A Simple & Elegant Spring Buffet
Encourage guests to mingle at your next get-together by setting up an inviting spread. Here are 16 inspiring recipe ideas sure to delight your guests.
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Ham filled (and topped) with tart cherries adds a twist to this classic spring favorite. For a quick and easy holiday touch, add a topping of peach preserves and bake for 10 additional minutes before serving.
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Deviled Egg Salad
Easy-to-make deviled eggs top a mixture of lettuce, peppers, bacon, and onion. A splash of dill vinaigrette adds fresh flavor.
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Spring Waldorf Salad
In this new spin on classic Waldorf salad, apples are tossed with Boston lettuce, endive, and a savory-sweet lemon dressing.
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Sharp and Sweet Green Salad
A tart lime-pepper dressing makes this fresh-from-the-garden salad of crisp lettuce, juicy kiwi, crunchy cucumbers, peppery watercress, and baby bok choy a side dish to remember.
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Hearty Garlic and Snap Pea Soup
Fresh fennel, snap peas, potatoes, and garlic make a hearty soup that's good for you too. Stir in fat-free plain yogurt for extra creaminess.
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Fresh-snipped chives add a kick to pistachio-laden crackers; serve them with tart green apple slices and pungent Dijon mustard with capers and herbs.
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Baked Mediterranean Cod and Asparagus
Combine this lean whitefish with tender asparagus spears, and top with a tangy chopped green olive and caper relish for a main course that's sure to impress.
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Orzo Risotto with Roasted Veggies
To make this colorful side, toss roasted squash, mushrooms, and onions with whole-grain orzo. Crushed walnuts and feta cheese make a pretty (and tasty) topper.
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Pasta Salad with Orange Dressing
Whole-grain pasta lends its nutty taste and al-dente texture to this fresh spring salad. Orange peel adds delightful zip.
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Fresh asparagus spears are irresistible when tossed with garlic and cooked until crisp-tender.
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Lemony Sugar Snap Peas
This fresh side is perfect for spring when sugar snap peas are in season -- the tart lemon flavor brings out the sweetness of the peas.
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Sweet apricot spread makes a serendipitous filling for these crisp cookie sandwiches flavored with sage.
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Buttery Yellow Citrus Cake
Tart lemon, lime, and orange put a fresh spin on moist yellow cake -- and creates a light and elegant dessert worthy of a special occasion.
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Easy Fruit Cobblers and CrispsCobblers and crisps traditionally are warm fruit desserts with a biscuit or crunchy topping. Thanks to the availability of fresh, frozen, and canned fruits, you can enjoy cobblers and crisps any time of year. Among the variety of fruits, spices, and toppings in these recipes, you'll find the perfect one for you.Begin Slideshow »