6 Spring Vegetarian Recipes to Welcome the Season

Although some days it feels like we’re on our third winter instead of early spring, the calendar tells me that spring has indeed sprung. It’s not exactly t-shirt weather where I live, but nevertheless spring produce has started popping up in the stores, and after what has felt like a particularly long winter, I’m loving all of the fresh new flavours – so let’s celebrate them with these 6 Spring Vegetarian Recipes!

collage photo of spring vegetarian recipes

What’s in season in the spring?

Depending on where you live you may start seeing some or all of these spring vegetables popping up in your local market:

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Arugula (aka rocket for the Brits!)
  • Carrots
  • Fennel
  • Garlic scapes
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • New potatoes
  • Peas and pea shoots
  • Radishes
  • Ramps (aka wild garlic)
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions

I saw some ramps in the store the other day and damn near lost my mind! Although I always associate asparagus with spring, the appearance of ramps are what truly signifies the dawn of a new season for me.

Do you have any spring menu ideas?

You know I do! I’ve rounded up some of my favourite spring vegetarian recipes to welcome the season. They’re easy, healthy, and delicious vibrantly green recipes that celebrate the best of spring produce while it’s still around.

plate of green vegetable pasta on a grey background with a wooden bowl of pasta and a small bowl of chopped nuts beside it

This Very Green Edamame Pasta is one of my favourite spring vegetarian recipes. It’s made with green soybean fettuccini which packs a lot of protein into the dish. Tossed with peas, radishes, and lots of herbs, this is a quick, easy, and delicious spring menu idea. {Pin this}

A slice of quiche on a white plate with a fork, a glass of water, full quiche, and server in the background

If you’re looking for a vegetarian quiche recipe, this Smoky Asparagus Quiche is one of my favourites. Made with smoked gouda and a wholegrain spelt crust, it’s a healthy and delicious spring vegetarian recipe. Served warm, cold, or at room temperature, this quiche is perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner. {Pin this}

fried rice made from wild rice, asparagus, and eggs in light blue bowls on a grey background

Asparagus Fried Rice is a great alternative to traditional fried rice. Trade the white rice for chewy wild rice, add spring veggies like asparagus and green onion, and finish with cubes of pan-fried tofu and a thinly sliced omelet. A perfect weeknight spring menu idea! {Pin this}

three pea salad with feta and mint // www.heynutritionlady.com

Peas are in season in the spring, and this Green Pea Salad with Feta and Mint celebrates with a pea explosion. It’s got snow peas, sugar snap peas, green peas, AND pea shoots. Add some chewy farro to round out the salad and make it into a meal, and you’ve got one of my favourite spring vegetarian recipes to date! {Pin this}

ricotta and spinach egg bake in white ramekins on blue plates

With fresh spinach and the light and springy flavour of lemon zest, this Ricotta and Spinach Egg Bake is a light and delicious protein-packed meal that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a quick and easy dinner. It comes together in just a few minutes and bakes for just 15, so you’ll have this delicious meal on the table in no time at all. {Pin this}

lentil bowl, blue napkin, glass of water with ice, and a fork on a wooden background.

These Spring Vegetable Lentil Bowls combine asparagus, avocado, and pea shoots with perfectly cooked lentils and halloumi croutons. One of my favourite spring vegetarian recipes to eat for lunch. {Pin this}

 

 

 

 

 



 

Comments

  1. Alissa says

    March 10, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    The emergence of all this green food is one of my favorite things about spring! Awesome roundup – thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for including my green curry paste!

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