Best spring recipes
Jersey royals recipes
Jersey Royal harvest begins in April – look out for the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) mark which shows they are genuine – i.e. they’re grown in Jersey.
Perfect served as a light lunch with a glass of cold, crisp white wine in the garden, say hello to spring with these Jersey royals, stuffed with chilli-flecked crab meat. Check out more of our favourite Jersey royals recipes.
Jersey Royals are worth eating on their own as they have such a unique flavour. Serve a big bowl of them with this aioli and a geren salad and you have a very easy lunch or supper. Harvesting begins in April – look out for the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) mark which shows they are genuine – i.e. they’re grown in Jersey.
This recipe for baked Jersey Royals with brie and pickles feels really indulgent. The pickles help to cut through the rich cheese.
A fritteda is a light Italian stew of spring vegetables. Our version uses Jersey Royals, spring greens and prawns for a quick and easy supper.
British rhubarb season runs from February until May. Forced rhubarb has a short shelf life, so store in the fridge with the leaves attached to keep it fresher for longer.
Creamy white chocolate offsets the sharpness of the rhubarb in this sophisticated panna cotta, perfect for a dinner party dessert. See more of our best rhubarb recipes.
This recipe for rhubarb pound cake is guaranteed to please. We've hidden white chocolate chips in the middle, too, for an extra treat.
A classic crumble is the easiest of puddings to make and perfect for making use of seasonal fruit. This crumble is filled with sweet, tangy rhubarb and warming spices.
English asparagus is in season from April until mid-June.
Celebrate the best of spring produce with a veg-packed risotto, starring asparagus, peas, broad beans and mint. See more of our asparagus recipes for spring mealtime inspiration.
Asparagus has a short season in the UK, from spring to early summer. Make the most of it with this simple yet delicious asparagus spaghetti recipe, with a crunchy fennel seed pangrattato topper that really makes it dish sing.
This recipe for a ham, egg and asparagus tart is a great option for a midweek meal for the family, or to make for a picnic in the summer.
A healthy fish supper that's ready quickly in just 15 minutes, this quick and easy crumbled haddock with an asparagus salad is fresh, easy and light.
This asparagus, saffron and almond pilaf is a lovely spring dish and a great alternative way to use asparagus. It is officially in season on 24 April, but might be in the shops a bit earlier depending on the weather.
More spring recipes
Overcooked broccoli becomes soft, squidgy and deeply satisfying in this salty and chewy sarnie, layered with creamy mozzarella. Here are more of our favourite broccoli recipes.
Pair garden peas with halloumi in these speedy veggie fritters, flavoured with mint and chilli flakes for a little kick.
The fiery flavour and crisp texture of radishes make the perfect accompaniment in this impressive steak tacos, with hot sauce, soured cream and lime wedges to squeeze over.
Make the most of peppery pink radishes this spring with this simple but satisfying side, with white miso, sesame seeds and soy sauce.
A chicken dinner with a difference, serve this chicken schnitzel with a colourful side of quick-pickled radishes, flavoured with dill, cucumber and fennel.
Absolutely jam-packed with iron, antioxidants and other nutrients, spinach is especially good for us. Saag aloo packs in plenty of this nutritious leafy green, flavoured with red chilli, cumin seeds, turmeric and fresh ginger. Check out more of our top spinach recipes.
Perfect for a posh lunch or an impressive starter, simply whizz blanched spinach into ricotta to make these delicious, pillowy gnudi.
This soothing bowl of homemade soup, packed with spring veg, topped with toasted seeds and served with crusty bread, is great for a filling lunch.
Chives, part of the allium family, have a bright, fresh oniony flavour, a little like baby leeks or baby spring onions. Make use of them in this fresh wedge salad – it would be great served with a crispy skinned, soft-in-the-middle baked potato.
More like this
Watercress, with its deep green leaves and slightly bitter flavour, adds peppery notes to this saucy stir-fry. It’s low in calories and perfect for a springtime dinner. Discover more of our best watercress recipes.
Hake is a favourite in Spanish cooking, although it is native to British waters, and we should eat more of it! Filled with plenty of veg and vibrant slices of orange, this stew makes for a flavour-packed supper.
Make brilliant use of spring veg with this colourful platter by the Sun Inn in Dedham. You can serve the dip with a drizzle of herb oil to finish or use plain olive oil instead.
Herald the arrival of spring with this pea ice cream, made creamy with coconut milk and pepped up with a splash of vodka.
Elderflower, kiwi and pavlova: three words we love. Put them all together in this meringue dinner-party dessert recipe, designed to impress friends and family.