Recipes to celebrate spring

As new shoots start to creep through, it’s time to swap those hearty root vegetables for spring ingredients –  lighter, crisper and – of course – delicious.

Try one of our springtime recipes made with new season asparagus, spring onions, purple sprouting broccoli, new potatoes, elderflowers and many more.

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Pasta primavera

Vegetarian pasta recipes

Pasta primavera

Pasta primavera is an Italian-American recipe, thought to have been invented in the 1970s. Primavera...

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Wild garlic, tarragon and mint roast chicken with lettuce and peas

Roast chicken recipes

Wild garlic, tarragon and mint roast chicken with...

This springtime wild garlic roast chicken makes the most of seasonal spring produce – wild...

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Herbed savoury monkey bread

Savoury bread recipes

Herbed savoury monkey bread

This homemade, herb-flecked, tear ‘n’ share savoury monkey bread is so soft and tasty –...

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Wild garlic butter

Wild garlic recipes

Wild garlic butter

Now you’ve foraged for it, are you wondering what to do with your wild garlic?...

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Wild garlic ravioli

Wild garlic recipes

Wild garlic ravioli

Want to make homemade ravioli from scratch? This recipe is perfect for spring: homemade spinach...

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Rhubarb and custard layer cake

Celebration cake recipes

Rhubarb and custard layer cake

This glorious rhubarb and custard layer cake is so pretty: its jaw-dropping decoration makes it...

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Rhubarb and custard slices

Afternoon tea recipes

Rhubarb and custard slices

These delectable rhubarb and custard slices are pretty as a picture for afternoon tea served...

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Chicken, ham and mustard lattice pie

Chicken pie recipes

Chicken, ham and mustard lattice pie

Make this pretty-as-a-picture, chicken ham and mustard lattice pie over a spring weekend or as...

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No-stir risotto with radishes, asparagus and artichokes

Vegetarian risotto recipes

No-stir risotto with radishes, asparagus and artichokes

The oven does the hard work with this no-stir baked risotto packed with spring vegetables....

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Spring vegetable soup

Recipes to celebrate spring

Spring vegetable soup

This spring vegetable soup celebrates the best of the season’s bounty: it’s bursting with asparagus,...

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Asparagus and quinoa salad with peas and broad beans

Asparagus recipes

Asparagus and quinoa salad with peas and broad...

Spring produce such as asparagus, peas, broad beans and lovage are the star players in...

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Asparagus and goat’s cheese tart

Recipes to celebrate spring

Asparagus and goat’s cheese tart

Gill Meller’s deep-filled vegetarian tart with asparagus, broad beans, peas and fresh herbs is a...

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’Nduja, ricotta and lemon stuffed chicken with sourdough

Favourite chicken recipes

’Nduja, ricotta and lemon stuffed chicken with sourdough

Chicken supremes are stuffed with ‘nduja, ricotta, lemon zest and thyme in this standout spring...

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Butterflied leg of spring lamb with mint pesto

Roast lamb leg recipes

Butterflied leg of spring lamb with mint pesto

For a twist on tradition, make this roast lamb stuffed with mint pesto for Easter...

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Pavlova with orange curd and roast rhubarb

Meringue recipes

Pavlova with orange curd and roast rhubarb

A dessert that speaks of spring, this stunning pavlova by Gill Meller is topped with...

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Green french toast with honey drizzle

Vegetarian brunch recipes

Green french toast with honey drizzle

Heather Thomas’s savoury, Greek-style twist on classic French toast is flecked with herbs and spring...

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Raymond Blanc’s whole roast salmon

Showstopping salmon recipes

Raymond Blanc’s whole roast salmon

Raymond Blanc’s whole roast salmon makes a lovely change from meat in spring. Why not...

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Lemon and garlic chicken schnitzels with quick puttanesca sauce

Healthy chicken recipes

Lemon and garlic chicken schnitzels with quick puttanesca...

Crispy chicken schnitzel is served with an intense (and quick-to-make) puttanesca tomato sauce in this...

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Hot-smoked trout, new potato and beetroot salad

Easy dinner party mains

Hot-smoked trout, new potato and beetroot salad

Gill Meller showcases hot-smoked trout by pairing it with new potatoes, beetroot and horseradish in...

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Baked egg with crab and cayenne

April seasonal recipes

Baked egg with crab and cayenne

Make the most of seasonal crab with this creamy baked egg recipe. Topped with breadcrumbs...

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