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Easy Spring Recipes With Seasonal Produce:7 Healthful Recipes with Spring Ingredients

Posted in : Breakfast, Recipe on by : Budi Sekawan

 

Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to look at cooking with seasonal spring produce. Most of the fruits and vegetables in season now can be found year-round at grocers around the country, but they reach their full potential during the spring. Artichokes, asparagus, avocados, beets, blueberries, fava beans, peas, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, spring lettuce, spring onions, and strawberries are some of these tasty fruits and vegetables that peak in the spring. Check your local farmers’ market to find out what produce is available in your area.

Cooking with these fresh seasonal ingredients brings out a stronger and/or sweeter taste to your recipes that you would not experience at any other time of the year. So go to your local farmer’s market or grocer, pick up some seasonal produce, and try out some of these quick and easy spring recipes.

Jen’s Asparagus

What you need:

3 bunches of asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces
2-3 squirts of lemon juice
1/4 -1/2 stick of butter (2 T – 4 T)
Salt
black pepper
lemon pepper
garlic salt

What you do:

Heat butter in a large dutch oven, skillet or wok. Add asparagus and lemon juice. Add salt, garlic salt, black pepper, and lemon pepper to taste. Stir fry on medium heat until asparagus is tender; serve.

Bacon Avocado Dip

What you need:

  • 5 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 2 medium avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 2/3 c sour cream
  • 2 t minced onion
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 t salt

What you do:

Mash avocados with a fork. Combine with sour cream, onion, lemon juice, and salt; mix. Refrigerate until chilled. Mix in bacon and serve.

Blueberry Muffins

What you need:

2 c flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 c butter
3/4 c milk
1 c fresh blueberries
1/2 c sugar
2.5 t baking powder
2 T vegetable oil
1/2 t salt

What you do:

Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, butter, milk, and oil; add to flour mixture and mix until moist. Fold blueberries into the batter. Take muffin tin(s) and fill 12 cups with muffin paper. Evenly distribute batter to all cups. Bake in a 375-degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden.

Easy Spinach Salad

What you need:

10 oz package or 6 c fresh spinach, washed with stems off
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1-2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 c radishes, sliced
1/2 c red onion, chopped
3 boiled eggs, sliced
1 carrot, grated
vinegar and oil-based dressing

What you do:

Combine all ingredients except dressing and toss. Serve with dressing per taste.

Rhubarb Cake

What you need:

  • 31/2 c fresh rhubarb, diced
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 c whipping cream, not whipped

What you do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix per box directions. Pour into a greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Add rhubarb on top of the cake mix. Evenly distribute sugar on top of rhubarb. Pour cream over rhubarb and cake. Bake 50 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

What you need:

2 c strawberries with the tops cut off
2 large bananas, peeled and sliced
1 c vanilla yogurt
3/4 c milk
4 ice cubes

What you do:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth; serve.

Healthful Recipes With Spring Ingredients You’re Overlooking

Spring is a time of fresh ideas and brings a bounty of delicate flavors to ignite our meals. But amid the vast spectrum of recipes and tips that flood your screens, the real jewels are often lost. So we have dug up some fabulous springtime recipes for you. Not only are these scrumptious and an absolute delight to the palate; they are actually healthy and find a place in many a diet and lifestyle.

7 Healthful Recipes with Spring Ingredients

1. Pea, Mint & Spring Onion Soup with Parmesan Biscuits

A bowl of fresh soup is a near-perfect accompaniment to a cool Spring evening. Filling and nutritious, this pea, mint, and spring onion soup is bursting with the colors, flavors, and vibes of this time of year. Add to that the Parmesan ‘tuiles’, and you have a soup that works just as well on formal dinner evenings as it does on a lazy night in- especially as it takes just a few minutes to whip up.

2. Asparagus, Sundried Tomato & Olive Loaf

I love my savory just as much as I enjoy my sweet, and this beautiful loaf brings both to my meal. Promising a healthy and wholesome snack, this loaf packs in quite a punch of flavors in every bite. The asparagus brings a delicate twist that is so utterly Mediterranean, yet sits beautifully on a plate anywhere around the world.

3. Peppered Chicken Schnitzel Caesar Salad

Reinvent your Caesar salad with this delightful Spring recipe. Not only is it a breeze to assemble, but its quick list of shopping ingredients keeps hassle to a minimum and enjoyment to a maximum.

4. Prawn and Mango Salsa Wonton Cups

I love a little taste of the Orient on my platter, and these wonton cups with prawn and mango salsa are ideal for that. Not only is this a unique and delectable snack, sure to impress friends and family, but this dish also promises to tame your fussy adolescents!

5. Flatbread Pizzas with Broccoli Pesto, Sun-Dried Tomato and Egg

Flatbread pizza, is in my mind, one of the best ways to have pizza without overloading yourself with carbs and calories. Add to that a fresh, satisfying twist of broccoli pesto and sundried tomato, and you have a winner- come date night or rush-hour dinner!

6. Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl with Grilled Steak

Bright, colorful and utterly delicious, this noodle bowl is fun and impressive! Broccoli, bell peppers, sugar snap peas, super-thin noodles, and grilled steak come together to create sheer sensory delight in this easy to whip up a recipe. Best of all, it’s completely gluten-free!

7. Ginger Blueberry Sorbet

Bring a punch of antioxidants and Vitamin K to your dessert with this deeply flavored sorbet. Blueberries and fresh ginger come together in a beautiful and zingy combination- an ideal conclusion to a meal well cooked and enjoyed.

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