As the snow slowly begins to melt and the heavy layers start coming off, we know the time has come to say goodbye to warm stews and cozy casseroles. As you begin to eat a bit differently and benefit from all the seasonal ingredients that will soon be in abundance, we’re sharing with you 10 of our best and brightest springtime fare.
1. Pea and Spinach Pesto Pasta
Pretty pasta shells tossed in a pea and spinach pesto make for a green dish that simply screams spring!
2. Springtime Chocolate Cake
This decadent double chocolate cake is made gorgeous with the addition of dried pineapple flowers.
3. Maple-Glazed Pork Belly Tart
Sugar shack season is here, and we’re all about this maple-coated pork belly over a flaky, buttery crust. Add some broccoli-fennel salad for a touch of freshness.
4. Triple-Cream and Leek Mini Quiche with Pea Salad
Sunday brunch will never be the same thanks to these leek mini quiches topped with snap peas, frozen peas and pea shoots!
5. Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf
What could be better than a slice of bright lemon loaf dotted with poppy seeds? And check out that gorgeous glaze!
6. Apricot-Braised Lamb with Iraeli Couscous
Sweet and spicy collide to bring you this elevated Easter lamb.
7. Ham and Kale Onion Tart
This onion tart is topped with the good stuff (ham and kale, yes!) and will become your new essential Easter eat.
8. Mango Yogurt Mousse Cake
If you’re on the lookout for a light springtime dessert, this yogurt-based cake topped with mango ribbons checks all the boxes.
9. Japanese Parsley Cheesecake
Japanese cheesecakes are all the rage, but we brought a fresh twist to the trendy dessert by adding parsley. To your herb gardens!
10. Grilled Asparagus with Romesco Sauce
Asparagus epitomizes the spring season. So these grilled veggies sitting on a bed of spicy romesco make for a fitting side dish.