The 8 Most Amazing Recipes To Make You Feel Like Spring is Here 

Welcome to spring—a season of new beginnings and fresh starts, blossoms and birdsong, and of course, lots of delicious food! From savory salads to a fresh batch of berry pies, there’s no shortage of springtime treats. Read on for 8 of the most amazing recipes to get you feeling like spring is here. 

Spring Greens Salad

Nothing says “fresh start” like the bright, green flavors of freshly-picked spring greens. This delicious salad is a perfect way to get your body ready for the new season. All you need is:

• 1/2 head of lettuce (choose your favorite variety!)
• 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
• 1/2 cup arugula
• 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
• 1/4 cup sliced red onion
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
• Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, spinach, arugula, and sprouts.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

  3. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss to combine.

  4. Serve immediately, garnished with red onion slices.  

Asparagus Mushroom and Feta Frittata 

Frittata is a great way to use up spring veggies like asparagus and mushrooms while introducing a delicious, cheesy flavor. And it’s super easy to make! Here’s what you’ll need:

• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1/2 cup chopped onion
• 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 cup sliced mushrooms
• 1 cup chopped asparagus
• 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
• 8 large eggs, beaten
• Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the mushrooms and asparagus, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

  4. Add the feta cheese and eggs, and season with salt and pepper. Stir until the eggs are cooked through.

  5. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch baking dish, and bake for 25 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked through and golden brown on top.

  6. Serve hot, with a side of your favorite spring greens. 

Spinach Artichoke Dip 

We all know that cheese makes everything better, and that holds especially true when it comes to this classic party dip. Here’s what you’ll need: 

• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1/2 cup chopped onion
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 (14-ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
• 1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
• 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 1/2 cup mayonnaise
• 1/2 cup sour cream
• 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
• Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the artichoke hearts, spinach, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and cream cheese. Mix until combined, and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Spread the mixture into a 9-inch baking dish, and bake for 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.

  5. Serve hot with chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables. 

Sheet Pan Fajitas 

Invite your friends and family over for a deliciously easy Mexican night with this sheet pan fajita dinner. All you need is:

• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
• 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
• 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
• 1 onion, thinly sliced
• 2 teaspoons chili powder
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 2 pounds chicken, thinly sliced
• 1/2 cup salsa
• 8 large flour tortillas

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

  2. Place the bell peppers, onion, and chicken onto a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, coriander, salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the vegetables and chicken are cooked through.

  4. To assemble the fajitas, place a few slices of chicken and vegetables onto each tortilla. Top with salsa, and roll up.

  5. Serve with your favorite sides, such as guacamole, sour cream, and hot sauce. 

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells 

Let’s face it: spring is all about comfort food, and these stuffed shells are the epitome of comfort. Here’s what you’ll need:

• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1/2 cup chopped onion
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
• 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
• 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 1 large egg
• 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 24 jumbo pasta shells
• 2 cups marinara sauce

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the spinach, and cook until heated through. Remove from heat, and let cool.

  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, oregano, salt, and pepper. Add the spinach mixture, and mix until combined.

  5. Fill each shell with the ricotta mixture. Place the filled shells in a 9-inch baking dish.

  6. Pour the marinara sauce over the shells. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the shells are heated through.

  7. Serve hot, with your favorite spring sides.

 Maple-Mustard Glazed Salmon 

Spring is all about light, fresh flavors — and this maple-mustard glazed salmon is the perfect example. Here’s what you’ll need:

• 4 salmon fillets
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1/4 cup maple syrup
• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil.

  2. Place the salmon fillets onto the baking sheet, and season with salt and pepper.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, and lemon juice.

  4. Brush the salmon with the glaze.

  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.

  6. Serve hot, with your favorite spring sides. 

Maple-Cinnamon Scones

Nothing says “spring” like the warm flavors of maple and cinnamon. These buttery scones do those flavors justice — and they’re incredibly easy to make, too! Here’s what you’ll need:

• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
• 1/2 cup buttermilk
• 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 2 tablespoons coarse sugar, for topping (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a large baking sheet with butter.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Dough will be sticky.
  6. Pat the dough into a 9-inch circle on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and coarse sugar, if desired.
  7. Cut into 8 wedges, and separate slightly.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the scones are golden and a toothpick