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4 Delicious Recipes for Spring

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4 Delicious Recipes for Spring

For us foodies, few things herald the coming of spring like the arrival of the seasonís first vegetables. Asparagus, watercress, garden peas, fresh herbs–they emerge, tentative and wistful, tender and bright as our hopes after winterís long slumber. More refined than squash and heavy root vegetables, with the irresistible blossom of youth, they inspire us toward all manner of flings.

We start the season by moving a table into the back yard, cover it with a colorful cloth and a Mason jar of fresh flowers, put on some lighthearted music and invite a handful of friends over for an impromptu spring feast. Or pack a festive picnic and take it on the road. Start with a roomy wicker basket, and load it up with easy-to-transport foods that celebrate spring: steamed asparagus with basil aioli for dipping, tangy watercress salads, boiled new potatoes tossed with fresh basil and olive oil. Round out your meal with whole-grain breads, organic cheeses, fresh fruit and a selection of festive beverages: sparkling water with pomegranate juice, iced herbal teas, apple cider or champagne are good choices.

Ready for a fling of your own? Celebrate the season with these easy-to-make dishes that highlight springís tender best.

Click on one of the following recipes or go through the slideshow to browse them all.

Spring Vegetables with Quinoa and Lemon-Mint Butter
Watercress Salad with Mango, Papaya, and Spiced Pecans
Asparagus, Watercress, and Chickpea Salad
Garden Pea and Sweet Corn Soup

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Lisa Turner

Lisa Turner is a food writer, intuitive eating coach, and nutrition consultant in Boulder, Colorado. In her consulting practice Lisa combines her training and degrees in nutrition, mind-body practices and Food Psychology, to help clients explore both what to eat and why they eat. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, visit Lisa is also the developer of The Healthy Gourmet iPhone recipe app; for more information, visit


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1:04AM PDT on Apr 3, 2014

Thank you :)

7:55AM PST on Feb 20, 2014

Great and yummy!

8:40AM PST on Feb 11, 2014

Looks really good can't wait to try!

10:06PM PST on Jan 24, 2014

Yum , thanks

3:06AM PST on Jan 1, 2014

Sounds yummy will have to try!

4:12AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Thank you :)

11:30PM PDT on Jul 28, 2013

These sound just delicious!

2:54AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Thanks for posting.

8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

So very tasty and lovely, another Spring favourite are fiddleheads! Asparagus is one of my all time favourites!

5:43PM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

यह आहार और गुणकारी दवाई भी है

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