Spring Vegetable Minestrone
A beautiful, filling spring lunch awaits with this colorful vegetable minestrone. Packed with fennel, white beans, potatoes and garlic, and topped with a flavor-packed wild ramp pesto, we're keeping this one in heavy rotation.
Recipe via What's Cooking Good Looking
Lemon Ricotta Flatbread with Garlicky Pea Puree
A recipe that has outdoor barbecues or spring picnics written all over it, this addictive flatbread is perfectly toasted and topped with a bright lemony ricotta, savory pea puree and a drizzle of sweet balsamic glaze.
Recipe via Peas and Crayons
Salmon, Pea and Bacon Pasta
The combination of salmon and bacon is always a showstopper, and while you can make this recipe with frozen peas all year round, using fresh spring peas amps up the flavor tenfold.
Recipe via Stuck on Sweet
Spring Greens Soup
A guaranteed springtime mood lifter, this silky green soup is super creamy and flavorful, thanks to the addition of wild garlic, leafy greens and broccoli—all blended with coconut milk and lemon, and topped with chia seeds and slivered almonds for a special crunch.
Recipe via The Awesome Green
Watercress and Pea Falafel
If you love traditional falafel, you'll swoon over this modern version made with chickpeas, peas and watercress. The tahini yogurt dressing is reason alone enough to whip them up.
Recipe via Sips and Spoonfuls
Crispy Lemon Roasted Artichokes
If you've never worked with whole baby artichokes, don't fear: You simply remove the outer leaves, peel the stem and quarter the artichoke. It's that simple, and you need little more than lemon and salt to make them shine. Spring snacking at its best.
Recipe via Running to the Kitchen
Linguine with Nettle Pesto
A most satisfying spring meal, this pesto is made from wild nettles, garlic, lemon and olive oil. If you've never cooked with nettles, they do have little stingers that make them inedible when raw, but when they're cooked, they soften and melt away—leaving behind a delicious bite of spring.
Recipe via Feasting at Home
Sour Cream, Cheddar and Chive Drop Biscuits
While fresh salads and pretty soups are a springtime staple, there should always be room for a good biscuit. This recipe makes one soft, tender biscuit, flavored with a generous handful of fresh chives. Pro tip: Freeze your sticks of butter and grate them into the flour mixture for easier incorporation.
Recipe via She Wears Many Hats
Herbed Potato Salad
While good any time of year, this potato salad is made without mayonnaise and boasts a handful of fresh parsley and lemon so it feels super light and springy. Welcome to your new party staple.
Recipe via Cookie + Kate
Lemon Orzo with Asparagus
We could all use a simple spring side dish at the ready, and this is our pick. Calling for a whole pound of asparagus and a simple lemony dressing, this orzo is quick to pull together and easy to dress up with a bit of creamy goat cheese or a handful of spring herbs.
Recipe via Jo Cooks