recipes for: Appetizers
Our spring mix salad features light, crisp baby lettuces, crunchy snap peas, radishes, and thin slices of prosciutto. Toss with a simple, but flavorful lemon vinaigrette for an easy side salad with amazing texture. GF, DF
These loaded Greek fries are topped with lamb, pickled red onions, and feta cheese. You'll love them dipped in whipped feta or tzatziki! Serve with lemon wedges and fresh dill for a fun, flavorful side dish! GF
These large, homemade Italian ricotta meatballs are a game changer! They have a crisp exterior, but are unbelievably tender when you cut into them. You can certainly serve them with spaghetti, but we love them on top of cool, creamy ricotta cheese with a spoonful of marinara, fresh basil, and lots of grated Parmesan. A hearty appetizer or even a filling dinner entrée. These are the best meatballs ever!
This Mexican-style shrimp ceviche is light, refreshing, and perfect on a hot summer day! Raw shrimp "cooks" in fresh lime juice and orange juice, and is then tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocados. You'll love the addition of heat from jalapeño! Serve with lots of cilantro over crispy tostadas or tortilla chips. DF
This light, springy Butter Lettuce Salad is quick to make, healthy, and a great side dish! It's made with tender-crisp, delicate butter lettuce, spicy radishes, fresh snap peas, and fresh avocado. Serve with a homemade creamy avocado dressing that is rich and full of flavor! GF
Oven roasted Lemon Pepper Wings have crispy skin, but stay nice and juicy in the center. Cook at a high temperature in an oven, then toss with a citrusy homemade lemon pepper sauce -- it's got the best kick! A perfect game day snack for Super Bowl or any night of the week. GF
Tomato Mozzarella Salad is a total celebration of summer! Use an assortment of heirloom tomatoes for variety and texture, then serve with fresh mozzarella and a lemon basil vinaigrette that you'll want to put on everything! GF
This Crab Salad with citrus and fennel is light, sweet, and perfectly balanced. Serve over a bed of frisée lettuce with baby arugula and a homemade citrus vinaigrette. An elegant start to any meal! GF, DF
These 10 recipes for spring are a great way to celebrate the change in seasons, with fresh local produce and light, bright flavors! We hope you use these recipes as inspiration to enjoy the wonderful seasonal ingredients, such as ramps and asparagus, that spring is known for. In addition to entrées and side dishes, we've also included a simple, yet impressive dessert as well as a light, crisp gin cocktail. Cheers to the new season!