Looking for spring recipes? Want to make the most of spring produce? Try our ideas below then check out other ways to use up seasonal produce with our best rhubarb recipes and Jersey Royals recipes.


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.

Roast new potatoes with chilli crab salsa

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.

Roasted potatoes with crab salsa

Jersey Royals with chive aioli

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.

Baked Jersey Royals with brie and pickles

This recipe for baked Jersey Royals with brie and pickles feels really indulgent. The pickles help to cut through the rich cheese.

Baked Jersey Royals Recipe With Brie

Jersey Royals, spring greens and prawn fritteda

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.

A bowl of Jersey Royals Spring Soup with prawns

Rhubarb recipes

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.

White chocolate panna cotta with stewed rhubarb

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.

Plates of panna cotta with stewed rhubarb

Rhubarb pound cake

This recipe for rhubarb pound cake is guaranteed to please. We've hidden white chocolate chips in the middle, too, for an extra treat.

Rhubarb pound cake

Rhubarb crumble

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.

Rhubarb crumble in an oval bowl with a spoon taken out

Asparagus recipes

English asparagus is in season from April until mid-June.

Spring risotto

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.

Two plates of spring risotto topped with an egg yolk

Asparagus and anchovy pasta

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.

Two bowls of asparagus spaghetti

Ham, egg and asparagus tart

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.

Asparagus Tart Recipe with Ham and Eggs

Crumbed haddock with asparagus salad

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.

Breaded Haddock Recipe With Asparagus Salad

Asparagus, saffron and almond pilaf

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.

Asparagus, saffron and almond pilaf

More spring recipes

Broccoli and mozzarella focaccia

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.

Focaccia sandwiches filled with broccoli and mozzarella

Pea and halloumi fritters with charred lemon dip

Pair garden peas with halloumi in these speedy veggie fritters, flavoured with mint and chilli flakes for a little kick.

Stack of pea and halloumi fritters next to a salad

Steak and radish tacos

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.

Tacos stuffed with radishes and steak

Miso-buttered radishes

Make the most of peppery pink radishes this spring with this simple but satisfying side, with white miso, sesame seeds and soy sauce.

Roasted pink radishes on a baking tray

Chicken schnitzel with pickled radishes

A chicken dinner with a difference, serve this chicken schnitzel with a colourful side of quick-pickled radishes, flavoured with dill, cucumber and fennel.

Sliced chicken schnitzel with a side of pink radishes

Saag aloo

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.

Saag Aloo in a Serving Bowl

Spinach gnudi

Perfect for a posh lunch or an impressive starter, simply whizz blanched spinach into ricotta to make these delicious, pillowy gnudi.

Four spinach gnudi on a plate

Leek, pea and spinach soup

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.

A bowl of leek, spinach and pea soup, topped with seeds

Wedge salad with blue cheese dressing

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.

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A lettuce salad with a dressing drizzled on top

Prawn and watercress stir-fry

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.

A prawn stir-fry in a wok

Spanish-style hake

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.

A hake and pepper dish

Smoked cod's roe dip with spring vegetables, soft-boiled eggs and flatbreads

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.

Smoked cod's roe dip on a plate with vegetables, boiled eggs and flatbreads

Pea, coconut and lime ice cream

Herald the arrival of spring with this pea ice cream, made creamy with coconut milk and pepped up with a splash of vodka.

Three glass bowls of green ice cream

Elderflower and kiwi pavlova

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.

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