The beginning of spring can feel like a transitional month where you don't know if you should be making soup or salads - but now that spring is in full swing, we're taking advantage of the bounty with Giada's spring recipes!
What does spring mean to you? To us it's bright snappy peas, juicy red strawberries, and all the asparagus. Super-sweet tomatoes even start cropping up as early as May! All-in-all, it feels like the first time after the cold months to celebrate all of the bountiful produce the season has to offer.
From breakfast bites to salads, pastas and mains, here are 8 standout dishes from Giada that have us going all heart-eyes over springtime. It's time to head to the farmer's market and embrace what the season has to offer with these spring recipes!
Lemon Pea Alfredo
One of our favorite recipes from Giada's Italy! To be honest, we'll make this dish no matter the season, but the combination of peas and bright lemon make this a perfect recipe for springtime.
Nonna's Lemon Almond Ricotta Muffins
These muffins will make your house smell amazing as they bake. Ricotta gives them a very tender crumb, and the combination of almond and lemon make them taste like sunshine.
Campanelle With Fresh Puttanesca
This pantry-pasta is so easy to whip up on a weeknight. The bountiful vegetables, fresh salmon and white wine all give this a bright flavor that's just right for an easy spring dinner.
Tagliatelle with Sausage and Peas
Spring pasta at its very finest! When fresh peas are available at the grocery store, use them for this. The best part? You can whip this one up in 15 minutes.
It's a sad time when strawberries are out of season - so you bet that we celebrate when they come back around! Spring's finest berries are showcased in this salad from the dressing to the whole berries tossed in.
Whole Wheat Linguine
Cherry tomatoes are already super sweet this time of year, and they're perfect tossed into this simple healthier pasta dish. Don't skip out on the lemon zest - it takes it to another level!
Herb Crusted Chicken with Spring Vegetables
Winner winner! From the herb-crust on this chicken to the savory pan sauce, this is a chicken dinner you're going to want to repeat all spring long.
Italian Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups
This simple recipe is a perfect light lunch for springtime. We even love to eat the filling on its own, or over a bed of arugula!