It’s time for delicious springtime recipes good enough to serve at our Cape May restaurant. Nothing says spring like the light and bright flavors of fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, and zesty pasta. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of some favorite outstanding Jersey Shore seaside recipes from Cooking Light and My Recipes (among others) that you can make at home.
This creative take on classic lemonade features a marriage of fruity and smoky flavors. You can use an indoor grill pan or an outdoor grill for stronger notes of smoke. Add a boozy twist with a little rum or tequila.
Try a new approach to lovely Lime Ricky. This recipe packs a springtime punch with an infusion of ripe strawberries. Tangy and sweet, balanced with gin and spritzy soda, the Strawberry Lime Rickey is a tasty way to ring in spring.
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Topped with Gruyère, the ultimate melting cheese, you’ll love this version of French onion soup that’s especially rich and deep in flavor.
Full of lovely textures ranging from crunchy to creamy, this salad is finished with a zesty lemon dressing. Blanch, drain, and chill the peas and asparagus up to 2 before you assemble, but combine all elements shortly before serving. This will preserve the color of the avocado and crunch of the greens.
For a fresh take on traditional hummus, ditch the chickpeas and make this green pea dip instead. Serve with your favorite crackers, pita, or fresh cut vegetables, raw or lightly steamed.
Broccoli, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Cakes
These crispy vegetarian snacks are easy to make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for a last-minute meal. They’re cheesy and delicious paired with grainy mustard that adds zip and a great texture to the cakes.
Peppered three-onion tart with smoked salmon
Perfect as an appetizer, side, or brunch entrée, this tasty onion tart is full of seasonal flavor. It’s light and refreshing and pairs perfectly with a crisp white wine.
It wouldn’t be spring without English Pea Risotto. Tender English pea vines and fresh parsley make for a bright, springy, dish that’s especially delicious this time of year.
In this seaside recipe, yummy gemelli, chunky vegetables, and seared scallops come together for a rich and delicious dish.
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