These 9 spring recipes will inspire an obsession with seasonal fruits and vegetables!
After a long winter, it’s hard to believe warmer days are upon us. Do you know what you’re cooking? Eating according to seasonal availability is a great way to pay homage to mother nature, respect the environment, and boost the nutritional benefits you get from your fruits and vegetables. The following 9 spring recipes are infused with fruits and vegetables that will make you fall in love with the season all over again. Enjoy!
The following 9 spring recipes are infused with fruits and vegetables that will make you fall in love with the season all over again. Enjoy!
9 Spring Recipes
Spring rolls are by nature very light, fragrant, and fresh– the perfect springtime sentiment. This recipe wraps rice paper around lettuce, cilantro, carrots, cucumber, and avocado and then dips the result into a deliciously zesty ginger almond sauce.
Light, creamy, and dense with flavor, this soup incorporates iconic spring ingredients, including leeks, onions, and asparagus. The result is a figure-friendly dish that lets its vegetables shine.
Peas, parsley, feta, pistachios, and a zesty vinaigrette make for a great salad that you can enjoy as a meal or as a snack. The sweetness of the peas is accented by the honey in the vinaigrette while the feta cheese, parsley, and mustard offer an earthy overtone.
With Spring’s arrival come healthier meals, featuring homemade favorites, only with a twist. This pasta recipe nixes the regular pasta, cream-based sauce, and cheese, and it opts for brown rice linguini, a load of vegetables, and cheesy nutritional yeast.
Treat your palate – your facial one, that is – with spring flavors! This refreshing and cooling mist combines cucumber with aloe vera and witch hazel to make for a soothing, acne-busting concoction that keeps your skin clear and young all season long.
Wake up to a unique frittata, which features a springtime favorite: radish. The flavors balance one another surprisingly well, and like any frittata dish, you leave the table satisfied and full of protein to carry you throughout the morning.
Who knew you don’t need cream to achieve a creamy texture or butter to achieve a buttery taste?! This soup highlights the magnificence of broccoli and its versatility as it transforms from large, hard, and bulky to smooth, soft, and sensuous. Enjoy!
Nothing screams warm weather quite like mango does and spring is the perfect time to introduce some well-deserved tropical sensations into your diet. This mango ceviche is sweet, spicy, and herbal all at once.
Just about all of spring’s delicacies are jam-packed into this dish, and I’m definitely not complaining. Asparagus and fava beans add the bulk while slightly bitter endive leaves, sweet oranges, and aromatic basil pique the dish’s flavors. A backdrop of a smoky, grilled essence adds even more spring vibes.
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