In greengrocers' and farmers' markets around the country, signs of spring are all around. Make good use of the fresh, vibrant new vegetables and fruits with these spring recipes from F&W.
Zucchini-and-Watercress Soup

Spring Fruits & Vegetables

Spring Vegetables

" This vibrant stew showcases white asparagus, fresh cranberry beans, scallions and fresh herbs.

Grilled Apricots (or Peaches) with Burrata, Country Ham and Arugula


" Grilling apricots brings out their sweetness and adds a delicious smokey flavor.

Artichokes with Smoked-Herb Mayonnaise
It's much easier to serve steamed artichokes whole; their nutty flavor is especially delicious with the smoky, herb-flecked mayonnaise.
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" The nutty flavor of steamed artichokes is especially delicious with a smoky, herb-flecked mayonnaise.

Singaporean Sautéed Asparagus with Ginger


" This sauce—made with cream, ginger, garlic and chiles—is a superflavorful dressing for fresh asparagus.

Spicy Avocado-Cucumber Soup
This tangy, luscious soup is an excellent make-ahead dish: Simply puree everything except the garnish, then chill.


" This tangy, luscious soup is an excellent make-ahead dish: Simply puree everything except the garnish, then chill.

Braised Carrots with Lamb


" Dan Barber's brilliant recipe makes braised carrots the star and lamb the accompaniment.

Mini Blini Napoleons
Credit: © Lucy Schaeffer


" Pinch Food Design chef Bob Spiegel loves to rethink classic combinations, like this architectural take on blini and caviar.

Beer-Braised Chicken Stew with Fava Beans and Peas
Credit: © John Kernick

Fava Beans

" Paul Kahan braises chicken in beer to make an excellent spring stew that makes great use of fava beans.

Cabbage, Cucumber and Fennel Salad with Dill


" Jeff Cerciello tosses fresh spring vegetables with a lightly tangy crème fraîche and poppy seed dressing.

Vinegar-Braised Chicken with Leeks and Peas
Credit: © Jonny Valiant


" Leeks lend their delicious flavor to braised chicken in this elegant but easy-to-make dish.

Mango-Basil Vacherin. Photo © Kate Mathis
Credit: © Kate Mathis


" Yigit Pura's crisp-creamy French dessert combines little lime meringue kisses with basil ice cream and sweet mango sorbet.

Garden Pea Soup with Morel Cream
Credit: © Anna Williams


" This pea soup from chef Daniel Humm gets a topping of intensely mushroomy, supremely rich morel cream, then topped with whole morels.

Peas and Pea Shoots with Spring Onions and Mint


" When spring finally arrives, chef Mike Lata uses delicate peas and pea shoots to make this simple side dish.

Pork-and-Pineapple Fried Rice
Credit: © Tina Rupp


" Pineapple stars in Andrew Carmellini's playful version of pork fried rice.

Garlicky Potatoes, Green Beans and Cauliflower


" José Andrés says, "If you have some potatoes, green beans and cauliflower, you have a heck of a dish that can feed an entire family."

Deep-Dish Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
This strawberry rhubarb pie recipe is classic and perfectly tart-sweet. The dough can be made with just butter, but swapping in some lard yields an even flakier crust.
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" Grace Parisi's flaky, sweet strawberry-rhubarb pie is classic and satisfying.

Spinach-and-Green-Pea Empanadas
Credit: Fredrika Stjärne


" Mauricio Couly wraps a mix of spring spinach, fava beans, green beans and mint in his paprika-spiced empanada dough.

Jicama, Citrus and Watercress Salad
"I like big flavors through small bites," says Steve Sicinski of this vibrant salad.
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" Steve Sicinski's salad combines plenty of vibrant-tasting ingredients, like watercress, pomegranate and orange, so a little goes a long way.