Mar 082024

Recipes for Spring

Recipes for Spring

Hello everyone! I hope you’re well and enjoying the signs of spring everywhere. Lucy and I are contemplating the first lawn mow of the year, which is a definite clue that winter is over! The other day, I was thinking a bit about meal planning. In winter, we tend to gravitate towards stodgier meals like stews, bakes, and hearty puddings. While I’ve enjoyed eating these winter favourites the past few months, I’m starting to crave fresher tastes. I regularly go back through my blog posts to refer to recipes and I thought it might be helpful for you to do a little compilation of recipes for spring! If you’re struggling with meal ideas planning, or looking for some inspiration on cooking with seasonal ingredients, then this post is for you. If you’ve tried any of these recipes, let me know what you thought! Let’s get into the recipes!

It will soon be strawberry season!


Healthy Cinnamon Banana Muffins

I haven’t made these muffins in ages, but I remember them being so good. They are healthy and fresh tasting, especially with the added blueberries. A perfect lighter breakfast or snack option for spring!

Mango Smoothie

You can find a delicious recipe for a mango smoothie (with a fiery ginger kick) on my post about low waste vegan snacks. This recipe also has turmeric in it, which is perfect for keeping your immune system up!


Spring Recipe – Dilly Carrot and Cashew Fritters

I’ll definitely be making this carrot fritters again this spring. The dill adds such a great, spring flavour, and I enjoy them with asparagus in May.

Carrot and Cashew Fritters

Nadiya’s Egg Rolls

I make these egg-based wraps periodically, which is based on a recipe by Nadiya Hussain from the Great British Bake Off. I tend to make them with fresh mushrooms and sliced olives on large tortillas. You can find the link to the recipe in my post on meals during lockdown. A perfect warm lunch or lighter dinner option for spring!

Nadiya's Egg Rolls


Spiced Mango Chutney Chickpea Wraps

Another wrap-based recipe that I make fairly often are these “Indian” wraps, with mango chutney and chickpeas.

Spiced Mango Chutney Chickpea Wraps
Spiced Mango Chutney Chickpea Wraps
Black Bean and Butternut Squash Tostadas

These tostadas are full of fresh flavour and are perfect alongside a spring salad.


Strawberry and Rhubarb Treats

We aren’t quite there yet, but when we get into strawberry and rhubarb season, this rustic strawberry rhubarb galette is chef’s kiss. I personally enjoy it warm with some vegan vanilla ice cream. Or, this Strawberry Rhubarb Cake, made in a springform pan, is also divine!

Strawberry Rhubarb Galette


Easter Recipes Round Up

Easter is just around the corner, so feel free to check out this round-up post if you’re looking for baking ideas! The cookie recipe is kid-friendly if you need ideas for holiday activities, as is this recipe for Classic Rice Krispies Squares.

I hope these suggestions are helpful for you – they’ve certainly inspired me to make some of these recipes again! Have a lovely spring and I’ll be back soon with a post all about garden plans for 2024. 🙂


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