The top 10 most popular spring recipes
Discover the seasonal recipes that have been soaring on bbcgoodfood.com. These top-rated dishes celebrate spring ingredients like asparagus, peas and new potatoes.
Spring marks a change in eating habits. With green, seasonal produce kicking into gear, it’s a great time to reboot your midweek repertoire. Asparagus, wild garlic, new potatoes and peas are just a few spring ingredient champions. But which spring recipes have true must-make status?
We delved into our website stats to discover a hit-list of 10 super spring recipes for you to try. Each has been visited thousands of times and rated highly by the bbcgoodfood.com community. Which one will you make? Don’t forget to register for a My Good Food account so you can save the recipes for a later date – you can organise them into your own collections for easy access.
10. Healthy pasta primavera
One for the veg lovers out there. This vibrant pasta dish includes bright and beautiful green ingredients: asparagus, leeks, broad beans and peas. The pasta and herb choices are left to you, but we recommend long shapes like spaghetti or tagliatelle, plus soft herbs such as mint or chives.
Healthy pasta primavera recipe
9. Herby spring chicken pot pie
Looking for a way to use up leftover chicken? This pot pie will give a whole new lease of life to your Sunday roast leftovers. Tarragon is key to the flavour in this dish, so if you can’t find fresh, use 1 tbsp of dried instead. Rehydrate the dried herb by adding it with the stock.
Herby spring chicken pot pie recipe
8. Spring salmon with minty veg
A spring dish that can be cooked all year round? Yes please. This one uses frozen peas and broad beans, meaning it can outlast the short spring window. User comments have hailed it as wonderfully fresh, with one member saying they can’t believe so few ingredients could create something so delicious.
Spring salmon with minty veg recipe
7. Slow cooked leg of lamb
Each spring, when Easter comes around, there’s one ingredient that’s guaranteed to spike on bbcgoodfood.com – the traditional leg of lamb. This simple recipe is 5-star rated, partly thanks to just how easy it is. It requires mere minutes of prep, but after a long stint in the oven – over seven hours – the results are spectacular.
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Slow cooked leg of lamb recipe
6. Parmesan spring chicken
While this recipe sings with spring flavour, it involves easy-to-source ingredients, like new potatoes, frozen peas and fresh spinach. The crunchy parmesan coating, combined with the juicy chicken and 'cheffy' plating, makes this a simple special dinner option.
Parmesan spring chicken recipe
5. Asparagus cream pasta
Asparagus is a huge trend on bbcgoodfood.com during the spring months, when our audience are looking for ideas for serving this ultimate seasonal ingredient. Behold this 5-ingredient wonder recipe. The secret is in the smart technique of cooking the asparagus stalks down, adding cream, then blitzing it to flavoursome, velvety sauce, making it truly no-waste and utterly delicious. Definitely one to save to your My Good Food account.
4. Honey mustard chicken thighs with spring veg
This simple traybake pairs crowd-pleasing flavours with the best of spring veg, and the honey-mustard dressing gives the chicken a charred, caramelised finish. Plus, as it’s self-saucing, it’s truly a one-pan dish, so there's very little washing-up.
Honey & mustard chicken thighs with spring veg
3. Rhubarb crumble
Crumble recipes are popular on bbcgoodfood.com all year round, scorching summer months included. But for spring, it has to be rhubarb. Maincrop rhubarb is available from March onwards, and despite us having dozens of rhubarb recipe ideas, our audience keep coming back to this classic crumble recipe.
2. Spring chicken in a pot
With 265 ratings and almost as many comments from our audience (be sure to check them out to see how community members have adapted the recipe), this light casserole ticks all the boxes. It’s healthy, freezable, packed with veg and takes only 20 minutes to prep. Tick, tick, tick.
Spring chicken in a pot recipe
1. One-pan salmon with roast asparagus
Coming in at number one is this super simple alternative roast, ideal for a lighter Sunday dinner. It’s a versatile dish – it can be made into a side by removing the salmon, and easily halved or doubled. It has 488 ratings for a good reason.
One-pan salmon with roast asparagus
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