Spring is ALMOST here! Can you tell we’re excited? In addition to warmer weather, soon local farmer’s markets will be brimming with spring produce to inspire new meals. We love that eating seasonally inspires us to rotate our favorite recipes and/or ingredients. This naturally helps add variety, which is great from both a nutrition and flavor perspective.
Asparagus, arugula, artichokes, bok choy, garlic scapes, radishes, leeks, beets, carrots, peas, pea shoots, purslane, fresh morel mushrooms, and strawberries are just some of the delicious fruits and veggies to look forward to.
For ideas and inspiration, we’ve rounded up 10 delicious recipes. Let us know if you try them in the comments, or let us know your favorite spring fruit or veggie, or tag us with your pics on Instagram @BumbleBeeFoods and @CJNutrition.
. . . from Beautiful Eats and Things.
Simple and easy, this flavorful side dish is perfect for a spring dinner party, or any night of the week.
. . . from My Cape Cod Kitchen.
Whole roasted artichokes are simply the best. Add black truffle oil and you’ve got something super special. Don’t worry if you don’t have black truffle oil. It’s still worth making these using an alternative, like olive oil.
. . . from Spicy RD Nutrition.
A trip to the farmer’s market will garner just about everything you need for this simple and flavorful classic soup. While a lot of potato soup recipes contain cream, this one is vegan and dairy free.
Peppery spring arugula, one of our favorite greens, is topped with a variety of spring vegetables including radishes, fava beans, and shredded carrots, plus meaty albacore tuna. Make this salad ahead of time, then bring along a Bumble Bee® Premium Albacore Tuna in Water Pouch and add the tuna and the dressing right before eating.
. . . from The Foodie Dietitian.
Asparagus, radishes, and sugar snap peas are roasted along with tofu and served atop whole grains with creamy cashew mint dressing. A delicious way to honor spring veggies!
. . . from Snacking in Sneakers.
Break out of your smoothie rut by giving this refreshing spring smoothie a try. Arugula is a green you don’t often see added to smoothies, but it’s so delicious and adds a fresh and slightly peppery bite to this smoothie.
. . . from Mom’s Kitchen Handbook.
Whether you’re entertaining or just looking to step up your weekend brunch game, this tart made with creamy eggs, goat cheese, smoked salmon, and asparagus is as delicious as it is beautiful. The best part is it’s also completely doable.
. . . from How to Eat.
You can’t go wrong with a goat cheese and beets combination. Put it on pizza crust–– we are sold! We love that this recipe also provides an easy recipe for homemade pizza crust if you want to go that route. Or, you can easily use a pre-made crust.
. . . from PrepDish.
This full meal contains only 5 ingredients (minus a few pantry staples) and is prepped in minutes. The leftovers can also be turned into a delicious salad for lunch the next day, which is always a win in our book!
. . . by Sinful Nutrition.