Aah, Spring. My favourite time of year.
After those grey winter days, there’s nothing better than feeling the sun of your face and enjoying new life: brightly colored tulips, blossoming trees, ducklings in the pond and vibrantly fresh fruit and veggies.
Spring vegetables are bursting with vitality and nutrients. Leafy greens like baby spinach, Swiss chard and watercress are packed with vitamin C and chlorofyll, the powerful green pigment in plants that allows them to convert sunlight into energy. Watercress even ranks number one on the list of most nutrient-dense foods.
But don’t underestimate the nutritional power of spring veggies such as peas, leeks, asparagus, radishes and rhubarb! Each of these seasonal favourites turns out to be an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants and disease-fighting phytonutrients. Fennel even is traditionally used to help with digestive problems, while artichoke and dandelion support liver health and your body’s natural detoxification process.
Plenty of reasons to get your daily doses of greens in! Have a look at these 19 fresh, colourful and vibrant recipes to enjoy more spring vegetables all day long.
Fennel & Citrus Juice from Linda Wagner
Matcha Green Tea Smoothie from Living Fresh Daily
Mini Spring Vegetable Quiches from The Foodie Physician
Pea Shoot, Radish + Fermented Jalapeno Tostadas from Dolly and Oatmeal
Grilled Chicken and Watercress Salad with Tahini and Watercress Dressing from Donna Hay
Green Goddess Egg Salad Sandwich with Avocado from Feasting at Home
Grilled Asparagus and Chili-Orange Quinoa Spring Rolls from Naturally Ella
Chunky Pea and Leek Soup with Poached Eggs from A Beautiful Plate
Spring Greens Soup with Baked Parsnip Fries from The Awesome Green
Spring Gratitude Bowls from Gratitude & Greens
Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Bread Crumbs from Tasty Yummies
Slow-Cooked Ocean Trout with Peas, and Meyer Lemon and Fennel Salsa from Gourmet Traveller
Slow-Roasted carrots with Lamb and Spring Onion Dressing from The Roaming Kitchen
Spring Vegetable Gnocchi from FoodieCrush
Fifty Shades of Greens from Green Kitchen Stories
Fresh Pea and Ricotta Tartine with Spring Vegetables from Fork Knife Swoon
Turnip Chips & Turnip Greens Dip from With The Grains
Sting Nettle Pistachio Pesto from Sassy Kitchen
The Prettiest Spring Veggie Party Platter from Love and Lemons
How do you enjoy spring vegetables for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
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