March 24, 2015 4:09 pm
Updated: March 28, 2015 11:36 am

Best recipes and foods for the spring season

Mmmmm vegetables.

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TORONTO — Spring has sprung and that will soon mean more fresh, local produce to choose from. Here are some recipes to try with some of the in-season fruits and vegetables.

If you have a favourite recipe featuring a spring ingredient, share it in the comments section below.

Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

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Tomatoes (green house)

This June 30, 2014 photo shows cheese stuffed tomatoes in Concord, N.H

AP Photo/Matthew Mead

Cucumber

Sliced cucumbers.

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Lettuce (various types)

Lettuce

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Peppers

A tapas-style take on peppers.

AP Photo/Matthew Mead

 

Cabbage

Green, red and Savoy cabbages are the most common varieties grown in Canada. They are interchangeable in most recipes, but the Savoy’s crinkled leaves have a milder taste and softer texture.

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Rhubarb

Organic rhubarb.

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Sweet potatoes

This May 5, 2014, photo shows sweet potato, grilled corn and black bean salad with spicy cilantro dressing in Concord, N.H.

AP Photo/Matthew Mead

Asparagus 

This April 21, 2014, photo shows grilled asparagus with lemon butter in Concord, N.H.

AP Photo/Matthew Mead

Spinach

This Oct. 20, 2014, photo shows garlic creamed spinach in Concord, N.H. The simple creamed spinach requires little effort beyond slowly simmering heavy cream.

AP Photo/Matthew Mead

Beets

This Oct. 14, 2013 photo shows roasted squash and beets with creamed garlic in Concord, N.H. To soften its flavor, the garlic is cooked in a long, slow simmer in heavy cream, then pureed.

AP Photo/Matthew Mead

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