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9 Spring Recipes

Springtime is here and what better way to welcome the season than some great recipes using seasonal fruits and vegetables.



If you haven't already, check out my spring fruit and vegetable guide to find out what produce is best for this time of year.


Guacamole


This gorgeous Guacamole comes from My Latina Table. If you want to take advantage of soft and perfectly ripe avocados this is where you need to begin.


The recipe is straight from writer Charbel's Mexican Abuela, which to me is going to mean great flavor. What I love most about eating avocados as guacamole is that it really makes a great addition to salads, sandwiches you name it. Fresh, tangy and full of flavor, guacamole is the perfect welcome into the spring.



Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup


As much as we want it to be, spring isn't all sunshine and on those chillier days what better dish to dig into than a roasted carrot soup. Even better, Kate leaves three delicious variations to try. Carrot ginger soup that adds a little bit of spice, curried carrot soup with curry powder and spices, and finally a curried carrot soup with Thai red curry paste and other great Thai flavors. Another fun tip could be to try out the soup. I know what my go-to recipe will be this spring!



Roasted Artichokes (Carciofi Arostiti)


Spring has me thinking about romantic Italian scenery, think Italy circa 1960. While I can't be in Italy at the moment, I thought I'll bring Italy to me. This may seriously be the easiest recipe out there. One-step later and you'll have this Italian style artichoke.









Healthy Kale Cabbage Slaw


Some of my fondest summer memories are around the dinner table with my family. A big staple was my aunt's slaw. The fun thing about any slaw is the amount of versatility that's possible. You can change up the flavors for different seasons and better yet, change up the veggies. What I love about this recipe from Jessica in the Kitchen is how simple it is, when I cook I often over complicate everything by adding too many spices. This kale cabbage slaw makes for a great side dish!



Fennel Asparagus Salad


I don't know about you all, but fennel has always mystified me. I think I've tasted it before, but I'm not so sure. That's why I wanted to feature this recipe! It's important to stretch out of your culinary comfort zone and try a new flavor. Paired well with grilled tofu, fish or chicken this salad is a perfect meal to keep you light on your toes.









Roasted Carrot and Feta Salad


This guide's second carrot recipe, this time featuring whole carrots. You can probably guess by now that I love carrot recipes. What I specifically enjoy about this recipe is how the sweetness of the carrots pair so well with the saltiness of the feta (fun tip, go to a Greek store to pick up package free feta). Budget Bytes offers not only tasty recipes but also the price of the recipe and per serving. Budget meal prep never looked so tasty!





5 Minute Pea & Arugula Pasta Salad


If I close my eyes and think about a picnic or barbecue I see pasta salad. When I was younger, I'd always fill my plate with it. Call me traditional, but it can't be an outdoor party without pasta salad! This recipe features a tasty pea-based pesto to really create a great full-flavored dish.






Asparagus and Avocado-Herb Dressing


A fun twist on plain asparagus. I've always eaten asparagus as a side dish, something that is paired with my already existing flavors. This recipe definitely changes how I see asparagus. The avocado-herb dressing makes for a fun touch to any meal.






Lemony Spring Pasta Salad


All of the best flavors in one pasta dish. The recipe also comes with a lemon-dijon dressing that is to die for. Get your veggies out and try this recipe out for yourself. The best part about this recipe is that you can add whatever you want as long as you stay true to the dressing. Even a feta-like substitute would be great! This recipe does contain feta, which I have found package free at a Greek shop.

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Jamie Nyqvist is a visual storyteller with a passion for telling stories that evoke change. 

 

Jamie is currently living and studying in Paris all the while learning the ropes to becoming a more sustainable and ethical human.

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