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My Seasonal Food Guide for April has all of April’s best produce items. I’ve taken this list and given you recipes for what to make and eat this month.
The weather is getting milder we start to see more and more recipes using fresh fruits and vegetables. I’ve pulled together some of my recipes, along with recipes from other food bloggers using the freshes fruits and vegetables that are at their peak of freshness.
When buying fresh fruits and vegetables, I highly recommend that you buy local as much as you can. Not only are you getting fresher produce but you are also supporting local business which is a win-win for everyone.
Arugula is a versatile green that has a peppery and slightly spicy flavor. It stands up to bold flavors
Arugula Pizza with Grapes from Champagne Tastes
Green beans are a healthy vegetable that can be used in so many different ways. We like them slightly blistered and glazed in balsamic vinegar.
BLISTERED BALSAMIC GLAZED GREEN BEANS FROM KRAZY KITCHEN MOM
Beets have an earthy flavor that can be transformed with sweet ingredients or with savory ingredients.
Easy Mediterranean Beet Salad – from A Fork’s Tale
Carrots are what I like to call an every-day vegetable. Eat them raw or cooked, sweet or savory.
Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts from Brooklyn Farm Girl
Did you know that fennel is part of the carrot family? It looks like a cross between an onion and a bunch of celery. It has a great licorice-like or anise seed flavor. It’s very popular in Mediterranean cooking.
Fennel AuGratin Ricotta Forte from A Taste for Travel
Kale is a dark green leafy vegetable that is crunchy and earthy. It’s a great canvas for many dishes and has become very popular over the past few years.
shaved Brussels sprout and KALE SALAD from krazy kitchen mom
My Favorite Kale Salad Recipe from SouffleBombay
Lemon is my ALL TIME FAVORITE FLAVOR! Here are some great lemon recipes:
No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Mousse from Krazy Kitchen Mom
lemon berry gin and tonic from krazy kitchen mom
blueberry lemon muffin tops from krazy kitchen mom
chili honey-lime roasted sweet potatoes from krazy kitchen mom
skinny cucumber lime cocktail from krazy kitchen mom
Mangoes taste sweet. They have a flowery citrus taste. I love to eat them raw or with other fresh fruits and vegetables.
fresh mango salsa from krazy kitchen mom
Mango Graham Cake – Filipino Mango Float Recipe from The Unlikely Baker
Earthy umami mushrooms – what more can I say?
Mushroom Leek Quiche from Vintage Kitchen
Cheesy Mushroom Meatless Meatballs from SouffelBombay
Rhubarb has a stringy yet crunchy texture. It tastes a bit sour, almost like a green apple. It’s a very versatile fruit.
Rhubarb Dump Cake from Itsy Bitsy Kitchen
Rhubarb Upside Down Cake from Waves in the Kitchen
If you are not on the spinach band-wagon, these recipes will make you a spinach lover.
crustless spinach pie casserole from krazy kitchen mom
bow tie pasta and spinach salad from krazy kitchen mom
spinach salad with warm bacon dressing from krazy kitchen mom
Spring onions are also known as scallions. They taste like an onion but have a much milder flavor.
Ginger and Spring Onion Chicken from Hint of Healthy
thank you for joining me for our April seasonal food guide. I’ll be back with more great seasonal recipes for may.
Lots of tasty-looking ideas – I am a big fan of many of these ingredients and so always love mangoes and rhubarb coming into season, for example and many we enjoy almost year-round.
Carlos at Spoonabilities says
What a fantastic selection of recipes! This selection is a great idea to preview that seasonal food and the recipe that you are suggesting.
Eileen Kelly says
We eat seasonally and you have gathered up a bunch of great recipes and produce. Rhubarb is one I wish I grew because it is so hard to find for me. I will be making everything here. I’m starting with your skinny lime cocktail.
Anne Lawton says
I am so happy that fresh food will be availble soon! Thanks for sharing this list
Thanks for this list! I never know what’s actually in season so it’s good to know. And the recipe ideas are wonderful!