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15 Creative Twists To Seasonal Spring Recipes

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It’s amazing how many different ways you can use fruits throughout the year. Depending on the season, certain fruits and vegetables can be mixed in with plant-based favorites in order to create a unique twist on household dishes. Luckily for you, we went through the Food Monster App and found all the recipes that feature a cool and innovative twist on vegan dishes from a whole new angle. Let’s get to it!

Apricots:

1. Stuffed Apricots With Sour Cherry Truffles and Basil PureeStuffed Apricots With Sour Cherry Truffles and Basil Puree

This decadent dessert combines ingredients you may not have thoughts of. Apricots are velvety and sweet, which make them the perfect base for the sour truffles and a contrasting flavor to the basil puree. The next time you’re craving something a little different, opt for this Stuffed Apricots With Sour Cherry Truffles and Basil Puree recipe.

2. Chickpea Peanut Stew With Apricot and RaisinsChickpea Peanut Stew With Apricot and Raisins

This Chickpea Peanut Stew With Apricot and Raisins is warm and cozy, perfect for a Sunday night dinner and adds an interesting element with its chickpea and apricot combination.

3. Raw Brownies With Pecan NutsRaw Brownies With Pecan Nuts

These Raw Brownies With Pecan Nuts make for the perfect snack. They’re made with flax seed, cocoa, and dried apricots, giving them a unique chocolately but perfectly tart taste. You can freeze them safely for a couple of months and use as needed.

Lemons:

1. Fluffy Lemon WafflesFluffy Lemon Waffles

We bet you’ve never had Fluffy Lemon Waffles before, but you definitely should try them. These crispy golden waffles are made with freshly squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest to make an intensely satisfying breakfast which just so happens to be vegan.

2. Lemon Orange CauliflowerLemon Orange Cauliflower

When roasted, cauliflower makes an awesome replacement for chicken in the popular Chinese takeout dish, orange chicken. When combined with lemon in the sauce, this Lemon Orange Cauliflower recipe becomes savory with a kick. It’s super delicious and super easy.

3. Easy and Zesty Lemon Garlic Herb Roasted PotatoesEasy and Zesty Lemon Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

We all love potatoes but when they’re cooked and roasted in a lemon garlic herb blend, they become extra satisfying. This simple yet elegant Easy and Zesty Lemon Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes dish is easy to make, uses only a handful of ingredients, and ready in under an hour.

Artichokes:

1. Artichoke ‘Crab’ CakesArtichoke ‘Crab’ Cakes

These seafood-free Artichoke ‘Crab’ Cakes are held together by tasty, creamy avocado. Nestled in between that avocado, you will find artichoke hearts. When steamed just so, they become light and tender, perfectly imitating the texture of a traditional crab cake.

2. ‘Fillet-O-Fishless’ Artichoke Sandwich‘Fillet-O-Fishless’ Artichoke Sandwich

This ‘Fillet-O-Fishless’ Artichoke Sandwich manages to stay beautifully juicy and moist on the inside and crisp on the outside. This is definitely going to become your favorite sandwich. We love a seasonal twist on classics.

3. Olive and Artichoke Tart With Buckwheat CrustOlive and Artichoke Tart With Buckwheat Crust

In this Olive and Artichoke Tart With Buckwheat Crust recipe, the combination of Kalamata olives, buttery artichoke hearts, sweet green peas, and creamy white bean cashew base is too delicious to not try and recreate it. It provides much-needed fiber and a unique twist on a lunch tart. 

Asparagus:

1. Crespelle: Italian Crêpes With Asparagus and PeasCrespelle: Italian Crêpes With Asparagus and Peas

This recipe for crespelle, also known as Italian crêpes, is about as fancy as you can get. Thin crespelle are stuffed with peas, asparagus, and a vegetable cream sauce and then baked in the oven until crisp around the edges and warmed through. If you want something different than your usual crêpe, then this Crespelle: Italian Crêpes With Asparagus and Peas will suffice.

2. Asparagus Soup With Wild GarlicAsparagus Soup With Wild Garlic

This isn’t your typical soup! This Asparagus Soup With Wild Garlic includes shoots of asparagus, slices of carrots, and chunks of potatoes are performed by the fresh garlic, vegetable broth, and a touch of nutmeg.

3. Grilled Asparagus and Smoked Tofu BenedictGrilled Asparagus and Smoked Tofu Benedict

This Grilled Asparagus And Smoked Tofu Benedict recipe is a plant-based version of eggs benedict and is everything that you would expect from this classic brunch dish and more. Smokey tofu and grilled asparagus provide a perfect foundation upon which a luxurious, creamy, dairy-free hollandaise sauce is poured over.

Plums:

1. Nutty Plum BrowniesNutty Plum Brownies

Who knew that plum pairs so brilliantly with chocolate? These Nutty Plum Brownies are a bit more unique. They’re filled with brazil nuts, juicy plum, and cacao powder which comes together to create a decadent treat that will excite your tastebuds

2. Turmeric Plum PorridgeTurmeric Plum Porridge

This Tumeric and Plum Porridge recipe will change the breakfast game. Besides the fact that its filled with important nutrients to get your day started, it’s incredibly delicious and a unique twist on traditional breakfast porridges.

3. Easy Plum CakeEasy Plum Cake

Although cherries and blueberries are the usual fruit of choice for cakes and pies, plums make a fantastic addition to the club. This Easy Plum Cake very fluffy with hints of vanilla and orange. It only takes 15 minutes to prep and is a one bowl wonder cake!

I bet you’re leaving this post with a few new, unique ideas on how to spice up your seasonal favorites. All of these recipes and more are found on the Food Monster App. It has over 10,000 recipes and subscribers gain access to new recipes every single day (double wow!) You need to check it out.

 Lead image source: Olive and Artichoke Tart With Buckwheat Crust

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