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Spring Recipe Roundup – 20 Healthy Spring Recipe Ideas

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Spring Recipe Roundup – 20 Healthy Spring Recipe Ideas

Here in North America, Spring has descended upon us and that means a lovely array of produce is cropping up at farmers markets, grocery stores or your garden, if you’ve got a green thumb. Spring recipe creation is a ton of fun and very visually appealing on the plate, too!

The colour of the day here is green, as spring is jam-packed with delicious green veggies of all flavours and textures. Second in command are the pink/red hues of spring foods like radishes, rhubarb and strawberries.

If you are looking for the scoop on greens check out our Guide to Dark Leafy Greens, which breaks down the health benefits, flavour profiles and cooking tips to make the most of your greens.

20 Best Healthy Spring Recipe Ideas

Roasted Asparagus

Spring Recipes

Roasted Asparagus by Skinny Taste

Sometimes the tastiest way to eat spring vegetables is simply and nakedly – and this basic roasted asparagus recipe is a great place to start.


Simple Kale Salad

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Simple Kale Salad by Jessica Mitton (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

Give yourself a spring tune-up with this easy salad recipe that you can customize with your favourite local spring vegetables.


Glazed Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Scones

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Glazed Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Scones by Athletic Avocado

Maximize a classic spring recipe combo – rhubarb and strawberry – by baking them into these delicious gluten-free scones that you can even have for breakfast!


Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

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Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie by Cindy Spratt (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

This post contains 3 awesome kid-friendly smoothie recipes, including this delightful strawberry shortcake version that is sure to be your next favourite breakfast.


Thai Coconut Cauliflower Soup

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Thai Coconut Cauliflower Soup by Sweet Lizzy (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

When spring evenings have a slight chill, warm up with this vegan, Paleo and Whole 30 soup. You toss your favourite spring veggies into the broth for a customized bowl of goodness.


Vegan Pesto Pasta with Kale

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Vegan Pesto Pasta with Kale by Lazy Cat Kitchen

Pair the warmth and comfort of pasta with some fresh spring veggies for a bright, tasty meal.


Wild Garlic Hummus

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Wild Garlic Hummus by Home of Happy

The perfect spring recipe for dipping your seasonal produce!


Spring Pesto + Pea Risotto

Pesto Risotto

Spring Pesto Risotto by Planted and Picked (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

Get fancy with this vegan + gluten-free risotto recipe that is very easy to make. We love adding dark leafy greens to our risotto as well!


Broccoli Fennel Slaw

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Broccoli Fennel Slaw by Karen’s Colorful Kitchen (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

It will only take you about 10 minutes to pull this healthful, digestive-friendly salad together. It’s a great one for meal prep and can be easily doubled for the week.


Ginger Rhubarb and Vanilla Cream Bars

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Ginger Rhubarb and Vanilla Cream Bars by The Nourished Mind

A great Paleo + vegan spring recipe that allows us to focus on the star of the show – beautifully tangy rhubarb.


Baked Spring Pea & Dill Fritters with Lemon Tahini Sauce

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Baked Spring Pea & Dill Fritters with Lemon Tahini Sauce by Moon and Spoon and Yum

These baked fritters are lovely as a side dish or snack, or can be folded into a recipe-free dinner bowl for a hearty meal. And go heavy on the sauce!


Pressure Cooker Spring Chicken Soup

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Pressure Cooker Spring Chicken Soup by Kitschen Kat

Instant Pot lovers will go wild for this spring-inspired soup that is packed with veggies and herbs, and only takes 15 minutes to cook.


Spring Shaved Veggie Salad

Spring Shaved Veggie Salad - Spring Recipe Roundup

Spring Shaved Veggie Salad by Fed and Fit

Put your spiralizer to work with this easy and elegant spring recipe that is a fantastic make-ahead dish. If you don’t have a spiralizer, use a veggie peeler instead.


Rhubarb Strawberry Smoothie

Rhubarb Strawberry Smoothie - Spring Recipe Roundup

Rhubarb Strawberry Smoothie by The Healthy Tart

We love the idea of adding stewed rhubarb to a smoothie! It makes it easier to digest and adds a bit of extra sweetness.


Creamy Vegan Queso

Dairy-free queso

Creamy Vegan Queso by Jessica In The Kitchen

This luxurious vegan queso is perfect for drizzling over all of your spring veggies. Or heavily dousing, if you’re anything like us.


Asparagus Chard Ramen Bowl

Ramen Bowl - Spring Recipe Roundup

Asparagus Chard Ramen Bowl by The Grateful Grazer

A vegan, one-pot meal that is easily customizable based on whatever veggies need to be used up in the fridge.


Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas

Arugula Salad - Spring Recipe Roundup

Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas by Flavour the Moments

Fresh arugula and radishes give this lovely spring salad a little bit of a bite, but you can certainly use a milder green if you prefer.


Roasted Radishes

Roasted Radishes - Spring Recipe Roundup

Roasted Radishes by Neurotic Mommy

Move over, potatoes. There’s a new game in town.


Strawberry Rhubarb Butter

Spring Recipe Roundup - Strawberry Rhubarb Butter

Strawberry Rhubarb Butter by Meghan Telpner (*ACN Founder + Director)

A super simple recipe that allows the strawberries and rhubarb to shine in all their glory. You’ll want to spread this on everything.


Lavender Granola

Lavender Granola - Spring Recipe Roundup

Lavender Granola by Kara Lydon

The floral notes in this lovely granola recipe pair perfectly with your favourite spring fruits, dairy-free smoothies, smoothie bowls, or dairy-free milk.


Tangy White Asparagus Salad

White asparagus

Tangy White Asparagus Salad by Life and Lemons (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

Why should green asparagus have all the fun? This white asparagus salad has minimal ingredients but is strong in flavour.

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