Get Your Greens On: 19 Revitalizing Recipes to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables

  • By Jennifer Mulder
  • 18 April 2016
  • 3 minute read
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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. 

Breakfast

Fennel & Citrus Juice from Linda Wagner

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables:Fennel & Citrus Juice from Linda Wagner | The Health Sessions

Matcha Green Tea Smoothie from Living Fresh Daily

Enjoy Spring Vegetables: Matcha Green Tea Smoothie from Living Fresh Daily | The Health Sessions

Mini Spring Vegetable Quiches from The Foodie Physician

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables Every Day:Mini Spring Vegetable Quiches from The Foodie Physician | The Health Sessions

Pea Shoot, Radish + Fermented Jalapeno Tostadas from Dolly and Oatmeal

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables Every Day:pea shoot, radish + fermented jalapeño tostada from dolly and oatmeal | The Health Sessions

Lunch

Grilled Chicken and Watercress Salad with Tahini and Watercress Dressing from Donna Hay

How to Enjoy More Spring Greens Every Day: Grilled Chicken and Watercress Salad from Donna Hay | The Health Sessions

Green Goddess Egg Salad Sandwich with Avocado from Feasting at Home

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables Every Day: Green Goddess Egg Salad Sandwich from Feasting at Home | The Health Sessions

Grilled Asparagus and Chili-Orange Quinoa Spring Rolls from Naturally Ella

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables Every Day: Grilled Asparagus and Chili-Orange Quinoa Spring Rolls | Naturally Ella

Chunky Pea and Leek Soup with Poached Eggs from A Beautiful Plate

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables Every Day: Chunky pea and leek soup with poached eggs from A beautiful Plate | The Health Sessions

Dinner

Spring Greens Soup with Baked Parsnip Fries from The Awesome Green

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables Every Day: Spring Greens Soup with Baked Parsnip Fries from The Awesome Green | The Health Sessions

Spring Gratitude Bowls from Gratitude & Greens 

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables Every Day: Spring Gratitude Bowl from Gratitude & Greens | The Health Sessions

Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Bread Crumbs from Tasty Yummies

How to Enjoy More Spring Veggies Every Day: Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Bread Crumbs from Tasty Yummies | The Health Sessions

Slow-Cooked Ocean Trout with Peas, and Meyer Lemon and Fennel Salsa from Gourmet Traveller

How to Enjoy More Spring Veggies Every Day: Slow-Cooked Ocean Trout with Peas, and Meyer Lemon and Fennel Salsa from Gourmet Traveller | The Health Sessions

Slow-Roasted carrots with Lamb and Spring Onion Dressing from The Roaming Kitchen

How to Enjoy More Spring Veggies Every Day: Slow-Roasted carrots with Lamb and Spring Onion Dressing from The Roaming Kitchen |The Health Sessions

Spring Vegetable Gnocchi from FoodieCrush

How to Enjoy more Spring Veggies Every Day: Spring Vegetable Gnocchi from FoodieCrush | The Health Sessions

Fifty Shades of Greens from Green Kitchen Stories

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables Every Day: Fifty Shades of Greens from Green Kitchen Stories | The Health Sessions

Snacks

Fresh Pea and Ricotta Tartine with Spring Vegetables from Fork Knife Swoon

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables Every Day: Fresh Pea and Ricotta Tartine from Fork Knife Swoon | The Health Sessions

Turnip Chips & Turnip Greens Dip from With The Grains

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables Every Day: Turnip Chips and Dip by With The Grains | The Health Sessions

Sting Nettle Pistachio Pesto from Sassy Kitchen

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables: Sting Nettle Pistachio Pesto from Sassy Kitchen | The Health Sessions

The Prettiest Spring Veggie Party Platter from Love and Lemons

How to Enjoy More Spring Vegetables Every Day: The Prettiest Spring Veggie Party Platter from Love & Lemons | The Health Sessions

How do you enjoy spring vegetables for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

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