Barefoot Contessa's Garden-Inspired Recipes

Cooking sensation Ina Garten, aka the Barefoot Contessa, offers delicious new recipes for spring, all featuring gems that you can grow in your garden.


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Fresh Pea Soup

    Whether the peas are from the garden or the freezer, this flavorful soup offers a delicious taste of spring.

    Recipe developed by Ina Garten (aka the Barefoot Contessa). Copyright 2006, Barefoot Contessa at Home, Clarkson/Potter Publications, all rights reserved.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cook   8 mins 
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Salad with Warm Goat Cheese

    Warm goat cheese adds a wonderfully creamy texture to this fresh salad. If you can't find the crottins, use a log of fresh goat cheese and cut vertically into slices.

    Recipe developed by Ina Garten (aka the Barefoot Contessa). Copyright 2004, Barefoot in Paris, Clarkson/Potter Publications, all rights reserved.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Bake   8 mins  450°F 
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Spring Green Risotto

    Spring risotto gets its fresh flavor (and cool green color) from asparagus, shelled peas, and minced chives.

    Recipe developed by Ina Garten (aka the Barefoot Contessa). Copyright 2008, Barefoot Contessa Back to the Basics, Clarkson/Potter Publications, all rights reserved.

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 4 dinner or 6 appetizer servings
Start to Finish   55 mins 
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Parmesan Chicken

    Fresh greens and lemon vinaigrette brighten this classic Italian dish.

    Recipe developed by Ina Garten (aka the Barefoot Contessa). Copyright 2002, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Clarkson/Potter Publications, all rights reserved.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   4 mins 
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Rack of Lamb

    A savory glaze of salt, rosemary, garlic, mustard, and balsamic vinegar makes this lamb recipe sing.

    Recipe developed by Ina Garten (aka the Barefoot Contessa). Copyright 2001, Barefoot Contessa Parties!, Clarkson/Potter Publications, all rights reserved.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Marinate  1 hr 
Roast   20 mins  450°F 
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Green Spring Vegetables

    Here's a quick and easy way to get your greens. French string beans (or haricot verts) and sugar snap peas are tossed with shallots, butter, and black pepper -- and ready in 25 minutes, start to finish.

    Recipe developed by Ina Garten (aka the Barefoot Contessa). Copyright 2002, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Clarkson/Potter Publications, all rights reserved.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

    Ideal for spring gatherings, this orzo recipe features lots of veggies, fresh basil, and tangy feta cheese.

    Recipe developed by Ina Garten (aka the Barefoot Contessa). Copyright 2001, Barefoot Contessa Parties!, Clarkson/Potter Publications, all rights reserved.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish  1 hr 
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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

    These moist cupcakes feature all the luscious goodness of carrot cake with a rich and creamy cheesecake frosting. Grated carrots make a gorgeous topping.

    Recipe developed by Ina Garten (aka the Barefoot Contessa). Copyright 2001, Barefoot Contessa Parties!, Clarkson/Potter Publications, all rights reserved.

Makes: 22 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   10 mins  400°F 
Bake   35 mins  350°F 
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