Deliciously Light and Fresh Recipes for Spring

May 1, 2018

Now that the warmer weather is here, so is fresh, local produce. Your region's local farmers' markets will probably begin to pop up again soon if they haven't already. Head to the one nearest you to pick up just-plucked ingredients for the seasonally inspired recipes.

Raspberry-Rhubarb Tart [Real Simple]
The bright crimson hue of raspberries and rhubarb makes this dessert tart almost too pretty to eat—but you'll get over that as soon as the sweet aroma hits you. Start by crafting the dough from scratch using ingredients you already have in your cabinet, then press your circle of dough into a cast-iron skillet and load it with a blend of rhubarb, raspberries, and sugar. Bake the tart until it's golden and flaky, then dig in.

Pea Pancakes [Bon Appetit]
Maybe you've noticed that the recent trend is to make fluffy pancakes using only bananas and eggs. That recipe is officially old news. Now you can craft savory pancakes with peas, a plant food that's actually packed with protein. Combine cooked peas with cottage cheese, eggs, and scallions then pan-fry them like you would a normal pancake. Serve with savory embellishments, like smoked salmon.

Tagliatelle with Prosciutto and Asparagus [Martha Stewart]
If you have a pasta machine that rarely gets much use, it's time to break it out. This recipe from Martha Stewart guides you through the pasta-making process first, and then run downs the simple steps to add a creamy sauce with sage to it, plus crisp asparagus and pieces of savory prosciutto.

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