The heartiness of a risotto with the lightness of the first spring crops is perfect for those evenings when winter's chill is still in the night air. Use tender asparagus, spinach, spring onions, and mushrooms with parmesan cheese for this meal.
Perfect for a busy spring supper, this meal takes just minutes to make. Mix spinach, garlic, and cheese tortellinis in vegetable broth. Cook until the tortellinis are done, and serve with whole grain bread.
Layer taco shells or baked tortillas with fresh salad greens, re-fried or black beans, olives, cheese, and avocado slices. Serve with a variety of salad dressings, or make a chipotle-lime dressing of your own.
Quiche is a wonderful brunch or "brinner" idea. Try using a gorgonzola or goat cheese in the quiche since either pair well with asparagus.
Try a fresh spring stir fry with lo mein or fettucini noodles. Make sure to include sliced spring onions, garlic scapes (the shoots garlic sends up in spring), and asparagus. After stir frying the veggies, add a sauce of rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic-hot pepper paste, along with diced, candied ginger. Toss the pasta in the pan and you're ready to serve.
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