10 Recipes to Welcome Spring

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Lemon Herb Quinoa with Hemp Seeds, Spring Peas, and Basil
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Serves 4

1 cup quinoa, dry, rinsed in cold water
2 cups water, cold
1 cup green... more 
Photo by: James Ransom
Lemon Herb Quinoa with Hemp Seeds, Spring Peas, and Basil
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Serves 4

1 cup quinoa, dry, rinsed in cold water
2 cups water, cold
1 cup green peas, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds
2 Tbsp. each olive oil & lemon juice
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. maple syrup
Sea salt
Black pepper

1. Add quinoa, water and a pinch of salt to a pot, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook 15 min. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 5 min. Fluff with a fork & set aside.
2. Boil peas till warm & tender in a small pot, drain.
3. Mix quinoa, peas, basil & hemp seeds in a bowl. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, mustard, 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or cold. less 
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Wed, Mar 20, 2013 4:56 PM EDT

Happy first day of spring! The day everyone's been waiting for all winter long has finally arrived. The warmer weather, longer days, and fresh spring blooms are all excellent reasons to celebrate this season's arrival. However, we're going to guess that the moment you're most excited for is the return of spring produce! Ramps, peas, asparagus, and so much more will begin to pop up over the next few weeks, so we've rounded up some recipes that best highlight the season's bounty.

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