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Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Lemon zest ties all the flavors together in this light and creamy pasta. Make it a meal: Serve with a salad of sliced fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes tossed with a little fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

» Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Warm Snow Pea & Chicken Salad

Snow peas aren't just for stir-fries. Thinly sliced, their crunchy texture and sweet taste combine with a creamy Asian dressing to make this salad special.

» Warm Snow Pea & Chicken Salad

Meringue-Topped Strawberries & Rhubarb

Poaching brings out the flavorful strawberry and rhubarb juices with minimal effort. An airy meringue on top of the poached fruit is a healthy (and gorgeous) stand-in for a heavier whipped-cream or ice cream topping.

» Meringue-Topped Strawberries & Rhubarb

Lemon-Mint Snap Peas & Lima Beans

Fresh-tasting lemon-mint vinaigrette dresses up snap peas and lima beans in a hurry. The creamy texture of limas is a perfect counterpart to the crunch of the sugar snap peas. Try this vinaigrette with asparagus and green beans too.

» Lemon-Mint Snap Peas & Lima Beans

Asparagus & Radish Salad

This colorful asparagus and radish salad is dressed with a sesame-soy vinaigrette. Pair it with grilled shrimp and rice noodles.

» Asparagus & Radish Salad

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

These prosciutto-wrapped bundles of grilled asparagus are a delicious addition to a spring brunch or elegant dinner.

» Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Baked Chicken with Onions & Leeks

Baking pieces of chicken is one of the easiest ways to put a meal on the table for your family. This mustard-glazed chicken is roasted on a bed of sliced onions, leeks and garlic that you can serve alongside it.

» Baked Chicken with Onions & Leeks


Healthy spring recipes filled with the freshest produce of the spring season.

Spring is here—and fresh produce is one delicious benefit of this season of rebirth. These easy healthy recipes highlight fresh fruits and vegetables in season, such as asparagus, sweet peas, strawberries, artichokes, leeks and rhubarb. For produce at its peak, shop the farmers’ market or grow fruits and vegetables in your garden.

Whether you’re showcasing spring fare in simple weeknight meals or in elegant dishes for upcoming holidays—Easter, Passover, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day—try these healthy, delicious recipes for 12 fresh spring fruits and vegetables.

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Healthy Apricot Recipes

Originally from the Limousin region of France, clafouti is...
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these chocolate-dipped dried...
This grilled pork dish offers a triple hit of the fruit...
This bright and summery entree salad, which uses a savory...
Fresh apricots, white wine, apricot preserves and tarragon...

Spring Recipes: Healthy Arugula Recipes

A rich source of iron and vitamins A and C, arugula is...
This simple bean and salmon salad becomes something truly...
A whole teaspoon of black pepper along with a small amount...
These roasted vegetables tossed with arugula pesto are an...

Spring Recipes: Healthy Artichoke Recipes

Fresh artichokes star in this rich, lemony stew. In its...
Artichokes are most often served steamed, but grilling them...
Fresh artichokes, some white wine, a touch of garlic and...
Fresh dill, lemon, escarole and artichokes give this...
Flavorful sun-dried tomatoes and tangy feta add depth to...

Spring Recipes: Healthy Asparagus Recipes

This pizza, topped with bacon, eggs and asparagus, was...
This crab and asparagus melt is delicious for a light...
Lemon zest ties all the flavors together in this light and...
In this quick grilled fish recipe, we grill firm mahi-mahi...
These prosciutto-wrapped bundles of grilled asparagus are a...
The dressing for this roasted asparagus salad recipe uses...
The gnocchi cooks right in the skillet, along with shrimp,...
You might think of barley as an addition to hearty, wintery...

Spring Recipes: Healthy Leek Recipes

Baking pieces of chicken is one of the easiest ways to put...
Our version of green eggs and ham is full of spinach, leeks...
This simple pasta recipe has bold lemony flavor. It’s nice...
Tote this savory tart to potlucks and holiday gatherings....
It’s hard to believe how rich and creamy this potato-leek...
Sautéed mushrooms and leeks have a robust flavor that...
Fresh leeks are a delicious addition to many recipes. These...

Spring Recipes: Healthy New Potato Recipes

There was a time when Anginares Politi was like saying “...
Asparagus adds a touch of spring to this overstuffed ham-...
Grilled calamari, new potatoes, asparagus, red bell pepper...
Cooking potatoes in a foil packet means one less pot to...
Fragrant with fresh mint, this one-pot side dish will have...

Spring Recipes: Healthy Pea Recipes

This healthy, fresh snow pea stir-fry recipe is fragrant...
Spiked with lots of zesty lemon, this delectable chicken...
Fresh-tasting lemon-mint vinaigrette dresses up snap peas...
This scallop-studded quinoa salad gets an exciting texture...
Here we toss rice noodles with crunchy vegetables, fresh...
Snap peas and mushrooms are combined with the fresh flavor...

Spring Recipes: Healthy Radish Recipes

This colorful asparagus and radish salad is dressed with a...
Tataki is a typical Japanese preparation in which beef or...
Crisp, peppery diced radishes, sweet, juicy mango and tart...
This stunning spring salad, full of peppery radishes,...
The rosy blush of these radish pickles deepens as they sit...

Spring Recipes: Healthy Rhubarb Recipes

Poaching brings out the flavorful strawberry and rhubarb...
In this fruit crisp, the crunchy oatmeal topping and the...
This grilled pork chop recipe features a savory rhubarb...
Vanilla and cinnamon add subtle flavor to this quick...
Gingersnaps add a sublime note to the classic spring...
Try rhubarb in this tangy chutney with golden raisins and...

Spring Recipes: Healthy Spinach Recipes

Here we take the elements of a vegetarian lasagna filling—...
Try this light spinach dip made healthier with reduced-fat...
Frilly layers of phyllo dough surround the festive spinach...
For this light vegetarian ravioli recipe, we combine...
This healthy spinach salad recipe uses one avocado two ways...
This warm spinach-and-beet salad is inspired by a dish from...

Spring Recipes: Healthy Strawberry Recipes

This chilled strawberry dessert gets creaminess and a touch...
Buttermilk gives this sherbet tanginess and complements the...
Besides succulent fresh, ripe strawberries, the key to a...
We love the combination of strawberry and orange in this...
Think of quinoa pudding as a delicious whole-grain cousin...
Inspired by our love of lemon squares, we developed this...

Spring Recipes: Healthy Watercress Recipes

Roquefort cheese, peppery watercress and succulent beef...
Classic steakhouse flavors—horseradish, watercress and blue...
This vibrant salad recipe contrasts flavor, texture and...
Watercress and Belgian endive are topped with fresh corn...
In this Asian-inspired salad, the peppery flavor of...
Watercress adds a subtle peppery bite to a creamy sauce to...

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