I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of another season to share more seasonal recipes. Spring is a yummy time to focus on eating more of what’s in season and local, so to get you ready, here are seasonal spring foods for everyone!
Make sure to check out my post on seasonal winter eating if you want to read more about why seasonal eating is so good for you and the earth as well as why the problem of food waste is so big. Also, be sure to check out when to throw away food & leftovers.
And don’t forget to order my spring & summer recipe cookbook! It’s a collection of some of my favorite spring and summer produce recipes, including storage tips and preservation ideas!
The trees are blooming and we’re all feeling the effect of allergy season. At the same time, my favorite stall at my farmers market is selling strawberries again (the best I’ve ever had).
While the light rain might be keeping some farmers and customers away, most stalls are beginning to look full of fresh produce again.
Lettuces, kale, onion, and broccoli are still front and center, but avocado, said strawberries, and even peas are starting to make an appearance (the latter – if only in my garden).
What’s in Season in Spring?
Though I love the idea of seasonal eating and I like to think I’m generally aware of a fruit or veggie’s season, I’m always searching for what’s in season now. It’s so easy to forget, and the grocery stores make it awfully confusing.
So besides just waiting to see what’s at the Farmers’ Market every weekend, here’s an easy chart to share what’s in season in spring!
SPRING & SUMMER COOKBOOK
DELICIOUS RECIPES TO ENJOY SPRING & SUMMER PRODUCE TO ITS FULLEST. SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS RECIPES MADE FROM SCRATCH FOR YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR GUESTS ALL SUMMER LONG!
Spring Dinner Recipes
Spring dinners are a lovely time for a filling but not so heavy meals. These parmesan chicken rollups are healthy, simple dinner filed with spinach and onions!
This sesame chicken with broccoli is another protein-filled and lighter option. You can serve it with rice or pasta for a yummy, homemade dinner.
This pea soup is plant-based. While the recipe is shown as a small appetizer, you can easily serve it warm in big bowls.
SEASONAL SPRING FOODS
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 2 Tablespoons good olive oil
- salt & freshly cracked pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Break off any tough ends of asparagus.Spread asparagus on baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt & pepper.Gently roll to mix.
- Roast 20-25 minutes until tender.
Photos by Food Photographer Lori Rice