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Ramps Are Here! Stop Freaking Out And Go Make These Recipes

Get some before they're gone!
04/17/2012 08:56am ET | Updated April 10, 2015

If you've ever walked through the farmer's market in the spring, you've experienced throngs of people freaking out over the arrival of ramps. They're hard to miss, as they have a very unique -- or shall we say pungent -- aroma that's a cross between garlic and leeks. Some people confuse ramps for leeks, but this coveted spring gem is even greater than a leek. It's a perennial wild onion that has to be foraged. Therefore, it's in high demand. What we're basically trying to tell you is: if you see ramps, grab them. They'll be gone before you know it.

Ramps have a pearly white tuber, burgundy stem and wide floppy green leaves that resemble lily of the valley. They are beautiful. And they can be used in a number of ways, cooked or raw, just like onions. Ramps are great made into a pesto and smothered on just about everything. They're lovely in spring soups paired with spring's other darling, asparagus. And they even make a mean biscuit. Find those ramps and make these recipes, it's the best way to enjoy this fleeting season.

1
Loaded Vegetable Spring Quiche
Vegetarian Ventures
Get the Loaded Vegetable Spring Quiche recipe from Vegetarian Ventures
2
Caramelized Ramps
The Crepes Of Wrath
Get the Caramelized Ramps recipe from The Crepes Of Wrath
3
Seafood Paella
Cannelle et Vanille
Get the Seafood Paella recipe from Cannelle et Vanille
4
Spring Vegetable Minestrone With Wild Ramp Pesto
What's Cooking Good Looking
Get the Spring Vegetable Minestrone With Wild Ramp Pesto recipe from What's Cooking Good Looking
5
Ramp, Mushroom And Homemade Ricotta Tartines
A Better Happier St. Sebastian
Get the Ramp, Mushroom and Homemade Ricotta Tartines recipe from A Better Happier St. Sebastian
6
Simple Asparagus And Ramp Soup
The First Mess
Get the Simple Asparagus and Ramp Soup recipe from The First Mess
7
Whole Wheat Dumplings With Ramps, Eggs And Bok Choy
My Name Is Yeh
8
Breakfast Bowl With Ramps, Asparagus And Lemon Herb Sauce
Sweet Paul
9
Ramp Greens Kimchi
Hungry Tigress
Get the Ramp Greens Kimchi recipe from Hungry Tigress
10
Roasted Turnips With Ramps
Brooklyn Supper
Get the Roasted Turnips with Ramps recipe from Brooklyn Supper
11
Ramped Up Crostini With Ricotta And Pea Shoots
TasteFood via Food52
12
Cheese Omelette With Ramp Chimichurri
A Couple Cooks
13
Chimichurri Ramps Bread With Lemon Thyme Butter
Vegetarian Ventures
14
Chilled English Pea Soup With Garlic Cream & Pickled Ramps
Genius Recipes from Food52
15
Buttermilk Ramp Biscuits
Earthy Delights
Get the Buttermilk Ramp Biscuits recipe from Earthy Delights
16
Momofuku’s Pickled Wild Leek/Ramp Bulbs
Steamy Kitchen
17
Roasted Turnip Fries With Ramp Aioli
Brooklyn Supper
Get the Roasted Turnip Fries with Ramp Aioli recipe from Brooklyn Supper
18
Ramp Pesto Pasta
No Recipes
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19
Ramp And Watercress Soup
Get the Ramp and Watercress Soup recipe from Sweet Paul Magazine
20
Spring Risotto Of Asparagus, Peas & Ramps
gourmettenyc/Food52
Get the Spring Risotto Of Asparagus, Peas & Ramps recipe from gourmettenyc from Food52
21
Rustic Ramp Tart
Chomping Down the Big Apple
Get the Rustic Ramp Tart recipe from Chomping Down the Big Apple
22
Ramp Carbonara
meganvt01 via Food52
Get the Ramp Carbonara recipe from meganvt01 from Food52

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