Simple Early Spring Vegetables Recipe

This recipe is just about as simple as it gets, but filled with the flavors and colors of spring vegetables like new peas and asparagus. When we use the freshest ingredients we can find, we nourish ourselves in a deep and satisfying way.

It is so liberating to eat simply! Share the tender harvest of spring with your family today.

Use the freshest, most tender produce available.


4 tablespoons oil or butter
3 onions, sliced in rings
6 outer leaves of new lettuce, chopped
2 cups peas
2 carrots, sliced
2 cups asparagus, cut in pieces
1 cup tiny new potatoes

1. Heat oil in heavy pot. Add vegetables. Cover and cook over slow fire, stirring occasionally.

2. When carrots are tender, take off fire and serve.

Serves 4.

Adapted from Simple Food for the Good Life by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green,1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Helen Nearing. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from Simple Food for the Good Life by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green,1999).


Vita Pagh
Vita P.3 years ago

I love easy cooking! Thanks.

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Robert O.
Robert O.3 years ago

Thanks Annie.

Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

thanks for sharing, care2 has the best recipes

rene davis
irene davis3 years ago

thanks for sharing.

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago


Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson4 years ago


Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Healthy recipe. Thanks.