Spring Recipes

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.

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Lemon Cake

Rating: 3.54 stars
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This cheery lemon cake is perfect for festive occasions. Top it off with our Whipped Frosting that's the perfect light and fluffy complement to this moist cake.

Easy Steamed Artichokes

These leafy, mild-flavored veggies get at the heart of spring. Our method for steaming artichokes could not be easier, but the result is an impressive, delicious side dish.

Rhubarb-Apple-Almond Cobbler

This rhubarb and apple cobbler is perfect for kids to make on Mother's Day: The steps are few and easy to follow, and it is attractive yet requires no real decorating—you just drop the dough over the top, brush on heavy cream, add sliced almonds, and bake.
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Easy Creamed Spinach

Rating: 3.43 stars
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Our take on the classic creamed spinach side dish uses fresh spinach and cream cheese as a thickener. It's a crowd pleasing recipe that's popular with both young and old.

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: 3.67 stars
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A favorite spring vegetable, asparagus is often boiled or steamed but roasting asparagus is easy, as this three-ingredient recipe shows. All you need is olive oil, salt and pepper, and a preheated oven. And the asparagus becomes meltingly soft.

Pasta Alfredo with Lemon and Asparagus

This simple one-pot pasta features fresh asparagus and is as lovely to look at as it is delicious to eat. Serve smaller portions of this creamy pasta as a first course, or make it a luxurious main dish.
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Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 3.57 stars
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This cake has a crumb "topping" that actually ends up on the bottom. Each bite has a surprisingly crunchy texture.

Rhubarb Muffins

Buttermilk replaces some of the usual butter in this recipe, producing a lighter texture. Before using buttermilk, always shake it well.

Rhubarb Compote

Rating: 3.22 stars
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Because it's very tart, rhubarb is always cooked with sugar (or other sweetener). It is often combined with red fruits, such as strawberries or raspberries, to enhance the color and complement the flavor.

Rhubarb Custard Pie

A simple custard base lets the sweet-tart flavor of spring shine through in the sugar-coated pieces of rhubarb.

Pineapple-Rum Cocktail

Rating: 3.51 stars
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Celebrate warmer breezes by sharing a tropical combo: fruity rum drinks and Chicken Satay Skewers with a spicy peanut sauce.

Rhubarb Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars
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Because it is so often used in pies, rhubarb is sometimes called "pie plant." For best results, make this pie the day before you plan to serve it.
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Inspiration and Ideas


Strawberry Daiquiri

Whip up a crowd-friendly batch cocktail for summer with this recipe, which calls for just four ingredients—fresh limes, sugar, fresh strawberry, and white rum.