Spring is upon us! The leaves are turning green, the sun is shining and it’s time to add some fresh new recipes to your weekly repertoire. Be sure to celebrate the change in season with our top 5 favorite spring recipes below:

Linguine with Castelvetrano Olive Pesto

1. Linguine with Castelvetrano Olive Pesto

Not only does this pasta dish look like spring-green perfection, with buttery Castelvetrano olives, crispy breadcrumbs and tart lemon, this recipe has a great balance of flavor and texture! Even better, it comes together in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal or a great recipe to make for a last-minute dinner party!

Roasted Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

2. Roasted Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

We’re putting a lighter spin on a well-loved burrito with our Roasted Chicken Burrito Bowl. Made with cauliflower rice, it satisfies your cravings and gives you an extra helping of veggies! It includes our roasted red bell pepper strips, which provide an easy flavor shortcut—as well as our sliced tamed jalapeño peppers. Start your spring off right with this creative, colorful and satisfying dish.

Greek Lamb Pita Burgers

3. Greek Lamb Pita Burgers

If you love Greek food, you will absolutely love these olive and feta-packed burgers! We’ll show you how to stuff pita pockets with lettuce, rich lamb patties, peperoncini tzatziki, olives and heirloom tomatoes for a perfectly flavorful Mediterranean experience at home.

 Handmade Gnocchi with Asparagus and Crispy Prosciutto

4. Handmade Gnocchi with Asparagus and Crispy Prosciutto

The easiest homemade gnocchi with just 4 ingredients and no potatoes required! Light and pillowy gnocchi is tossed with blanched asparagus, crispy prosciutto and our pesto sauce to create an easy springtime pasta everyone can enjoy! Homemade gnocchi in 35 minutes start to finish? Yes, please!

Easy Mediterranean Fish Tacos with Castelvetrano Salsa Verde

5. Easy Mediterranean Fish Tacos with Castelvetrano Salsa Verde

Simple, healthy and unbelievably delicious, these fish tacos come to life thanks to an herbaceous Salsa Verde, made with our savory Italian Castelvetrano Olives and briny Non-Pareil Capers. The recipe simplified by baking the fish in the oven, though another option is to grill the fish—the charred flavors can only make these tacos even betta!

Notes from the author

These recipes are sure to make your weeknight meals quick and easy—so you can spend more time outside, enjoying warmer weather. Lighter than hearty winter fare, they’ll also help kick-start healthier eating habits leading up to summer! Get creative with these recipes and add your favorite spring vegetables or what you find at the farmer’s market! Be sure to tag us on Instagram @mezzetta with a picture of your creations!


Happy Cooking!

Chef Andrew