11 Delicious Recipes to Mark the Arrival of Spring

Posted: March 19, 2022 2:31 am

Spring means new beginnings, warmer weather and the chance to try some new recipes. The snow is finally melting and there is more sun, but there are also plenty of rainy days—ideal for baking and cooking up new delicious meals. Check out this guide of 10+ ideas to mark the arrival of spring.

Spaghetti al Limone With Asparagus

Elevate the classic spaghetti dinner with this recipe, which uses olive oil, asparagus, garlic, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, basil leaves and lemon. The citrus-infused olive oil lets the pasta really shine. Serve with some crusty bread and a seasonal salad for a healthy and tasty meal.

Roasted Spring Vegetables

Pick some veggies straight from the garden and roast them to achieve a mouth-watering flavor. Gather a pound of spring vegetables (such as carrots, radishes, peas, onions, sugar snap peas and asparagus), and cook them in olive oil with garlic cloves on the side. Toss in kosher salt and ground pepper. Roast until tender and serve warm with the meat or vegetarian dish of your choice.

Roast Chicken Thighs with Pea and Mint

This seared chicken features leeks and spring peas for an added dimension. It is juicy and unique, something that could work on the table at your next gathering. Past reviewers note that keeping them in the oven for an extra 10 to 15 minutes helps make the chicken even more flavorful.

Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

Crunchy, bright-hued carrots are tossed in butter and brown sugar. The flavor and aroma will delight kids and veggie haters alike. And, it comes together in just about 15 minutes, amazing! This recipe is similar to those from Cracker Barrel, but taste even fresher. Perhaps they will be a new favorite.

This is for those rainy days when all you want to do is stay inside, cook, watch movies and play games. Carrots, olive oil, sea salt, onion, garlic, coriander, cumin, vegetable broth, water, butter, lemon juice and pepper are cooked on a combination of the stove and the soup pot. Since there is no cream in it, it works for those who do not like heavy foods, too. The soup can be enjoyed almost immediately, or frozen for up to four months. It is truly comfort food made a touch healthier.

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Whether you are on the West Coast or the East, these shrimp tacos are as filling as they are refreshing! It is a quick and easy way to do Taco Night right—grab corn tortillas, tender shrimp, creamy cilantro lime sauce and jazzy salsa to craft something new that the whole family will like. Serve with Spanish rice, plus chips and guacamole, for the full experience.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus sounds like one of those things that is really hard to make, but it is actually easy with the right technique. For starters, bend the asparagus to remove the green stalks. Toss the prepared asparagus with olive oil, before adding salt and pepper. Remove it from the oven, top with lemon, butter or whatever else you crave—red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese, vinegar and chopped nuts, such as almonds, work well. Eat the stalks up with a dinner such as roast chicken or fish.

Easy Apricot Chicken

Just 5 ingredients are needed to make this apricot-flavored chicken. It can be ready in a few hours in a slow cooker, or under 30 minutes in an Instant Pot. Three chicken breasts are combined with one cup of apricot preserves, a cup of salad dressing (Catalina or Russian preferred), Dijon mustard and some dried onion soup mix. You can enjoy this chicken with a large salad or rice, and use leftovers to top salads, sandwiches, grain bowls and more. It is so simple, yet so delicious.

White Pizzas With Arugula

For easier results, grease a cast iron frying fan before shaping store-bought dough. Place rosemary on the crust. Add cheese, arugula and plenty of lemon before enjoying. Those who want to make their own crust can use a combination of all-purpose flour and bread flour for a springy dough. Savor it with some roasted veggies and wine.

Potato, leeks, fennel, celery, pearl onions, carrots, parsnips and mushrooms are hearty meat replacements. Coupled with puff pastry, these mini pies are a joy to eat. If you need the meat, add in some chicken for more flavor! These are ideal for an afternoon tea or book club meeting.

Roasted Beet Hummus

Chickpeas, tahini, beets, lemon, salt, pepper, garlic, tahini and olive oil are mixed in a food processor until a spread with a brilliant hue to formed. Grab all the veggies and pita bread and get ready to nibble. Hint: extra hummus works well as a sandwich spread.

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