Do you have a garden or potted vegetables? Spring is the best time to make use of fresh, nutrient-dense produce. It’s the season where everything starts to grow and thrive again. After doing Friday’s workout, reward yourself with one of these delicious and nutritious recipes. Shake off the heavy foods of winter with one of these zippy springtime dishes, guaranteed to make the most of your produce haul and delight your senses with bright flavors and colors.
Poached Salmon with Artichoke Confit from Bon Appétit
Parsley, lemon, dill, white wine and peppercorns make up the zippy sauce for this fresh dish. Served with artichoke salad and more lemon brings all the bright flavors full circle.
Grilled Pineapple Lemonade from Cooking Light
Sweet, smoky, and tart this invigorating beverage is just what you want on a hot day. You can easily grill the pineapple on your outdoor grill and for an adult beverage, try adding a splash of tequila. Yum!
Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elotes) from Serious Eats
Grilled on the cob and coated in a tangy, zesty sauce, Mexican street corn makes the perfect accompaniment to any springtime recipes.
Asparagus, Pancetta Puff Pastry Bundles from Completely Delicious
For a fresh take on serving vegetables, these little bites are both savory and springtime-appropriate. Fold them up into bundles or serve flat as bites.
Spring Celebration Carrot Cake from Food Network
Adding crisp raw carrots to your carrot cake mixture gives the cake a textural complexity.