April Seasonal Produce Guide • theVintageMixer.com #eatseasonal

April Eat Seasonal Guide

Written by Becky

I don’t know about where you live, but it’s full on Spring here in Utah.  My daffodils and tulips are in full bloom already and we’ve been jacket-less playing at the park on most days.  Everett and I have gone out on multiple occasions to snip fresh flowers around the yard to put in jars around our house. He always takes a big sniff, inhaling the smells of spring.  Oh and our dinner table is all Spring too, peas in our pasta, mushrooms over our salads, and asparagus in just about everything.

Today I hope to give you some great inspiration for Spring, wherever you are.  And check back next Monday for more Spring recipe ideas from around the web. Follow #eatseasonal on instagram for even more ideas of what to do with Spring produce!

Artichokes

Spinach Artichoke Pasta

Spinach Artichoke Pizza

Kale Artichoke Dip with Greek Yogurt 

White Bean Artichoke Rosemary Dip

Stuffed Artichokes with Thai Shrimp Salad by Foodie Crush

Quinoa Stuffed Artichokes by Simple Bites

Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus

Asparagus Goat Cheese Sauce over Gnocchi

Asparagus and Sun Dried Cherry Risotto (pictured above)

Chicken and Asparagus Gratin

Quinoa with Asparagus and a Fried Egg

Spring Panzanella Salad with Asparagus and Peas by Two Peas and Their Pod

Roasted Asparagus with Pistachio Mint Pesto by Floating Kitchen

Quick Pickled Asparagus by Project Domestication

Avocado

Honey Lime Avocado Salad Dressing

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado and Goat Cheese Picnic Sandwiches

Avocado Chickpea Yogurt Dip

Bacon and Avocado Eggs Benedict

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Pesto Salad Sandwich by Two Peas and Their Pod

Beets

Beet Banana Raspberry Smoothie

Farro Salad with Beets, Avocado, Oranges and Kumquats

Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese with Fennel, Orange Slaw by The Lemon Bowl

Beet and Kale Rice Pilaf by Cookin Canuck

Roasted Beet and Plum Salad by Floating Kitchen

Healthy Broccoli Salad Recipe

Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli Stuffed Shells

Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken with 3 Grains

Healthy Broccoli Salad (pictured above)

Cheesy Baked Quinoa with Chicken and Veggies

Cauliflower

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Couscous Greek Salad

Quinoa Crusted Cauliflower Steaks

French Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Chicory

Chicory Soup with Barley and Lemon by Letty’s Kitchen

Fava Beans

Fava Bean and Fennel Risotto

Fava Bean and Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad

How to Cook Fava Beans by Flavor the Moments

Fava Bean, Burrata, and Mint Crostini by Flavor the Moments

Chopped Salad Recipe with tomatoes avocado pear and kumquats

Kumquats

Chopped Salad with Avocado, Tomato, Kumquats and Candied Nuts (pictured above)

Farro Salad with Beets, Avocado, Oranges and Kumquats

Kale Sprout and Kumquat Slaw by Letty’s Kitchen

Kumquat Lemongrass Rum Cocktail by Kitchen Confidante

Lettuce

Kale Caesar Salad

Kale and Coconut Chicken Salad

Turkey Chili with Kale

Lime

Kiwi Lime Sherbet

Easy Cranberry Lime Cocktails

Key Lime Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Honey Lime Avocado Salad Dressing

Jicama Fruit Salad with Cilantro and Lime by Letty’s Kitchen

Winter Fruit Salad with Coconut Key Lime Poppyseed Dressing by Flavor the Moments

Cilantro Lime Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps by Mountain Mama Cooks

Lime and Graham Cracker Ice Cream by Naive Cook Cooks

Coconut Lime Rice with Tofu by Simple Bites

Black Bean and Farro Salad with Cumin Lime Vinaigrette by Simple Bites

Sweet Potato Mushroom Hash

Mushrooms

Sweet Potato and Mushroom Hash (pictured above)

Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie with Asparagus Mushrooms and Leeks by Cafe Johnsonia

Roasted Mushroom Beef Stroganoff by Foodie Crush

Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms by Two Peas and Their Pod

Creamy Mushroom Chestnut Bisque by Floating Kitchen

Mushroom Ragu with Cheesy Polenta by Completely Delicious

Barley Risotto with Mushrooms and Spinach by Well Plated

Oranges

Chicken and Chickpea Tacos with Citrus and Avocado

Butternut Squash Carrot and Orange Soup

Cranberry Orange Sherbet

Farro Salad with Blood Oranges, Kumquats, and Beets

Cranberry Orange Relish

Winter Chopped Salad with Pears, Avocado and Kumquats (the best winter salad there is!)

Papaya

Papaya Quinoa Breakfast Bowl by Floating Kitchen

Papaya Seed Vinaigrette Dressing by Kitchen Confidante

Filipino Papaya Relish by Kitchen Confidante

Spring Vegetables with Herbed Ricotta Dumplings

Peas

Fresh Pea Carbonara Pasta

Spring Vegetable with Herbed Ricotta Dumplings (pictured above)

Cauliflower Fried Rice with Peas

Easy Sautéed Spring Vegetables

Israeli Couscous with Pesto and Spring Veggies

Green Pea Salad with Bacon and Almonds by Well Plated

Baked Spring Vegetable Risotto with Peas by Floating Kitchen

Rhubarb

Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Crisp (gluten free)

Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Skillet Pie (gluten free) and/or Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Baked Strawberry Rhubarb French Toast

Shallots

Herb Roasted Striped Bass with Shallots by Simple Bites

Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing with Shallots by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Meyer Lemon Quinoa with Shallots by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Caramelized Shallot and Gruyere Quiche by Food for My Family

**radishes should be on the list above but somehow got missed!  They are in season in select areas across the country right now.

Also, here’s an image to save to your iPhone or Pinterest for this month! The top image is perfect for your computer desktop as a reminder of what to eat as you plan you meals this month.

April Seasonal Produce Guide • theVintageMixer.com #eatseasonal

Comments (18)

  1. Spring hasn’t fully settled in here. We’ve still had some bursts of snow and cold weather (and possibly flurries this weekend – yikes!). But the flowers are starting to come out and I’m eating my weight in asparagus! Have a great weekend, friend. I’ve been thinking of you and your family. XOXO!

    • We’ve had a few wintery storms too but I think Spring is finally here! The Spring-time is so hopeful and bright and that’s just what our little family needs right now :) Thanks for your love and care!!!

  2. It’s so green around here, and I’m so excited for my local farmer’s market to start up at the end of this month! Lovely guide, Becky, and I hope you’re all doing well!

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