Seasonal Produce Recipes for Springtime Treats

As the weather warms up, fruits and vegetables ripen, making themselves available for your recipe book. Whether you’ve got a craving for carrots or go hard for rhubarb, there are tons of options for healthy dinners, delicious desserts, and springtime treats. Here are our favorites: 

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is an excellent way to make use of any surplus you have from being a little too ambitious at the market (while strawberries might be delicious, they don’t keep very well). This recipe uses a biscuit base, giving the dessert a hardier, more satisfying taste and texture. 

Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb is an oft-overlooked springtime veggie that tends to masquerade as a fruit. This rhubarb-roaring recipe makes use of ingredients that include orange juice, walnuts, sugar, rolled oats, cinnamon, and coconut oil. It’s packed with all sorts of healthy fats and fiber (plus the vitamin K and antioxidants that rhubarb offers), making it a nutritious snack with the potential to thrill your taste buds and your arteries. 

Honey-Dijon Salmon with Spring Vegetables

This salmon dish makes for an uber-healthy dinner; with fish and fresh veggies, you’ll get a one-two punch of nutrition. It’s a terrific choice for produce lovers who went a little too crazy at the Farmer’s Market; it uses radishes, carrots, shallots, snap peas, asparagus, and mint (although you can opt for any vegetables you want). 

Apricot Cookies

Apricot is a fuzzy fruit that is full of beta-carotene, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, folate, vitamin C, and more. In other words, apricot-filled cookies might not be considered a healthy food, but they’re not void of nutrition, either. To make these sweet treats, you’ll need about an hour of prep and bake time, as well as ingredients that include lemon juice, flour, eggs, and almonds. These cookies are a big hit with folks of any age who like their fruit in dessert form.

Asparagus Pide

Pide is a light, chewy flatbread full of different types of fillings and it hails from the country of Turkey. While it can be filled with various ingredients, this asparagus pide recipe uses a seasonal favorite to give your dinner an appetizing intro. Full of asparagus, garlic, black pepper, and various cheeses, pide is relatively easy to make, but with hours of chilling time, requires planning ahead.

Whether you’re ready to veg with veggies or get fruitful with fruit, spring offers a plethora of recipes full of taste and tang. Try one of the above and help your seasonal produce reach its potential. 

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