Leafy Green

11 Recipes Starring Springy Greens

June 16, 2014

We knew spring couldn’t last forever. But between all this talk of outdoor grilling and ice cream sandwiches, summer snuck up on us faster than you can say stone fruit. Don’t get us wrong -- we can’t wait for bright, juicy tomatoes and peaches by the truckload -- but parting with the seasons is such sweet sorrow, especially when it means farewell to our beloved ramps and tender pea shoots.

This week, let’s feast like it’s the height of spring. We’ll pretend we’ve just shrugged off our winter coats, and we’ll hide all signs of cucumbers. Because this spring, we’re going out with a bang. 

Ramped Up Crostini with Ricotta and Pea Shoots by TasteFood

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Absurdly Addictive Asparagus by kaykay


Garlic Scape Pesto by Kenzi Wilbur


Ramp Carbonara by meganvt101 


Maricel E. Presilla's Cuban Avocado, Watercress, and Pineapple Salad by Genius Recipes 


Scallion and Coconut Rice with Pork by gingerroot


Corn, Spring Onion, and Ricotta Tart by Jade O'Donahoo | Eat This My Friend


Spring Soba Noodle Salad with Fava Beans by Gena Hamshaw


Salmon in Sorrel Sauce by MrsWheelbarrow


Vibrant Spring Socca by Shell


Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Pasta by TheWimpyVegetarian


Photo of pesto by Eric Moran; photo of salmon by Sarah Shatz; all others by James Ransom.

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