Top 5 Seasonal Spring Dishes

Seasonal ingredients with a twist.

Spring is with us and that means a whole new range of fruit and vegetables are available. Strawberries, artichokes, broad beans, and much more. The question is: What tasty dishes can we make with these? Here are some ideas.

Artichoke and parmesan tart

Do you know any Maltese person who doesn’t like pies? Me neither, which is why this artichoke and parmesan tart is perfect for a light lunch or even as a starter meal. The combination of the tender artichoke heart and creamy Parmesan filling encased in pastry may very well become one of your staple dishes this spring.

Strawberry spinach salad with poppy seed dressing 

The freshness of strawberries makes them perfect for a spring salad. Add a base of baby spinach leaves (if you’re not a fan of spinach, kale or regular salad leaves work too), and add a poppy seed dressing and you’ve got yourself a colourful and refreshing spinach and strawberry salad.

Fresh fava beans and pecorino salad 

Another salad option for you to take with you to work – fava beans and pecorino salad. You’ve got the nutty flavour of the fresh fava beans paired with shavings of Pecorino cheese. Combine it with a lemony vinaigrette, fresh herbs, and you’ve got a tasty salad that will make your colleagues jealous.

Asparagus and lemon risotto

This one’s for if you’re after a dish that’s both comforting and refreshing. The sweet flavour of asparagus combined with lemon juice and zest makes this asparagus and lemon risotto a true star of spring. The best part is that this dish is suitable for vegetarians and vegans too. Yum!

Broad bean and ricotta bruschetta

What better way to enjoy broad beans than on a nice slice of broad bean and ricotta bruschetta? Simply smash the broad beans, mix them with creamy ricotta, and spread over some freshly toasted Maltese bread. A drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper if you like, and you’ve got yourself the perfect snack.

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