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24 Recipes to Celebrate the Hues of Holi

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Holi is the Hindu festival of color, an annual celebration of Nepal and India that commemorates the coming of spring. While the grasses start to ease their way back to green, residents of these countries spend a day decking themselves out with colored powder, dancing under stained sprinklers, and generally rejoicing in the shades of a new season. This year, the Holi festival will be held on March 24th, so we’ve rounded up 24 colorful recipes that dramatically display the coming of spring.

Carrot and Radicchio Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette
Carrot and Radicchio Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette
Roasted Broccoli and Red Onions with Caramelized Shallots and Aioli
Roasted Broccoli and Red Onions with Caramelized Shallots and Aioli
Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto and Burrata
Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto and Burrata
Pineapple Beet Ambrosia
Pineapple Beet Ambrosia
Spring Vegetable Panzanella with Poached Eggs
Spring Vegetable Panzanella with Poached Eggs
Shaved Vegetable Salad with Apples and Lemony Tahini Dressing
Shaved Vegetable Salad with Apples and Lemony Tahini Dressing
Bagna Cauda Toasts with Radicchio, Egg, and Avocado
Bagna Cauda Toasts with Radicchio, Egg, and Avocado
Naturally-Dyed Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Naturally-Dyed Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Forbidden Rice Salad with Thai Coconut-Lime Dressing
Forbidden Rice Salad with Thai Coconut-Lime Dressing
Triple Pomegranate Smoothie
Triple Pomegranate Smoothie
Spring Vegetable Jumble with Lemon-Tarragon Butter
Spring Vegetable Jumble with Lemon-Tarragon Butter
Heidi Swanson's Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, and Garlic
Heidi Swanson's Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, and Garlic
Fresh Herb Platter (Sabzi Khordan)
Fresh Herb Platter (Sabzi Khordan)
The Jewels of the Spring Salad: Shaved Asparagus with Burrata, Radish & Cucumber
The Jewels of the Spring Salad: Shaved Asparagus with Burrata, Radish & Cucumber
Tarragon Potato Salad with Cured Salmon and Lemon Vinaigrette
Tarragon Potato Salad with Cured Salmon and Lemon Vinaigrette
Spiced Beet Salad with Citrus-Ginger Dressing
Spiced Beet Salad with Citrus-Ginger Dressing
Salmon with a Thai Curry Sauce
Salmon with a Thai Curry Sauce
Vibrant Spring Socca
Vibrant Spring Socca
Renee Erickson's Sautéed Dates
Renee Erickson's Sautéed Dates
Lemon + Olive Oil Marinated Fennel with Burrata + Mint
Lemon + Olive Oil Marinated Fennel with Burrata + Mint
Flank Steak with Green Sauce
Flank Steak with Green Sauce
Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard-Walnut Vinaigrette
Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard-Walnut Vinaigrette
Eric Korsh's Farm Lettuces Salad with Dill Vinaigrette
Eric Korsh's Farm Lettuces Salad with Dill Vinaigrette
Molly Stevens' Roasted Fennel, Red Onion, and Orange Salad
Molly Stevens' Roasted Fennel, Red Onion, and Orange Salad

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Tags: Holi, Color, Festival, Spring