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    30 (Really Good) Spring Recipes To Make Now That It's April

    Spring is in the air. Bring it into your kitchen.

    Hello and welcome to April! The birds are chirping, the weather is getting warmer, and these rain showers will shortly be turning into sunny days. Celebrate the coming of spring with these beginning-of-spring recipes. 🍓

    Here's what's in season this month:

    A list of in-season produce.
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    If you've never tried a Dutch baby before, it's sort of like a pancake-popover hybrid, and it's well worth waking up for.

    Recipe: Lemon Strawberry Ditch Baby With Ricotta Cream

    2. Roasted Beet Hummus

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    The prettiest hummus you ever did see, this creamy dip gets its color from roasted beets, and it's flavor comes from a combination of roasted tahini and garlic.

    Recipe: Roasted Beet Hummus

    3. Thai Green Papaya Salad

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    Better than takeout, this Thai-inspired papaya salad is the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and tangy.

    Recipe: Thai Green Papaya Salad

    4. Spring Orecchiette Pasta

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    This lightened-up, springy carbonara is loaded with the season's bounty like peas, asparagus, and mushrooms.

    Recipe: Spring Orecchiette Pasta

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    Delicious hot or chilled, serve this salmon and orzo salad from now through picnic season.

    Recipe: Salmon With Bacon, Corn, and Chive Orzo

    6. Roasted Fennel Pasta

    A plate of thick, long noodles with roasted fennel, bread crumbs, ricotta, and herbs.
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    Roasted fennel, crispy breadcrumbs, and creamy ricotta hit all the right notes in this seasonal pasta dish.

    Recipe: Roasted Fennel Pasta

    7. Niçoise Salad With Shallot Vinaigrette

    Niçoise salad with tomato, green beans, radish, cucumber, avocado, and more.
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    This recipe happens to be meatless, but you can always add anything from canned tuna to salmon or halibut for extra protein.

    Recipe: Niçoise Salad With Shallot Vinaigrette

    8. Mushroom and Leek Risotto

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    It's still comfort food weather, and what better idea than a hearty risotto loaded with spring's best produce?

    Recipe: Mushroom and Leek Risotto

    9. Strawberry Rhubarb Scones

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    These savory-meets-sweet scones can be breakfast, dessert, or anything in between.

    Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Scones

    10. Chicken Artichoke Spinach Skillet

    Creamy chicken artichoke and spinach skillet.
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    Imagine: crispy skillet chicken thighs and creamy spinach artichoke dip had a baby.'s that delicious.

    Recipe: Chicken Artichoke Spinach Skillet

    11. Roasted Sunchoke and Cauliflower Soup

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    April can still be chilly, which means it's still soup season. Take advantage by whipping up this comforting vegan-friendly medley made with cauliflower and sunchokes.

    Recipe: Roasted Sunchoke and Cauliflower Soup

    12. Moroccan Fava Bean Dip

    Fava bean dip with pita bread.
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    Bring on the pita bread.

    Recipe: Moroccan Fava Bean Dip

    13. Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

    A salad with mandarin oranges, beets, goat cheese, avocado, and pepitas.
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    A far cry from a boring salad, this veggie-packed dish is full of flavor thanks to sweet roasted beets and mandarin oranges, creamy avocado, savory pepitas, and tangy goat cheese.

    Recipe: Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

    14. Ramp Pesto Pasta With Buttery Breadcrumbs

    Ramp pesto spaghetti.
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    Can't find ramps at your local market? You can make this decadent pasta with any homemade or store bought pesto.

    Recipe: Ramp Pesto Pasta With Buttery Breadcrumbs

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    Fresh, colorful, and totally delicious, you'll want to serve this corn and radish salad with just about anything.

    Recipe: Grilled Flank Steak With Sweet Corn and Radish Salad

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    Can't find sashimi-grade salmon? Use canned salmon, canned tuna, tofu, or really whatever protein you like best.

    Recipe: Salmon Poke Bowls With Pickled Radishes and Ponzu

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    Foil pack fish is a total game-changer. Not only does it get rid of any mess, but it ensures that salmon is cooked to moist and flaky perfection.

    Recipe: Lemon Parmesan Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packs

    18. Halibut Confit With Leeks, Coriander, and Lemon

    Halibut with leeks and herbs.
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    An impressive as this dish might look, it only requires about six ingredients. If you can't get your hands on halibut, opt for any white flaky fish like cod or fluke.

    Recipe: Halibut Confit With Leeks, Coriander, and Lemon

    19. One-Pot Braised Chicken with Kale and White Beans

    Skillet chicken thighs with kale and white beans.
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    One pot dinner means very little clean-up, which is a definite win in my book.

    Recipe: One-Pot Braised Chicken with Kale and White Beans

    20. Quiche With Ramps, Mushrooms, and Brie

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    Quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — and this is a great way to use up produce and cheese.

    Recipe: Quiche With Ramps, Mushrooms, and Brie

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    Browned butter makes everything better.

    Recipe: Roasted Artichoke Lemon and Browned Butter Pasta

    22. Cheesy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

    Bundles of cheesy roast asparagus wrapped in prosciutto.
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    Who knew vegetables could taste so outrageously good? Then again, wrap anything in prosciutto and sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese and you've got a winner.

    Recipe: Cheesy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

    23. Flatbread with Fava Beans, Cucumbers, and Burrata

    Flatbread with Fava Beans, Cucumbers, and Burrata
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    Never underestimate the power of a fancy, open-faced toast.

    Recipe: Flatbread with Fava Beans, Cucumbers, and Burrata

    24. Pasta Primavera

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    Use this recipe as a guide but opt for whatever fresh spring veggies are in your fridge from mushrooms and peas to zucchini and broccolini. The more vegetables, the merrier.

    Recipe: Pasta Primavera

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    Let your slow cooker help you transition from winter to spring with the help of this cozy yet light sesonal soup.

    Recipe: Tuscan Crock Pot White Bean and Lemon Soup

    26. Rhubarb Shortbread Bars

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    Buttery, flaky shortbread crust topped with sweet rhubarb filling, these bars are totally irresistable.

    Recipe: Rhubarb Shortbread Bars

    27. Greek Yogurt Strawberry Cheesecakes

    Mini strawberry cheesecakes.
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    Good luck walking away after just one of these individually sized cheesecake bites.

    Recipe: Greek Yogurt Strawberry Cheesecakes

    28. No-Bake Key Lime Pie

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    Even if you're intimidated by the idea of baking, this no-bake key lime pie is virtually impossible to mess up...especially when you top it with a generous serving of whipped cream.

    Recipe: No-Bake Key Lime Pie

    29. Frozen Papaya Pineapple Margaritas

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    Believe me when I say: these frozen margs are better than anything you'd order at a restaurant. They get a tangy kick from rhubarb, and they're as refreshing as can be.

    Recipe: Frozen Papaya Pineapple Margaritas

    30. Strawberry Mojitos

    A fresh strawberry mojito.
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    Pair these fruity, minty, citrusy mojitos with tacos and you've got a match made in heaven.

    Recipe: Strawberry Mojitos