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 spring onions, purple sprouting broccoli, new potatoes, elderflowers and many more.

Late spring is British asparagus’s time to shine. Grab some spears and try an asparagus recipe.

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Raymond Blanc’s salmon gravadlax with cucumber and dill salad

Celebrity chef recipes

Raymond Blanc’s salmon gravadlax with cucumber and dill salad

Raymond Blanc’s gravadlax is an ideal centrepiece for a celebration. “This dish is truly fit for our king and will...

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Burnt spring onion risotto with smoky tomato salsa

April seasonal recipes

Burnt spring onion risotto with smoky tomato salsa

This rich and creamy vegetarian risotto is brightened and cut with fiery sweetness and smoky flavours, thanks to charred spring...

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Asparagus farinata with trout, poached egg and hollandaise

April seasonal recipes

Asparagus farinata with trout, poached egg and hollandaise

Farinata – a thick, fluffy Italian pancake made with chickpea flour and flavoured with rosemary – is an incredible base...

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Chicken and asparagus broth with new potatoes

April seasonal recipes

Chicken and asparagus broth with new potatoes

A delicious springtime dish. Poached chicken, potatoes, asparagus and peas happily bob away in a lemony broth. The gremolata isn’t...

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Pork belly tacos with smashed broad beans

Taco recipes

Pork belly tacos with smashed broad beans

Spring time tacos are the way forward! This dish makes seasonal British twists by using fresh broad beans in place...

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All the greens potato salad

Potato recipes

All the greens potato salad

Everyone loves potato salad! This verdant makeover of the classic throws a whole bunch of springtime goodness into the bowl....

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Spring chicken and orzo pot roast

One-pot chicken recipes

Spring chicken and orzo pot roast

Pot-roasting chicken makes sure it’s tender, juicy and – in this dish – allows plenty of those flavourful juices to...

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Spring vegetable gnocchi with beurre blanc

April seasonal recipes

Spring vegetable gnocchi with beurre blanc

Asparagus and peas are just warmed through in a silky butter sauce in this beautifully seasonal dish. The fresh spring...

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Asparagus and goat’s cheese salad with watercress and grapefruit

April seasonal recipes

Asparagus and goat’s cheese salad with watercress and grapefruit

Asparagus is just as good raw as it is cooked – as this salad sets out to prove. Ribbons of...

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Wild garlic oil

April seasonal recipes

Wild garlic oil

This bright green oil captures the intensely garlicky, slightly grassy flavour of wild garlic and lasts months in the freezer...

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Sea bream with spring onion and brown butter rice

30-minute meal recipes

Sea bream with spring onion and brown butter rice

“Sea bream is a lovely fish that is easy to cook and goes brilliantly with the strong flavours in this...

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Rhubarb gin

Rhubarb recipes

Rhubarb gin

This gloriously pink rhubarb gin is a cinch to make. It tastes great on its own over ice or in...

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Rhubarb and ginger cocktail

Cocktail recipes

Rhubarb and ginger cocktail

Celebrate spring’s arrival with a rhubarb and ginger cocktail. This zesty, springy creation is made with rhubarb gin, ginger wine...

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Lemony roasted asparagus, new potato and pea salad

Asparagus recipes

Lemony roasted asparagus, new potato and pea salad

A warm spring salad that’s both versatile and easy to assemble. Serve this lemony asparagus salad with jammy boiled eggs...

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Garlic and chilli purple sprouting broccoli

Sunday roast side dish recipes

Garlic and chilli purple sprouting broccoli

Stir-fried purple sprouting broccoli with crispy garlic and shallots is a quick vegan side dish that packs a big flavour...

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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 means ‘spring’ in Italian and...

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