6 Zesty Spring Recipes


Spring Pasta (1 of 6)


Spring Pasta(1 of 6)


Spring has sprung! Well..for some of you.

The recipes that have been compiled below are ideal for cookouts, get togethers, or a day at the park.

Bring the zest and get started on this sunshiny day!



  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Salt and pepper


  • 12 ounces cavatappi pasta
  • 4 ounces asparagus, blanched and thinly sliced
  • 1 box frozen peas, defrosted
  • One 12-ounce jar roasted yellow peppers, chopped
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • Ricotta salata, for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, lemon zest and juice, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Now let’s get started on the pasta.
  3. Cook pasta. Run under cold water.
  4. Toss the pasta with the asparagus, peas, roasted peppers, tomatoes, shallots and dill.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad, tossing to coat. Let the salad hang out for a bit to soak up all of the flavor.
  6. Garnish with ricotta cheese.