Here are 40 Fresh & Healthy Spring Recipes to help celebrate this beautiful new season and welcome its unfolding. Crisp asparagus, tender spring greens, sprightly spring peas, earthy spring mushrooms, carrots, radishes, new potatoes, artichokes, tarragon, dill, strawberries and rhubarb… all will be coming into their peak of flavor in the next couple months!
Spring is such an exciting time of year, especially when it comes to cooking. It truly is a celebration! Spring reminds us that life continually renews itself, that each day is a beginning and that beautiful things can still grow from the ground of our being.
Depending on where you live, it may still feel a little bit like winter, or it may be full-blown spring. Whether you are looking for warming soup recipes to bridge the gap between the seasons, or for more light and vibrant spring salads or dinner ideas, you’ll find some inspiration here.
Lemony Asparagus Risotto with leeks and basil-light and creamy with vibrant color and flavor, perfect for spring! A tasty vegetarian meal, or beautiful base for seafood (salmon, halibut, sea bass, shrimp, or scallops), chicken, or try seared mushrooms!
Vegan Pot Pie with Spring Vegetables is loaded with vibrant fresh veggies and flavorful herbs cooked in a delicious creamy lemon mustard sauce and topped with a flakey puff pastry crust. A cozy, spring-inspired meal!
A simple delicious VEGAN recipe for Creamy Carrot Pasta with Carrot Top Gremolata (optional) and Toasted Bread Crumbs. Flavorful and healthy!
Quick and easy to make, this Spring Pea Pesto is deliciously vibrant with fresh herby flavor. Perfect for a dip, spread or use as a sauce with pasta and buddha bowls. Vegan and gluten-free!
Beautiful and delicious Savory Leek Galette. Made with a free-formed tender flakey crust enclosing a luscious melt-in-your-mouth succulent filling. Spring leeks and kale marry with gruyere and mascarpone making the perfect balance of decadent and wholesome!
Veggies and Gremolata – a flavorful healthy meal featuring vibrant spring produce that can be made in under 30 minutes! Vegan-adaptable & Gluten-Free
Spring Pasta with fresh peas, mushrooms, asparagus, tossed in a very light and lemony carbonara sauce and dotted with pillows of burrata cheese. Heavenly!
Pan-Seared Steelhead Trout ( or Salmon!) with Truffled Spring Pea Sauce, Mushrooms, New Potatoes – a simple elegant spring-inspired dinner!
A simple recipe foMiso Brown Butter Patsa with Mushrooms, a simple delicious meal!
Cassoulet Vert – a vibrant Spring Cassoulet (or White Bean Stew) with a delicious Lemony Kale Pesto that is vegetarian and that can be made in an Instant Pot! Fast, healthy & delicious!
Crispy Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts, leeks, potatoes and tarragon- a delicious, French-inspired one-pan recipe perfect for spring!
Spring Nettle Pasta with a flavorful nettle pesto sauce, toasted pine nuts and lemon zest. Full of nutrients and oh so delicious!
Seared Scallops with Spring peas, tarragon and truffle oil– a light and elegant meal, perfect for entertaining or special occasions.
Wild Salmon and Savory Roasted rhubarb are baked together, then paired with wilted, garlicky chard. A fast and flavorful dinner! Gluten-free & Paleo!
A simple recipe for Sheet Pan Miso Salmon with Snow Peas and Spring Peas – a fast and healthy weeknight dinner that can be made in under 25 minutes.
Spring Orzo with Asparagus, Lemon and Dill. You can serve this warm as an entrée, or chilled as a side salad. Keep it vegan or add feta. And if you happen to have any preserved lemons hiding out in your pantry or fridge, this is the time to whip them out and put them to good use. They are not required, but a tasty addition.
Tarragon Chicken with Asparagus, Lemon and Leeks – all roasted on a sheet pan for a fast and healthy dinner with minimal cleanup!
Steamed Clams in a flavorful white wine tarragon broth with fresh spring peas, served with crusty bread to mop up all the flavorful juices! Serve 2 as a main, or 4-6 as a tasty appetizer.
A healing bowl of Celery Soup– comforting, affordable, and flavorful, that can be made in 35 minutes. Healthy, delicious, and vegan adaptable!
Lemony Chicken Orzo Soup with Dill– a simple easy recipe that can be made with leftover chicken. Healthy, zesty and flavorful! One of my favorites.
This simple healthy recipe for Potato Leek Soup is deceiving flavorful. A nourishing, soul-satisfying meal in under 30 minutes, made with simple ingredients. Vegan adaptable.
Chickpeas and beautiful spring vegetables. A very hearty soup that is vegan and gluten-free adaptable! Easy recipe, full of great flavor! Make a batch on Sunday for midweek lunches!
If you haven’t tried this yet, you need to! Creamy Asparagus with Tarragon is such a wonderful combination of flavors, it will delight you. The fennel and tarragon give the asparagus an unusual, unexpected twist. The soup is lightened up and made “creamy” with potatoes and a little sour cream, so it’s not overly rich, rather, just rich enough. The fennel oil elevates it to another level.
Creamy Carrot Soup with Chermoula and North African Spices – a simple healthy soup bursting with flavor. Vegan Adaptable.
Creamy Vegan Spinach Soup, velvety smooth with a refreshing hint of mint. Simple clean ingredients create a deeply nourishing and delicious soup that is dairy-free. Vegan and Gluten-free. Serve warm or chilled.
A simple delicious recipe for Beet Borscht– a healthy, vegan, beet and cabbage soup that can be made in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop. Warming and nourishing, Borscht is full of flavor and nutrients!
Artichoke Soup! A simple delicious recipe using fresh or frozen artichoke hearts that can be made vegan or made creamy! Keto friendly!
Vibrant, luscious Nettle Soup -a simple easy recipe, full of incredible health benefits and lovely flavor. A Scandinavian specialty to be enjoyed in late spring and early summer when nettles are aplenty. Vegan Adaptable!
Brothy Tortellini Soup with Spinach, Basil & White beans- a mouthwatering vegetarian soup that can be made in 25 minutes!
Spring Tabouli Salad with Quinoa and Asparagus – made with your choice of spring veggies with fresh dill, lemon, sliced almonds and crumbly goat or feta (optional). A healthy, flavorful side dish that can be made ahead- perfect for barbecues, potlucks and outdoor gatherings.
Kale Salad with creamy buttermilk dressing and tamed red onions is sprinkled with an addicting crunchy salad topper. Full of healthy texture and flavor, this nutrient-dense salad is perfect to make ahead and enjoy throughout the week.
Little Gem Salad with avocado, radishes, cucumber, pickled onions, pepitas, sunflower sprouts, in a Homemade Dilly Ranch Dressing.
This French Potato Salad is tossed with fresh herbs – tarragon, parsley and chives and dressed in the most flavorful dijon vinaigrette. It’s vegan, with no mayo and easy to make – the perfect spring salad using thin-skinned new potatoes!
Fennel Asparagus Salad with Almonds and Lemony Leek Dressing. This raw vegan salad can be made ahead, a perfect side to fish, chicken or tofu. If you’ve never tried raw asparagus- here is the salad to try, it’s absolutely delicious!
A fresh and flavorful Indian Spinach Salad with black lentils, roasted cauliflower and roasted radishes. Caramelized shallots and a Tempered Seed Dressing give the salad amazing flavor, depth, and crunchy texture.
Lentil Salad with Spring Veggies, Mint and Yogurt Sauce -a delicious, healthy, Greek-inspired lentil salad recipe that celebrates spring vegetables! Vegan-adaptable and Gluten-Free
Spring Pea Pasta with truffle oil, lemon and mint can be served warm as an entree or chilled as a salad. Toss in pea tendrils or baby spinach or arugula if you like.
Strawberry Quinoa Tabouli with cucumbers, parsley and almonds- a healthy, vegetarian, salad that is filling, nutritious and full of flavor! Add feta, goat cheese or avocado for extra richness. I could eat this every day!
This Warm Potato Salad with Mustard Seed Dressing features spring’s tender-skinned new potatoes. Cornichons, caraway seeds and fresh baby arugula add brightness and zest – a light and healthy way to serve up our favorite spring root vegetable.
A simple recipe for Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Mushrooms & Lemon Parsley Dressing. Of course, you don’t have to have morels to make this salad, most any mushroom will do! This can be served at room temperature or chilled to serve later.
Carrot Quinoa Salad with Almonds and Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette- a delicious vegan salad that can be made ahead.
Simple Roasted Asparagus baked in the oven with lemon, garlic and olive oil. Can be made in 20 minutes! An easy vegan side dish, perfect for spring.
Asparagus Tart with tarragon, chives and gruyere in a flakey puff pastry crust- a simple, elegant dish, perfect for a special occasion. Under 30 minutes of hands-on time!
A delicious artichoke heart souffle with goat cheese and thyme, perfect for spring!
Asparagus Frittata with fresh spring asparagus, thyme and goat cheese.
Whole grain, Rhubarb Muffins– a simple, healthy one-bowl muffin recipe made with oats, your choice of flour, optional seeds and nuts, sweetened with maple syrup. Vegan and GF adaptable!
Homemade Strawberry Shortcake from Scratch with golden, flakey biscuits, jammy strawberry sauce, and yogurt whip cream. The perfect American dessert with a twist. This elevated version of the classic is subtly sweet and deeply satisfying.
Gluten-Free Upside Down Rhubarb Almond Cake, a delicious spring recipe perfect for gatherings and special dinners.
STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CHIA CRISP
Maple-Sweetened Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Chia Seeds and a crumbly oat topping – a vegan, gluten-free dessert that highlights spring rhubarb.
A rustic Rhubarb Tart with lemon, cardamom and vanilla tucked into a flakey free-form buckwheat crust. Simple, elegant, and delicious!
I hope you enjoy these Spring Recipes and this beautiful time of renewal!
For me, spring is a time to be thoughtful and intentional about what I want to plant (in my life) because everything wants to grow!
And we only have so much time here, so I try to actively edit out what I want less of, and create space for what I want more of, even if this is simply leaving space for the mystery.
Make space for it, and feel the aliveness of it taking root in your being. This recipe blog came from this very idea.