13 Refreshing Spring Recipes That Embody the Best of Fresh Produce

Finally, the gloomy weather is turning sun. With spring on the rise, that means fresh produce is back in season. And what better way to defrost from a frigid winter than with the bounty of spring! Asparagus, mushrooms, strawberries, and ramps, spring not only brings better weather, but an array of fresh goods.

If you are in dire need of a fresh produce fix, then whip up on of these 13 springtime recipes. Celebrating the season to the fullest, it’s time to take advantage of the garden’s fresh fruits and veggies.

1. Spring Salad with Asparagus, Goat Cheese, Lemon, and Hazelnuts

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Proud Italian Cook

Celebrating all that is good about spring, this salad combines that best of the season. Raw zucchini ribbons, shaved asparagus spears, fresh peas, thinly sliced radish crisp lettuce, and creamy goat cheese make up the salad you’ve been waiting all winter for

Get the recipe here.

2. Spring Cous Cous Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

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Little Spice Jar

Spring Cous Cous Salad with Basil Vinaigrette is light, refreshing, and bursting with the fresh flavors of spring.

3. Leek, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Frittata

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Chef Next Door

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there is always room for frittata. This season, make yours with garden fresh leeks and arugula for a taste of spring.

Get the recipe here.

4. Wild Truffle Mushroom Risotto

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Brina’s Bites

Whether you forage your mushrooms or simply gather them from the store, adding them to a creamy risotto with rich white truffle oil is a must this spring.

Get the recipe here.

5. Wild Mushroom Ravioli

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The Owl and the Goblet

Fresh mushrooms deserve fresh pasta. Bring out the Italian in you and try your hand at homemade Wild Mushroom Raviolis.

6. Creamy Asparagus and Leek Soup

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Gluten Free Vegan Pantry

Don’t mask the beautiful flavors of produce in your soup, celebrate them instead by making it a vegan, gluten-free vegetable soup. Creamy Asparagus and Leek Soup is the recipe you need to make the most out of your asparagus and leeks this season.

7. Parmesan Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets

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Pip and Ebby

When the clouds part and the sun shines, it’s time to bust out the grill. Parmesan Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets is exactly the recipe you need for the grill’s long awaited christen.

8. Ramp Flatbread Pizza with Garlic Cream

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Golub Kitchen

The first greens to spring from the ground after a long, cold winter, you can’t talk spring without talking ramps. Eat them in all their glory with this Ramp Flatbread Pizza with Garlic Cream. But please, for all the ramp lovers out there, be sure they were cultivated sustainably.

9. Spicy Cucumber Gazpacho

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The White Ramekins

There is something about gazpacho that paves the way for nice weather. If you’re looking for a way to use up all your garden’s bounty of fresh cucumbers, then give this Spicy Cucumber Gazpacho a whirl.

The fresh herbs of basil, mint, and parsley are an added bonus.

10. Cucumber Sesame Salad

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Good Dinner Mom

Sometimes, simple is best when highlighting the flavor of your produce. That’s why this simple, yet flavorful Cucumber Sesame Salad is a must.

11. Grilled Zucchini with Lemon Labneh and Za’atar

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Naturally Ella

Grilled zucchini pairs nicely in many dishes, but sometimes, it’s best on it’s own. If you’re a big zucchini lover, celebrate the seasonal squash with a touch of za’atar spice and some creamy labneh – strained yogurt – for dipping.

Get the recipe here.

12. Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Chicken

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Foodie Crush

When fresh produce is back in season, the only way to really celebrate is with a giant salad filled with all the goods.

Fresh, filling, and a much needed break from a winter full of rich foods, this Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Chicken needs to find its way to the table.

13. Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

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Lovely Little Kitchen

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake by Lovely Little Kitchen will have you reliving your favorite childhood memories spring filled memories.

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