10 Plant Based Recipes to Make This Spring

With its great produce, sunnier days, and warmer weather, spring is always a great season.

For most, it’s a time where we pack away our parkas and bring out our shorts, and pick through our cookbooks for something refreshing to make.

It’s not always easy to find recipes that taste great and are plant based. But we’ve searched through the Internet to find them — with a spring this!

Here are 10 plant based recipes to get you feeling excited about spring:

Creamy Asparagus Pea Soup

This green soup mixes two spring ingredients: asparagus and green peas. The addition of almond milk gives it a creamy texture, while nutritional yeast adds a savory kick. A squeeze of lemon and homemade croutons are the perfect touch to finish it off!

Lemon Hummus

A classic with a twist! This hummus is so flavorful, you’ll want seconds. It’s perfect for dipping vegetables in or spreading on gluten free crackers. And the hummus takes 3-4 minutes to make. What more could you ask for?

Glowing Green “Pasta” Primavera

A take on the classic, pasta primavera, but lighter! The recipe is lightened up with a fresh carrot “pasta” made from thinly sliced carrots. But you can also opt for a gluten-free pasta of your choice. It is loaded with leeks, garlic, asparagus, peas, and a dairy- and nut-free pesto.

Vegan Sweet Lemon-Tumeric Smoothie

With the warm weather coming, this smoothie brings all the spring flavors! This smoothie is the definition of spring. It is quick to make but also refreshing as a snack or for breakfast. It is the balance of sweet and tangy, plus a little kick from the tumeric.

Vegetable Carrot Fried Rice

For us vegans, fried rice is an easy meal for any night of the week! This spiced Indian-style fried rice has toasted nuts, veggies, spices, and carrots. The addition of carrots gives the appearance of orange rice and is super bright. This dish can be served as a main or as a side.

Creamy Vegan Lemon Bars

These creamy and naturally sweetened lemon bars are made with 10 ingredients and a gluten-free crust. Have them for dessert or a snack. They are a satisfying treat that you will fall in love with!

Vegan Risotto with Asparagus and Mint-Pea Pesto

This vegan risotto is full of springtime flavors and is easy to make! Vegan mint-pea pesto is mixed through Arborio rice and asparagus to make a creamy and yummy plant based risotto. Best served immediately as it will thicken as it cools.

Vegan Green Mac & Cheese

Delicious and creamy, this is a take on the classic mac and cheese, but dairy-free and loaded with veggies, like spinach, cauliflower and potatoes. It’s easy and only takes 35 minutes to make. Best served with your favorite pasta. And a surefire hit with kids and adults alike!

Chocolate Matcha Butter Cups

Decadent chocolate matcha cups are the perfect, bite-sized treat for any time of the day! They are loaded with antioxidants and are not too sweet. This recipe involves eight ingredients and is easy to make.

Make the most out of spring with these recipes! And don’t forget to let us know which recipes you try down below.P.S. Is going 100% plant-based a goal for you this spring?

If you’re finding this change to be a challenge, be sure to check out our FREE How To Successfully Transition to a Plant-Based Diet guide for a step-by-step plan to help keep you on the right track!