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    30 Delicious Things To Cook In April

    Time to ramp things up.

    Amalia Van Bloom /


    (This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live).







    Dandelion greens

    Fava Beans


    Fiddlehead Fern





    Morel Mushrooms









    Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes)

    Sweet Onions


    1. Chocolate Cupcakes with Fresh Mint Buttercream

    Ashley Rodriguez /

    Recipe here.

    2. Pea, Asparagus, and Fava Bean Salad

    Hirsheimer Hamilton /

    Fava beans are worth the work, trust me. Recipe here.

    3. Shrimp in Achiote Oil

    Matt Duckor /

    Word to the wise: add shrimp to your weeknight dinner rotation. It's quick, versatile, and tough to screw up. Recipe here.

    4. Banana, Pecan, Coconut and Chocolate Chip Blondies

    Izy Hossack /

    Recipe here.

    5. Braised Leeks and Muscovado Lentils

    Hugh Forte /

    Recipe here.

    6. Morel and Asparagus Spaghetti

    Yossy Arefi /

    If you're lucky enough to find morels at the farmer's market, brace yourself for a little bit of sticker shock. Then, take a deep breath, remind yourself that a little goes a long way, and go for it. Recipe here.

    7. Pea Tendril and Pistachio Pesto

    Jeanine Donofrio /

    It sounds fussy, but really all you need to do is throw everything in a food processor. Recipe here.

    8. Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Margarita Mango Salsa with Jalepeño Crema

    Jessica Merchant /

    Recipe here.

    9. Pizza with Za’atar, Preserved Lemons and Ricotta

    Alexandra Stafford /

    If you remembered to make preserved lemons this winter, your foresight is about to really pay off. Recipe here.

    10. Citrus Fennel Salad

    Marta Potoczek /

    Recipe here.

    11. Roasted Potato Galette with Cheddar and Chives

    Joy Wilson /

    Recipe here.

    12. Ramp Butter

    Matt Duckor /

    If you've never tasted a ramp, that's probably because they're only in season for few elusive weeks each spring, and chefs tend to snatch them up before they get to market. If you do get your hands on some, this is a great way to preserve them and make their sharp, sweet, garlicky flavor last a little bit longer. Recipe here.

    13. Snickers Semifreddo Cake

    Naomi Robinson /
    Naomi Robinson /

    Recipe here.

    14. Giant Lemon Fennel Beans

    Heidi Swanson /

    Recipe here.

    15. Jerusalem Artichoke Gnocchi with Sautéed Kale

    Elizabeth Stark /

    Recipe here.

    16. Mini Strawberry Shortcakes with Whipped Cream

    17. Spring Ham Steaks with Sweet Pea Leek Pan Sauce

    Christina Holmes /

    Easter dinner, anyone? Recipe here.

    18. Artichoke Gratinata

    Meg /

    Recipe here.

    19. Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

    Todd Coleman /

    Upside down cake = what to bake if you hate baking. Recipe here.

    20. Pretzel-Crusted Pork Schnitzel

    Marcus Nilsson /

    Because, it isn't bathing suit season yet. Recipe here.

    21. Open Omelet with Morcilla Sausage, Pancetta, and Fennel-Apple Salad

    Emily Bartlett /

    Recipe here.

    22. Greek Steak Salad French Bread with Soft-Boiled Eggs and Feta

    Tieghan /

    There are two really great things about this salad. 1) Steak. 2) It's actually a sandwich. Recipe here.

    23. Vegan Green Chili Mac & Cheese

    Vegans: this cashew sauce will make your dreams come true. Recipe here.

    24. Salade Niçoise

    Todd Coleman /

    Recipe here.

    25. Papaya Bars

    Adrianna Adarme /

    Sometimes, life doesn't give you lemons. Recipe here.

    26. Rhubarb Fennel Fizz

    Kimberly Hasselbrink /

    Don't overthink it. Recipe here.

    27. Ramp Pizza

    Deb Perelman /

    Recipe here.

    28. Spring Pea and Fava Bean Guacamole with Root Chips

    29. Strawberry Basil Hand Pies

    Elizabeth Stark /

    Perfection is for fools. Recipe here.

    30. Chartreuse Smash

    Maime Iatonni /

    Bottoms up. Recipe here.