Hey There, April! Cause the watermelon. (Ha, sorry, produce joke.) These seasonal fruit and vegetables guides are getting difficult since regional spring fruit and vegetables is gradually appearing depending upon your place. Consider these guides as broad indications of what remains in season and store appropriately. Prior to we get to the fruit and vegetables, here are a couple of links I have actually been suggesting to share:

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Easter! If you’re searching for dishes, I believe you’ll discover numerous Easter-appropriate dishes over here. A few of my leading choices: baked asparagus frittata, green goddess hummus, Greek broccoli salad, lemon-parsley bean salad and lastly, spring pea and asparagus pasta.

Thanks once again to Becky for letting me base this resource on her “Consume Seasonal” regular monthly seasonal fruit and vegetables lists. You can download her totally free screensaver for April produce over here. For more seasonal motivation, follow my boards on Pinterest!



Asparagus is truly just worth consuming in the spring. It’s beautiful with lemon and mint. Shaved asparagus is excellent in salads and roasted asparagus makes a best spring side meal. Asparagus in other places:

  • Asparagus and Sugary Food Potato Hash with Chimichurri by Home in the Hills
  • Grilled Asparagus Plate with Cilantro Pepita Pesto by Sprouted Kitchen Area
  • Pistachio Crusted Asparagus with Feta by Delight the Baker
  • Sesame and Almond Asparagus Salad by Love and Lemons

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Perfect Roasted Asparagus
Perfect Roasted AsparagusExtra Vegetable Fried Rice
Additional Veggie Fried RiceSpring Veggie Stir-Fry
Spring Vegetable Stir-FrySpring Pea and Asparagus Risotto
Spring Pea and Asparagus Risotto



Great thoughtful, how I enjoy avocado Avocado on toast is nearly difficult to beat, however it’s likewise a wonderful addition Mexican meals and fresh green dishes of any kind, truly. The avocados you’ll discover in shops now are most likely from Mexico, where avocados remain in season year-round, however California avocados are beginning to come around, too. Avocado in other places:

  • Avocado Cilantro Hummus by What’s Gaby Cooking
  • Avocado, Mozzarella, and Jalapeño Chimichurri Grilled Cheese by Naturally Ella
  • Black Bean and Avocado Breakfast Burritos by Gim me Some Oven
  • Garlicky Avocado Grilled Cheese with Tomato Pesto by Food Lover Crush

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Tortilla Soup
Tortilla SoupBuffalo Brussels Sprouts
Buffalo Brussels SproutsErin's Peach & Avocado Green Salad
Erin’s Peach & Avocado Green SaladFresh Black Bean Burrito Bowl
Fresh Black Bean Burrito Bowl


Beet chips by Minimalist Baker

I’m gradually altering my tune about beets I like them raw in salads (like this one!) and even in my juice. I’m still discovering to value roasted beets, however. Beets are significantly earthy and can be consumed fresh, prepared or roasted. Some, like the golden range, are quite sweet. Beets in other places:

  • Baked Rosemary Beet Chips by Minimalist Baker (included above!)
  • Beet Bourguignon by Green Kitchen Area Stories
  • Penne Pasta in a Roasted Beet Sauce by Bev Cooks
  • Warm Kale, Quinoa and Balsamic Beet Salad by The Very First Mess



As it ends up, broccoli is completely tempting as soon as roasted with olive oil and sea salt. Like all brassicas, broccoli goes excellent with garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and other strong tastes. Select little, firmly loaded florets with very little brown areas. Broccoli in other places:

  • Asian Quinoa Broccoli Slaw by Mountain Mom Cooks
  • Ginger Broccoli with Forbidden Rice by A Home in the Hills
  • Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese by 2 Peas and Their Pod
  • Simple, Salty, Sugary Food + Nutty Broccoli Soba by The Very First Mess

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Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Green Olives
Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Green OlivesCream of Broccoli Soup
Cream of Broccoli SoupBroccoli Cheese Soup
Broccoli Cheese SoupPerfect Roasted Broccoli
Perfect Roasted Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

brussels sprouts

My precious Brussels sprouts are still in season! These bad child cabbages have actually been reviled for many years since somebody chose to boil them to soaked, sulfurous deaths. I definitely enjoy roasted, caramelized Brussels and extremely crispy fried sprouts that I order at dining establishments every possibility I can get. I like to shred sprouts in my food mill and utilize them in slaws– they’re more great and less watery than their full-sized cabbage cousins. Brussels Sprouts in other places:

  • Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Hazelnuts by 2 Peas and Their Pod
  • Brussels Sprouts Potato Gratin by Coffee Shop Johnsonia
  • Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts by Love and Lemons
  • Super Food Bowls by Vintage Mixer

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Buffalo Brussels Sprouts
Buffalo Brussels SproutsPerfect Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Perfect Roasted Brussels SproutsHoney Mustard Brussels Sprout Slaw
Honey Mustard Brussels Sprout SlawLemony Roasted Broccoli, Arugula & Lentil Salad
Lemony Roasted Broccoli, Arugula & Lentil Salad



So, cabbage remains in season all year long! Cousin to broccoli, this powerful anti-cancerous cruciferous veggie is excellent raw, in slaws, roasted in pieces, or sliced and sautéed with olive oil and garlic. Select cabbages with compact heads that feel heavy for the their size. Cabbage normally keeps for a quite long period of time in the veggie crisper, so it’s an excellent active ingredient to keep on hand. Cabbage in other places:

  • Kale and Cabbage Coleslaw with Marcona Almonds by Food Lover Crush
  • Pasilla Chile and Lime Cabbage Slaw by Sprouted Kitchen Area
  • Sesame-Crusted Avocado and Cabbage Spring Rolls by Naturally Ella
  • Sugary Food Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw by Mountain Mom Cooks

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Colorful Veggie Sesame Noodles
Colorful Vegetable Sesame NoodlesEasy Black Bean Tacos
Easy Black Bean TacosCrispy Bean Tostadas with Smashed Avocado and Jicama-Cilantro Slaw
Crispy Bean Tostadas with Smashed Avocado and Jicama-Cilantro SlawFresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce



Cauliflower: Fashionable considering that 2012, great for you considering that permanently! Roasting cauliflower with olive oil and sea salt changes the cruciferous veggie from boring to French fry tempting. You can likewise pulse raw cauliflower in the food mill to offer it a rice- or couscous-like texture. I was hesitant about cauliflower crust pizza, however it can in fact be respectable! Cauliflower in other places:

  • Cauliflower and Roasted Garbanzo “Rice and Peas” by The Very First Mess
  • Raw Cauliflower “Couscous” Greek Salad by Vintage Mixer
  • Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos by 2 Peas and Their Pod
  • Shaved Cauliflower Salad by Happyolks

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Buffalo Cauliflower
Buffalo CauliflowerRoasted Cauliflower Steak
Roasted Cauliflower SteakHow to Make Cauliflower Rice
How to Make Cauliflower RiceRoasted Cauliflower (Four Ways!)
Roasted Cauliflower (4 Ways!).

Citrus fruits


Citrus appears every year when we require it most. You can discover some excellent kumquats, limes, oranges and more in shops today. I utilize lemon in my preferred salad dressing. It tastes so fresh! Citrus fruits in other places:

  • Beet, Kale, and Kohlrabi Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette by A Couple Cooks
  • Kale Citrus Salad with Orange Tahini Dressing by Edible Point Of View
  • Protected Lemon Quinoa with Shaved Brussels and Toasted Walnuts by Basic Bites
  • Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria by How Sugary Food Consumes

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Avocado & Citrus "Ceviche"
Avocado & Citrus “Ceviche”Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas
Spicy Grapefruit MargaritasSerrano-Spiced Paloma Cocktail
Serrano-Spiced Paloma Mixed DrinkRuby Red and Rosemary Honey Cocktail
Ruby Red and Rosemary Honey Mixed Drink.



Thank goodness for spring greens You may be able to discover regional arugula, spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard and/or kale now, depending upon where you live. I enjoy them every which method: in salads, as pesto, tossed in pasta and sautéed with garlic. Greens in other places:

  • Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas by Food Lover Crush
  • Skinny Spinach Lasagna by Pinch of Yum
  • Spicy Cashew Lettuce Covers by A Couple Cooks
  • Spring Salad and Arugula Hummus by Love and Lemons

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Caprese Sandwich
Caprese SandwichSuper Simple Arugula Salad
Super Basic Arugula SaladRoasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Pistachios
Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & PistachiosRoasted Delicata Squash, Pomegranate and Arugula Salad
Roasted Delicata Squash, Pomegranate and Arugula Salad.



I have actually prepared with leeks in the past, however they have not made it to the blog site yet. Leeks belong to onions and garlic and have a moderate, oniony taste. They grow in bundled “leaf sheaths” that look comparable to celery stalks. You most likely will not wish to prepare with the dark green parts, which are quite hard. They’re quite hard to tidy since dirt gets in between the sheaths. Here’s how to clean them. Leeks in other places:

  • Braised Leeks and Muscovado Lentils by Sprouted Kitchen Area
  • Lemony Leeks with Chickpeas and Feta by My Brand-new Roots
  • Quinoa with Leeks and Herbs by A Couple Cooks
  • Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup by Love and Lemons



Mushrooms are strange. They’re fungis! Edible, earthy mushrooms can be consumed raw, prepared, etc. They match well with garlic, shallots, olive oil, pepper, dry red white wine and herbs like flat-leaf parsley, chives, rosemary, tarragon and thyme Mushrooms in other places:

  • Creamy Poblano Mushrooms with Polenta by Pinch of Yum
  • Mushroom, Farro and Fontina Salad by What’s Gaby Cooking
  • Mushroom and Quinoa Lettuce Covers by Love and Lemons
  • Pizza Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms by Food Lover Crush

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Christmas Enchiladas
Christmas EnchiladasBest Vegan Lasagna
Finest Vegan LasagnaRoasted Mushrooms with Herbed Quinoa
Roasted Mushrooms with Herbed QuinoaVegetarian Pho
Vegetarian Pho.



I’m so happy I provided peas a possibility. Peas get sweeter with a little heat, however they do not require far more than that. They go excellent with a little butter and salt, possibly with some garlic or mint, too. You may be able to discover sugar snap peas around now, too. Peas in other places:

  • A Genuine Mess of Peas by The Very First Mess
  • Green Pea Soup by Green Kitchen Area Stories
  • Pesto Pea Pizza by What’s Gaby Cooking
  • Spinach and Pea Fried Rice by Naturally Ella

Lemony Green Pasta with Peas & Ricotta
Lemony Green Pasta with Peas & RicottaVegetable Paella
Veggie PaellaSpring Pea and Asparagus Risotto
Spring Pea and Asparagus RisottoErin's Spring Panzanella with Fresh Peas and Fennel
Erin’s Spring Panzanella with Fresh Peas and Fennel.



How I enjoy radishes! Raw, sliced radishes provide a spicy crunch to salads and makes a terrific garnish for fresh Mexican meals. I typically choose radishes to raw red onion, which can quickly overwhelm other raw components. Entire, raw, hot radishes served with butter and flaky salt are an exceptionally easy and scrumptious appetiser. I likewise enjoy pickled radishes, however the decision is still out on roasted radishes. Radishes in other places:

  • Breakfast Tacos with Avocado Radish Salsa by The Year in Food
  • Charred Corn Tacos With Zucchini-Radish Slaw by Smitten Kitchen Area
  • Radish and Egg Salad Sandwiches by A Couple Cooks
  • Super Basic Radish Salad with Crème Fraiche by Yummy Dinner

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Tortilla Soup
Tortilla SoupChilaquiles Rojos
Chilaquiles RojosFattoush Salad with Mint Dressing
Fattoush Salad with Mint DressingFresh Herbed Avocado Salad
Fresh Herbed Avocado Salad.

Sugary Food Potatoes

sweet potatoes

I utilized to dislike sweet potatoes! Then I attempted a tasty sweet potato fry and altered my tune. I still do not take pleasure in sweetened sweet potatoes (marshmallow sweet potato casserole, no thank you), however I might live off of salted, caramelized, roasted sweet potato. I specifically enjoy Mexican-style sweet potatoes with black beans, salsa verde and hot sauce! Sweet potatoes in other places:

  • Crispy Sugary Food Potato Roast by Smitten Kitchen Area
  • Miso-Maple Sugary Food Potato Tacos by Love and Lemons
  • Sugary Food Potato Granola by Minimalist Baker
  • Vanilla Bean Sugary Food Potato Waffles by Delight the Baker

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Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole
Pecan Sugary Food Potato CasseroleFavorite Veggie Burgers
Favorite Vegetable BurgersPerfect Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Perfect Roasted Sugary Food PotatoesSeriously Good Vegetable Soup
Seriously Great Veggie Soup.

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