Spring produce is too delicious, and too fleeting, to use in the same old recipes, year after year. So make the most of this season’s crop with these 8 recipes from our kitchen and the team at Whole Foods Market. Think of it as spring cleaning for your recipe box.
A light, flavorful option for lunch or dinner – just add some crusty French bread and a salad of mixed greens on the side and voilà!
Spring’s bounty doesn’t need to be fussed over much—some quick grilling and a sesame-ginger sauce, and you’re set.
Filled with spring peas and tender asparagus, this scrumptious quinoa dish makes a hearty side or a light vegetarian main.
Trust us—once you’ve got this simple lemon-caper-butter sauce down, you’ll be putting it on just about everything.
#5 Braised Baby Artichokes (via Whole Foods Market)
Now that spring has sprung and baby artichokes are available at your local store, enjoy their earthy flavor with much less work than prepping large artichokes.
#6 Pan-Seared Radishes with Miso (via Whole Foods Market)
Searing radishes brings out milder flavors you don’t notice when munching them raw. This recipe adds a powerful umami kick thanks to miso and soy sauce.
#7 English Pea Salad with Lemon and Mint (via Whole Foods Market)
If you don’t think you like peas, you haven’t had the fresh, in-season variety. Mint and lemon perfectly highlight their subtle sweetness in this simple salad.
#8 Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables (via Whole Foods Market)
For a long-simmered dish full of spring flavor, this classic stew is a winner. Tender baby potatoes and carrots practically melt into this lovely, savory broth.
What are your favorite recipes for spring produce? Let us know in the comments!