Eat In Season With This Early-Spring Menu

Make the most of your garden with these recipes.
Asparagus

Asparagus

Asparagus

©2013, Image courtesy of Ben Rollins

2013, Image courtesy of Ben Rollins

Let the season inspire your next meal by trying this seasonal spring menu:

AppetizerKale Chips

I’ve never cared for the taste of kale, but rumor has it these chips taste just like, well, chips. If that turns out to be true, I think the kale enthusiasts may have found another convert.

Nothing says “spring” like the taste of fennel, though it can be a tricky herb to grow with a relatively short opportunity for harvest. If fennel is available in your yard or farmer’s market, seize the day and make this dish!

Asparagus is a spring favorite. Good thing I love it almost every way imaginable: steamed, roasted, grilled. And, hello – crumbled with Parmesan-flavored topping? Sign me up.

Dessert: Rhubarb Parfait

What interested me most about this dish is that the rhubarb takes center stage. There’s no strawberry or other fruit, just…rhubarb!

Next Up

Spring Soup Shindig

Dig into this sampler of seasonal favorites and find a spring soup that suits your tastes.

Green Pea Sauce

Mind your peas—and pea tendrils!—with a delicate sauce perfect for fish dishes.

Garden to Grill: Grilled Asparagus

You may never go back to steaming with this flavor-packed recipe.

Garden to Table: Cauliflower

Check out our HGTV advice for both growing and cooking versatile cauliflower in our Garden to Table feature.

Quick Pickled Spicy Sugar Snap Peas

A crunchy pickle you won’t have to wait to enjoy.

Garden to Table: Mixed Lettuce

Lettuce is one of the best dressed vegetables at market.

Asparagus, Red Pepper and Potato Salad Recipe

Tender asparagus tops get cooked in hot water, shocked in cold water and added to this savory springtime salad. 

Freezing Asparagus

Preserve the garden-fresh flavor of this spring vegetable by stashing spears in the freezer.

Gazpacho is a Souper Spring Dish!

Bowl your guests over with this veggie-packed recipe.

How to Make Garden Fresh Sandwiches

Celebrate the garden with sandwiches incorporating fresh herbs, cucumbers and perfectly hard-boiled eggs.

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