Must-Try Spring Recipes Featuring Fruits and Vegetables

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The trees are budding and the flowers are blooming. Farmers’ markets are opening back up and produce departments are making room for seasonal favorites. Spring is a great time to increase your consumption of fruits or veggies or expand your diet to include new picks. We’re rounding up our favorite spring recipes that feature a variety of seasonal produce to help you do just that.

Flower Garden Focaccia Bread

Focaccia Bread Art: Flower Garden

Flower garden focaccia bread is both a delicious recipe and a fun craft project to kickoff spring. Use seasonal and year-round favorites, like asparagus and bell peppers, to create a springtime garden scene.

Get instructions on how to make a Focaccia Bread Flower Garden

Asparagus with Parmesan

Asparagus with Parmesan

Asparagus is the perfect springtime side dish. You can prepare asparagus many different ways but we love this recipe because it uses 4 easy ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make.

Get the recipe for Asparagus with Parmesan 

Crockpot Artichokes

Crockpot artichokes

Crockpot artichokes is one of our all-time most popular recipes. We return to it every spring because it’s still a favorite.

Get the recipe for Crockpot Artichokes 

Instant Pot Artichokes

Instant Pot artichokes

Artichokes can also be prepared in an Instant Pot. Steam them or sauté the hearts right in your Instant Pot.

Learn how to prepare artichokes in an Instant Pot

Strawberry Salad Kabobs with Avocado and Spinach

Strawberry Salad Kabobs with Avocado and Spinach

These salad kabobs combine some of spring’s most-loved produce items and are a delicious handheld salad for all of your springtime gatherings.

Get the recipe for Strawberry & Avocado Salad Kabobs

Hot Honey Roasted Vidalia Onions

Hot Honey Roasted Vidalia Onions

Vidalia onions grow with special care in Southern Georgia and are only available in spring and summer. Kickoff Vidalia season with this chef-inspired recipe.

Get the recipe for Hot Honey Roasted Vidalia Onions 

Green Goddess Salad

Green Goddess Salad

You may have seen versions of this salad on TikTok. It’s light, airy, and refreshing — a great combo for spring!

Get the recipe for Green Goddess Salad & Dressing

Charred Sweet Broccoli with Pancetta and Parmesan

Charred Sweet Broccoli Banner Image

This vibrant spring-green side dish features melt-in-your-mouth sweet broccoli, pancetta, parmesan, and a homemade thyme vinaigrette.

Get the recipe for Charred Sweet Broccoli with Pancetta and Parmesan

Celery Fennel Salad

Celery Fennel Salad

Homemade citrus dressing atop crunchy celery, fennel, parmesan, and walnuts make a vibrant spring salad.

Get the recipe for Celery Fennel Salad

Cajun-Spiced Hasselback Radishes

Cajun-Spiced Hasselback Radishes

Don’t restrict radishes to only salads and veggie trays. With three additional ingredients, turn them into a crowd-pleasing appetizer for all your spring gatherings.

Get the recipe for Cajun-Spiced Hasselback Radishes

Tropical Avocado and Strawberry Salad

Tropical Avocado and Strawberry Salad

Nothing beats a light and refreshing salad on a warm spring day. This one, starring tropical avocados and juicy strawberries, is best enjoyed outside in the sunshine!

Get the recipe for Tropical Avocado and Strawberry Salad

Apricot, Mango, Carrot Smoothie

Apricot, Mango, Carrot Smoothie

All three of these produce powerhouses are in season in spring. Blend them together for an energy-boosting springtime breakfast.

Get the recipe for Apricot, Mango, Carrot Smoothie

Warm Tuscan Spinach Salad

Warm Tuscan Spinach Salad

This salad combines spinach, radicchio, gorgonzola cheese, garlic, yellow onions, and toasted walnuts. It’s sure to be a go-to salad all spring long!

Get the recipe for Warm Tuscan Spinach Salad

Celery and Avocado Salad on plate

This salad is full of texture and spring flavors highlighted by a light, refreshing lemon tang.

Get the recipe for Celery and Avocado Salad

Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Bowls

Two Pineapple Bowls filled with chicken and veggies

Pineapples can be found all year long but you may notice they are more plentiful and less expensive in spring, peak pineapple season. Take advantage of springtime pineapple and create these beautiful chicken pineapple bowls.

Get the recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Bowls

Tropical Avocado Pineapple Salsa

Tropical Avocado Salsa

Enjoy this homemade salsa on top of grilled chicken on a sunny spring day. Or whip up a bowlful to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. However and whenever you serve it this spring, it’s sure to be a hit.

Get the recipe for Tropical Avocado Pineapple Salsa

Celery Pesto Pasta

Celery Pesto Pasta

Adding celery leaves to homemade pasta adds fresh, vibrant flavors perfect for springtime.

Get the recipe for Celery Pesto Pasta

Crunchy Apple Salad On Croissants

Crunchy Envy Apple Salad

Similar to the classic Waldorf salad, this light, airy apple salad is held together with Greek yogurt rather than mayo for a lighter flavor. It’s a perfect recipe for a springtime picnic.

Get the recipe for Crunchy Apple Salad On Croissants

Berry and Beet Ice Pops

Berry and Beet Ice Pops

Beets and berries are in season now and they can be combined to make a produce-packed sweet treat. No other ingredients are needed! Save this recipe for a late spring day when temperatures are beginning to rise.

Get the recipe for Berry and Beet Ice Pops

Which of these springtime recipes will you try first? Which fruits or veggies say springtime to you? Share in the comments below.

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Must-try spring recipes


About Kristin

Kristin Ahaus is the Director of Content and Communications for The Produce Moms. Her focus and passion is helping all of TPM's brand partners share their stories while also helping consumers understand how to select, serve and store fresh produce. Connect with Kristin on LinkedIN.

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