It’s finally that time of year again: The temps are rising and the days are stretching wide. We’re more than ready to soak in every second of spring this year—especially after a long, isolated winter. If you’re craving seasonal, delicious, and cheesy recipes that mirror all the joyous and bright feelings of spring, we’ve got some ideas that’ll kick off the season right. Let the al fresco dining begin.
The season of rebirth means it’s time to switch up your breakfast routine. Ditch the boxed cereal for this nourishing bowl of Greek yogurt topped with homemade savory granola and seasonal veggies. It’s the most important meal of the day, after all.
Spring is practically synonymous with chèvre—it’s kidding season, aka the time of year when the flavor of fresh goat cheese thrives. So once you’ve got your hands on some (or made your own at home) spread it on a thick slice of rustic bread with orange zest and mint for a fragrant, blissful snack.
This pasta recipe uses a citrus-forward cream sauce and blanched asparagus to evoke bright springtime vibes. The lemon flavor is perfectly balanced by the ultra-savory pieces of prosciutto and grated Pecorino Romano. Don’t hold back on going in for seconds.
The warmer the weather, the more we crave a hearty and fresh salad. This one combines all of spring’s best ingredients—like fava beans, radishes, and fresh chèvre—in one fresh, colorful dish.
Queso fresco—literally translated to “fresh cheese”—is the ultimate springtime staple for salads, soups, and grilled produce. Let it take center stage in this creamy dip, which pairs nicely with fresh spring veggies or as a spread on a bagel sandwich.
What says warm weather better than ice cream? This chèvre-based recipe uses milk instead of cream to keep things light (ideal for that extra scoop or two), and the cheesy-sweet combo holds a balanced flavor for peak springtime indulgence as the days stretch long.