Looking for spring recipes? Our recipe collection includes tender green things, fresh lettuces, red berries, and all things delicate and new. Spring recipes are fresh and need little more than a quick dance with the heat.
A quick-and-easy carrot dish, straight from the kid’s menu at Prairies Grass Cafe in Northbrook, Ill.
Rhubarb and strawberries combine in this quick-and-easy low-calorie smoothie.
Simple Sorrel Pesto
Lemony and bright, sorrel makes a great substitute for basil in this creamy pesto.
Victoria Cake with Strawberries
This dessert (best eaten within 2 days) is ideal with flavorful small local berries. If using big supermarket berries, cut them into halves or quarters and sprinkle with a bit of sugar to bring out their flavor.
Fresh Strawberry Granita
Fresh, local strawberries are best in this granita for the best strawberry flavor.
Blueberry Rhubarb Pie
Sweet Blueberries and tart rhubarb combine in this perfectly sweet spring pie.
Pasta with Meatballs and Sauce
A classic meat combo for meatballs is about one third each of veal, beef and pork. You can often find this in the meat area of the supermarket labeled “meat loaf mixture,” and if so, your work is done.
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Popovers
Crispy on the outside, slightly custardy on the inside, the slightly sweet popovers are a snap to make and, oh, so impressive.
Roasted Asparagus with Parmigiano and Thyme Crumbs
A side dish that makes the most of spring’s tender asparagus, all topped off with buttery breadcrumbs.
Blueberry Lemon Muffins
These delicious muffins, with sweet blueberries and tart lemon, are a great start to the day.
Easy Lemonade Granita
This cool lemony treat is sure to be a comfort on a hot summer day. Easy to make and fun to eat with family and friends, even the kids!
Lemon-Herb Chicken with Yogurt Dill Sauce
A perfect meal with fresh summery herbs. Eat as you wish, with beer or wine, hot or cold.