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5 Fresh Vegetable Dishes That Put Spring in Your Step

03/21/2015 07:50 am ET | Updated May 21, 2015

Spring has officially sprung. Eating a little lighter just feels good. These fresh vegetable dishes will help you get into the spring spirit (and perhaps your summer swimsuit).

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Buttery and slightly sweet, this combination of green peas, shallots and asparagus feels like spring. GET THE RECIPE

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Fresh berries make an elegant addition to this salad of baby spinach, pecans and goat cheese. The raspberry vinaigrette -- fruity, tart and sweet -- enhances the flavor of the berries and brings all of the elements together. GET THE RECIPE

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Grilled asparagus comes alive when tossed with feta and lemon-scented olive oil. GET THE RECIPE

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In this easy vegetarian soup, sweet green peas are simmered in vegetable broth, then pureed with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. GET THE RECIPE

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An exotic twist on the classic carrot-raisin combo, this fragrant and bright Moroccan salad is a feast for the senses. It's delicious with my Grilled Moroccan Chicken. GET THE RECIPE

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This silky soup tastes sinful, but it's made without heavy cream -- just vegetables, broth, and a hint of cheese puréed to perfection. GET THE RECIPE