Spring is peering around the corner in the form of sunnier days and beautiful flowers. How can you bring the flavors of spring into the comfort of your kitchen?
Every day is a great day to be introduced to the art of cooking and baking. Thanks to additional free time spent at home, it’s easier than ever to brush up on your craft. Food in spring tends to lean toward visually colorful set-ups and fruity flavors. While spring recipes are sometimes simple, they can also be highly complex and push you to your limits.
Below is a list of fun, simple ideas on how to incorporate spring flavors into your everyday meals. We’ll explore color schemes, basic recipes, and popular ingredients so you’ll get the most out of your spring months!
The Beautiful Colors of Spring Cooking
What’s the very first thing that pops to mind when you think of spring? For many people, this season is associated with pastel hues and lush greenery.
These colors frequently translate into spring cooking recipes. When putting together your meals, think of classic spring imagery for inspiration. Some of our favorite ideas to start with are:
- Pastel flowers (such as roses, daisies, and tulips)
- Green and yellow trees
- Bright green fields
- Blue and yellow rainy days
- Colorful rainbows
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Popular Spring Ingredients
Different seasons encourage their own brands of food. Autumn recipes tend to be very savory and filling to offset the cold weather. Summer food leans toward spicy or grilled.
Spring ingredients reflect the flourishing new life blossoming around you. Your spring meals will complement this season with smaller portions, fresh ingredients, and simple seasonings. Many people often indulge in their sweet tooth during spring, too. This season is home to Easter, after all!
With spring’s more agreeable weather, quite a few spring recipes tend to be low-calorie to encourage outdoor exercise routines.
With spring comes new life and new opportunities. What better way to show this off than with plenty of fresh, crunchy vegetables in your refrigerator?
No spring recipe is complete without access to staples such as:
- Green beans
There’s something magical about plucking a fresh fruit straight from a tree. Soft, juicy fruits are a must-have for tasty spring recipes.
When stocking up your fridge, make sure you have access to popular spring fruits such as:
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Fun Spring Recipes to Try
Spring recipes range from simple to complex. We’ve come up with a few delicious spring recipes for all skill types.
Zesty Spring Omelette
There’s nothing quite like an omelette to kickstart your morning. These breakfast foods are staples of spring for their bright colors and rustic ingredients.
Your skillet should have a dusting of oil or butter to reduce sticking. Toss in red peppers, chives, and mushrooms into your skillet to brown for a few minutes. Pour in your egg and let it cook fully on one end before flipping it like a pancake.
Adorable Strawberry Lemonade Macarons
The magic of springtime is embodied in the macaron. These cute pastries are beloved among adults and children alike.
Our strawberry lemonade macaron recipe involves crafting the macaron shells, buttercream, and lemon curd. These treats make great gifts for friends or a nice reward for a hard week’s work!
Tossed Kale and Fruit Salad
Need a healthy pick-me-up that can be tossed together? A kale and fruit salad is an easy recipe that goes well with just about any meal.
Kale is an extremely healthy food packed with potassium, copper, and manganese. Great fruits that go well with kale include:
- Dried cranberries
- Sliced apricots
- Tangerine wedges
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Tiny Lemon Tarts
Sunny colors and a zesty taste? Little lemon tarts are an ideal way to bring in all that spring has to offer.
Lemon tarts can be simple and made with lemon meringue and a simple tart crust. You can go a step further and create a whipped egg topping to add extra fluff. If you’re on a diet and want to reduce your sugar, skip the whipped cream and the powdered sugar.
A simple dish that’s healthy and easy to throw together, roasted asparagus is ideal for a spring day. Simply toss your asparagus with some seasoning and butter!
Make sure to steam your asparagus before grilling to soften it up. Seasonings you can sprinkle on your asparagus for an extra pop of flavor include:
- Black pepper
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Himalayan pink salt
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Are you thinking of trying something new this year? Spring flavors are explicitly designed to bring the season into your kitchen.
Your spring recipes will look their best when you use colorful ingredients. Our favorite springtime recipes are seasoned corn on the cob, tossed kale and fruit salad, strawberry lemonade macarons, lemon tarts, and zesty omelets.
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