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Longer days and warmer weather also means a glut of new seasonal vegetables to enjoy in the kitchen.
Spring brings with it any number of delicious new treats for the kitchen, like sweet peas, leeks, asparagus, artichokes and fava beans.
Pasta dishes, salads and soups are all given an extra lightness by adding in some fresh vegetables.
Here is our pick of some easy spring vegetable recipes to enjoy the season's offerings at your local farmer's market.
Spring peas and asparagus combine beautifully in this cheesy salad with a powerful dressing.
Zucchini pasta, with peas and basil cream make for a tagliatelle dish that will freshen up any summer meal.
Fava beans and goat's cheese make for a delicious combination in this easy salad recipe.
Pea and leeks are a perfect combination in this tasty soup prepared with creamed peas and leek served with croutons.
Sweet corn tart, prepared with spring onions and tomatoes is a great vegetarian option for brunch or lunch.