Seeing the vibrant splashes of green on our plates and in our bowls each year is more than just a small joy — it's a chance to embrace the season's bounty in any way we can. Here, we're revisiting 10 pasta dishes that make way for the bright and the green. Pasta: Shed your wintry bologneses and your blankets of cheese. It's time to put on a flowered dress and sunglasses; it's time to be dainty, bright, flirtatious. Here are our favorite pastas to cook this season — the ones that celebrate all that's starting to bloom, that are lightened up and ready to party. Here's to spring!

Creamy Asparagus, Lemon, and Walnut Pasta by Flirty Foodie

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Pici Pasta with Dandelion Greens by FamilyStyle Food 

Pici pasta with Dandelion Greens from Food52


Macaroni Peas by Nicholas Day

Macaroni Peas by Nicholas


Pasta with Spring Vegetables, Bathed in Cream by Marian Bull

Pasta with spring vegetables from Food52


Ramp Carbonara by meganvt01

Ramp Carbonara from Food52


Simple Pasta with Leeks and Scallops by fiveandspice

Simple pasta with scallops from Food52


Radish Cous Cous by Cristina Sciarra


Lemony Asparagus Pasta with Mushrooms and Herbed Ricotta by EmilyC

Lemony asparagus pasta from Food52


Vernal Greens Pasta with Seared Scallops by hardlikearmour

Vernal greens pasta from Food52


The Splendid Table's Pasta with Two Broccolis and Raisin-Pine Nut Sauce by Genius Recipes


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Brette Warshaw

Written by: Brette Warshaw

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Liz B. May 5, 2014
Gnocchi gets my vote for most mouthwatering! - a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired!