Top 12 Springtime Recipes, Perfect For All Occasions

 Explore our selection of the top 12 spring recipes, ideal for every occasion and palate.

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When Does Spring Begin?

In the UK, spring usually starts in March. It's when the weather gets warmer and days become longer. Flowers start to bloom, and everything starts to look more lively and green.

What’s In Season In Spring?

Fruit In Spring:

  • Rhubarb 
  • Apples
  • Strawberries 
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries

Vegetables In Spring:

  • Asparagus 
  • Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Celeriac 
  • Spring Onions

For a full list, visit our Spring seasonal guide.

Spring Breakfast Ideas

Plum And Apple Porridge: This simple porridge features seasonal springtime apples and air-fried plums, topped with a generous drizzle of Pip & Nut Peanut Butter for a comforting breakfast.

Spring Onion Hash Browns: This recipe for spring onion hash browns features seasonal spring onions, adding a fresh twist to this classic dish for a delightful breakfast.

Rhubarb Pancakes: Give these vegan pancakes a try for a delightful springtime breakfast, featuring the vibrant flavour of pink rhubarb and a touch of maple syrup sweetness.

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Oddbox x Pip & Nut: Roasted Plum & Apple Porridge

This incredibly simple porridge creates the ideal warming breakfast, featuring air-fried plums and apples, topped with a generous drizzle of Pip & Nut Peanut Butter.

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Spring onion hash browns

Topped with oven-baked honey beetroot, zesty yogurt, feta and runny egg

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Chia Seed, Rhubarb & Vanilla Pancakes

These vegan pancakes are so delicious and easy to make. They also look beautiful inside and out, thanks to the bright pink rhubarb. Simply the perfect spring breakfast, served with a drizzle of maple syrup for good measure.

Spring Lunch Ideas

Asparagus Loaf: Make the most of spring's seasonal asparagus with this flavorful recipe, perfect for picnics or quick lunches on-the-go.

Pepper Hummus With Pitta: Impress at your next picnic with a lunch box packed with fresh homemade roasted pepper hummus, showcasing the vibrant taste of springtime peppers, perfect for scooping up with crispy pita bread.

Lettuce Summer Rolls: Delight in the vibrant flavours of these summer rolls, where crisp vegetables, fragrant coriander, and zesty lime are embraced by tender lettuce leaves - a true celebration of spring.

2 slices of asparagus loaf served on top of a leafy salad.

Asparagus Loaf

This recipe is great for using the whole asparagus, it's packed with flavour and great for picnics or on-the-go lunches.

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Lunch Box Pepper Hummus with Crispy Za'atar Pitta

Bring a ready made lunch box with fresh homemade roasted pepper hummus to your next picnic – it’s perfect for scooping up with crispy pitta bread. 

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Lettuce Summer Rolls

These colourful summer rolls are filled with fresh flavours, using fresh coriander, lime and veg all wrapped in lettuce. They're served with a tangy chilli sauce for dipping.

Dinner Recipes For Spring

Celeriac And Lentil Cottage Pie: Treat yourself to a comforting dish of spicy lentils topped with creamy celeriac puree, baked until golden - a delicious way to enjoy seasonal spring vegetables.

Asparagus Baked Feta Risotto: Indulge in this creamy baked feta risotto recipe, highlighting the delicate flavours of spring asparagus for a delightful seasonal twist.

Lettuce Pesto Pasta: Elevate your pasta game with this unique recipe featuring lettuce pesto, showcasing the fresh taste of spring vegetables for a light and flavorful meal.

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Celeriac and Lentil Cottage Pie

A comforting dish that showcases spicy lentils topped with a creamy celeriac puree, which is baked until golden. 

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Creamy Asparagus & Baked Feta Risotto

Honey-baked feta mixed into risotto with lemon zest and tender cooked asparagus. It’s creamy, satisfying and so delicious.

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Lettuce Pesto Pasta

Try this quick and simple lettuce pesto recipe. The lettuce is blended with garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, lemon and olive oil and served with fresh pappardelle. 

Desserts For Spring

Quick Apple Puddings: Create these speedy apple puddings, celebrating the crisp sweetness of spring apples, for a delightful dessert perfectly suited to the season.

Apple And Peanut Butter Cookies: Treat yourself to these apple peanut butter cookies, featuring the fresh crunch of spring apples, for a perfect dessert tailored to the season.

Rhubarb Crumble: Enjoy this rhubarb crumble with white chocolate custard, a tasty dessert that brings out the tartness of spring rhubarb for a delicious treat that's just right for the season.

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Quick Apple Puddings 

These little pots of goodness can be made using any fruits you have on hand and help rescue bread from waste with the bread topping. 

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Apple & Peanut Butter Cookies

These four-ingredient vegan cookies are so simple and delicious. The apples are cooked to a compote then mixed with oats, peanut butter (or any nut butter) and chocolate chips, then baked and that is all. Also gluten free adaptable, you just need to use GF oats. 

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Rhubarb Crumble & White Chocolate Custard

A timeless pudding to make the most of the seasonal rhubarb in Spring. The tangy fruit is balanced with the oaty crumble topping and chocolaty custard.