Spring is one of our favorite times of the year thanks to its abundance of fresh produce. The weather is warming up and we're retiring squash vegetables, so it's a great time to embrace bright and colorful dishes.
To celebrate our favorite season, we've compiled a couple of our favorite spring recipes for you to try out. Throw on a record and get cooking!
Ricotta Dumplings with Asparagus and Green Garlic
In addition to the beautifully bright asparagus and green garlic, the ricotta dumplings in this recipe are both decadent but still light as air. It's a satisfying dish that won't leave you feeling lethargic.
Flatbread Topped with Mint, Feta, and Lamb
We're all about flatbreads, and while lamb and feta create a very savory flavor profile, this recipe is brought to new heights with the addition of fresh mint. Eaten as a snack or as an appetizer, this flatbread is perfect for spring.
Not much more needs to be said about the benefits of spinach. In the form of a soup, you can ensure that you get to load up with spinach. But don't be fooled but how much of the green stuff goes into this recipe—it certainly packs a punch in flavor.
Garlic Cilantro Shrimp
Beautiful succulent shrimp, garlic, and a lot of cilantro—talk about a match made in heaven! Opt for freshly grown cilantro, and you have yourself a recipe that you'll be revisiting again, and again, and again, and again... and again.
Who could say no to a classic strawberry shortcake? Bon Appetit turns the classic dish on its head by adding some fresh basil to the dessert, refining something we know and love to a unique bite that will have you wanting more.
Green Eggs & Ham Frittata
We would like this dish here and there, we would like this dish anywhere! Frittatas are a great way to showcase your best produce, and this one utilizes some of the season's freshest herbs.
Spring Veggie Casserole with Little Herb Dumplings
A good casserole is hard to come by, but this one that features all the spring vegetables under the sun and dumplings that use some of the best herbs grown during the season might just be at the top of our list for "Best Casseroles." Plus, the dish tastes even better the next day as leftovers!
50/50 Pesto Spaghetti
Pesto is the best-o! Using fresh basil, this pesto spaghetti (which uses zucchini and traditional spaghetti) is a nice and light take on the classic.
Spring's bounty tastes spectacular, and cooking in season is the best way to take advantage of it. In the event that you can't wait until next spring to try these dishes, let the Urban Cultivator be the answer to your woes.
With an Urban Cultivator, you can grow a variety of herbs and microgreens year-round, meaning you can enjoy the above dishes 365 days a year.
What's your favorite spring dish? Let us know in the comments section!