5 Fresh Recipes for Springtime Fun

Sat, Apr 01, 2017 at 6:00PM


Winter may be known for its decadent food options—pastries, our favorite pies, and more holiday cookies than we can consume in a season! But we think a closer look at the springtime will reveal that this season is just as worthy of culinary acclaim.

To get your palate ready for the season, try one of these deliciously fresh recipes today!

Classic chicken salad sandwiches

Familiar yet still so delicious, classic chicken salad sandwiches have rightfully earned themselves a spot on many a spring or summer picnic blanket. While everyone has their own secret to making chicken salad just right (with add-ins ranging from grapes to walnuts to daring options like pineapple), you can’t go wrong pairing the following ingredients with tomato, lettuce, and your favorite bagel or whole-wheat bread. This will serve two, so feel free to double (or triple!) as necessary.

  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 stalk chopped celery
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Florida fruit salad

It often seems like there’s never really an “off season” for Florida fruits—but come springtime, some produce do see their best (and freshest) crops! Put them together in equal parts for a “Florida fruit salad,” a mix of local treats we love to savor on a hot day. Try fruits such as watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, and, of course, Florida oranges which all grow well during the month of April.

Picture-perfect parfaits

Another great way to put fresh fruit to use is to add some to a tasty parfait. There are no rules to this timeless treat—for an easy picnic or poolside snack, use mason jars and fill them with alternating layers of vanilla yogurt, crunchy granola, and your favorite colorful fruits (like strawberries, blueberries, etc.).

Fruit-infused water delight

Looking for thirst-quenching relief on hot summer days? Turn to a handmade solution in the form of fruit-infused water! A simpler alternative to store-bought juice or punch (but just as sweet), you can prepare a batch of your own and keep in a pitcher for easy access. One great recipe is to combine 2 cups of raspberries, one big lemon (sliced), and a gallon of water for a sweet-and-sour concoction you’ll love to serve all springtime long. Of course, that’s just the beginning—as is the case with parfaits, it’s hard to go wrong with any fruity combination you might find!

Steak and potato skewers

Steak and potatoes—a classic, hearty dish, one that might be more associated with cozy nights indoors. But why not put a fresh spring-worthy twist on this traditional meal? You can do so with steak and potato skewers. Simply cut your favorite steak and potato medley into bite-sized pieces and add them to party-friendly skewers for an easy way to enjoy.

What’s your go-to springtime dish? Let us know in the comments!

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