36 Fresh Spring Recipes

36 Spring Recipes // For the last several days, I've woken up to the sound of song birds… For this former Vegas girl, it's the first exciting sign of spring. Inevitably, with the awakening of the earth from it's winter slumber, I start to crave fresh spring meals. Food that's light, clean, crisp and colorful. It won't be long before the spring produce starts to arrive to our local markets, and farmer's markets open up for the new growing season. I thought I would share a few of the spring recipes that I plan to try this year…

Thirty-Six Spring Recipes

 I've broken things down into four different groups… Dinner, Salads, Breakfast & Sides and of course Dessert!

Spring Dinner Ideas

Spring Dinner Ideas

1. creamy tomato orzo soup // two peas & their pod  2. goat cheese tomato quiche // life's a feast  3. chicken pot pie // baked bree  4. ground turkey with potatoes and spring peas // skinny taste  5. penne with asparagus, sage & peas // food & wine via the huffington post  6. tofu tostadas // two peas & their pod  7. spicy roasted shrimp sandwich with chipolte avocado mayo // damn delicious  8. prosciutto, asparagus & parmesan spaghetti // val so cal  9. asian veggie noodle bowl with grilled steak // half baked harvest  10. kung fu panda soup // sophistimom

Spring Salad Recipes

Spring Salad Ideas

11. white house biggest loser salad // ivillage  12. kiwi, pear & gorgonzola salad // przwpis  13. curried chicken apple salad // with style & grace  14. vietnamese banh mi salad // a spicy perspective  15. super salad // the alkaline sisters  16. spring salad with orange vinaigrette // dine & dish  17. baby greens with goat cheese, beets & candied pecans // skinny taste  18. tuscan bread salad // jones design company  19. raw stacked salad // the sweet life  

Spring Breakfast & Sides Recipes

Spring Breakfast & Side Recipes

20. baked eggs in avocado // white on rice couple  21. tabbouleh salad // two peas & their pod  22. homesick toast // simple provisions  23. chickpea, feta and parsley salad // simple provisions  24. steamed asparagus with poached eggs // skinny taste  25. corn cakes with tomato avocado relish // annie's eats  26. fresh pea salad // closet cooking  27. healthy greek quinoa salad // with style & grace  28. orzo chicken asiago // citron limette   29. spring sweet pea & asparagus pickles // white on rice couple  30.  avo & egg breakfast pizza // justin blakeney

Spring Desserts

Spring Dessert Recipes

31. blood orange bars // white on rice couple  32. pavlovas with strawberries, vanilla cream and basil coulis // tartine & apron strings  33. blueberry cupcakes with buttercream // the sweetest occasion  34. key lime cheesecake //    35. mango coconut rice pudding // cook republic  36. acai berry granita // tidymom

What inspires your kitchen as the seasons change? Do you relish the idea of welcoming in new dishes to your tables after the long, cold winter. I know I do!! What is your favorite spring recipe? Share a link in my comments… I would LOVE to see what you crave!






  1. says

    I bet Sunday's weather got you in the mood for this post.  I wore capris for our last day in the "Good Life" before heading back to the Show Me State.  

    I had to pin several of those recipes – yum!  I wonder what the Haymarket Farmer's Market will be like this year with all of the mess down there due to the new arena.

    • says

      Brooke!! How did you know?! Sunday was amazing. I can’t wait for the Haymarket to open. I just missed it when we moved here in October. Hopefully the arena mess won’t create too many issues. Happy travels…

      kisses // heather

  2. Jennifer Young says

    There's no link for the key lime cheesecake! My mouth was watering just thinking of that one, so is there any way you could add the link? Thanks!!

  3. says

    Spring cannot come fast enough! I'm so over winter this year. My favorite part about spring is being able to shop at the farmer's market and using those ingredients to make super simple, fresh recipes. Or just eating fruit straight out of the fridge!

  4. Tamilyn13 says

  5. says

    Wow these are awesome and puts be in the mood for spring despite the fact we are getting 8" of snow again today! :( Oh, well, I know it's not far!

  6. says

    This post has given me recipe ideas for a month! Thanks so much for the ideas! I plan to make some and when I do I'll post them on my blog and give the link back to you! Happy Friday!

  7. says

    All these recipes look amazing!  Will definitely have to try some of them out….they are making me hungry!  I love to cook and bake so these have really inspired me!  Thank you


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