The most popular recipes of spring 2017

Need some new-season inspiration? Look no further than these 30 top recipes.

Ricotta polenta cake and other popular recipes spring 2017
Ricotta-polenta cake with rosemary-lemon syrup

The 30 recipes that our readers cooked most this spring range from cakes, tarts and puddings both simple and complex, while rich pasta dishes of lobster, blue cheese or brown butter were also in the limelight. It's a mixed bag that's perfect for when the weather doesn't know what it's doing.

Cool nights? Spiced pumpkin creams with a gingerbread crumb are sure to warm you up from the inside out. It's not too late to give slow-cooked lamb shanks one last spin, either. But when new-season peas, asparagus and salad greens pop up, make the most of them with a vibrant green risotto or a simple and filling chicken and grain salad.