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8 Spring Meals You Won’t Be Able To Resist; Number 3 Is So Easy

A new season has arrived. It’s time to embrace the fresh, vibrant flavors of spring. There are plenty of easy-to-make spring meals that are perfect for this time of year. In this blog, we’ve rounded up 8 spring meals that will delight your taste buds.

We’ve got you covered, from light and refreshing salads to hearty and satisfying main courses. Enjoy a range of dishes that are perfect for any occasion. We’ve got fresh meals that even the most novice cooks can make in no time. Get ready to spring into the season with these 8 irresistible meals brought to you by Splash Tears.

#1 – Pea soup

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a fresh and vibrant bowl of soup. Not only are peas in season, but the lightness of a pea soup is perfect for the warmer weather. To start, gather your ingredients: one pound of fresh or frozen peas, one chopped onion, one chopped celery stalk, two minced garlic cloves, four cups of chicken or vegetable broth, and a half cup of heavy cream.

Begin by sautéing the onion and celery until soft in a large pot. Add in the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Next, add the peas and broth to the pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer until the peas are tender, approximately 10-15 minutes. Then blend the soup until it’s smooth and stir in the cream. Serve with a garnish of fresh parsley and toast or croutons. Let us know how this delicious soup comes out for you. Did you add your personal touch? We want to know.

#2 – Spring pot pie

Spring is the perfect season for a fresh pot pie. The crunchiness of the crust and fresh vegetables will have your family asking for seconds. All you need is one pie crust, two tablespoons of butter, one chopped onion, one chopped carrot, one chopped celery stalk, one minced garlic clove, one cup of chopped asparagus, one cup of frozen peas, one cup of diced potatoes, one cup of chopped mushrooms, two tablespoons of all-purpose flour, one cup of chicken or vegetable broth, and a half cup of heavy cream. 

Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients, preheat your oven to 375°F and line a pie dish with the pie crust. Next, melt the butter in a big skillet and sauté the onion, carrot, and celery until soft. Add in the garlic and cook for a little longer. Next, add the asparagus, peas, potatoes, and mushrooms to the skillet and cook them until tender. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir until it’s well combined. Pour in the broth and heavy cream and stir until the mixture thickens. Then pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown. Serve alone or with a fresh spring salad. Tip: we’ve got some delicious salads coming up. 

#3 – French potato salad

French potato salad is a perfect dish for springtime picnics and outdoor gatherings. It’s quick to make yet packed with flavor. Let’s make this delicious dish. All you need is two pounds of small red potatoes, one chopped shallot, two minced garlic cloves, three tablespoons of dijon mustard, one-fourth cup of red wine vinegar, two-thirds cup of extra-virgin olive oil, one-third cup of chopped fresh parsley, salt, and pepper. 

Begin by washing and cutting the potatoes in quarters. Next, boil them until they’re fork-tender. Drain the potatoes and let them cool. Whisk the shallots, garlic, mustard, vinegar, and olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Add in the potatoes and parsley, then toss until well-coated. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, then chill in the fridge for one hour. Serve alone or with your favorite protein.

#4 – Carrot soup

Carrot soup is a simple and nourishing dish that tastes best in the spring when carrots are in season. To make this flavorful soup, gather one pound of carrots, one large onion, two cloves of garlic, two cups of vegetable or chicken broth, one cup of coconut milk, one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of grated ginger, and salt and pepper to taste. Begin by peeling and slicing the carrots, then chop the onion and garlic.

In a large pot, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until it’s soft. Add the garlic and ginger, then cook for about a minute. Next, add the sliced carrots and cook for a few minutes until soft. Add the broth and bring to a boil, then simmer for about 25 minutes until the carrots are tender. Next, blend everything until smooth, pour back on the pot, and stir in coconut milk and honey. Add cream, season to taste, and serve. 

Remove the pot from the heat and let the soup cool slightly. Then, transfer the soup to a blender and blend until it is smooth and creamy. Pour the soup back into the pot. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

#5 – Spring salad

Spring salad is a vibrant dish that goes well with anything. To make this delicious dish, you’ll need a mix of fresh salad greens, sliced radishes, diced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and feta cheese. You can also add other spring vegetables like asparagus, snap peas, or artichokes.

Begin by washing and drying your salad greens and arranging them on a large platter. Next, slice the radishes, dice the cucumber, and scatter them over the greens. Add the cherry tomatoes and sliced avocado, and sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the top.

For a light dressing, whisk together one-fourth cup of extra-virgin olive oil, two tablespoons of red wine vinegar, one tablespoon of dijon mustard, one minced garlic clove, salt, and pepper to taste. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

#6 – Asparagus quiche

Asparagus quiche is the perfect spring dish for a weekend brunch. This flavorful dish contains tender asparagus, creamy cheese, and a flaky crust. To make this savory dish, you will need one pie crust, one cup of asparagus, three eggs, one cup of heavy cream, one cup of cheese, two tablespoons of chopped fresh chives, salt, and pepper.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out the pie crust and fit it into a 9-inch pie dish. Trim any excess dough. Dip the asparagus in boiling water for 1-2 minutes until they’re soft but crunchy. Drain and rinse with cold water, then chop into bite-sized pieces.

Whisk together the eggs and heavy cream in a medium bowl until well combined. Add in the cheese and chopped chives, and stir to combine. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Spread the chopped asparagus into the prepared pie crust, then pour the egg mixture. Bake it for 35-40 minutes until the filling sets and the crust is golden brown. Serve this delicious quiche with a side salad or fresh fruit for a complete meal. Aren’t spring foods the best?

#7 – Feta salad

Spring vegetable recipes are always so much fun to make. This quick feta salad will take no time out of your day but will taste delicious. To make this healthy salad, you will need a mix of greens, diced tomatoes, sliced red onion, crumbled feta cheese, olives, and a simple vinaigrette dressing. First, wash and dry your salad greens and place them in a large bowl. Then, dice the tomatoes and sliced red onion. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the top of the salad. 

For the vinaigrette, whisk together one-fourth cup of extra-virgin olive oil, two tablespoons of red wine vinegar, one tablespoon of dijon mustard, one minced garlic clove, a sprinkle of dried oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Mix and drizzle over the salad and toss to coat. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

#8 – Pineapple upside-down cake

Pineapple upside-down cake is a classic dessert perfect for any occasion, especially in the spring months. This delicious cake is made with sweet pineapple rings, buttery brown sugar, and a fluffy yellow cake. To make this delightful dessert, you will need a 9-inch cake pan, one can of pineapple rings, maraschino cherries, butter, brown sugar, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt four tablespoons of butter in the cake pan, and sprinkle half a cup of brown sugar over the butter. Arrange the pineapple rings and maraschino cherries over the brown sugar mixture, and set the pan aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together one and one-half cups of flour, one cup of sugar, two teaspoons of baking powder, and one-half teaspoon of salt. In a separate bowl, beat two eggs until frothy, then add one-half cup of milk, four tablespoons of melted butter, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well combined. Pour the batter into the cake pan. Bake the cake for 40-45 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before inverting it onto a serving plate.

We hope this blog helps you plan delicious meals this spring. Get creative, and don’t be too hard on yourself in the kitchen. It’s all about having fun and trying new things. Steam and smoke from cooking can irritate your eyes and aggravate dry eye symptoms. Don’t forget to keep Splash Tears near you to #stayonthego. Just a few drops of our long-lasting formula will lubricate and hydrate your eyes.

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