Warmer weather calls for fresh, light flavors. And these easy spring recipes will certainly do the trick! Welcome the new season by giving them a try today.

glasses of rosemary lemonade

1. Rosemary Lemonade

The first of our easy spring recipes is something to quench your thirst on those warm, spring afternoons. Rosemary lemonade is a light, delicious — and most importantly, easy — drink to make for family, neighbors, and guests.


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cups cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • Additional lemon slices and fresh rosemary sprigs, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil; add rosemary sprigs. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
  2. Remove and discard rosemary. Stir in sugar and honey until dissolved. Transfer to a pitcher; refrigerate 15 minutes.
  3. Add lemon juice; stir in cold water. Serve over ice. If desired, top with additional lemon slices and rosemary sprigs.
a plate of lemony linguine

2. Lemony Linguine with Spring Veggies

Celebrate spring with this easy, creamy dinner dish! Lemony Linguine with Spring Vegetables is a delicious one-pot recipe that can be customized to your tastes or to what you already have at home — simply use whatever veggies you already have in the fridge or freezer.


  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 1 package frozen artichoke hearts
  • 6 cups chopped spinach
  • 2 cups peas
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • ¼ cup half-and-half
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice


  1. Combine pasta, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large pot. Add water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil, stirring frequently, for 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in artichokes, spinach, and peas and cook until the pasta is tender and the water has almost evaporated, 2 to 4 minutes more.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup cheese, half-and-half, lemon zest, and lemon juice to taste. Let stand, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Serve sprinkled with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
a bowl of ambrosia fruit salad

3. Ambrosia Salad

Need a quick, easy spring dessert? Try ambrosia salad! This light, fruit-filled dessert is a real crowd-pleaser, and it’s super easy to make. Healthy tip: try swapping out the sour cream for Greek yogurt and incorporating even more fresh, seasonal fruits.


  • 3 (20 oz) cans crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 4 (15 oz) cans mandarin oranges (drained)
  • 1 (8 oz) container of Cool Whip
  • 1 (8 oz) container of sour cream
  • 1 (10.5 oz) package miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut (or to taste)


  1. Mix pineapple, mandarin oranges, Cool Whip, sour cream, marshmallows, and shredded coconut together in a bowl.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors blend. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Tastes even better when chilled overnight.

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