Spring is here, which means it's time to lighten things up! Fresh produce makes it easy to put together healthy meals. Take advantage of spring vegetables and fruits with our favorite seasonal recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Martha's Favorite Recipes for SpringOf the thousands of recipes Martha has prepared for her readers, audiences, and guests, have you ever wondered which dishes are her absolute favorites? See what Martha loves to serve in the springtime.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Light and Easy Nicoise SaladIn this classic dish, which takes its name from Nice, in Provence, the seasonal ingredients create a wonderful explosion of flavors.
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Spring Salad RecipesA spring salad can be as simple as fresh, tender greens tossed with a vinaigrette, or you can step it up by adding other seasonal treats like peas, asparagus, radishes, and baby artichokes.
Asparagus Recipes: 23 Delicious Ways to Cook Our Favorite Spring Veg
Fat or thin, green or white, tender stalks of asparagus are a sure and delicious sign that spring is here.
Get Sweet on Fresh Spring Peas
Tastes Like Spring! Our Food Editors Share Their Favorite RecipesAsparagus recipes! Rhubarb recipes! Fresh English peas! Salmon with peas! Isn't every cook excited about spring and the produce it brings?! Our test kitchen certainly is. Here are the recipes they are making now.
Spring Appetizer Recipes
Welcome guests to Easter dinner or any spring get-together with appetizers that feature fresh flavors and some of the season’s finest produce, including asparagus, peas, fava beans, and artichokes.
Bright and Easy: Pasta Recipes for Spring
Spring Cocktail RecipesLight and refreshing, these cocktails make the most of seasonal flavors.
So Very Spring: Artichoke and Asparagus RecipesRecipe
Citrus Roasted Salmon with Spring-Pea SauceSalmon flavored with orange, lemon, and lime is complemented by watercress and pureed peas.Recipe
Almond Custard CakeThis cake reveals a moist and creamy filling and is topped with a sweet fruit compote.Recipe
Grilled Pizzas with Tomato, Avocado, and Pepper Jack CheeseThe pizza toppings -- avocado, tomatoes, and sour cream -- don't require any cooking.Recipe
Grilled Pizzas with Plums, Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, and ArugulaThe combination of prosciutto, plums, goat cheese, and arugula is seasonal, quick, and fresh.Recipe
Citrus-Ricotta CheesecakeLight in texture, traditional Italian cheesecakes are made with ricotta cheese. Here, citrus adds depth to the ricotta; the compote of orange, grapefruit, and vanilla plays off the cake's mellow flavor.Recipe
Fresh Avocado and Smoked-Salmon Spring RollsSpring rolls, made with moistened rice paper wrappers, are surprisingly easy to assemble -- and are ideal for a buffet or light lunch. The filling for these rolls contains a creamy-crunchy, sweet-and-savory mix of jicama, smoked salmon, and avocado.Recipe
Pea Stew with Pistachios and Lemon ConfitServe with Salmon Fillets Poached in Olive Oil. If using frozen peas, skip step one.Recipe
Salmon Fillets Poached in Olive OilOlive-oil poached salmon are served over lemony pea stew with pistachios, and a celery-root puree.Recipe
Chilled Rhubarb SoupTangy rhubarb soup and soft dollops of fresh mint ice milk sing of spring with each spoonful.Recipe
Salt-Baked Chicken Breast Stuffed with AsparagusBaked in coarse salt to seal in the juices, these lemon-topped rounds of tender chicken reveal an asparagus-and-Parmesan stuffed center.Recipe
Matzo Ball Soup with Duck MeatballsHearty duck meatballs add a modern touch to classic matzo ball soup.Recipe
Apple CharosetCharoset, a mixture of apples, nuts, and spices, signifies the bricks and mortar that the Israelites used to build the pharaohs pyramids, as well as the sweetness of freedom.Recipe
Blue Cheese, Potato, and Green-Apple Danish SandwichesWhen assembling the sandwiches, coat each piece of bread with a slathering of sweet butter.Recipe
Lemon CakeThis recipe was also featured on "Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn." Garnished with fresh borage blossoms, it makes a fitting finish to any spring celebration.Recipe
Scallops with Edamame Salad and PureeOne 16-ounce bag of edamame is enough for both puree and salad; cook it all at once, and then divide it accordingly.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Royal Icing for Easter Egg Puzzle CookiesUse this recipe to decorate our Easter Egg Puzzle Cookies.Recipe
Stay-Young SmoothieFor a healthy breakfast, try this invigorating blend of berries, green tea, flaxseed, and low-fat yogurt. That's what we'd call smooth.Recipe
Lemon and Parsley ToppingUse this flavorful topping as a condiment with lamb, veal, or steak.