all about her life and journey.


Huge white bowl piled with brightly colored spring pea vegetable salad



Spring Salad with New Potatoes by Smitten Kitchen

Dress warm potatoes with a sharp mustard vinaigrette, pickled spring onions, and asparagus.  So satisfying and yummy.


white bowl filled with spring onion new potato salad



Vegetarian Spring Wheatberry Salad by Vegetarian Ventures

This gorgeous salad is bursting with fresh spring produce nestled between chewy high-fiber wheat berries and tossed in a chive blossom vinaigrette.  This is spring in a bowl including tiny strawberries, purple carrots, ramps, and more.  Put this on the menu, it’s fantastic.


Large plate filled with spring wheatberry salad



Spring Pasta with Shaved Asparagus by Naturally Ella

This is a crowd-pleasing bowl of pasta.  It’s topped with shaved asparagus, fresh basil, parmesan, and lemon zest.  It’s simple but oh so yummy.


Grey bowl filled with asparagus pasta



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