April Spring Greens Calendar
April 1: Mixed Greens with Poached Eggs, Hazelnuts and Spices
April 2: Asparagus and Bok-Choy Frittata
April 3: Asparagus & Aged Goat Cheese Sandwiches
April 4: Green Pea Samosas
April 5: Farfalle with Spring Vegetables
April 6: Arugula Salad with Mandarin Vinaigrette
This fresh, sweet and tangy salad from Diane Cu and Todd Porter gets its pleasant crunch from sliced almonds and bean sprouts.
April 7: Chilled Watercress Soup with Crème Fraiche and Za’atar
April 8: Pea Tortilla with Mint and Yogurt
April 9: Grilled Asparagus Subs with Smoky French Dressing
This smoky asparagus sandwich gets its flavor from chipotles and smoked salt. It’s a perfect way to have a tasty, green lunch.
April 10: Vinegar-Braised Chicken with Leeks and Peas
April 11: Veal Roast with Green Mashed Potatoes
April 12: Spinach and Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon-Dill Dressing
This refreshingly crunchy salad makes for an excellent spring lunch or super-quick dinner.
April 13: Radishes with Seaweed-Matcha Butter
April 14: Whole-Wheat Pappardelle with Arugula Pesto and Corn
April 15: Spinach Shakshuka
April 16: Grilled Asparagus Salad with Fried Eggs
Go green at Easter brunch with an upgraded arugula salad. This lemony version is topped with grilled asparagus, butter-fried eggs—duck eggs, if available—and freshly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano.
April 17: Grilled Hanger Steak with Spring Vegetables and Hazelnuts
April 18: Spinach and Fennel Salad with Candied Bacon
April 19: Pancetta-Wrapped Asparagus with Citronette
April 20: Niçoise Salad with Baby Artichokes
April 21: Salmon with Mashed Peas and Tarragon Butter
April 22: Russian-Style Spring Dumplings
April 23: Pan-Fried Shrimp with Lemony Pea Pesto
April 24: Broccoli Stem Spring Veggie Risotto
Chopped broccoli stems take the place of rice in this creamy spring risotto, making it a healthier and lighter version than the traditional kind. When shopping for broccoli, choose broccoli stalks with thick, long stems—the thicker they are, the less peeling you'll have to do.
April 25: Stir-Fried Snow Peas and Romaine
Everyday ingredients—snow peas, romaine, capers and egg—come together brilliantly in this flavorful stir-fry.
April 26: Shaved Raw Asparagus with Parmesan Dressing
This fresh asparagus dish is super-simple—it has just six ingredients.
April 27: Spring Pasta with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
Star chef Mario Batali’s outstanding vegetable pasta boasts juicy roasted tomatoes with asparagus, Broccolini and shavings of ricotta salata cheese.
April 28: Spring Ham Steaks with Sweet Pea-Leek Pan Sauce
April 29: Blistered Snap Peas with Mint
Get a skillet really, really hot before adding the snap peas; they make a fun popping sound when they hit the pan. Then put the skillet straight into a hot oven, tossing the peas every few minutes so they don’t burn.
April 30: Sautéed Haricots Verts and Morels with Scallions
Perfect for springtime, this delicious side dish features haricots verts sautéed in olive oil and butter with fresh morels.