10 Recipes for a Fresh and Colourful Spring

Now that winter’s in the rear-view mirror, our plates (and bowls) are filled with sun-sational possibility, thanks to 10 vibrant recipes that have become mealtime obsessions. Are you ready to spring forward?

1. Quinoa Bowl with Pickled Vegetables and Edamame

Move over meatballs; we’re all about this soy spin with toothsome texture for days and a saucy sidekick in sambal oelek mayo. Layer on top of quinoa with crunchy pickled vegetables and presto, your new go-to grain bowl has landed.

2. Chicken Arepas

Arepas, in a word, are a-maize-ing. Stuffed with diced chicken, fried green banana (or plantain) slices, lime-doused avocado, crumbled cheese and cilantro, the Latin American staple gives your sandwich game a dynamic (and corny) twist.

3. Lemongrass Wonton Soup with Vegetable Spirals

A bodacious broth infused with ginger, lemongrass and Sichuan peppercorn is more soup-erb when ground-turkey dumplings and spiralized vegetables are added to the party.

4. Feta and Celery Salad

Crunchy and tasty, this salad is so quick to make, you’ll have ample time to head outside and enjoy the weather on your lunch break. Sunny days are here again!

5. Parsnip Pancakes with Crab and Salsa Verde

This twist on blini and caviar had us greedily clawing for more. It’s the perfect bite for the season: savoury little pancakes, laced with the surprising sweetness of parsnip and topped with chunks of meaty crab, tart sour cream and fresh herbs.

6. Maple-Glazed Pork Belly Tart

We’re gettin’ piggy for sugaring-off season with this maple-soy-lacquered, tarted-up pork belly. It’s better than bacon and a lusty foil for a sliced fennel salad, which can be served on the side or as a bright and zesty tart-topper.

7. Steak and Sweet Potato Fries

Steak frites, that beloved bistro classic, gets a sweet twist—a sweet potato spiral twist, that is. Add a dollop of curry mayo and a well-seared hanger steak and we’re hangry no more.

8. Caesar Rolls

Sometimes the best salads are hand-held, like these rolls stuffed with all the elements of our favourite chicken Caesar. Grab it, dunk it, dig in—that’s a wrap!

9. Triple-Cream and Leek Mini Quiche with Pea Salad

A seductive showstopper for a weekday dinner or weekend brunch, these dreamy, creamy quichettes are pretty as a picture—and pretty delicious, too.

10. Apricot-Braised Lamb with Israeli Couscous

Your new Easter favourite! This collision of flavours—tender lamb, perfumed with piquant harissa and sweet apricot juice, and pooled over turmeric-laced Israeli couscous—makes taste buds shout for joy.