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30 (Really Good) Spring Recipes To Make Now That It's April

Spring is in the air. Bring it into your kitchen.

Hello and welcome to April! The birds are chirping, the weather is getting warmer, and these rain showers will shortly be turning into sunny days. Celebrate the coming of spring with these beginning-of-spring recipes. 🍓

Here's what's in season this month:

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1. Lemon Strawberry Ditch Baby With Ricotta Cream

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If you've never tried a Dutch baby before, it's sort of like a pancake-popover hybrid, and it's well worth waking up for.

Recipe: Lemon Strawberry Ditch Baby With Ricotta Cream

2. Roasted Beet Hummus

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The prettiest hummus you ever did see, this creamy dip gets its color from roasted beets, and it's flavor comes from a combination of roasted tahini and garlic.

Recipe: Roasted Beet Hummus

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3. Thai Green Papaya Salad

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Better than takeout, this Thai-inspired papaya salad is the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and tangy.

Recipe: Thai Green Papaya Salad

4. Spring Orecchiette Pasta

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This lightened-up, springy carbonara is loaded with the season's bounty like peas, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Recipe: Spring Orecchiette Pasta

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5. Salmon With Bacon, Corn, and Chive Orzo

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Delicious hot or chilled, serve this salmon and orzo salad from now through picnic season.

Recipe: Salmon With Bacon, Corn, and Chive Orzo

6. Roasted Fennel Pasta

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Roasted fennel, crispy breadcrumbs, and creamy ricotta hit all the right notes in this seasonal pasta dish.

Recipe: Roasted Fennel Pasta

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7. Niçoise Salad With Shallot Vinaigrette

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This recipe happens to be meatless, but you can always add anything from canned tuna to salmon or halibut for extra protein.

Recipe: Niçoise Salad With Shallot Vinaigrette

8. Mushroom and Leek Risotto

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It's still comfort food weather, and what better idea than a hearty risotto loaded with spring's best produce?

Recipe: Mushroom and Leek Risotto

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9. Strawberry Rhubarb Scones

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These savory-meets-sweet scones can be breakfast, dessert, or anything in between.

Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Scones

10. Chicken Artichoke Spinach Skillet

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Imagine: crispy skillet chicken thighs and creamy spinach artichoke dip had a baby. Yeah...it's that delicious.

Recipe: Chicken Artichoke Spinach Skillet

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11. Roasted Sunchoke and Cauliflower Soup

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April can still be chilly, which means it's still soup season. Take advantage by whipping up this comforting vegan-friendly medley made with cauliflower and sunchokes.

Recipe: Roasted Sunchoke and Cauliflower Soup

12. Moroccan Fava Bean Dip

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Bring on the pita bread.

Recipe: Moroccan Fava Bean Dip

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13. Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

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A far cry from a boring salad, this veggie-packed dish is full of flavor thanks to sweet roasted beets and mandarin oranges, creamy avocado, savory pepitas, and tangy goat cheese.

Recipe: Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

14. Ramp Pesto Pasta With Buttery Breadcrumbs

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Can't find ramps at your local market? You can make this decadent pasta with any homemade or store bought pesto.

Recipe: Ramp Pesto Pasta With Buttery Breadcrumbs

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15. Grilled Flank Steak With Sweet Corn and Radish Salad

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Fresh, colorful, and totally delicious, you'll want to serve this corn and radish salad with just about anything.

Recipe: Grilled Flank Steak With Sweet Corn and Radish Salad

16. Salmon Poke Bowls With Pickled Radishes and Ponzu

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Can't find sashimi-grade salmon? Use canned salmon, canned tuna, tofu, or really whatever protein you like best.

Recipe: Salmon Poke Bowls With Pickled Radishes and Ponzu

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17. Lemon Parmesan Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packs

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Foil pack fish is a total game-changer. Not only does it get rid of any mess, but it ensures that salmon is cooked to moist and flaky perfection.

Recipe: Lemon Parmesan Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packs

18. Halibut Confit With Leeks, Coriander, and Lemon

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An impressive as this dish might look, it only requires about six ingredients. If you can't get your hands on halibut, opt for any white flaky fish like cod or fluke.

Recipe: Halibut Confit With Leeks, Coriander, and Lemon

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19. One-Pot Braised Chicken with Kale and White Beans

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One pot dinner means very little clean-up, which is a definite win in my book.

Recipe: One-Pot Braised Chicken with Kale and White Beans

20. Quiche With Ramps, Mushrooms, and Brie

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Quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — and this is a great way to use up produce and cheese.

Recipe: Quiche With Ramps, Mushrooms, and Brie

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21. Roasted Artichoke Lemon and Browned Butter Pasta

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Browned butter makes everything better.

Recipe: Roasted Artichoke Lemon and Browned Butter Pasta

22. Cheesy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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Who knew vegetables could taste so outrageously good? Then again, wrap anything in prosciutto and sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese and you've got a winner.

Recipe: Cheesy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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23. Flatbread with Fava Beans, Cucumbers, and Burrata

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Never underestimate the power of a fancy, open-faced toast.

Recipe: Flatbread with Fava Beans, Cucumbers, and Burrata

24. Pasta Primavera

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Use this recipe as a guide but opt for whatever fresh spring veggies are in your fridge from mushrooms and peas to zucchini and broccolini. The more vegetables, the merrier.

Recipe: Pasta Primavera

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25. Tuscan Crock Pot White Bean and Lemon Soup

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Let your slow cooker help you transition from winter to spring with the help of this cozy yet light sesonal soup.

Recipe: Tuscan Crock Pot White Bean and Lemon Soup

26. Rhubarb Shortbread Bars

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Buttery, flaky shortbread crust topped with sweet rhubarb filling, these bars are totally irresistable.

Recipe: Rhubarb Shortbread Bars

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27. Greek Yogurt Strawberry Cheesecakes

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Good luck walking away after just one of these individually sized cheesecake bites.

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Strawberry Cheesecakes

28. No-Bake Key Lime Pie

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Even if you're intimidated by the idea of baking, this no-bake key lime pie is virtually impossible to mess up...especially when you top it with a generous serving of whipped cream.

Recipe: No-Bake Key Lime Pie

29. Frozen Papaya Pineapple Margaritas

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Believe me when I say: these frozen margs are better than anything you'd order at a restaurant. They get a tangy kick from rhubarb, and they're as refreshing as can be.

Recipe: Frozen Papaya Pineapple Margaritas

30. Strawberry Mojitos

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Pair these fruity, minty, citrusy mojitos with tacos and you've got a match made in heaven.

Recipe: Strawberry Mojitos

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This season, we have tons of easy and delicious favorites to share.

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