April Recipes You Need to Try

The air is becoming warm, flowers are starting to bloom, and all that great, fresh Spring produce is finally coming back in season. From asparagus and artichokes to strawberries and spinach, it’s time to take advantage of those cheap prices and good quality produce. If you’re looking to fill up your grocery cart and try some new recipes for the spring, here’s 5 Spring recipes to try out next time you’re in the kitchen.

1. Steamed Artichokes with Garlic Butter

A simple start to Spring cooking is always appreciated. I also think that artichokes are woefully underrated for how delicious they are. If you’re looking for a healthy snack or light appetizer to start of your meal, try this 3-step recipe from Bon Appetit. If you don’t have a steam basket, never fear! A small strainer will work as well. You can also dip your artichoke in mayo if you fancy.

2. Strawberry Overnight Oats

I get a lot of flack for liking oatmeal and overnight oats in general. If you’re not an oatmeal aficionado like me, I promise this recipe is not bland nor boring! It’s also a perfect breakfast if you’re someone that doesn’t a lot of have time in the morning. This recipe from Life Made Sweeter, takes only 5 minutes to make, and is so healthy and filling. It’s also extremely flexible, so if you’re not feeling one of the ingredients, you can easily swap it out for something else or remove it.

3. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

There’s so many types of lettuce at the grocery store, so it’s hard not to get overwhelmed. Which do I buy?! For this recipe, you’ll need butter lettuce, fortunately a common and pretty recognizable type. Dinner at the Zoo is bringing you an easy take on Chinese lettuce wraps that is so delicious and will easily be a fan favorite. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, simply swap out the chicken for tofu for an equally tasty dish. I like to pair this recipe with rice so it’s (almost) like Chinese takeout.

4. Hummus Avocado Toast

I know, I know, avocado is so cliche, right? But it’s honestly really tasty and easy to make, so instead of paying 10 dollars for it somewhere, make it right at home. Eating Bird Food’s recipe also adds a nice creamy base of hummus for an extra kick of garlic and added nutrition. Also, feel free to skip the hemp seeds (since they can be pricey) and throw on some red pepper flakes instead. I also find sliced tomato goes really well with this recipe.

5. Lemony Asparagus Pasta

I’m honestly such a pasta fan. It’s so versatile and if I could eat it everyday, I definitely would. This recipe from Delish looks fancy but is simple and packed with flavor. If you can’t (or aren’t willing) to buy white wine for this dish, feel free to skip it. It turns out just as tasty. This recipe also leaves plenty of servings for meals to come. Pair it with some bread or roasted potatoes for an excellent meal for the night.

Make sure to check out these recipes and give them a try in the kitchen. Hopefully they’ll inspire you to do a little more cooking this Spring.

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