Spring officially sprang a couple of weeks ago and the weather is mostly cooperating around these parts so I thought y'all might be in the mood for some seasonal things to try in the kitchen...or maybe just to stare at lovingly. 🙂 Below is a mix of recipes made with seasonal herbs, fruits, and veggies. Honestly, there are more cocktails on this list than anything else but you'll also find some yummy main dishes, salads, and even a little something sweet. Each recipe is pretty quick and easy to make and I hope make find something you love for spring!
Blooming Gin Garden Cocktail: floral gin-based cocktail with notes of elderflower, hibiscus, and violet
Champagne & Greens Salad: five ingredient salad made with spring mix greens and champagne dressing
Garlicky Roasted Baby Potatoes: adorable; made with garlic, chive, and lemon; buttery on the inside and crispy on the outside
Grilled Sesame Chicken with Arugula & Beets: uses the same sesame sauce used as a chicken marinade and salad dressing
Honey Lavender Lemonade: sweet and sour lemonade delicately flavored with lavender
Lavender Mint Juleps: classic Kentucky bourbon cocktail with fresh mint and a twist of lavender simple syrup
Lemon Berry Quick Bread: bursting with fresh berries and lemon flavor then topped with a a tart lemon glaze
One-Pot Spinach & Sausage Pasta: 30-minute spicy pasta with sausage, fresh basil, and spinach
Orange Lavender Mimosas: sweet, lightly floral, described as "the best mimosas ever!"
Spaghetti Carbonara: easy weeknight pasta dish made with sweet green peas, crumbled bacon, and parmesan
Hopefully, your week is off to a great start and this post gets you excited for spring eating. I'm thinking of doing a post like this one to coincide with each season. Let me know if that's something you'd like to see. As always, thanks for reading!
P.S. More spring things: