April brings us such wonderful fresh ingredients to cook with, from avocados and asparagus, to beets and broccoli. So why not make use of these wonderful, light spring-time flavours with these delicious recipes.
An easy and surprisingly delicious alternative to the Italian favourite, and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser whatever the occasion.
Crispy Gnocchi and Asparagus
Try this winning recipe by Alessandro Bergamo, the sous-chef at Ristorante Cracco by Carlo Cracco in Milan. Light, satisfying and beautiful to look at.
Green Asparagus, Yogurt Sauce With Menton Citrus And Chickweed
This recipe is a sure-fire winner and a healthy vegetarian appetiser by chef Mauro Colagreco, from Mirazur restaurant in France, voted number one in the World's 50 Best Restaurants list.
Charred Leeks And White Asparagus, Hazelnuts And Milk Skin
If you're feeling ambitious, try this molecular gastronomy recipe by the famous London-based chef Nuno Mendes.
Something a little different - a tasty vegan dish prepared by chef Alberto Quadrio for The Vegetarian Chance contest:
Michelin Star Chefs Cook with Avocado
Learn from the best of the best with these appealing avocado recipes from Michelin-star chefs.
Get this classic right with this simple recipe for the Mexican staple.
Salmon and Quinoa Burgers with Avocado
Try these easy quinoa burgers prepared with salmon and spinach leaves, served with a tasty avocado cream: the perfect idea for a brunch or a quick meal.
Split Pea Soup
A healthy, delicious and filling soup that will hit the spot for lunch or dinner.
Seared Brook Trout With Beets And Peas
Try this fish recipe by Swiss chef Andreas Caminada, with seared brook trout, tarragon sauce, red beets and pea puree.
Tagliatelle With Zucchini, Peas And Basil Cream
Learn how to make this delicious, creamy pasta dish that is just perfect for this time of year.
Feta and Pea Tart
It's hard to beat the combination of peas and feta in this classic tart recipe. Utterly yummy.
Broccoli and Cheese Casserole
This is a comforting side that goes with anything, but it can also work brilliantly as a main for vegetarians.
Mini-Quiche With Broccoli
Quiche is always a winner so try this one, packed with light, fresh, seasonal flavours.
Vegan Broccoli Soup With Miso and Oyster Mushrooms
A vegan broccoli soup you can't miss if you're looking for a vegan appetiser: broccoli soup with miso and oyster mushrooms - a Japanese dish with a tasty twist.
Salt Crusted Beetroot, Caviar Recipe by Mauro Colagreco
Mauro Colagreco's at it again. This earthy, complex and luxurious recipe is definitely one to impress both family and friends.
Beetroot Risotto with Ricotta
Beautiful colours and flavours combine perfectly in this Italian classic.
Destination Dining: Beets and Apple 'Charoset' with Feta, Horseradish and Pecan
This recipe is by award-winning chef Jeremy Fox of Birdie G's in Santa Monica. Try it, you won't regret it.
Strawberry risotto might sound counterintuitive, but it is every bit as delicious as it looks. Give it a whirl.
Strawberry Shortcake with Cream
Try this deliciously indulgent strawberry shortcake recipe, and make springtime memories for the whole family.
Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie
You can't go wrong with this sweet pie with strawberries and rhubarb, an easy recipe to make and decorate with pastry offcuts.