Throw The ltimate Vegetarian Farmers Market Brunch! Turn your veggie haul into the season’s best brunch dishes.
A few weeks ago, I loaded up my car with all the spring produce to make (and shoot!) A Vegetarian Farmers Market Brunch for HGTV.com. The scene was just perfect all around with temperate, sunny weather and big teakwood table on which to display all of our dishes.
I’ve developed four delicious brunch recipes – both savory and sweet – along with instructions for an all-inclusive spring cheese board. I’m including some teasers and links in this post, but you can view the entire gallery .
Fresh and Savory.
(lead image) is such an easy main dish to make, and incredibly versatile. Take full advantage of all the tender new asparagus at the market, and don’t be afraid to pivot the ingredients as we move into summer months. Serve it with my .
is another side dish I developed to perfectly compliment the frittata. It’s hearty and filling, yet light with a citrusy note. Serve the potatoes over a bed of spring greens for additional herbaceous flavor.
Okay, this cheese board –swoon. It’s got a lot going on, and all of it is wonderful! ‘recipe’ is more of a guide for selecting spring cheeses. (Did you know cheese can be seasonal?). With it, we’ve added lots of other ingredients, such as comb honey, candied nuts, preserves, and lots of crunchy spring veggies for dipping.
Here we’ve made a slightly smaller version of the cheese board to fit on a tabletop! A platter works well in place of a large serving board.
The sweet stuff!
What’s brunch without pastries? These take advantage of rhubarb’s short season, and have buttermilk tang. I usually find scones to be quite dry, but these have a tender, moist crumb. My recommendation? Split one while warm and slather in butter!
Lemon and blueberries together? You just can’t go wrong! Especially if those flavors are wrapped up in sweet yeast dough and baked farmhouse-style in a cast iron skillet. Get the Cast Iron Lemon-Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls (Side note, developing this recipe inspired me to create !)
Special thanks to my colleagues (and friends!), a.k.a. the team that made this happen! HGTV editor and stylist , (Get her Strawberry Shrub recipe ) stylist and art director , and stylist and crafter .
View the entire gallery of brunch images on HGTV.com.
Please note: Some of you may not be able to view these recipes on HGTV.com due to geo-blocking, which is a necessary security measure. Unfortunately I can’t change this, but I’d be happy to send the recipes to those who comment below (just fill in your email address – it will stay private!).