12 Ingredients to Get You Excited About Spring Cooking

By Laura Dominguez
loving all of this fresh produce for spring cooking!

Can you believe Monday is the official first day of spring?! Granted, here in Texas, winter only lasts about a month, but as the weather warms back up I find myself starting to crave crisp salads and colorful fruit. Plus, spring’s arrival always inspires me to check in on my New Years resolutions, and this year I’m determined to cook more meals at home. Keep reading to find out what ingredients you should add to your grocery list right now (and what to make with them!) to make this spring your yummiest season ever.

featured image from “entertaining with sara dickerman”


try it in:

Honey Roasted Apricots + Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Pistachios & Coconut

Apricots + Mozzarella

Quinoa Apricot + Arugula Salad


try it in:

Spring Potato Pizza

Smashed New Potatoes with Peas, Lemon & Pearl Onions

Spring Potato & Egg Bake

Roasted Potato Salad with Fennel, Tomatoes & Asparagus


try it in:

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Crisps

Buckwheat Waffles with Rhubarb Compote

Savory Rhubarb-Fennel Tart

Rhubarb Sparkler


try it in:

Grilled Artichoke with Lemon Garlic Aioli

Chopped Salad with Artichoke, Kalamata Olives, Croutons and Cucumber Dressing

Artichoke Porcini Tartlets

(also check out these 11 incredible artichoke recipes!)


try it in:

Herbed Goat Cheese & Radish Tartines

Farro Salad with Kale Pesto

Steak Salad with Radishes, Cucumbers & Spicy Ginger Dressing

Radish & Fennel Panzanella with Radicchio and Herbs


Try them in:

Charred Scallions with Burrata and Picada

Checca Pizza

Authentic Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Egg Tartine with Scallions + Herbs


try it in:

Cucumber & Pineapple Shrimp Tacos

Pineapple Margaritas

Grilled Pineapple

Pineapple Coconut Carrot Cake

Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs


try it in:

Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Goat Cheese, Arugula, & Bacon

Arugula Breakfast Salad with Toasted Pistachio, Radish, & Soft Eggs

Watermelon Arugula Goat Cheese Salad

Tuna & Arugula Rotini


try it in:

Middle Eastern Beet & Yogurt Toasts

Charred Beets with Avocado Crema & Chile-Lime Salt

Smoke-Infused Beet Spread

Celery Root with Herbed Beets

Roasted Beet, Pear & Walnut Salad


try it in:

Spinach Blackberry Salad

Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

Spinach and Banana Smoothie Bowl

Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers


try it in:

Asparagus and Mushroom Ragout with Poached Eggs

Asparagus, Quinoa, & Rice Salad with Goat Cheese & Maple-Tahini Dressing

Asparagus Gruyere Frittata

Almond-Mint Pesto Pasta

(also check out these 10 amazing asparagus recipes!)


try them in:

Phyllo Napoleons with Strawberries and Lemon-Vanilla Cream

Strawberry Thyme Yogurt

Strawberry Buckwheat Porridge with Cocoa Crumbles

Ember-Roasted Strawberries

(also check out these 15 delicious strawberry desserts and our fool-proof guide to making chocolate covered strawberries!)

Comments (2)

  1. Miss Pippi says:

    I need to try all these recipes. They look all so yummi. 🙂

  2. Bry Jaimea says:

    Great recipes! Spring hasn’t yet sprung here in Scotland, but I do like to be prepared!

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