11 Fresh Takes on Spring Recipes from Bobby

by in Food Network Chef, Recipes, March 20th, 2017

Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Black OlivesWhile recent snowstorms and confusing weather patterns across the county might have you revisiting your winter wardrobe, the truth is that spring is officially here. It’s time to move away from soups and stews and venture into all the fresh produce this season has to offer. In celebration of spring, we’ve rounded up some of Bobby Flay’s best recipes that will have you craving the flavors of the season.

Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Black Olives (pictured above)
As pasta salad season approaches, think outside of the box by using quinoa instead of the usual noodles. Follow Bobby’s lead and boil the quinoa with fresh thyme to infuse it with flavor as it cooks.

Fish Tacos with Habanero Salsa Fish Tacos with Habanero Salsa
Nothing adds freshness to a meal like homemade salsa. Bobby mixes tomatoes, herbs and habanero pepper to create a fresh concoction that tops his spice-coated snapper fillets.

Mustard Glazed Baked Ham and Pimento Cheese BiscuitsMustard Glazed Baked Ham and Pimento Cheese Biscuits
Bobby starts by baking a juicy ham with a mustard-thyme glaze before piling the meat onto fluffy biscuits with a rich pimento cheese spread.

Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas
Turn the time you spend cooking dinner into happy hour with a fast cocktail. When crafting this refreshing margarita, Bobby balances the tart flavor of rhubarb with the sweetness of fresh strawberries.

Sauteed Kale Sauteed Kale
For a healthy side dish, kale is a flavorful go-to — especially when the greens are sauteed in garlic and dressed with tangy red wine vinegar.

Carmelized Onion Spinach and Gruyere Strata with Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Gruyere Strata with Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes
Think of this dish as a savory breakfast bread pudding. The cheesy egg custard lends moisture to the casserole, which Bobby likes to serve with juicy cherry tomatoes.

Buckwheat Noodle Salad Buckwheat Noodle Salad
Skip your usual Italian-focused pasta in favor of this lighter noodle dish, which boasts bold Asian-inspired flavors. Quick-cooking buckwheat noodles (also known as soba noodles) are tossed with cucumbers, red bell peppers and carrots, then finished with sweet and spicy mixture of honey and chili sauce.

Carrot SaladCarrot Salad
Bobby gives this seasonal veggie a spicy twist with a tangy vinaigrette, featuring cayenne pepper, parsley, lemon juice and cumin.

Peas with Shallots and PancettaPeas with Shallots and Pancetta
By using frozen peas, this top-rated side dish, studded with crispy pancetta, can be on the table in 20 minutes.

Crunchy Avocado SaladCrunchy Avocado Salad
A topping of crunchy tortilla chips adds welcome texture to this 15-minute no-cook salad.

http://food.fnr.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/food/fullset/2007/10/15/0/GL0813_Grilled_Chicken.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.616.462.jpegGrilled Chicken with Roasted Garlic Oregano Vinaigrette and Grilled Fingerling Potatoes
Bobby’s secret to turning out moist grilled chicken? Using skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts. For added flavor, he finishes both the grilled bird and the potatoes with a simple roasted garlic vinaigrette.

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