Spring is in full force, and one of my favorite things about Spring (besides the beautiful blooming flowers and chirping birds) is the flavors of the season. This Easter, the dinner menu was bursting with Springtime dishes. The food is lighter, zippier, and fresh than the comforting winter counterparts. All of the dishes we made were delicious, and are the epitome of Spring meals. Whether it’s a celebration or a typical day, I hope these dishes inspire you to cook up some lovely Springtime meals of your own, taking advantage of what’s in season.
Roasted rainbow carrots with herbs
Miniature polenta muffins garnished with sage
Of course, some dyed eggs the colors of daffodils and lilacs
Grilled lamb with mint sauce, basil micro green salad, panko crusted asparagus and peas, and celeriac- purple potato parsley mash completed the celebratory feast!
Vegetables and herbs were the stars of the show. Herbs add so much flavor, without added sodium, fat, or calories, and the veggies seem special with the addition of elements like mint, sage, parsley, rosemary, and thyme.
My favorite part was making the dessert. I whipped up some lemon macarons with a lemon curd filling, topped with candied violets and verbena leaves.They were the perfect ending to our Easter dinner, and I will no doubt be making them again. They were too yummy- I’m obsessed with these little delicacies!
The finished product. Ladurée would be proud.
Isn’t Spring a delicious season? Let me know what some of your favorite Spring dishes are. I’m always looking for more inspiration. And do tell- have you ever had macarons? Ever since I went to Paris a few years ago, I’ve been smitten. You could say I’m a bit of a macaron connoisseur. I’d love to hear what your favorite flavors are!