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22 Recipes You Should Be Making This April

Take advantage of the fresh spring produce.
04/15/2014 07:37am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

April might be one of the hardest months of the year -- because, taxes -- but when it comes to food it's easily one of the best. April means that root vegetables are no longer the spotlight of the produce section since fresh green vegetables have finally come into season. (Asparagus, artichokes and leeks to name a few.) This spring month is the first glimpse of many more great things to come.

The warming weather also means lighter meals start to replace the heartier dishes that define winter -- but not entirely. While salads are coming to the forefront, the brisk cool evenings of spring still beg for soups, big entrees and anything involving melted cheese. Here are 22 dishes that will help you take advantage of everything April has to offer. And they'll make sure you're very well fed, too.

1
Lentil, Bacon & Oregano Soup
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2
Goat Cheese Asparagus Omelette
Macheesmo
3
Baked Ricotta
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4
Kale And Sausage Minestrone
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5
French Cheese Bread
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6
Brie And Prosciutto Pizza
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7
Avocado Citrus Crunch Salad With Oat Croutons
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8
Wonder Fries
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9
Creamy Caramelized Leek Soup With Maple Glazed Bacon
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10
Spring Spelt Salad
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11
Garlic Soup
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12
Potato Galettes With Sautéed Asparagus With Fresh Peas
Manger
13
Seared Sea Scallops With Browned Butter Caper Sauce
Simply Recipes
14
Preserved Lemon Pizza
Alexandra Cooks
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15
Chicken With 40 Cloves Of Garlic
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16
Broiled Lamb Chops With Nigella’s Mint Sauce
Alexandra Cooks
17
Roman-Style Braised Artichokes
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18
Fresh Mint Iced Coffee
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19
Coconut Cream Pie Chia Seed Pudding
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20
Sugared Spring Biscuits
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21
Banoffee Pie
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22
Tiger Cake
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