Sweet peas, grassy asparagus, meaty artichokes and the first delicate strawberries — these are the flavors that let us know the cold is receding and summer days will soon be here. In the meantime, you can enjoy these fresh and tasty meals that highlight the best of what the season has to offer.
Plump, sweet strawberries are finally back in season after a long winter. Enjoy them here alongside tender baby greens and creamy avocado.
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This gorgeous dish makes good use of early spring veggies like kohlrabi and purple broccoli while looking just as pretty as the first blooming flowers of the season.
Springtime can still be chilly, but this meatless lasagna, featuring asparagus and sweet potato, will warm you right up.
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Fresh fava beans take a little extra work to prepare compared to their canned counterparts, but their fresh taste and creamy texture make the effort well worth your time.
Artichokes are finally coming into season, and there's no better way to enjoy them than stuffed with savory sun-dried tomatoes, feta, garlic and parsley.
Sweet spring peas and farm-fresh eggs combine to make a frittata that feels light but utterly satisfying.
These colorful crostini are the perfect way to showcase springtime stars like asparagus and strawberries.
Bright and sweet, these strawberry-lemonade scones welcome spring with a smile.
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Radishes are at their peak in spring, and if you've only enjoyed them raw, then this dish will be eye-opening. Radishes become sweet and tender in the oven, and a sprinkle of fresh dill makes everything taste extra fresh.
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Swap out the fingerlings for in-season, tender new potatoes and fresh scallions for a potato salad you won't believe.
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Cardoon, an ancient relative of artichokes that tastes like a combination of artichoke hearts and celery, is best eaten in spring. Cardoons are gaining popularity in the U.S., and this creamy risotto makes it easy to see why.
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These delicate spring sandwiches, featuring cream cheese, lemon, cucumber and herbs, are the perfect teatime treat.
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Loaded with grassy asparagus and sweet peas, this springtime dish will shake off your winter blues.
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If you've never tried a potato crust, you'll be pleasantly surprised by this spinach and herb torta.
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These tartines really highlight the beautiful freshness of spring vegetables, accented by mild, creamy ricotta.
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Strawberry and rhubarb is the most spring-y of dessert flavor combinations, and this sweet-tart cobbler makes the most of both.
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Thanks to all the veggies, this dish feels light, but couscous makes it hearty enough to keep you feeling full.
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Morels are a springtime delicacy that should be savored. With this simple preparation, they're really allowed to shine.
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Fiddleheads are a rare treat, but you can sometimes find them at the farmers market, local roadside stands or even in your own backyard. Enjoy them here with another spring delicacy — nettles — and a delicious gluten-free gnudi.
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This quiche, perfect for breakfast or brunch, highlights some of spring's best: asparagus, morels and ramps.
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Earthy morel mushrooms and grassy asparagus make this tart a seasonal standout.
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Fiddleheads (which taste like a mix of green beans, artichokes and asparagus) make a lovely pair with acidic tomatoes and nutty pecorino in this salad.
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Creamy, farm-fresh eggs and snappy asparagus make a perfect pair in this delicious springtime breakfast, which happens to be low-carb and gluten-free.
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