Spring has sprung, and we're ready to start cooking with its bounty of fresh green ingredients! From tender asparagus to spicy arugula, snap peas to spring onions, these 10 recipes showcase some of the best that springtime has to offer.
Arugula is the star of this pizza, in all its spicy, slightly bitter glory. If you can get your hands on local arugula from a farmer's market, it will change your life.
Blini are the perfect little vehicles to make tasty, hand-held bites for parties or appetizers, and smoked salmon is an easy, light go-to ingredient you can easily pick up from a deli. A little fresh dill and creme fraîche make these pop.
Cucumber is one simple way to make any number of foods and drinks instantly refreshing, and this gin spritzer recipe is no exception. It pairs perfectly with gin's floral and herbacious flavors to evoke a sense of fresh, green springtime.
Spaghetti isn't all tomato sauce and meatballs—it can make a really fresh tasting spring dish brightened up by fresh lemon zest, a bit of shaved Pecorino Romano, fresh snap peas and some prosciutto. Try it for dinner tonight!
It's not called a "spring chicken" for nothing—this dish is loaded with young new potatoes, tender green broccoli, spring onions, and green fresh pesto. Save this recipe for St. Patrick's day, it's so green!
Peas and mint are a classic combination in Italian cuisine evocative of the newness and freshness that springtime brings. Parmesan biscuits and fresh sliced green onions make the perfect garnishes to this soup, that can be served as an appetizer or as a light meal.
Rhubarb is one of those ingrededients that embodies the expression, "everything old is new again." A tart stalk similar to celery, rhubarb was once a commonplace ingredient that has recently been revived in popular home cooking. If you've never used it, this is a great recipe to try it out!
Frittatas are like open-faced omelettes, or like crustless quiches. However you prefer to think of them, they are easy dishes to whip together to serve as a family breakfast or brunch, or even an easy, healthful dinner. This one's loaded with kale and scallions to give you your daily serving of greens.