Spring Produce Guide

Spring Produce Guide

Spring offers many things. Warmer, sunny days, budding flowers, green growing trees, and of course, a new crop of fruits and vegetables to cook with. Spring gives us a lot of good green vegetables, like asparagus, snap peas, and arugula that can be used in a variety of ways to keep your food as fresh as the season is. 

We will continue to release seasonally appropriate recipes all throughout the next few months. Look out for dishes like fresh pappardelle with ham and sugar snap peas, spring vegetables sausage gravy and biscuits, rhubarb sheet pan chicken and more. Check out what's in season below and a few recipes to inspire!

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Why Eat Seasonally?

We try to keep our recipes aligned with seasonality for a few reasons. Firstly, the taste of in-season produce is far superior to out-of-season. Although you can find certain kinds of produce all year round, there is a difference in quality throughout the year. Try eating strawberries in the winter vs summer and you'll see what we mean. Secondly, seasonal produce is more likely to be sourced from local growers, which is more sustainable and supports small businesses. This produce will be fresher and oftentimes, more nutritious. 

Seasonal Recipes



Asparagus and Egg Dressing

When green asparagus is great and in season, this egg dressing, and the included garnishes, confirm that it’s going to be a great spring. 

Spring Vegetable Biscuits and Gravy

Great Biscuits and Gravy should have a sauce with pepepry flavor and roasted sausage accompanied by crisp and tender biscuits.  Add fresh spring vegetalbes to make the meal feel balanced with all the flavor and sikly texture of the classic made deluxe.

Charred Leeks and Muhammara

Charred leeks are a favorite in spring, served with a smokey dip like muhammara.  It reminds me of the Catalan ceremonial charring of wintered leeks (Calcotada) and Romesco as one practices their porron skills.

Fresh Pea Salad

We start with fresh, raw, sugar snap peas and add in a selection of what looks great today so feel free to change up the vegetables and keep a jar of the vinaigrette on hand in the fridge as you do.

Crispy Skin Salmon with Peas and Mint

If you're looking for a way to spice up your mid-week dinner, this eye-catching salmon is one of my favorite sneakily elegant dishes.  All you need is some of my Green Queen spice blend, peas, onions, and mint – it's a spring-time sensation that can brighten up your kitchen any season of the year.

Arugula Zucchini Pesto

Arugula is one of those ingredients you can technically get all year long, but young arugula in the springtime is the most peppery and fresh tasting. This recipe has no nuts and less oil than typical pesto, but tastes just as delicious, rich, and creamy.



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