7 Irresistibly Fresh Spring Recipes to Try Right Now

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Spring is finally here, which means you can say goodbye to kale and hello to asparagus, peas, and strawberries. Here are seven deliciously light, green-and-springy recipes from around the BlogHer network that celebrate the season.

#1: Broiled Halibut With Mango-Avocado Relish

Broiled Halibut With Mango Avocado Relish
Image: Courtesy of The Roasted Root

Halibut season starts in spring, so celebrate the new catch with an easy, healthful dish of Broiled Halibut With Mango Avocado Relish from Julia at The Roasted Root. She suggests serving it with cauliflower rice. And the best part is, she says this fabulous meal only takes 30 minutes to put together.

NEXT PAGE: Crispy Goat Cheese and Strawberry Salad

#2: Crispy Goat Cheese Salad With Avocado and Strawberry

Crispy Goat Cheese Salad with Strawberries and Avocado
Image: Courtesy of Savory Simple

Jen from Savory Simple says a crispy goat cheese salad with fresh berries and nuts converted her from a fast food-eating teenager to an appreciator of fresh food. Today, she adds avocado to her old favorite, just “because they’re awesome.”

NEXT PAGE: Strawberry Crumb Bars

#3: Strawberry Crumb Bars

Strawberry Crumb Bars
Image: Courtesy of Nifty Foodie

You know it’s spring in Louisiana when strawberries are dirt-cheap -- at least, that’s what Amy from the Nifty Foodie says. She made these Strawberry Crumb Bars for a neighbor, and then had to get them out of her house ASAP because they were so good.

NEXT PAGE: Spring Radish Crostini

#4: Spring Radish Crostini

Spring Radish Crostini
Image: Courtesy of The Curvy Carrot

Is there anything cuter than tea sandwiches? Not if Amy from The Curvy Carrot has anything to do with it. These dainty Spring Radish Crostini with St. Andre cheese and a lemony vinaigrette would be perfect at an informal afternoon get-together.

NEXT PAGE: Spring Pea-Pancetta Pasta

#5: Spring Peas and Shoots With Pancetta and Orecchiette

Spring Peas and Shoots With Pancetta and Orechiette
Image: Courtesy of Taste Food

As soon as English peas appear at her local farmers’ market, Lynda from Taste Food makes Spring Peas and Shoots With Pancetta and Orecchiette, which she says is the essence of the season. And if you’re still waiting on spring to arrive to your region, she says it’s also pretty darn good when made with frozen peas.

NEXT PAGE: Strawberry Lemonade

#6: Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade
Image: Courtesy of Add a Pinch

I could drink Strawberry Lemonade all spring and summer long—if only I had someone to make it for me. Robyn from Add a Pinch makes a strawberry syrup that she can add to a glass of fresh lemonade whenever she feels like it. Who knew it was so easy

NEXT PAGE: Lemon Asparagus Pasta With Shrimp

#7: Lemon Asparagus Pasta With Roasted Shrimp

Lemon Asparagus Pasta
Image: Courtesy of The Law Student's Wife

The Law Student’s Wife, that would be Erin, cooked six pounds of asparagus every which way over five days. After all of that, she says that this Lemon Asparagus Pasta With Roasted Shrimp was her favorite dish. She lightened up the usual heavy cream sauce by using skim milk and eggs. We can’t help but quote Erin when she says, “Say hello to a springtime bundle of joy!”

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