The spring season is full of vibrant colors, sweet smells, and fresh flavors. Springtime is known for producing some of the most flavorful fruits and vegetables as they come into season, which makes the creations in the kitchen so delectable. Your American Legend kitchen allows you to try new things, test new recipes and get playful with the meals you prepare. It is time to embrace spring and bring those fresh flavors to your dinner table! Below you will find five springtime recipes you can try in your kitchen that the whole family to enjoy.
1. Strawberry and Watercress Salad: One thing about springtime is that so many fruits are finally back in season and taste juicier and fruitier than any other time of the year. While most see fruit as a nice breakfast topping or a mid-day snack, fruit also goes great on a salad. This salad is a perfect first course any meal and is sure to kick your taste buds in the right direction for the rest of the meal!
2. Lemony Tortellini Soup with Spinach and Dill: While most soups are seen as a fall and winter staple, this fresh soup recipe screams springtime. From the lemony flavor to the tortellini touches, this soup’s tart lemony flavor contrasts the sweet fruit flavors from before. With the right serving size, this dish won’t leave anyone feeling too full for the next course but it will have everyone begging for more.
3. Herby Dutch Baby with Smoked Salmon: Just based on appearance this dish screams flavor. With its vibrant colors from the baby spinach contrasted with the bright pink from the salmon, this dish is definitely a feast for the eyes. The dill and cilantro flavors jump out and are complemented by the taste of the smoked salmon. The salmon adds just the right amount of healthy fat to the dish but you still won’t be left with that heavy feeling in your stomach that we all dread at the end of a dish.
4. Banana Cake: Coming full circle back to those fresh spring fruits, the perfect ending to your spring meal, is a delicious banana cake! The flavor of the banana will ring throughout the whole cake, without getting lost in the actual cake batter. Topped with whatever fresh fruits you choose, you can make this cake in no time and leave everyone at the table knowing spring has finally arrived!
These delicious dishes are sure to get you in that springtime mood and get you craving all of the outdoor activities that come with the season. Your American Legend kitchen makes it easy to jump right in and try out new dishes while getting the whole family involved in what ends up on the dinner table. Enjoy cooking in your American Legend kitchen with these spring-tasting recipes!