A very simple, quick and healthy meal with flavors unique to the spring season.
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Meanwhile, at your local farmer's market, you will find all kinds of interesting little things with bulbous ends. In addition to the usual scallions and leeks, you will find spring onions and spring garlic. These tender, mild, yet-to-be-fully-differentiated-into-their-adult-version vegetables were the stars in tasty pasta.
Servings: 2 to 4