Steamy’s Top 10 Fresh Spring Favorite Recipes

Welcome to spring! The birds are chirpin’. The bees are buzzin’. And seasonal allergies are abundant! 😅 But aside from that, spring is a time of growth and renewal. It’s also a great time to whip up some new recipes! That’s why we’ve put together this list of some of our best spring recipes. From spring rolls (obviously, you gotta have those in there) to salmon salad, here are 10 great meals to usher you into springtime.   

Thai Steak Salad

Thai Steak Salad Recipe

We’re starting this list off by mixing fresh spring herbs with thinly sliced, perfectly seared steak tops. This Thai salad features crunchy cabbage, fresh bean sprouts and fragrant basil and mint. And it only takes 20 minutes to make! 

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Grilled Chicken Buddha Bowl with Sweet & Tangy Mango Sauce and Roasted Peanuts

Grilled Chicken Buddha Bowl Recipe 2

What’s great about this spring recipe is that it repurposes your leftovers! Got some extra grilled chicken? Got a bag of broccoli? What about last night’s stir-fry or salad scraps? Throw ’em all in there! Then top off with freeze-dried strawberries and blueberries (fresh berries work too!). Finish off with mango preserves, mango jam, chutney, or even canned mango, and you have yourself a healthy and delicious springtime Buddha Bowl!

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Orange-Almond Sauce

spring rolls with orange almond sauce recipe

You can’t have spring without spring rolls! These are perfect for when you want something light, fresh and crisp, as a snack or as a whole meal. It also makes for a great springtime finger food for gatherings. And the Orange Almond Sauce is a big hit all around. It’s creamy, light and made with almond butter and fresh citrus juices. You’re gonna love it!

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Peanut Pesto and Peas Pasta Salad

Peanut Pesto and Peas Pasta Salad

This quick and easy pasta salad is guaranteed to become your springtime go-to. All you have to do to make the pesto is throw basil, peanuts, garlic, salt and a bit of olive oil (to lubricate and get things moving) into a food processor. Then just boil some pasta, chop up some tomato, add throw in some peas and corn. And it’s easily customized. In fact, we encourage you to explore this recipe with other pasta shapes and veggies!

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Seared Salmon Salad with Baked Crispy Chickpeas & Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette

salmon salad plate lunch meal chickpeas dressing

Here’s another spring recipe we encourage you to play with! Our salmon salad was featured on The List as an addition to the very popular MIND Diet, which aims to improve brain function. (Talk about keeping things fresh!) And you can use a base of any dark, leafy salad greens, like arugula, kale or baby spinach and just add in your favorite salad vegetables. The crunchy chickpeas and decadent fresh strawberry vinaigrette really tie this whole salad together!

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Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese

Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese Recipe

What’s spring without the eggs? This asparagus with fried egg recipe makes for a great side dish for dinner or even brunch. If you cook your egg just right, the golden yolk will pour out when you break it, and slowly coats the asparagus spears to immerse your whole plate in eggy goodness!

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Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups with Tropical Fruit Salsa

shrimp in lettuce

If you’re looking for crisp, fresh and healthy, look no further. You can think of these grilled shrimp lettuce cups as spring tacos! And if you don’t like shrimp, no worries! You can substitute with large, dry-packed scallops, chicken strips or thin-sliced sirloin. In fact, most of this recipe is flexible and can be customized to your liking. Use whatever fruit you like or whatever’s on sale. Pineapple? Blueberries? Do it! Don’t have carrots or cucumbers? Serve with matchstick-cut zucchini, radishes or cooked edamame pods. Go crazy and make this recipe exceptionally yours!

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Shrimp Fried “Rice” with Sesame Seeds

Shrimp Fried Rice with Sesame Seeds Recipe

We’re going so egg-centric (🤭) this spring that we’re making shrimp fried rice without the rice! In fact, we’ve sidestepped the grain entirely and replaced it with a delectable mix of scrambled eggs enriched with coconut milk and hemp seeds to mimic that classic rice texture. And trust me, you won’t know the difference! Paired with succulent shrimp and garnished with sesame seeds, this dish is a delicious, low-carb reinvention of the beloved classic.

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Chanterelle, Bacon and Plum Salad with Blue Cheese

Chanterelle, Bacon and Plum Salad with Blue Cheese

Sweet caramelized plums. Barely sauteed fresh chanterelles. Crumbly blue cheese. Crisp savory bacon. This is spring in a bowl! Also wildly customizable, you can use any type of stone fruit for this recipe, such as peaches or nectarines.

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Strawberry Almond Cream Tart

Strawberry Almond Cream Tart

Last, but certainly not least, we are ending this spring-tastic list with an amazing dessert! This strawberry tart features fresh strawberries slivered almonds, a graham cracker crust, and a light cream-cheese filling. Truly fresh and truly indulgent!

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What a Way to Welcome Spring!

We hope you loved this list! Let us know which of these you end up making and which turns out to be your springtime favorite. We love to hear it. We hope this season is filled with peace, love, and renewal in your life. Happy springtime!

 

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