April is the beginning of Spring, which brings on more than just good weather. Starting this month you’ll begin to see many of your favorite fruits and veggies pop up in grocery stores and farmer’s markets. April marks the month of many fruits and veggies to come back into season.
These particular foods are at their very best this month and you need to take advantage of this. Here are some great recipes involving these in season fruits and veggies.
1. Sautéed Rainbow Chard
This April try something new like this delicious recipe for sautéed chard. This particular recipe uses red chile, lemon, and garlic to create a healthy and nutritious take on a vegetable that many aren’t too familiar with. Added bonus: It only takes ten minutes to make!
2.Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad
Strawberries? Check. Avocado? Check. Pasta? Check. Nothing says Spring like fresh strawberries. Mix this all together to create one amazing pasta salad that will be a hit at any outdoor party. It’s almost too pretty to eat, but luckily everyone will be so impressed with your unique pasta salad they will keep coming back for additional servings.
3.Cilantro Lime Chicken
April is a great time to grab as much fresh cilantro as you can because it goes well with almost everything. This cilantro lime chicken recipe is a delicious stand alone meal, but could me made as a replacement for your traditional taco filler. Just slice up into bite size pieces and load up a tortilla with your zesty chicken and favorite toppings. This is a recipe for success!
4.Goat Cheese and Arugula Orzo
Arugula is in season just in time for you to try something incredible. This recipe for goat cheese and arugula orzo is exciting and we bet you haven’t tried anything like it. This month try out this delicious pasta that will be a great side dish to any meal.
You thought we were going to say rhubarb pie didn’t you? No, this year let’s try something a little unconventional. Rhubarb Mojitos. Yes, you heard that right, this month try out this recipe for a new take on a classic drink.
Let’s make April the month to try out new and unconventional flavors. Once you’ve made your unique mojito why not try out this exciting take on the BBQ classic. Mango slaw will be a great addition to any backyard party or even just to try something new in place of a traditional salad.
7.Lemon Cheesecake Mousse
Of course we have to include a dessert in this list. Meyer Lemons come into season in April, so this year why not use them to create this sweet treat. A lemon cheesecake mousse is a creative treat that you and your guest won’t be able to get enough of.
Make April the month to try something new. Every recipe on this list is as unique as it is delicious. Don’t wait too long though, you wouldn’t want these fruits and veggies to go out of season before you can try one of these recipes!