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