Spring veggies, are the first signs of the process of diet rejuvenation. The first harvest of the season brings in a lot of color and excitement on the platter. You finally get to go for eating something fresh and young. And there are lots of greens that taste great. Some of these spring produce are peas, fava beans, asparagus and ramps.
Here are twelve recipes wherein these vegetables are used. These recipes are delicious, filling and healthy at the same time. With these recipes you will experience a bout of taste and flavors that would leave you in pure bliss.
- Sweet baby Pea Salad with Cashews and Bacon
Perfectly tiny baby peas, right out of their pods with a sweet and irresistible taste and flavor make for the best spring meals. A bowl of peas with melted butter is mouth watering when you add water chestnuts, crumbled bacon, scallions and cashews. Toss in some peppery watercress along with mustard vinaigrette and lemon to finish preparing this delight.
- Spring peas and Shoots with Orechiette and Pancetta
A creamy cheese sauce adds to the taste when you combine pancetta and tender pea shoots. The cravings are quietened with this delicious vegetable combination. And the cheese just melts in your mouth and with that you experience the taste of spring.
- Lemon Herb Peas with Pan Seared Scallops
Here the peas are sautéed with lemon juice, garlic and parsley along with seared scallops. Eleven minutes is all it takes to serve this delicious meal.
- Stir Fried Asparagus with Black Olive and Garlic
Toasted chilies, peppercorns, black olives and garlic paste with the flash fried asparagus tastes heaven. It is tasty, it is spicy, it is green and it brightens your day in the spring.
- Speck Ham Panini with Fontina and Asparagus
Asparagus with grilled cheese when paired with toasted Italian bread, fontina cheese, speck ham and mustard smeared on it taste WOW! And you need not feel guilty about it.
- Shaved Asparagus and Bacon Pizza
Pizza is an all year round meal. In this season the pizza houses shaved asparagus, sliced scallions, crumbled bacon and melted Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Delicious much? Hell YES!
- Chicken With English Mustard and FAVA BEANS
Chicken is an all time favourite. Here we talk about golden thighs of the chicken, mustard sauce with a buttery texture prepared in butter and cream along with fava beans. Yum it is.
- Fresh Fava Beans and Almond Spread
Inspired from the Middle Eastern cuisine, this is a dip created from the fava beans that have been sautéed with garlic and roasted almonds. This spread tastes great with sliced bread or you can try it with the Indian bread too.
- Tomato, Mackerel, Fava, Kasha and Miso Salad
Tomatoes, fava beans, onions, lack eyed peas with cooked kasha, miso and canned mackerel combine to form this healthy salad that will keep you happy and full for a good duration.
Also known as wild onions, ramps taste somewhere between leek and garlic. They can be used with Pesto and they taste amazing that way. Combine it with spaghetti, parmesan cheese and bacon to have a hearty spring meal.
- Wild Garlic & Leek Risotto with Shaved Fennel, Crispy Skin Bream and Watercress
This ramp risotto topped with raw fennel, fried bream and watercress salad takes you on a delicious journey which does not harm your health.
- Caramelized Ramp Hand Pies and Asparagus
This cheesy pie full of spring veggies like caramelized ramps, roasted asparagus, along with parmesan and ricotta cheese takes you on a flavoured and tasty roller coaster ride.