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.

Staff Picks

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.

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: 3.5 stars 49
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.

Easy Creamed Spinach

Rating: 3.5 stars 488
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.

Strawberry-Ginger Smash

This pitcher drink is an effervescent combo of fresh strawberries, ginger, and just a splash of vodka. It will be a smash hit at any late-spring or summer soirée.

Lemon-Curd Phyllo Tartlets

Quick to make and easy to love, this treat uses store-bought phyllo shells as the vessel for a filling of silky homemade lemon curd

Creamy Asparagus Chicken

Disrupt your chicken rotation with this one-pot meal of braised breasts with asparagus and potatoes.

Lemon Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 1804
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.

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Rating: 3.5 stars 1068
Especially when made with plump, in-season asparagus, this dish makes for a sophisticated, visually pleasing appetizer.

Rhubarb Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars 403
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.

Split Pea Soup with Ham

Rating: 3.5 stars 671
You'll turn to this split pea soup with ham all winter long—especially when you need to warm up! Use leftover ham to make split pea soup prep even easier.

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 495
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our Favorite Fresh Artichoke Recipes Are So Good You'll Make Them Over and Over
Get past the spiky tips of artichokes, and you'll find that these leafy, mild-flavored vegetables are downright delicious. For inspiration, we've rounded up our best artichoke recipes—dishes so good they'll become springtime staples in your household.
Green-Goddess Chicken and Salad

The green goddess dressing in this recipe works overtime as both a marinade for the roast chicken and as a finishing drizzle over this cobb-inspired spring salad.