While February was full of belly-warming porridge and garlic-flecked sausage ragù, March’s most popular new recipes are decidedly springier. Tell me—what are you whipping up these days? Number four, below, is at the top of my wishlist.
Salmon has never felt so tended to. This recipe from Melina Hammer is a weekend project, yes. But a worthy one.
“Hummus” and “Ottolenghi,” so you know it’s gotta be good. Keep a batch in the fridge and look forward to a snacky lunch with raw vegetables and crackers.
If chopping boiled eggs yields a chunky texture, grating them yields a cloud. Fluffy and light, these wisps get tossed with toasted spices and garlicky mayo for a new favorite.
“With a cold beer, the tortilla is just like being in a tapas bar in Madrid. Thanks Rick!” writes one Food52er. Now all I need is a cold beer, and this tortilla, and to be in Madrid.
The star here: a shot of vermouth. “It completely complements the leeks’ subtle onion flavor,” writes Meryl Feinstein. (If you don’t have vermouth, white wine works, too.)
Technically a Passover-edition Big Little Recipe, but don’t be fooled: This dessert is a hit all year. And it keeps great in the freezer, too.
This newfangled pesto from Carolina Gelen is mostly charred broccoli, so you don’t have to worry about making a side dish. Good.
“Torrijas are often compared to French toast, but as much as I love eating French toast for breakfast, torrijas are in another category of their own,” writes Stephanie Loo.
“Sticky-sweet yangnyeom sauce is one of those genius inventions that was meant for fried chicken,” Eric Kim writes, “but tastes wonderful on everything else.” Especially these chickpeas.
With only a handful of ingredients (psst, three are in the title), this Big Little Recipe is almost as easy as opening a can.
Emma was the food editor at Food52. She created the award-winning column, Big Little Recipes, and turned it into a cookbook in 2021. These days, she's a senior editor at Bon Appétit, leading digital cooking coverage. Say hello on Instagram at @emmalaperruque.
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