What We Can’t Wait to Cook This Spring

What We Can’t Wait to Cook This Spring

Make the most of the season’s loveliest produce

After a long, dreary winter, we’re ready to shed our outerwear and head back to the farmers’ market. Dark, leafy greens and root vegetables are making way for their colorful counterparts, like rhubarb, asparagus, and strawberries—and we’re simply itching to turn them into bright, vibrant meals.

Here’s our shortlist of the recipes we can’t wait to cook with spring’s brightest stars. Each one will remind you of longer, warmer days—and that summer is not far behind. 

Rhubarb bread pudding

Rhubarb bread pudding

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Not that we need to elaborate much on this beauty—but the sour rhubarb so delicately compliments the rich, sweet, creamy bread pudding that it’s nearly the perfect spring dessert.

Fennel, arugula, and apple salad

Fennel, arugula, and apple salad

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Crisp, refreshing, and filled with interesting flavors, this salad is nuanced in flavor and perfect for a light dinner or as a side at a dinner party.

Orecchiette with rapini

Orecchiette with rapini

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No one said pasta is only for cold months. This is the ideal warm-weather pasta, with a light olive oil-based dressing and the bite of pleasantly bitter rapini. 

Beet salad with citrusy dressing

Beet salad with citrusy dressing

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A true spring beauty, this beet salad stands out in the crowd for its vibrant color and zesty dressing.

Homemade ice pops

Homemade ice pops

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For those late-spring hot days, cool down with homemade ice pops. It’s also a great activity to do with kids!

Light strawberry and asparagus salad

Light strawberry and asparagus salad

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Two of the season’s favorites, asparagus and strawberries were made to meet atop this spring salad. 

Spanish sangria

Spanish sangria

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Need something to wash it all down with? Let us suggest sangria—because nothing says “Goodbye, Winter!” like a cold pitcher of this fruit-filled refreshment.