9 Gorgeous Recipes Starring Spring Greens That Aren’t Asparagus

Spring is here! But when it comes to the season's vegetables, asparagus gets all the love. We grill it; we shave it; we top it with poached eggs. We hail it as the harbinger of all things springtime and glorious. But what about its humbler siblings? Those other, hopeful greens like pea shoots and nettles that just want you to love them, too?

This season, we’re harvesting the veggies that deserve their moment in the sun. From fiddleheads to garlic scapes, these unsung heroes are here to brighten up your warm-weather feasting.

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Quinoa Porridge with Nettles

Who says greens aren’t for breakfast? Start the day off right with hearty quinoa porridge, laced with dried nettles. Thanks, Green Kitchen Stories!

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Pea Shoot Frittata

Pea shoots are the shy, younger sister of sugar and snap peas — but toss them in Jelly Toast’s frittata at the height of spring, and they’ll show you their tender side.

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Anchovy Butter Toast

This toast is for only the boldest of flavor seekers. The Gouda Life tempers the bitterness of broccoli rabe with savory anchovy butter for a simple lunch. Just don’t forget the breath mints afterward.

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Celeriac Soup

Celeriac is the knobbly, bulbous, lesser-known variety of celery. And it makes a damn good soup, especially when paired with roasted garlic over at Simply Delicious.

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Warm Dandelion, Bacon, Leek, & Potato Salad

This recipe is everything we love about spring in one plate. Dandelion greens aren’t just weeds anymore, y’all. Thanks, Wild Greens and Sardines!

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Pesto with Pea Shoots & Garlic Scapes

Got too many greens on your hands? Throw them all in a food processor and make a pesto. At Jelly Toast, mild garlic scape steps in for its more pungent counterpart.

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Crispy Fiddleheads

Arguably the cutest of spring greens, fiddleheads are the curled, young fronds of a fern plant. Take a cue from The Gouda Life and crisp them up for a tasty, warm-weather snack.

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Scallion Pancake Challah

We love scallion pancakes. We love challah. In a stroke of genius, My Name Is Yeh combines the two to make an herb-filled bread that’s perfect for spring.

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Steak Salad with Ramps

So you’re not a leafy greens kind of girl. We get it. That’s why we’re putting greens where they belong: right next to a juicy steak. A Better Happier St. Sebastian grills her ramps and tosses them in a tangy tomato vinaigrette.

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