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Spring Greens: 8 Vibrant Veggie Recipes

sautéed asparagus

Spring! Time to usher out those heavy comfort foods and welcome lighter, brighter salads and veggies.

  1. baby spinach salad

    Baby Spinach with Fresh Berries, Pecans & Goat Cheese in Raspberry Vinaigrette

    Fresh berries make an elegant addition to this salad of baby spinach, pecans and goat cheese. The fruity vinaigrette enhances the flavor of the berries and brings all of the elements together.

  2. sautéed asparagus

    Sautéed Asparagus and Peas

    What grows together goes together: this buttery and slightly sweet combination of green peas, shallots and asparagus is the essence of spring.

  3. pea soup

    Spring Pea & Basil Soup

    In this ultra-simple vegetarian soup, sweet green peas are simmered in vegetable broth, then pureed with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.

  4. asparagus

    Grilled Asparagus & Feta Salad

    This grilled asparagus and feta salad is the kind of dish that makes you wonder if you might possibly be a very happy vegetarian. Serve it with warm crusty bread to sop up all the lemon-scented olive oil and feta.

  5. spinach salad with warm bacon dressing

    Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

    Want to summon your family to the dinner table without saying a word? Make bacon! This salad combines crispy thick-cut bacon with spinach, boiled eggs, mushrooms, and a warm bacon vinaigrette.

  6. asparagus soup

    Asparagus Soup with Lemon and Parmesan

    This silky soup tastes sinful, but it’s made without heavy cream — just vegetables, broth, and a hint of cheese puréed to perfection.

  7. asparagus

    Pancetta Wrapped Asparagus

    This is one of my favorite ways to serve asparagus because it’s big on flavor yet incredibly easy to make: simply wrap big, thick asparagus spears with pancetta and sauté them in a hot pan until nice and crisp.

  8. summery soup

    Green Pea & Asparagus Soup with Feta, Mint & Pita Croutons

    With a bunch of asparagus on my countertop, a bag of peas in my freezer, and mint growing out of control in my garden, I created this soup on a whim. To give it a Mediterranean twist, I added feta cheese and pita croutons, which add tangy flavor and delicious crunch to every spoonful.

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