Spring Recipes for Seasonal Produce

While the weather may be indicating otherwise, it is spring time, and with the change of season comes delicious, new produce! We have some recipes featuring some of spring’s best produce:

  • Apricots
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Fava beans
  • Leeks
  • Morels
  • Pineapples
  • Rhubarb
  • Watercress
  • Avocado
  • Artichokes
  • Chives
  • Fennel
  • Mangoes
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach



Spring Zucchini-and-Watercress Soup © Jan Baldwin.

Spring Vegetables

« This vibrant stew showcases white asparagus, fresh cranberry beans, scallions and fresh herbs.


« Grilling apricots brings out their sweetness and adds a delicious smokey flavor.


« The nutty flavor of steamed artichokes is especially delicious with a smoky, herb-flecked mayonnaise.


« This sauce—made with cream, ginger, garlic and chiles—is a superflavorful dressing for fresh asparagus.


« This tangy, luscious soup is an excellent make-ahead dish: Simply puree everything except the garnish, then chill.


« Dan Barber’s brilliant recipe makes braised carrots the star and lamb the accompaniment.


« Pinch Food Design chef Bob Spiegel loves to rethink classic combinations, like this architectural take on blini and caviar.

Fava Beans

« Paul Kahan braises chicken in beer to make an excellent spring stew that makes great use of fava beans.


« Jeff Cerciello tosses fresh spring vegetables with a lightly tangy crème fraîche and poppy seed dressing.


« Leeks lend their delicious flavor to braised chicken in this elegant but easy-to-make dish.


« Yigit Pura’s crisp-creamy French dessert combines little lime meringue kisses with basil ice cream and sweet mango sorbet.


« This pea soup from chef Daniel Humm gets a topping of intensely mushroomy, supremely rich morel cream, then topped with whole morels.


« When spring finally arrives, chef Mike Lata uses delicate peas and pea shoots to make this simple side dish.


« Pineapple stars in Andrew Carmellini’s playful version of pork fried rice.


« José Andrés says, ”If you have some potatoes, green beans and cauliflower, you have a heck of a dish that can feed an entire family.“


« Grace Parisi’s flaky, sweet strawberry-rhubarb pie is classic and satisfying.

Read the full list here.

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