Celebrate the arrival of spring this weekend with some well-chosen springtime meals championing the new season's bounty.
Springtime is all about the light, bright and lemony, perfect to wake up those hibernating winter taste buds.
Think leeks, fresh asparagus, spring peas, colourful radishes and mushrooms, ramps and rhubarb and the arrival of the first sweet strawberries as well as seasonal meat and fish.
Take your pick of vegetable-led soups and starters, or champion the season's seafood with squid, mussels and oysters and more.
Spring Recipes for the Weekend
Jump on the spring soup wagon with our five light, vegetable-led options, from classic creamed leek and pea, to a springtime minestrone.
Harness the joy of seasonal asparagus in this fresh egg pasta and bechamel sauce lasagne, in our Tried and Tasted recipe.
Try this easy dinnertime dish, where zucchini serves as the perfect vehicle for a light and fluffy cheese soufflé.
Eggs are at their best in spring, as hens start laying more as the days get longer and lighter. Take a look at our recipe roundup of great egg ideas for the weekend, from breakfast through to dinner.
Whole, crispy deep-fried artichokes are always a winning choice. There's also a whole lot more you can do with them. Check out our artichokes recipe roundup too.
If you've been out foraging for pungent local wild garlic, find out how to harness this seasonal treat in pestos, scones and dressings.
From mixing them into your mash, to throwing them into a quiche, spring onions can even stand up well next to a good steak.
Come March, rhubarb starts popping up everywhere, from the farmers' market, to the produce aisle of your grocery store. Stuck on how to cook rhubarb? We have all the answers.
Artichoke and asparagus make ideal bedfellows in these elegant and bijou tartlets.
Tender roast lamb is a family favourite in spring. Here's an easy and delicious roast to celebrate the new season.
Lamb Curry - Palak Gosht
While lamb is at its best, why not try making a delicious lamb curry? Here's how.
Squid is inexpensive, low in fat, versatile and both easy and quick to cook. And above all, it’s delicious and delicate. Find out all the ways to cook with squid this season.
If you love these salt-water molluscs check out what these sweet and meaty shellfish can do in the hands of the professionals.
Take your mussel game up a gear and try baking them with a simple breadcrumb topping for the perfect spring starter.
Master this popular Italian dessert with the arrival of the season's first strawberries in our Tried and Tasted recipe.
If you have a sweet tooth, take your pick of shortcake, fruit bars, cupcakes, jellies and mousse in our round-up of easy spring desserts.