While 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
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 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
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.
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.
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
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.
Bobby gives this seasonal veggie a spicy twist with a tangy vinaigrette, featuring cayenne pepper, parsley, lemon juice and cumin.
Peas 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 Salad
A topping of crunchy tortilla chips adds welcome texture to this 15-minute no-cook salad.
Grilled 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.