spiced spring veggie danishes with fresh chives
Four fingers in.
Not just a knuckle. Count ’em, 1-2-3-4 fingers. That’s how deep Old Man Winter is in the giggle juice. He went from creating beautiful snow perfect for skiing and building snowman to major awkwardness by snowing this close to Easter.
You’d think he would have learned his lesson eight seasons ago. Maybe Old Man Winter needs an intervention? If I was spring, I would totally gather up summer and fall and tell them, “Dudes, Old Man Winter has got to lock it up. He’s totally cramping my spring showers mojo.”
Well, if an intervention won’t work, then this Spiced Spring Veggie Danish with Fresh Chives will definitely drag Old Man Winter from the saloon. This danish is packed with all sorts of seasonal veggies right now – asparagus, broccoli, leeks, chives, oh, my! Not only are theses danishes like ridic easy to make, you can fill them with whatever seasonal veggie your green thumb desires!
Oh, and to make them super fun and “brunchy”, you could totally fry up an egg and put it on top! So major.
Seasonal Eating Series:
My talented and fantastic friend, Becky, author of The Vintage Mixer, and her husband Josh, are showing us that eating seasonally can be fun! Each month they will provide a Seasonal Produce Guide, which you can save on your iPhone or desktop so you can get in the seasonal eating spirit.
Not only do they provide a beautiful illustration each month like the one above, you can also join me and a few fabulous food bloggers who are serving up seasonally inspired recipes. Follow us on Instagram and tag your photos with the #eatseasonal hashtag!
Aimee from Simple Bites
Molly from My Name is Yeh
Lindsay from Cafe Johnsonia
Lauren from Lauren’s Latest
Heidi from Foodie Crush
Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod
Katie from Cookie and Kate
Erin from Naturally Ella
Dara from Cookin Canuck
Annalise from Completely Delicious
Kelley from Mountain Mama Cooks
Spiced Spring Veggie Danishes with Fresh Chives
1 package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
1 egg, whisked for egg wash
6 asparagus stalks, cut into thirds
1 leek, cleaned, sliced
1 cup broccoli florets
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup Fontina, shredded
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place one puff pastry sheet on baking sheet. Top puff pastry sheet with asparagus, broccoli, leeks, broccoli, red pepper flakes and Fontina. Place remaining pastry on top and using a fork seal all four sides. Brush the egg wash on top and make three or four slits on top to allow the steam to escape. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares and garnish with chives.
Since we didn’t have a winter here in Tahoe, I was pretty psyched to see snow when I was in Breck. SO pretty! Love me some Colorady!
Seasonal eating’s the best kind of eating! These veggie-packed danishes look fabulous! Keep them spring recipes rollin’! 😀
Yay!! So glad you got some wintery goodness in before the season ends:) Thanks, Julia!
What a beautiful springy danish. You even added a little kick to it.
You know I like to Chuck Norris my recipes:) Thanks, Meagan!
Oh man! These are jam packed with yumminess! And is so easy to make. Mmm.
I have really been into recipes that I can whip up within 45 minutes or less for some busy days we have been having. This would be great for lunch or dinner, and I even have some puff pastry in the fridge. Seasonal cooking is the best, not only do you get to take the bounty of that time of the year, but in the end you save money buying what mother nature has given us when it should be given to us. I think of it as a reward waiting for that spring asparagus in April, instead of paying double for it in November or December when it has traveled the world, is twice as expensive and tough to chew!
EXACTLY! Thanks, Denise:)
Oh yah! I need the recipe asap!!
Mwah! Thanks, Jenny!
Bwahhaha, old man winter + major awkwardness. Love it.
And yes, I could use a good 18 slices of this in my life right now. That puff!!
I feel like we need more puff in our lives! Thanks, Laura:)
Seriously Old Man Winter, go home, you’re drunk. Bring on all the spring veggie goodness in danish form!
LOL! He is totes drunk. How rude?! And yes, more spring veggies, please!
This sounds absolutely incredible, Lauren! Love the veggies, love that flaky crust. And I must confess that Old Man Winter went easy on us this year, but I’m sure we’re still due for another snow storm or two before he gives up completely. Bleh.
Dude, y’all got the best of Old Man Winter. We totally got sloppy seconds:O
Love using puff pastry for savory stuff (and in general – a nice lifesaver!). Such a pretty dish & pinned!
Thank you, Averie!
Ohmygosh this is making me drool. Plus, I love how simple it is with the premade puff pastry. I was just complaining about how I hate making my own!
Right?! Sometimes you gotta go store bought:) Thanks, Amanda!
These danishes sound so perfect for a leisurely spring weekend brunch! With plenty of coffee, of course. 🙂
Thanks, Eileen! And ditto on the coffee!
Oh, super pretty! Winter is drunk, I’m sure of it. But where is Spring??!
LOL! But you’re right, where the heck is Spring?!!
just saw this on instagram and instantly had to run on over – these look unreal!!!! love lovesss
Thank you, Christine! 🙂
Just when I thought I couldn’t love spring veggies more you went and put them in a danish! l.o.v.e. Eating seasonal (and local) has always been important to us but living in Phoenix makes it kindof a grey area. You see, we are pretty backwards from most of the country in that the cooler months are better for growing and during the summer months, pretty much nothing survives.
There’s only two things that could make spring veggies even better — cover them in cheese or stuff them between flakey pieces of dough. Seriously going wild over these.
You seriously kicked Old Man Winter in the facehole!! This is splendiddlyawesome
Ohh love this.. and what’s up with Ole Man Winter.. he needs to get lost.
Oh my gosh, your photos are stunning! This looks beyond delicious!
I just ADORE this series! Take THAT old man winter. BOOM. Now get out.
So incredibly delcious and pefect for spring!
Seriously, old man winter needs to be shut DOWN. Him and his crotchedy ways.
I’m just going to ignore him and eat ALL THE SPRING DANISHES. That’ll show him.
WOW! These look incredible!! They would have been perfect on Easter morning but I’ll have to make an excuse to make them soon. Hope you had a wonderful Easter!
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