The tastes of Spring are upon us! As the days warm up and the season’s produce starts to bloom, there are some delicious ways to take advantage of the first lovely bites of the growing season.
Spring produce include Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocados, Carrots, Chives, Fava Beans, Mangoes, Peas, Potatoes, Rhubarb, and Spinach. Enjoy the good eats that are in season.
You don’t need to wait until next Easter to enjoy these pavlovas with lemon whipped cream and rhubarb compote. Typically available in mid to late spring, rhubarb is a favorite with many and cooks up into many a delicious dessert.
Source: Pavlovas with Lemon Whipped Cream & Vanilla-Rhubarb Compote | Simple Bites
I recently discovered pea tendrils, also known as pea shoots. They are the early stems of the pea plant, completely edible and delicately flavored of peas, but with a crunchy texture. Enjoy them sauteed or in salads.
Source: Orange and Avocado Salad with Pea Tendrils | Good (Cheap) Eats
Two Spring favorites, asparagus and artichokes join forces in this orzo pasta salad, perfect for packing on a picnic to enjoy the warmer weather.
Source: Spring Vegetable Orzo Pasta Salad | Food for My Family
Make the most of new potatoes by roasting them with lemon zest and spices. This easy side dish goes well with fish, chicken, or any grilled meat.
Source: Lemon Roasted Potatoes | Good (Cheap) Eats
Rhubarb has a pie party with his friend the strawberry. And what a party it is! Spiked with ginger, this dessert will have your guests humming with happiness.
Source: Fresh Strawberry and Gingered Rhubarb Pie | Food for My Family
Spinach adds both fiber and green goodness to these enchiladas with tomatillo sauce. You’ll be arm wrestling Popeye to see who gets the last one.
Source: Chicken, Black Bean, and Spinach Enchiladas | GoodLife Eats
If you’re extra blessed, the weather in your neck of the woods will be warm enough to enjoy these mango popsicles, another in-season fruit. What a refreshing way to welcome the change of seasons!
Source: Coconut Mango Popsicles | $5 Dollar Dinners
Carrot muffins come together quickly with a make-ahead baking mix and the honey-sweetened cream cheese adds a smooth lusciousness. Enjoy these for breakfast, lunch, or dessert.
Source: Carrot Muffins with Honey-Sweetened Cream Cheese Spread | Life as Mom
These chips and dip make good use of both earthy spuds and creamy avocados. Enjoy the deliciousness all the live-long-day.
Source: Avocado Ranch Dip | Food for My Family
|A foodie at heart, Jessica Fisher has learned to reconcile a tight budget with her love for great food. As a busy mom of six voracious eaters, she regularly shares healthy, delicious and budget-friendly recipes at GoodCheapEats. She also writes at her parenting blog, LifeasMOM.|