To celebrate the season, we’re getting creative with the three As of spring: asparagus, artichokes, and arugula. Each of these tasty seasonal veggies has something different to offer in the kitchen, and we can’t wait to explore every one of them. Read on for fresh ideas you’ll love.
Asparagus Risotto Verde
Other spring vegetables like carrots and fennel make a cameo in this inventive recipe, but asparagus is decidedly the star of the show. With its bright green color and fresh-from-the-farm flavor, this creative risotto adaptation is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.
“I imagined eating a bowl of something that looked and tasted of springtime,” Family Style Food blogger Karen Tedesco said of the inspiration behind her recipe. We say, mission accomplished!
Get step-by-step instructions and tips on how to make asparagus risotto verde at Family Style Food.
Asparagus & Poached Eggs on Toast
Warm vinaigrette, farm-fresh eggs, and seasonal asparagus come together in this delightfully simple preparation that’s perfect for brunch.
Modeled after a memorable meal that chef, caterer, and Feasting at Home blogger Sylvia Fountaine enjoyed in Paris, this lovely recipe manages the formidable feat of being decadent and unpretentious at the same time.
Learn how to make asparagus with poached eggs and toast with step-by-step instructions from Feasting at Home.
Asparagus Fritters With Chive Sauce
Let’s be honest: Who doesn’t love a good fritter? With their warm, crunchy texture and pan-fried goodness, these inventive asparagus fritters are reminiscent of potato pancakes — but with a bright, seasonal flavor that packs a wallop.
Added bonus? These fritters are fried using only a small amount of coconut oil, making them blissfully guilt-free.
Get step-by-step instructions on how to make these asparagus fritters yourself at Foodlore.
Vegan Veal Parmesan Sandwich With Baby Arugula
Peppery arugula adds some bite to these creative meat-free Parmesan subs from Veronica Sheppard of The Vegetarian Ginger.
Not only is this pick fresh and seasonal, it’s also a great way to enjoy a hot sandwich without busting your warm-weather diet.
With tips and step-by-step instructions from The Vegetarian Ginger, you can make your own vegan veal Parmesan sandwich.