To mark the beginning of Spring and the arrival of a crop of fresh vegetables, we're happy to present a handful of great dishes highlighting our favorite seasonal ingredients.
During the Spring, the weather gets better and better, the days get longer and nearly everything begins to bloom. While that's not always great for allergies, it's fantastic for people who like to eat and cook. We're looking forward to feasting on artichokes, asparagus, peas, radishes and mushrooms. Though it might seem difficult to handle some of these ingredients, it's not and we made sure to highlight recipes that are delicious and easy to prepare.
To assemble great dishes for Spring, we fired up the increasingly powerful FoodPair search engine and found a handful of great recipes from across the Web.
This light salad is the perfect platform for artichokes.
Ingredients in this recipe: arugula, lemon, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, artichoke, balsamic vinegar, black pepper
Sugar Snap Peas with Mint & Orange
Try this simple yet elegant side dish today.
Ingredients: mint, butter, water, snap peas, orange peel
Open Face Butter & Radish Sandwiches
This is a great recipe for dinner parties or snack time.
Ingredients: butter, radish, baguette, Maldon sea salt
Roasted Asparagus and Wild Mushrooms
Roasted asparagus is complemented by earthy mushrooms.
Ingredients: garlic, olive oil, asparagus, lemon juice, chanterelle mushrooms, morel mushrooms, black pepper, sea salt, cremini mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, Italian parsley, oyster mushrooms
Fava Beans with Red Onion and Mint
Another simple & delicious side dish highlighting Spring.
Ingredients: olive oil, mint, red onion, fava beans, sea salt
Let's get cooking!
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