What are typical spring dishes
In the category of ‘what are typical now’, I am going to look for typical seasonal dishes, typical party recipes and so much more. With today the first typical dishes typical spring dishes. What are things we eat and drink right now and which forgotten vegetables we can put on the table?
Spring is in the air
That moment when the doors can be put against each other again, the windows are open and the heaters off and you hear the birds singing outside. That is the moment spring is coming. The time when we can soon sit outside again, eat and drink outside now and then maybe in the lee and just be outside more again.
What are typical spring dishes
With winter we think of pea soup and stew, but with spring? What are typical spring dishes? What are the seasonal spring menu’s you can put on the table.
But also what are typical seasonal products?
Typical spring vegetables
Spring vegetables include:
- Lamb’s ears
- Turnip greens
- Corn salad
Spring is the time for asparagus and fresh salads
One of the most famous dishes in spring is of course asparagus. Traditionally you put this on the table with ham, potatoes and an egg, but of course it is also a typical spring dish with salmon. Salads can always be made, but in spring think especially of a fresh salad, for example with celery, grapes and feta cheese.
You can also put pasta’s, light suppers, soups with spring vegetables on the table just fine, and if you are really a barbecue fan now, do not let that stop you either.
More spring recipes
- Asparagus salad with egg.
- Asparagus salad with goat cheese.
- Pasta with shrimp and spinach. .
- spinach soup.
- Salmon and spinach quiche.
Chicken with carrots and leeks
A very tasty and typical spring dish is chicken with carrots and leeks. This recipe comes from the cookbook ‘Even simpler’ by Pascale Naessens, but I have adapted, to my own idea.
What do you need for four people:
- 2 chicken breast
- 4 carrots
- 2 leeks
- a handful of unsalted peanuts’s
- Soy sauce
How to make this recipe:
Cut the chicken into thin strips and mix with olive oil. Stir-fry in a wok. Cut the leeks into 10-centimeter bars and add them to the chicken. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes until chicken is done. Add 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and season with pepper.
Cut the carrots into strings with a peeler and stir fry for 10 minutes. Scoop the vegetables and chicken onto a plate and put the peanuts’s on top.
Cookbooks from Pascale Naessens buy here.
Cook with seasonal vegetables
Groceries are getting more and more expensive, we all notice that, which is why it is wise to buy seasonal vegetables. See what your greengrocer or supermarket has to offer and choose targeted vegetables that are currently in high supply. And don’t forget those forgotten vegetables like kohlrabi, turnips, purslane, sea lavender and turnip greens.
Cook and enjoy
In spring you may not always feel like cooking, just because you’re enjoying being outside more again. Then make sure you have a healthy and fresh salad, cook pasta in advance during the day and make a cold pasta salad or turn on the barbecue ’in the evening. Look closely at the seasonal vegetables and make those tasty typical spring dishes.