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

5 Fresh Vegetable Dishes That Put Spring in Your Step

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).


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


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


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


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


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


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