It may not look like much of spring in recent weeks, but spring is knocking on the door. Everyone is already looking forward to warmer weather and one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Bring your diet to life with fresh spring colors and gain strength after an exhausting winter. We bring you the top five recipes that will brighten up the last gloomy days.
Spaghetti al limone with asparagus
The asparagus season begins in April and we are already looking forward to it. A green period when we can finally indulge in this delicate raw material with a futuristic look. In addition, asparagus has many positive benefits for our health. It lowers cholesterol, regulates blood pressure and improves metabolism. Try this simple recipe, which is a celebration of quality pasta and green asparagus, complemented by lemon juice.
Spring salad with edible flowers
A light salad that will serve as a light side dish to beef steak, for example. At one point, a colorful sonata will play on your plate, in which the edible flowers will play a key role. However, collect them with respect to the landscape and equip yourself with scissors and a box with a wet wipe on the way.
Hummus with beets and ricotta
If you are a lover of spreads, do not miss this color variant of Arabic hummus. It can be served spread on bread or as a side dish in which you can dip baked vegetables. It is enough to sprinkle the hummus with, for example, roasted mushrooms or sprouted watercress. You can buy all the ingredients contained in this recipe for a few bucks and at the same time prepare a ready-made culinary masterpiece.
Bear's garlic pesto
At the beginning of April, you can meet many "humpbacks" who collect bear garlic in floodplain forests. Collect the deep green leaves of bear garlic ideally with scissors so that you do not pull out the plant even with the roots. Do you want this great gift of nature from which a delicious pesto can be prepared to grow next year as well. Bear's garlic pesto is very easy to prepare and it excels in roasted sunflower seeds, for example. If you are in a hurry and need to prepare a quick lunch, spaghetti with wild garlic sprinkled with Parmesan cheese tastes great.
Italian minestrone soup
In Italian cuisine, this soup is one of the most popular dishes. Basically, it is a light vegetable broth that can be prepared from all kinds of seasonal vegetables. Spring is an ideal time to detoxify the body after a harsh winter, and light vegetable broths are great for this purpose. Prepare a large pot and cut, grate the vegetables that the house gave. You don't have to cook Minestrone for long, because thanks to this method of preparation, the soup retains all the vitamins. Bring your spring plate to life with all colors thanks to this great vegetable soup.