10 Recipes For Spring We Can’t Live Without!
Spring is a wonderful time to celebrate fresh, seasonal produce, as we say goodbye to heavier winter dishes and welcome lighter, more vibrant flavors! These 10 recipes for spring include our Well Seasoned House salad, pretty much the appetizer we serve most often on any night of the week, as well as a variety of entrées, our favorite lemon blueberry dessert, and a refreshing gin cocktail – yum!
If you happen to stumble upon ramps at the store or farmer’s market, grab a bundle immediately! They have a short season and can be pricy, but they’re so worth the flavor! You’ll love them in our ramp pesto or to make pickled ramps, which are good on everything from eggs and frittatas to tacos and grilled steak! They’re similar to quick pickled red onions, but with a deeper oniony flavor.
While this is by no means an exhaustive list of the spring recipes on Well Seasoned, we hope it inspires you to celebrate the change in seasons.
Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake
This lemon blueberry bundt cake is light as air! Easy to prep, feeds a crowd, and perfect when blueberries are ripe and in season! You will love the slightly sweet, bright flavors in this simple springy bundt cake!
Also check out: Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake
Well Seasoned House Salad
This is our go-to house salad recipe, which we serve almost weekly (and is infinitely adaptable)! It features baby arugula, fresh summer raspberries, creamy goat cheese, marcona almonds, and a sprinkle of fresh dill. Toss with rich, sweet balsamic vinegar then serve. A perfect side salad to accompany any lunch or dinner entrée!
Also check out: Grilled Peach Salad
Grilled Potato Salad with Snap Peas and Burrata
Grilled potato salad with burrata is piled high with crispy snap peas, fresh chives, dill, salty pancetta and an extremely generous sprinkling of truffle salt. It’s the updated version of a classic you’ve been waiting for. A winning combination of hot and cold, creamy and crunchy, light and fresh!
Also check out: Peach Burrata Salad
Lemon Garlic Pasta with Shrimp and Scallops
Lemon garlic pasta with shrimp and scallops is a quick, easy, and flavorful weeknight dinner! Fresh shellfish adds a subtle sweetness, which plays off the lemon garlic pasta sauce so well! Finish with lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Ready from start to finish in less than 30 minutes!
Also check out: Spicy Tagliatelle with Crab, Lemon, and Capers
Spatchcock chicken is the easiest way to cook a whole bird in the least amount of time. Dry brine the bird the evening before and leave uncovered in a refrigerator to help make the skin EXTRA crispy! A delicious chicken dinner that requires very little effort.
Also check out: Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings
If there’s one make-ahead healthy fish recipe that gets your attention this year, let it be salmon escabeche. This Spanish preparation of salmon gets seared on a stove top, then marinated in olive oil and red wine vinegar. It’s topped with shallots, a serrano pepper, olives, and sun dried tomatoes, making it a little sweet, a little sour, and a touch spicy!
Also check out: Crispy Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Parmesan Sauce
If you can get your hands on fresh wild ramps, homemade ramp pesto is an absolute must! It’s got a vibrant garlic and spring onion flavor that pairs well with Pecorino Romano cheese and nutty walnuts. Add basil and lemon for freshness (and to cut back on the garlic flavor). Mix into pasta or serve with your favorite grilled proteins and roasted vegetables. Freezer-friendly!
Also check out: Pickled Ramps
Grilled Asparagus in Foil
Asparagus is a springtime staple, and this is our favorite way to enjoy it. You’ll love serving this healthy grilled asparagus in foil with all meats and seafood. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon and a sprinkling of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
Also check out: Shirred Eggs with Asparagus
This is hands down our favorite spring recipe! The light-as-air, tender ricotta gnudi (think of them as ricotta dumplings) take a little time to make but are well worth the effort. Pair with a browned butter sauce and your favorite spring vegetables for a meatless dinner the whole family will love!
Also check out: Homemade Ricotta
The refreshing southside cocktail is made from muddled fresh mint, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and dry gin. Shake with ice, then top with club soda for bubbles! Light, effervescent and delicious on a warm spring or summer day!
Also check out: French 75
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