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23 Healthy Spring Recipes

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These healthy spring recipes are all delicious dishes that showcase the season's fruit and vegetables.

Spring is a riot of soft greens, fresh asparagus, crunchy radishes, zesty citrus, new potatoes, and green beans. The fruit and vegetables in season in spring are a welcome jolt of new flavor after the winter.

We've got several different types of spring recipes ideas - including some flavorful salads, side dishes, breakfast recipes, and main courses.

Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

This asparagus tart made from puff pastry and ricotta is a wonderful, tasty recipe.

It highlights the grassy flavor of the asparagus and the buttery puff pastry, making for a fabulous spring recipe.

An asparagus tart on a piece of parchment paper.

Pan-Seared Scallops with Edamame & Peas

This scallops with peas and edamame recipe is ready in about 25 minutes and tastes so fresh and delicious!

A bowl of edamame and pea sauce with three scallops on top and a wedge of lime.

Spring Farro Salad

This delightful spring farro salad has roasted asparagus, broccolini, and radishes. It's absolutely bursting with flavor.

It's topped with dill, chives, and a mustardy dressing for a bright hit of spring flavor!

Watermelon Radish Toast

One of the easiest and most delicious ways to enjoy watermelon radishes is on a slice of toast with a thick layer of goat cheese. This recipe is almost not a recipe, it's just a few ingredients and truly simple.

Watermelon radish toasts on a white plate.

Spring Minestrone Soup Recipe

This hearty, spring minestrone soup recipe is a delicious celebration of spring vegetables. Asparagus, spinach, and leeks all shine in this minestrone soup. It's easily made vegan by removing the cheese garnish. 

closeup of a bowl of spring minestrone soup

Shaved Fennel and Asparagus Quinoa Salad

This shaved fennel and asparagus salad recipe combines quinoa, Manchego cheese, red onion, and a zesty lemon dressing. It’s super refreshing and makes a great light lunch or side salad. 

shaved asparagus fennel salad

Sautéed Garlic Scapes

These delicious garlic scapes are sautéed with a little olive oil, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar. It's an easy and quick side dish that highlights the flavors of the scapes.

An overhead shot of a plate of cooked scapes.

Rainbow Carrot Salad with Quinoa

This gorgeous rainbow carrot salad with quinoa and feta is a warm salad that makes for a great vegetarian main course or delicious side salad.

A rainbow carrot quinoa salad in a large white salad bowl.

Rhubarb Blueberry Galette

This delightful rhubarb and blueberry galette is a tart and tangy dessert, with just enough sweetness!

A rhubarb blueberry galette with a piece cut from it.

Turkish Potato Salad (Patates Salatasi)

This tasty Turkish potato salad is a hearty and filling side dish that's so flavorful.

The combination of bell peppers, green onions, fresh herbs, and kicky spices really makes this dish special.

A closeup shot of a bowl of Turkish potato salad.

Crispy Roasted Sunchokes

Roasting sunchokes to crispy perfection is easy to do and requires very little hands-on time! Sunchokes have a lovely, delicate and sweet flavor for a root vegetable and taste great when roasted.

A bowl of roasted sunchokes with a silver spoon.

Ramp Omelet

If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some ramps, you've got to try this ramp omelet. It serves two and is full of ramp deliciousness.

A closeup shot of a ramp omelet on a green plate.

Rhubarb Shrub

You've got to try making this rhubarb shrub, whether you use it in a cocktail or mocktail, it's a wonderful, fruity syrup that you can use in lots of drinks.

A closeup of rhubarb in sugar and vinegar.

Daikon Radish Cucumber Salad

This daikon radish salad with cucumbers is a bright and flavorful side dish. It has a zesty sesame and rice wine vinegar dressing.

A bowl of sliced purple daikon radishes and English cucumber, topped with a sesame dressing.

Chickpea Salad with Cucumber

This daikon radish salad with cucumbers is a bright and flavorful side dish. It has a zesty sesame and rice wine vinegar dressing.

You can use either purple or white daikon radishes for this salad - they both taste great but the purple has a bit more of a colorful pop!

Chickpea cucumber salad with feta and shallots in a large glass bowl.

French Potato Salad

This French potato salad with green beans is a hearty side dish or a wonderful lunch.

It's full of flavor, has velvety potatoes, a fresh punch from the green beans, and added substance from the hard-boiled eggs.

Brown Butter Radishes with Lemon

This brown butter radish salad with lemon is both beautiful and delicious.

There’s a subtle flavor to the radishes after they’ve been sautéed, but adding their greens and the lemon juice and zest adds a layer of brightness to the dish.

brown butter radishes in a cast iron skillet

Radish and Cucumber Salad

This easy radish cucumber salad recipe with dill and feta is a crunchy and fresh side. It's a perfect side dish to serve with BBQ or roast chicken.

radish and cucumber salad in a bowl

Heart of Palm Salad

This heart of palm salad with arugula, chicken, and hard-boiled eggs is an easy, flavorful main course for two people. It can easily be scaled up.

It's a refreshing and healthy main course salad recipe that we think you'll love.

Kumquat Radish Salad with Dukkah

This delightful kumquat salad with watermelon radishes, radicchio, and dukkah seasoning is a bright pop of flavor. It's bursting with seasonal produce and topped with a delicious, nutty blend.

A large wooden salad bowl with a greens, radicchio, kumquats, watermelon radishes, and tongs.

Grilled Asparagus Recipe

This easy grilled asparagus recipe is ready in less than 15 minutes. It's a fabulous side dish to serve during spring.

The asparagus gets a lovely char that adds great flavor. Tossed with sumac it gets a great kicky flavor.

An overhead shot of a plate of grilled asparagus.

Green Goddess Cabbage Salad

This delicious green goddess cabbage salad is a wonderful combination of finely diced cabbage, green onions, cucumbers, chives, and a creamy dressing.

A green cabbage salad in a metal mixing bowl with a serving spoon.

Shaved Asparagus Salad

This shaved asparagus salad with quinoa recipe is a delicious side dish! It packs well for a take to work lunch or makes a great side salad for dinner. 

Shaved asparagus and quinoa salad in a white bowl with a spoon.

Sheet Pan Salmon Recipe

This sheet pan salmon with haricots verts and radishes and a mustardy dressing is an easy weeknight meal.

Cooking everything on a sheet pan makes for easy clean up and minimal prep work. While it takes some time to roast, this recipe calls for less than 10 minutes of hands-on time!

Salmon, green beans, and radishes on a sheet pan.

All the Radishes Salad

This radish salad has four kinds of radishes! If you love the peppery, crisp flavor of radishes, then this is the salad for you.

The bright, fresh flavors or thinly shaved radishes pairs beautifully with some mellow olive oil and parmesan cheese.

A large salad bowl with sliced radishes, parmesan, and micro greens.

Spring Charcuterie Board

This board is easy to put together and it's a fun way to enjoy spring colors and flavors.

We used some of our favorite spring produce items in this recipe, including colorful cauliflower, watermelon radishes, and artichoke dip.

A spring charcuterie board with radishes, salami, crackers, dip, cheese, and veggies.
Yield: 4 to 8 servings

Spring Recipes

Asparagus puff pastry tart on parchment paper.

Try one of our favorite springs recipes - this delicious asparagus tart with ricotta.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Remove the woody ends from the asparagus (either snap them or chop them off), toss the asparagus with half the olive oil and half the salt and pepper. 
  3. Lay the pastry sheet flat on a rimmed baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Cut a ½ inch border around the edges, and then prick the pastry with a fork several times. 
  4. Spread the ricotta out across the pastry and then lay the asparagus spears across it. 
  5. Bake the pastry for 20 to 22 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. 
  6. After the pastry cools for a few minutes, sprinkle the remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper across the top along with the lemon juice. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 390mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g

I hope you enjoy these easy and delicious spring recipes!

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