Make the most out of spring produce with these delicious pasta recipes

After months of filling yourself with hearty foods to power through cold winter days, spring brings a welcome respite from subsisting on meat, heavy roots and squashes with lighter fare like peas, leafy greens, crispy asparagus and the most flavorful alliums of any season.

We’re excited for markets filled with fresh fava beans, garlic, spinach, ramps, leeks, watercress, radishes, endives, cherries, strawberries, artichokes, scallions and all the other incredible produce that the Spring season brings. This is the time of year when basil is at its peak flavor, avocados at their creamiest and chives at their most delicious.

There is no better vehicle for all these fresh herbs and veggies than a simple bowlful of pasta where their flavors are free to shine. It’s also the perfect thing to cook once it’s nice outside and you have no appetite for complicated recipes that will keep you inside in your kitchen for hours.  

Check out below our list of yummy pasta recipes that will have even the pickiest of eaters loving all of these nutritious ingredients.

  • Avocado Pasta Salad

Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad - NatashasKitchen.com

  • Pea and Asparagus Pasta

Spring Pea and Asparagus Pasta - Cookie and Kate

  • Orzo Salad with Chicken and Radishes

Orzo Salad with Chicken and Radishes Recipe | MyRecipes

  • Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta

Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta Recipe | SimplyRecipes.com

  • Martha’s One Pot Pasta


  • Pea Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Pea Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes | Minimalist Baker Recipes

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