Spring Vegetable Recipes

It's the time of year when spring showers sprout fresh veggies like asparagus, artichokes, and green peas, so load up on green foods for a flavorful dinner.


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Asparagus and Spinach Frittata

Asparagus and Spinach Frittata
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 25 m
Broil 4 m

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Fennel Braised with Artichokes

Fennel Braised with Artichokes
Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Cook 376 m
Cook (low) or 3 hours 16 min (high)

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Green Beans and Brussels Sprouts

Green Beans & Brussels Sprouts
Makes 8
Prep 18 m
Bake 20 m
Cook 11 m

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Mojito-Marinated Swordfish with Avocado Chopped Salad

Mojito-Marinated Swordfish with Avocado Chopped Salad
Makes 4
Prep 20 m
Marinate 15 m
Grill 8 m

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Lemon-Basil Arugula

Lemon-Basil Arugula
Makes 6
Prep 15 m

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Pea Salad

Pea Salad
Prep 10 m
Chill 240 m
Chill or overnight

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Spring Pesto

Spring Pesto

Directions


  • In bowl of a food processor, add 1/3 cup of toasted shelled pistachio nuts, 1 bag (6 ounces) baby spinach, 2 cups each arugula and flat-leaf parsley, 4 coarsely chopped scallions and 2 cloves garlic. Blend 1 minute.
  • With processor running, gradually add 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil until fully incorporated. Place in a bowl and stir in 3/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese, 1 teaspoon salt and 3/4 teaspoon black pepper.

Makes 2 1/2 cups (enough for 2 pounds of pasta).


Originally published in the October 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.