Spring might be our favourite season, what with the bright sunshine, pretty blossoms and - best of all - the sheer variety of seasonal fruit and veg on offer.
Sweet, tender and full of flavour, spring greens signal a bright new season. A great all-rounder, they work well in risottos and quiches or on pizza. Plus, they're budget friendly, easy to prep and a source of fibre and vitamin C.
They're even low on waste; don't bin the stems, just slice them finely - and leftovers work well in bubble and squeak served with bacon and a poached egg.
Scroll on for some of our favourite spring green recipes.
Shakshuka with spring onions and pesto
Give your brunch a green makeover with fresh-flavoured greens, herby mint and cheesy pesto in this take on Middle Eastern shakshuka. Vibrant spring greens are a perfect match for the tangy feta and runny-yolk eggs - just add some crusty bread for dunking.
Potato cakes with spring greens
Spring greens make a brilliant side when sautéed in butter with a crack of black pepper, so it makes perfect sense that they work brilliantly in these crispy on the outside potato cakes. Serve with smoked salmon and a poached egg for a delicious breakfast or light lunch.
Crispy Chinese-style spring greens with spare ribs
If you like the crispy seaweed served in Chinese restaurants, you'll love these crunchy spring greens topped with an aromatic 5-spice sugar. Serve with Chinese-style spare ribs, as seen here, or any of your favourite Chinese recipes!
SPRING GREEN, CHICKEN AND BUTTERBEAN SOUP
Healthy, delicious and filling, this spring green, chicken and butterbean soup is a meal in itself. Serve with some warm crusty bread for mopping up all of that gorgeous, savoury broth.
Cheesy colcannon croquettes
Sometimes, the leftovers are even better than the food the first time round, and this is definitely the case with these cheesy colcannon croquettes. Leftover mashed potatoes and spring greens bode well when mixed with cheese, covered in breadcrumbs and fried to perfection. Cheesy, potatoey, crunchy deliciousness!