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Spring is an exhilarating time of the year. It is definitely a lovely celebration! It’s the perfect time to cook healthy and vibrant recipes for your loved ones.
This season reminds us that life continuously picks itself back again and that each day is a new beginning for us. Spring is the personification that things can still expand from the grounds of our existence.
Whether you’re looking for warm soup recipes for the change of seasons, or comfort food to keep you company during the refreshing days of spring, you’ll find plenty of food inspiration here!
What To Cook This Spring
It’s this season of the year when we’re getting fresh vegetables and gorgeous springtime fruits. From fresh asparagus to crisp lettuce and early season strawberries, Spring produce can help you change from warm dinner soups into something light and natural.
Please any crowd with these spring dishes, even the picky eaters you have at home will ask for seconds!
Keep reading to find out what these recipes are.
Popular and Delicious Spring Seasonal Recipes
This list of Spring recipes includes plenty of fresh salads that are going to be perfect as a side dish for any main course during dinner at home or a make-ahead lunch for days when you don’t have time to make something that will take an hour.
If you’re looking for the best recipes for your Easter lunch or dinner, these recipes will be perfect!
They’ll look even better around a gorgeous spring centerpiece you have at home.
Spring Dates to Remember (2022)
- Zero Discrimination Day, World Civil Defence Day, and Self-Injury Awareness Day are Wednesday, March 1st
- Employee Appreciation Day is Thursday, March 2nd
- World Autism Day is Sunday, April 2nd
- International Labor Day is Monday, May 1st
- World Environment Day is Tuesday, June 5th
Popular Spring Recipes
These are recipes and posts that are popular on the blog and popular searches for Spring.
*I will update this list throughout the month and year!
- Apple Carrot Raisin Massaged Kale Salad
- Apple Carrot Raisin Chicken Salad
- Strawberry Salad Recipe
- How to Make Kale Chips
Salad & Sides
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
- Air Fryer Kale Chips
- Air Fryer Watermelon Radish Chips
- Spicy Greens Salad
- Pork Cabbage Potsticker Wonton Dumplings (Steamed or Fried)
- Stovetop Chicken and Onions
- How to Roast a Chicken
- Curry Zucchini
- Seafood Recipes Collection
- Grilled Teriyaki Sesame Shrimp on SoFabFood
Desserts & Sweets
- Flourless Chocolate Cake with Wineberries
- Waffles with Nutella and Alpine Strawberries
- Easter Cake Recipe
- Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
- Easy Non-Dairy Ice Cream Pops
- No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream
Toppings & Condiments
- Hazelnut Creamer
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
- Chocolate-Dipped Rice Krispies Treats
- Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream and Frosting
There are additional recipes & links in the list card below.
- Cake Mix Cookies
- How to Make a Food-Themed Christmas Tree
- Nutella Recipes
- Snack Mix Recipes
- Cabbage Recipes
Let us know if you try any of the recipes in the comments at the end of the post!
Spring is an exhilarating time of the year. It is definitely a lovely celebration! It's the perfect time to cook healthy and vibrant recipes for your loved ones.
Sweet Potato Recipes Collection- This recipe collection is filled with all things sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are awesome because they are a very diverse starch that can be used in so many different recipes. Listed are 7 of our favorite sweet potato recipes on Life's Little Sweets.
Air Fryer “Sun-Dried” Tomatoes are so easy to make in your Air Fryer! These tart, sweet, slightly acidic and flavorful dried tomatoes are delicious to snack on, in salads, sauces, pizzas, pastas – you name it! Add instant flavor with these delicious tomatoes that are also very good for you!
Chicken Pizza Crust Recipe is a 3-ingredient, savory, protein-rich pizza crust that can be customized in any number of ways. Low Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free, Paleo
Tomato Recipes Collection- While it is still cold outside, let's start looking forward to the spring and summertime! The best part about these seasons for me is the tomatoes. There is nothing like buying tomatoes from your local farmer's market to eat raw or to delicious recipes with.
This Potato Recipes Collection is wonderful if you are looking for side dishes that everyone will love. Whether you are having a family dinner, picnic, or potluck...you will be able to satisfy all with our fabulous potato recipes!
Air Fryer Egg Rolls are crunchy, savory, and loaded with vegetables. They are easy to make in one of our favorite small kitchen appliances, the Air Fryer. vegan makes 8 rolls
This healthy, vitamin-rich Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) is steamed, and then drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, and sprinkled with Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
Asian Inspired Cole Slaw Recipe has pan-Asian flavors of soy sauce, sesame oil, toasted tuxedo sesame seeds, rice vinegar, cilantro with classic American coleslaw elements like carrots, cabbage, and onion. Try this easy, fresh recipe that is also a fun and flavorful twist on coleslaw!
This Easy Peanut Sauce is perfect for dipping chicken in or for using in Asian-style noodle dishes. Make this sauce with simple pantry staples for your favorite take-out flavor at home! Vegan
This Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw recipe has a satisfyingly crunchy texture and delicious flavors like lime and cilantro. It goes very well on tacos, works as a side dish or on top of tacos, bowls, or with BBQ.
Nettle Pesto has foraged wild stinging nettles (Urtica dioica), fresh garlic, extra virgin olive oil, Parmesan cheese (or substitute vegan Parmesan cheese, if vegan), Kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper. It’s vibrant, vegetal, and loaded with vitamins and minerals. Try this Nettle Pesto on your favorite pasta, on toast and it’s a great sauce to go with chicken, fish, meat, or vegetables.
Egg Carrot Salad has crunchy, shredded carrots, 12 hard-boiled eggs, smoked paprika, cumin, onion, mayonnaise, vinegar, pickle relish, fresh chopped chives. This egg salad recipe is a great way to use up extra eggs and makes a delicious appetizer or side dish!
Mint Pesto is made with fresh mint which is then blanched and blended with pine nuts (or almonds), Parmesan cheese, fresh, garlic, olive oil salt & pepper. Enjoy this mint pesto recipe on pasta, as a spread on toast, with salad, or other recipes.
Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas are a great addition as a side to any meal, they are perfect on top of salads for added nutrition and are easy to make in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker for weekly meal planning.
This simple, Sautéed Stinging Nettles recipe uses freshly harvested Stinging Nettles, olive oil, minced garlic, and Kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper to taste. Optionally, you can add hot sauce or your favorite sauce to pair with the Stinging Nettles.
Spicy Greens Salad has a mix of organic spicy salad greens, Arugula, carrot ribbons, thinly sliced onions, Hakurei Turnip with a simple olive oil vinaigrette or your favorite salad dressing. Enjoy this fresh, green, seasonal salad for dinner or holidays!
Cherry Tomato Sweet Pepper Herbs Salad is a garden fresh salad with organic ingredients from our CSA share and fresh herbs straight from our kitchen garden. Top this flavorful and healthy salad with your favorite salad dressing!
Tomato Salad has fresh, ripe, organic Heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil and marinated in a homemade Balsamic vinaigrette dressing. This seasonal salad truly offers wonderful Summer flavors!
This Basil Pesto recipe has blanched (or fresh) basil leaves, Parmesan cheese, almond (or Pine nuts), extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, Kosher salt and pepper. Enjoy it on toast, pasta, rice or in a dressing for salad!
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is a delicious, flavorful, all-around salad dressing that works great as a marinade for meat and veggies too!
This Apple Carrot Raisin Massaged Kale Salad is delicious, nutritious, and easy to make through the Summer into Fall months with seasonal produce. It also makes a bright, fresh side on the holiday table during the Winter holidays. Customize this classic, yet modern salad with your favorite ingredients!
Carrot Cucumber Ribbon Mixed Greens Salad has organic mixed salad greens, fresh garden herbs like basil, cilantro and parsley, shredded carrots, thin sliced onion and cucumber ribbons. Enjoy this fresh, herb-y Summer salad with your favorite salad dressings!
This Basil Pesto Carrot Chickpea Protein Pasta Salad is a cold, vegetarian, salad recipe has shredded carrot, basil pesto, chopped celery, chickpeas and protein Penne pasta.
Toasted Vegetarian Burger Mixed Greens Salad Sandwich has a bun that’s toasted with mayonnaise, a vegetarian or vegan burger patty, mixed greens salad and topped with fresh herbs.
This Instant Pot Beets method of cooking beets is by far, the easiest way to cook up delicious and nutritious beets to make for a side dish, top on salad or as part of another recipe.
Sesame Soy Sauce Cucumber Salad is a cool, flavorful, yet incredibly simple, salad recipe. It has fresh cucumbers with salad dressing flavors including, sesame seeds, olive oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil.
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Bagel Toast has a crisp buttered toast, melty Mozzarella, fresh, sliced Heirloom tomatoes, chopped basil and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.
Chicken Pesto Pasta can be served hot or cold and is made with homemade basil pesto, chicken, protein pasta, and topped with shaved Parmesan.
This Massaged Baby Red Russian Kale Salad recipe is easy and made with kale, olive oil, Kosher salt, optional lemon juice or apple cider vinegar and fresh ground black pepper.
Mashed Whole Hakurei Turnips are an easy and nutritious side dish that you can make with a whole bunch of Hakurei Turnips – the leafy, green tops as well as the white, root portion.
Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans are a caffeinated snack recipe that is easy to make with only 2 ingredients: Coffee beans (or espresso beans) and chocolate melting wafers. Customize them with your favorite kind of chocolate. They make a great holiday treat and edible gift!
Instant Pot Chickpeas are an efficient way to prepare dried chickpeas. You can then use them to make hummus, sauces, top over salads, or in other recipes.
Instant Pot Hummus is made using dried chickpeas (16 ounces), cooked in the instant pot, and then blended to perfection with tahini, Kosher salt, optional seasonings, and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Makes a large batch!
Bunny Bait is a snack mix made with pretzels, popcorn, pastel M&Ms, rice cereal squares, Easter-Springtime sprinkles and coated with vanilla melting wafers.
Roasted Sorrel Chips are lemony, a little tart, briny, crisp, and a healthy, vegan snack. It takes only 3 ingredients and about 15-20 minutes in the oven and you have a healthy, plant-based, vegan snack!
It is so important to know How to Dry Herbs, especially, if you have a kitchen garden, or have access to herbs. This is a great way to preserve those valuable herbs so that you can use them throughout the seasons. Stretch that growing season abundance by drying your herbs with 4 different ways!
This Purslane Shishito Salad is a simple, chopped salad that has the superfood purslane, tasty, shishito peppers (raw or roasted), olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce and topped with tuxedo sesame seeds.
This Shaved Asparagus Salad has shaved, raw asparagus, a homemade, light, lemon vinaigrette dressing and topped with Parmesan cheese, grilled lemons, and toasted croutons. Vegetarian, gluten-free, makes 2-4 servings.
Level up your ramen game by ditching the seasoning packet, adding your favorite greens (in this case, purslane & turnip greens), sliced Hakurei turnip, poached egg(s), and fresh herbs like dill, cilantro, and parsley. This Easy Ramen Soup recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner! (serves 1)
This Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage recipe has Asian seasonings like sesame oil, 5-spice powder, low-sodium soy sauce, and white pepper. It also has olive oil, fresh minced garlic, and is seasoned with kosher salt. It’s lovely and comforting on meatless nights, you can serve it as a side or over rice.
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