Spring not only brings with it brighter, sunnier weather and longer evenings, but also a bumper crop of fruit and veg bursting with flavour.
There are few seasons where we get more excited about cooking, with ingredients like asparagus, wild garlic, rhubarb and spring greens perfect for cooking up a storm. Get in the spirit with our gorgeous selection of seasonal spring recipes celebrating fresh ingredients at their peak.
This lovely little salad really celebrates Jersey Royals, the king of new potatoes — the tang of cornichons pairing beautifully with the soft potatoes. Best mates with grilled meat or fish, no spring table spread is complete without this trusty side dish, so get making it now!
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There is nothing like spring lamb, and this fresh and simple take on a roast dinner really allows it to shine. On the table in under 30 minutes, this is one essential recipe to have up your sleeve.
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Tangy cheese and sweet onions paired with buttery potatoes and golden pastry make a glorious combination – what’s not to love? Delicious with freshly steamed greens or a crisp green salad on the side and so easy to make, it’s a brilliant seasonal lunch.
Perfect picnic fare, this recipe celebrates fresh crab with a lovely zing. Taking just 15 minutes to put together, it’s such a treat served with hot buttered sourdough, fresh asparagus and lemon wedges on the side, embracing gorgeous spring ingredients at their best.
Juicy roasted lamb with sweet cherry tomatoes, garlic and salty olives served with crispy potatoes makes the roast dinner of dreams. Ready in just over an hour and bursting with herby flavours, it’s heaven served with a little salsa verde or an extra drizzle of olive oil.
Jamie celebrates the hero of spring ingredients – asparagus – in this simple dish. The combination of runny eggs, Dijon mustard and fresh herbs with the crunchy veg is out of this world. Using just five ingredients, it’s super easy to make and ready in no time at all.
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This fantastic dip with creamy ricotta and peppery watercress makes a beautiful starter or simple lunch. Serve with extra watercress, crackerbread and a pinch of smoked sea salt – then dip in your favourite veg and tuck in!
Asparagus is the star of the show in this lovely spring pasta recipe. An easy Italian cooking technique that Jamie learnt from a nonna at a market in Rome results in a heavenly silky sauce. It’s a thing of beauty finished with a grating of pecorino and a little lemon zest.
This clever transitional dish combines the warming and comforting element of a stew, perfect for still-chilly evenings, with a hint of spring, thanks to its bright colour and fresh flavours. The lemon sauce is a little different but delicious – give it a go!
For more seasonal recipe inspiration, check out our versatile spring recipes.