Our Best Spring Recipes

Dinner,Featured Article,In Season,Recipes,Spring
March 25, 2011

Brighten breakfast, lunch and dinner with the delicate palette (and palate) of spring.

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The heart of springtime is not so much in its arrival as in its coming—it's a breathless lull of a season that's practically over before it even begins. And now that it's officially here, we're well advised to gather the spring asparagus while we may—along with the ramps, the carrots and the tender young peas. Here are some of our best recipes that capture the verdant colors and fresh flavors unfolding and unfurling all around us right now.

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Herbed Spinach and Goat Cheese Strata

Stratas are perfect for entertaining because they let you do the prep work in advance.

Spring Fruit Compote

Spring Fruit Compote

Berries, pineapple and dried apricots meld in a light syrup of Grand Marnier or orange juice.

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Oven-Poached Eggs in Spinach Nests

Prepare the spinach nests up to two days ahead for an easy egg brunch dish.

Three-Ingredient Chicken

Made with only three ingredients but rich in flavor, this chicken recipe is the ultimate quick-and-easy dinner.

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Lemon-Roasted Asparagus

Bright flavors and lovely color in an elegant side dish.

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Stir-Fried Pork with Asparagus

Boneless pork chops and a few Chinese pantry staples make this dinner a snap.

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Penne with Spinach, Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Penne gets a veggie-ful Mediterranean treatment with a spicy red pepper kick in our quick and easy pasta toss.

Mediterranean Carrot Salad

Mediterranean Carrot Salad

A light, bright side salad idea.

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