16 Spring Vegetable Recipes to Chase Away the Winter Blues

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16 healthy spring vegetable recipes to chase away the winter blues

Winter is hanging on for dear life (it snowed again this morning) but my body seems to know that it’s spring anyway. We did a major spring cleaning last weekend and I’ve been craving green vegetables like you wouldn’t believe. I need a break from cauliflower and winter squash! I ate almost an entire pound of grilled asparagus the other night – and I would  have eaten more if there was any. It was that good.

Here, I gathered a collection of 16 recipes for farm-to-table spring vegetable recipes to help chase away the winter blues and add a little color to your diet. From creamy soups to hearty salads, they’re all cozy enough to enjoy even when you’re in the mood for spring but the weather isn’t cooperating.

Spring vegetables are still hard to find (I went to four stores looking for rhubarb), so these focus on the basics. Asparagus. Peas. Radishes. Carrots. And, of course, there are plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and paleo options so there should be a new favorite for just about anyone. Cauliflower Rice "Risotto" with Peas and Asparagus

1) Cauliflower Rice “Risotto” with Peas and Asparagus by Healthy Delicious

This fresh take on risotto gets tons of springtime flavor from asparagus and peas. gluten free//vegan

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2) Green Pea and Mint Hummus by Salted Mint

This hummus is as beautiful as it is delicious. gluten free //vegan

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3) Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles by April Go Lightly

You can never go wrong with Greek-inspired zoodles! gluten free//paleo//vegan
Spring Vegetable Grain Bowls with Pistachio Pesto

4) Roasted Spring Vegetable Grain Bowls with Pistachio Pesto by Healthy Delicious

It’s like Spring in a bowl! vegetarian

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5)  Cauliflower Leek Soup by Salt and Lavender

The creamy soup is dairy free! gluten free//paleo//vegetarian option

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6) Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad (Paleo Low Carb) by Wholesome Yum

It’s like a super chunky guacamole that can pass as a meal. gluten free//paleo//vegan

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7) Crispy Roasted Garlic Radishes by Take Two Tapas

If you haven’t tried roasted radishes  yet, you have no idea what you’re missing! paleo//gluten free//vegan

Warm Fingerling Potato Salad with Spring Vegetables and Sherry Vinaigrette
8) Warm Fingerling  Potato Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette by Healthy Delicious
These easy potatoes make a great lunch or an elegant side!

 

 

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9) Spring Salad with Asparagus, Goat Cheese, Lemon and Hazelnuts by Proud Italian Cook

A light and fresh salad  option with hazelnuts and lemon… gluten free//vegetarian

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10) Farmhouse Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette by Healthy Delicious

…Or a more rustic version with soy nuts and cheddar.  gluten free

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11) Springtime Avocado and Radish Toasts by Blissful Basil

Who can ay no to avocado toast? Radishes are right at home this time of year. vegan

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12) Thai Celery Salad by Little Chef Big Appetite

Celery is the surprising star of this flavorful salad! vegetarian
Green Goddess Pasta is a deicious vegetarian option for Spring! // @HealthyDelish

13) Green Goddess Pasta by Healthy Delicious

A tangle of pasta with asparagus, peas, and fresh herbs. vegetarian

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13) Garlic Parmesan Sugar Snap Peas by Diethood

I could eat these snap peas by the pan full! vegetarian

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14) Spring Asparagus Quinoa Salad by Garlic and Zest

This quinoa salad would make a great lunch. vegetarian//gluten free

Chilled Carrot Soup with Scape and Pistachio Pesto // @HealthyDelish

15) Chilled Carrot Soup with Scape-Pistachio Pesto by Healthy Delicious

Scape season is fleeting. Scoop them up when you have the chance and make this garlicky pesto! vegan

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16) Asparagus Salad by Homespun Capers

And one last asparagus salad, because I can’t get enough. vegetarian

 

By on April 17th, 2018

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook.

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9 thoughts on “16 Spring Vegetable Recipes to Chase Away the Winter Blues”

  1. YUM!! Everything looks SO fresh and delicious!! Perfect for spring!

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  2. I’m going to start with the Thai Celery Salad and work my way through this list! It all looks so fresh and delicious!

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