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10 New Recipes for April That You Need to Try

Spring has sprung! Meaning it’s the season for trying new things. We’ve gathered 10 of our favorite recipes ranging from traditional Paella to chocolate chip cookies. Celebrate spring by trying out one of the recipes below! 

Avocado Toast 

We all know and love avocado toast but sometimes it needs a little more ~spice~. This recipe from Love & Lemons covers every variation of avocado toast you could think of to mix up the classic breakfast. Check out the Banh Mi Avo Toast, Tostada Avo Toast, and every other variation you didn’t know you needed. Not only are these variations undeniably delicious, they also all keep the same fresh healthiness you get with regular avocado toast.

Chocolate Chip Cookies 

When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, the classic can never be beaten. That’s why we’re recommending Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to try out for a movie night with friends. We know what you’re thinking, why make cookie dough from scratch when Nestlé exists? If you take anything from this article, handmade cookie dough is much more worth it. If you don’t believe us, make this recipe and experience the ooey-gooiness for yourself.

Mushroom Burger 

To all you meat lovers, don’t knock it ’til you try it! This mushroom burger recipe from Well Plated is the perfect break from a greasy burger and just as delicious. Add your favorite burger toppings right on top and just like that you’ll enter burger heaven (and get in a whole lot of veggies in the meantime). Best of all, this recipe can easily be made vegan for all our plant lovers out there. There’s mush-room to be creative with this vegetarian alternative. 

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

This Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese from Sugar Spun Run is the comfort food of our dreams. With the spicy hit of the buffalo breaking up the creaminess of the cheese, this dish is undeniably one of our favorites. All the highlights of a SuperBowl party thrown into one meal! We recommend sharing with friends but be warned, it’ll disappear faster than it took to make it.

Blueberry Cobbler 
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Blueberry Cobbler is the most delicious way to warm up a cold, rainy night. Spend with Pennies has nailed the perfect recipe filled with juicy blueberries and a buttery crust. Even with the weather getting warmer, you’ll never shy away from this cozy dessert.

Paella

Sometimes you just need to treat yourself. This Paella recipe from The Mediterranean Dish is the most luscious a treat-yourself meal can get. The dish is filled with Spanish saffron, fluffy rice and most importantly, perfectly cooked seafood. The best part? This take on Paella makes the cooking process easier than the traditional, without straying from the delicious flavors.

Boba

If you downloaded TikTok over quarantine, you’ve definitely seen people making their own boba. Believe it or not, it’s more simple than you think! This recipe from China Sichuan Food explains the process of making boba pearls in full detail. Now you don’t have to UberEats your favorite boba tea when you’re craving the sweet treat!

Masala Chickpea Buddha Bowl

The magic of grain bowls is how simple they are to put together. With this recipe from Full of Plants, you can throw together some warm, nutritious ingredients and you’ve got a filling lunch. Bringing new spices to a dish is one of the simplest ways to keep a meal exciting. These masala chickpeas bring the Buddha Bowl to a new level of deliciousness. Not to mention the complimenting black quinoa, spinach and cashews. Yum!

Taco Salad 

Salads aren’t boring. This Taco Salad recipe from Isabel Eats proves the stereotype completely wrong. In only 25 minutes you can have a party in your mouth with every bite. With the classic mix of cheese, ground meat, tomatoes and taco seasoning, you won’t even know the difference between this salad and Taco Bell.

Acai Bowl 

We couldn’t get through a recipe list without a refreshing Acai Bowl. This aesthetically pleasing bowl from The Forked Spoon is everything your Instagram feed needs this spring. Acai bowls are not only a work of art, they’re also customizable to match all your fruit favorites! 

Let us know which ones you try! 

Gillian is a junior at Hofstra University with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Civic Engagement. When she's not busy with a wide variety of extracurriculars, she can be found watching cooking shows, eating caesar salad and planning her next Portugal vacation.
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