19 Fresh Spring Recipes
Feb 22, 2022
These Spring Recipes will defy the thought of this as a season of planting rather than harvesting. Spring is a season of transition between bleak and freezing winter and hot and sunny summer, and your meals are in transition too. We have a hearty shepherd’s pie to keep you warm during lambing season in March, and tangy rhubarb cocktails to celebrate the coming of summer in May. With a little creativity, you can create delicious, fresh meals with seasonal spring produce.
One of the first things I learned as a novice vegetable gardener is the old wives tale ‘plant peas on St. Patrick’s Day’. It is said to give good luck, but even without luck, peas are surprisingly hearty to cold weather. This is good news for anyone who enjoys fresh produce and eating with the seasons, as springtime can often lean more toward chilly than balmy.
Other spring-time fruits and vegetables include:
- Asparagus (German speaking countries even celebrate “Asparagus Time” April-June)
- Root vegetables like carrots, potatoes, onions, and leeks
- Morels (similar to truffles and mushrooms)
These 19 spring recipes will prove to anyone, seasonal eating in the cold months doesn’t have to be boring! Check out our Seasonal Eating Guide for Winter for more ideas.
Table of Contents
Seasonal Springtime Salads
Clean eating January anyone? These salads are perfect for a lighter winter lunch or dinner.
Grilled Chicken Salad with Candied Pecans and Balsamic Dressing
Cold Sausage Lentil Salad
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad Recipe
Black Bean Salad Recipe With Lime and Pepper Dressing
Spring Soup Recipes
On a chilly spring day, nothing beats a dish of healthy lentil soup.
Lentil Soup with Smoked Sausage
Smoked Salsa Verde Chicken Soup Recipe
Lentil Soup Recipe with Smoked Mushrooms
Hearty Dinner Ideas
These stick-to-your-ribs recipes will keep you warm and full throughout all the yard and farm work spring brings.
Shepherd’s Pie on the Grill
Smoked Corned Beef Brisket Recipe
Corned Beef Sandwich Recipe with Guinness and Corning Spice Au Jus
Smoked Boneless Leg of Lamb Recipe
Smoked Lamb Sliders Recipe
Make the most of winter produce with these veggie forward side dishes. Grilling vegetables adds an extra layer of smoky flavor.
Grilled Asparagus Recipe with BBQ Hollandaise
Grilled Baked Potato Recipe with Sour Cream, Bacon, and Chives
Grilled and Glazed Carrots Recipe
Grilled Cauliflower Florets with Cilantro Pistou
Spring Cocktail Recipes
Whether it’s celebrating Mother’s Day with a mimosa bar or simply enjoying the warmer weather on the back porch, these seasonal cocktails are sure to be a hit.
Mimosa Bar Recipe Ideas
Rhubarb Lemon Fizz Cocktail
Bourbon Cocktail Recipe with Grilled Lemon Simple Syrup
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