Five Fresh, Delicious Spring Recipes (2024)

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A few of our favorite, fresh, delicious recipes to get you in the spirit of spring, no matter what the weather's like!

Spring. It's a fresh, new start, isn't it?

For me, it'snot just outdoors that a transformation occurs. It seems that I get a new mindset each year about this time, even in the kitchen! I love that, with the change of seasons, comes a change in my style of cooking.

During these lovely springdays, I'm all about fresh, simple, light and lean. Comfort foods have lost their charm, and now I'mquite enchantedwith the beautiful produce that's beginningto arrive at local markets. I've pulled out my warm weather wardrobe, and I'mhoping things will soon be fitting a bit looser.

Today, I thought I'd share Five Fresh, Delicious Spring Recipes, a little collectionof some of our best seasonalrecipes, to bring a bit of this lovely time of yearto your kitchen too! They're all healthy and feature the amazing seasonal ingredients that are beginning to show up in my local grocery stores. Well... there's one exception, butlife is a bit boring without a splurge here and there, right? So I'm including one of our favorite springtime desserts along with the good stuff.

Hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do!

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My daughter made this amazing Provencal Roasted Chicken Saladlast year when we were visiting her in London. I call it "Provencal" because she got the recipe while visiting a friend in Provence. It's such a unique and delicious combination of colors, textures and ingredients. I love how wonderful recipes are passed on and on and on...

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This is the perfect side for any spring occasion. It's fresh, delicious and make-ahead. The asparagus islightly steamed (this can be done early in the day).Panko crumbs (Japanese bread crumbs)aretossed with melted butter, finely shredded lemon zest and chopped parsley. This crisp buttery garnish can also be done several hours in advance. Not much is left for the last minute, except for warming and and putting it all together for a pretty presentation. It seems that everyone loves this Asparagus with Lemon Parsley Panko(especially the stress-freehostess!).

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These Goat Cheese and Tomato Soufflé Tarts are beautiful ANDsuper delicious! There's an ingenious press-in crust that is flaky, tender and EASY! On top of that,these little beauties can be made ahead- which makes them perfect for a spring brunch, lunch or casual dinner.

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Although I created this Arugula Chicken Salad when the cold winds were still blowing, it was in anticipation of this time of year. It's a delightful, spring-inspired salad with lean chicken, strawberries, mango and edamame. It's fresh, light and super delicious with the flavorful Honey Lime dressing tying it all together.

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Last, but not least, this French Grandmother's Lemon Yogurt Cake is an all time favorite and has such a fun history. When I found the recipe, I couldn't help but try it. It's a simple, easy, delicious cake that can be whipped up at the last minute, and it's definitelybecome an "old standby"here at The Café. I love that it's not too sweet and a small slice isn't over the top in fat and calories.

Happy Spring and Bon Appetit from The Café!

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  1. Sandra says

    Thank you for the delicious ideas and the yogurt cake is calling my name!

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  2. Abbe @ This is How I Cook says

    I am craving salad right now! And yes I need my clothes to fit looser. Winter has a way of doing that to you! Thanks for all these great ideas!

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      I'm with you on the clothes problem Abbe! We are walking, biking, working outside... and slowly getting our winter bear coat off!

      Reply

  3. John/Kitchen Riffs says

    We're all about fresh (and easy!) at this time of the year, too. Interesting how our cravings change, isn't it? Anyway, great roundup of goodies -- thanks!

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      Thanks so much John! I am so excited for the parade of produce about to come our way!

      Reply

  4. Susan says

    They all sound delicious, Chris, and perfect for spring, which decided to go away for now in our area 🙁

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      We're wobbling back and forth down here in North Carolina too Susan! One day 70's and the next 40's!

      Reply

  5. TheKitchenLioness says

    Dear Chris, what fabulous recipes and what incredibly wonderful photos! All of them! Hard to pick a favorite!

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      So sweet Andrea, thank you!

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  6. Adina says

    Lovely collection, I especially crave the roasted chicken salad!

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      Thanks Adina! Chicken appears quite often on our table - stay tuned for a new Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad!

      Reply

  7. Beverley Press says

    recipes that smile back at you from the plate....great photos and lip smacking recipes xoxo

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      Thanks so much Beverley!

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  8. Sara says

    I am also so excited about spring produce, there are only so many apples and oranges one can eat! These all look like amazing dishes!

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      Thanks Sara! Yes, every visit to the market is now an exciting event - to see what new things are appearing!

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  9. Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers says

    I am so excited by Spring food. I love the change to lighter, brighter meals. You have 5 winners here, that I'll be adding to my meal plans 🙂

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      Thanks Jennifer! Scott is cleaning and staining the deck this week. That means lots of meals out there from this point on! Whooo hoo!

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  10. Liz says

    I don't think I could pick just one---they all look fabulous. Now if you could just send some of your spring warmth up my way!!!

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      It's so funny Liz. One day we'll have weather in the 70's and low 80's and the next night, the temps will drop to 32 degrees! I think tonight's the last of that though. Good bye winter!

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  11. cheri says

    Hi Chris, beautiful line-up of Spring recipes. I love the way that this time of year makes me feel too. It's like a new start.

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      It really is Cheri! I think most of us are so happy to come out of the late-winter doldrums!

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  12. sue|theviewfromgreatisland says

    That asparagus looks like a bouquet of fresh spring flowers!

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      I never thought of that, but you're right Sue!

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  13. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert says

    The salad is so beautiful and the asparagus is going on my list as soon as our plants start producing. A lovely bunch of beautiful recipes Chris. Have a wonderful week!

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      Thanks Tricia, you too!

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  14. Jenna says

    Oh those goat cheese tomato tarts are singing to me!

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      I hope it's a beautiful song Jenna! We love them too!

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  15. Angie@Angie's Recipes says

    They are all very beautiful and scrumptious...but the green asparagus are my favourite!!

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    • Chris Scheuer says

      I'm constantly amazed at how versatile asparagus is, Angie!

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Five Fresh, Delicious Spring Recipes (2024)

FAQs

What food is popular in spring? ›

Asparagus and artichokes, radishes and ramps, sugar snap peas and strawberries — spring is an exciting time to be in the kitchen, and these recipes will help you make use of what's in season.

What do you serve at a spring luncheon? ›

Spring Lunch
  • Coronation chicken salad with mango salsa.
  • Herb Roasted Salmon.
  • summer quinoa with asparagus, peas, scallions and shrimp in lemon mint dressing.
  • Pesto orzo with roasted vegetables, feta cheese and toasted pine nuts.
  • Orange and Beet Salad with Goat cheese.
  • Pavlova with Cream, Fruit and Caramel Sauce.

What do Americans eat in spring? ›

Find more in-season foods all year round!
  • Kale. ...
  • Asparagus. ...
  • Strawberries. ...
  • Mushrooms. ...
  • Ramps & Scallions. ...
  • Parsnips, Turnips, Rutabaga. ...
  • Beets. ...
  • Cauliflower and Broccoli.
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What do people eat in spring season? ›

Brussel's sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, chicory, purple-sprouted broccoli, artichoke, leek, pak choi, parsnip, pepper, swede, sweet potato and turnip are at their best this time of year, though they start to drop offseason come April.

What to serve 12 people for lunch? ›

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  • Skewers.
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What food is good for a luncheon? ›

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  • Lizzy's Famous Pecan Chicken Salad. ...
  • Crunchy Ramen Salad. ...
  • Tuna Egg Salad.

What foods are in what seasons? ›

To determine the best time to buy certain fruits and vegetables, it's best to know the peak seasons for each type.
  • Winter Season. · Chestnuts. · Grapefruit. · Lemons. · Oranges. ...
  • Spring Season. · Apricots. · Avocado. · Mango. ...
  • Summer Season. · Blackberries. · Blueberries. · Nectarines. ...
  • Fall Season. · Apples. · Cranberries. · Figs.

What meats to eat in spring? ›

What Are The Best Meats For Spring?
  • Beef. Beef is a great source of protein and other important nutrients that are vital for your health. ...
  • Pork. Pork is a versatile meat that can be cooked into a variety of dishes. ...
  • Chicken. ...
  • Lamb.
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