There’s no season more appreciated than spring in New England. After a long winter of putting on layers, cleaning off the car, and navigating snowy driving conditions, spring is truly liberating.
With spring comes the first official harvest, and in New England, there are plenty of delicious ingredients to choose from. Check out these three New England-inspired recipes that utilize what’s in season, giving you a taste of spring.
Spring Pea Falafel with Marinated Radishes and Minted Yogurt
This light and flavorful recipe infuses peas into the falafel, which is sautéed instead of deep fried. Served with crunchy radishes and a refreshing mint yogurt dip, your diet will get some spring cleaning with this dish.
Lemony Asparagus Pasta
Refresh your favorite pasta with the zing of lemon and crunch of asparagus. This recipe also calls for garlic and Parmesan for added tang, parsley for brightness, and cream and white wine to up the savory factor.
Maple Rosemary Grilled Chicken
No one makes maple syrup like New Englanders. We all know it pairs well with pancakes, but maple tastes great when added to savory meals as well.
This grilled chicken recipe makes an unconventional meet-up with rosemary, which adds an aromatic, piquant quality to the dish.
While there may still be a chill in the air, these recipes will spring your kitchen into…spring!
Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug.