It’s 5:30 on a weeknight and you’re staring off into the abyss while standing at the produce aisle in the grocery store. How many more ways can you grill asparagus or toss a salad? Yet you made that resolution to eat more fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. Sometimes we have the best intentions but we are tired and fresh out of ideas.
To make your next grocery store visit a little less daunting, we’ve compiled some great ideas on how to incorporate those wonderful seasonal foods into your dinners, party menus and desserts. It’s seasonal eating beyond steamed vegetables and salads. Enjoying the bounty of what’s in season doesn’t have to mean giving up delicious and comforting dishes.
In the slideshow below, you’ll see ways to enjoy your veggies and spring fruits without having to revert back to the same old recipes. Click through the show and enjoy!
Lime Basil Soft Serve Sorbet 1 of 12Velvety smooth sorbet with spring lime.. add basil when your garden is ready!
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Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble in a Jar 2 of 12The perfect spring picnic dessert with spring's best flavor combination!
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Asparagus and Ramp Quiche 3 of 12Two of spring's signature flavors combined in the perfect brunch recipe
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Goat Cheese Tarts with Ramps and Lemon Zest 4 of 12Serve up these savory tarts on phyllo dough at your next spring dinner party!
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Stuffed Strawberries and Cream 5 of 12Adorable little strawberries perfect for spring parties at school!
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Stuffed Artichokes 6 of 12These beautiful stuffed spring chokes are perfect for a fast weeknight meal
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Phyllo-Wrapped Asparagus Spears 7 of 12Elegant and tasty appetizers that will be the hit of your spring brunch or mother's day party!
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Asparagus Fries 8 of 12Step away from the potatoes! Serve these seasonal treats at your backyard barbecue!
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Roasted Asparagus Salad with Valencia Oranges and Ginger-Citrus Vinaigrette 9 of 12The name of this recipe says it all. This salad takes asparagus to another dimension.
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Asparagus Frittata 10 of 12
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Spring Pea & Parmesan Risotto 11 of 12Comforting risotto made with seasonal peas and shallots
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Duarte’s Famous Cream of Artichoke Soup 12 of 12Incredibly creamy soup loaded with intense artichoke flavor
Click Here to Make Your Own Duarte's Famous Cream of Artichoke Soup