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Recipes for Spring Vegetables
and Fruits

Every season is special in its own way, and each has its own offerings of fresh produce. In this day and age, we can get most foods all year long. However, seasonal local produce always tastes fresher, is usually less expensive and is more eco-friendly since it travels shorter distances. I have chosen popular early spring greens, vegetables and fruits that are readily available in most regions and listed some of my favorite recipes for utilizing the produce in main dish, side dish and dessert presentations. Additionally, I included some shared recipes submitted by visitors. Many of the recipes are quick, easy and healthy because seasonal produce is always best simply adorned. Make these recipes all year long, but savor them while the produce is at its best in your area. If you don't find what you are looking for on this page, use the search box above or browse through the Recipe Files for more options.


Greens - Baby greens, spinach, kale and dandelion.

Vegetables - Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, new or baby potatoes, artichokes, carrots, radishes, sugar snap peas, snow peas, fennel, beets, turnips, baby bok choy, sweet onions and avocados (botanically a fruit).

Fruits - Strawberries, mangoes and rhubarb (botanically a vegetable).

Shared Family Recipes - A miscellaneous collection contributed by visitors of the greens, vegetables and fruits listed above.

Roasted Baby Root Vegetables Recipe Photo
Roasted Baby Root Vegetables


Everyday Tossed Green Salad

Mixed Baby Greens Salad with Tarragon Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

Garlicky Fried Eggs with Baby Greens

Eggs Poached on Cooked Greens

Pan-Seared Scallops on Baby Lettuce Greens with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Grilled Turkey Sandwiches with Baby Greens, Goat Cheese and Vinaigrette

Dandelion Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Chicken and Dandelion Soup

Spinach Salad with Bacon, Mushrooms and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Spinach and Arugula Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Baby Leaf Spinach Salad with Orange Slices and Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

Bean and Kale Soup

Sautéed Kale

Homemade Four-Cheese and Spinach Ravioli in Wonton Skins

Sautéed Spinach Leaves

Wilted Baby Spinach Leaves with Garlic and Parmesan

Italian Omelet Sandwiches with Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers

Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwiches with Spinach Leaves and Caesar Dressing


Pickled Beets

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

Roasted Beets

Buttered Beets

Sautéed Beet Tops

Pickled Red Beet Eggs

Roasted Baby Root Vegetables

Roasted Mixed Baby Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes with Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Buttery New Potatoes

Roasted New Potatoes and Onions with Butter and Parsley

Pan-Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Baby Carrots

Glazed Carrots with Dill

Glazed Baby Carrots

Roasted Radishes

Roasted Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus
Sautéed Asparagus with Hard-Cooked Egg Garnish

Baked Asparagus with Almond-Cheese Sauce

Purée of Asparagus Soup

Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

Farfalle Pasta with Salmon and Asparagus

Roasted Baby Bok Choy

Roasted Carrots and Fennel with Romano Cheese

Roasted Fennel with Garlic and Parmesan

Roasted Fennel and Baby Potatoes

Stir Fried Snow Peas with Mushrooms

Buttered Sugar Snap Peas

Braised Artichokes with Olive Oil and Garlic

Baby Artichokes with Olive Oil, Garlic and Parmesan Cheese

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe (Italian Rapini)

Pizza with Broccoli Rabe
Pasta with Broccoli Rabe

Steamed Broccoli with Lemon and Garlic

Broccoli Gratin

Quick Roasted Broccoli

Pasta with Broccoli

Sautéed Broccolini

Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower Gratin

Cauliflower with Olive Oil and Garlic

Cauliflower with Tomatoes, Oregano and Garlic

Cauliflower, Chickpea and Kale Soup

Cooked Turnips with Pork or Beef

Onion Sandwiches

Caramelized Onion and Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza

Caramelized Onions and Cheese Pizza

French Onion Soup

Guacamole (Avocado Dip)

Fruits and Berries

Individual Strawberry Shortcakes

Pound Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Strawberries with Double Cream

Easy Strawberry Mousse

Strawberries with Honey-Yogurt Cream

Strawberry-Cream Cheese Tart with Graham Cracker and Almond Crust

Strawberry Tart with Cream Cheese Filling

Berry Cream Torte

Strawberries Macerated in Balsamic-Orange Liqueur with Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti
Mixed Fruit or Berries Macerated with Liqueur

Strawberries and Cream Omelet

Mango Tart with Crumb Topping

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Stewed Rhubarb

Rhubarb Custard Pie

Mammy's Rhubarb Pie with Crumb Topping

Sour Cream Rhubarb Squares

Rhubarb Crunch

Rhubarb Crumble

Shared Recipes from Visitors

Teresa's Posada Sandwiches

Erika's Grilled Asparagus

Dora's Fried Potatoes and Carrots with Bacon

Irish's Roasted or Baked New Potatoes

Carol's Baked Onions

Joe’s Family Pasta with Sausage and Greens

Gil's Kale and Bean Soup

Gloria's Onion Soup

Anne's Delicious Diners Salad (Cabbage Salad)

Florence's Strawberry Pecan Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Edwina's Broccoli and Grape Salad

John's Strawberry Delight (Frozen Soufflés)

Wendy's Super Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Jennifer's Strawberry Lemonade

Chris's Carrot Cake with Optional Cream Cheese Frosting

Maggie's Tomato-Rhubarb Chutney

Maggie's Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Carol's Rhubarb Cake

Carol's Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Janet's Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Sherry's Mango Pie

Cauliflower, Chickpea and Kale Soup

Cauliflower, Chickpea and Kale Soup Recipe Photo

Roasted Mixed
Baby Potatoes

Roasted Mixed Baby Potatoes Recipe Photo

Roasted Baby
Bok Choy

Roasted Baby Bok Choy Recipe Photo

Farfalle Pasta with Salmon and Asparagus

Pasta with Salmon and Asparagus Recipe Photo

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus Recipe Photo