Hearty chilis and creamy sauces feel right in the long, dark days of winter. But come spring, we’re more than ready for a change of pace. Luckily, Mother Nature provides, offering up a wide array of seasonal, fresh produce perfectly suited for the light, crisp meals we crave.
Read on for ideas on how to serve spring produce so friends, family, and even the youngest diners will be asking for second helpings. We’ve gathered a list of 6 fruits and vegetables in season this spring, along with sure-fire ways to implement them in your dinner menu.
You can buy the frozen variety any time of year, but fresh peas take any spring pasta or salad up a notch, providing a satisfying pop and bright burst of greenery. Pea season begins in may, so load up to make a quick and casual One-Pot Spinach Pea Pasta, or a fancy and romantic Mushroom Risotto With Peas.
Arugula may be more popular in Europe (known as rocket in England), but we’re glad Americans are finally adopting the trend. We love the peppery flavor these leafy greens add to sandwiches, salads, and pastas. Arugula comes into season in early spring, so stock up and make a Balsamic Steak and Berry Salad or add it to Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza.
Some folks love to hate beets, but we think the most refined palettes understand where this earthy root vegetable is coming from. Beets are high in folate and manganese, so they’re good for you and add a bright purple burst of color to any dish. Make Roasted Beet Salad or use beets as a natural dye for cupcakes and icing.
Rhubarb is a celery-like vegetable that comes into season in May and is known to be anti-inflammatory, improve digestion, and even decrease the likelihood of Alzheimer’s Disease. The vegetable is usually paired with berries and sugar for a sweet treat. If you’re looking to stray from the traditional Rhubarb Pie, try Cinnamon Rhubarb Muffins or a simple but satisfying Rhubarb Crisp.
Stone fruit season feels synonymous with warm weather, and we love having apricots to kick off the season. Load up on this fiber-rich fruit as a stand-alone snack, or pair it with other fruits for an outstanding Apricot, Berry, and Nectarine Fruit Salad. We also love taking it for a savory turn with a winning Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken recipe.
A classic spring fruit, juicy red strawberries hardly need any introduction. You’re likely already plotting dozens of ways to consume farm-fresh strawberries this spring. But here are a few unique ideas: Strawberry Salsa, Strawberry Sorbet, and Strawberry Bread.
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