Spring has sprung! It’s here! And all this means to me is this: more fun in-season produce to play with. Colourful selections like asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, citrus fruits, tonnes of Spring greens, kale, leeks, mushrooms, peas and my personal favourite, rhubarb!

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Like every month, below I’ve highlighted the in-season produce for April plus links to five recipes for each fruit or vegetable. Enjoy!

Asparagus

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Asparagus White Pizza
Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Pepper Mayo
Asparagus and Gruyere Tart
Asparagus Eggs Benedict
Lemon and Asparagus Pasta with Pistachios and Mozzarella by Joy the Baker


Beets

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Goat Cheese and Honey Beets
Chocolate Beet Cake
Roasted Beet Hummus
Beet, Avocado and Fried Goat Cheese Salad by Foodie Crush
Smokey Black Bean Beet Burgers by Minimalist Baker


Broccoli

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Sriracha and Lemongrass Marianated Tofu Bowls
Spicy Skillet Broccoli Mac and Cheese
Broccoli Salad with Honey Toasted Nuts
Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche
Broccoli and Butternut Squash Grain Salad with Orange Vinaigrette by Edible Perspective


Brussels Sprouts

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Photo taken by The Pioneer Woman

Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Creamy Shallot Dressing by Pinch of Yum
Risotto with Brussels Sprouts and Browned Butter by The Pioneer Woman
Brussels Sprouts Gratin by Skinny Taste
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Pecans by Marla Meridith
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash with Dried Cranberries and Dijon Viniagrette by A Beautiful Plate


Cabbage

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Rainbow Chard Wraps with Millet, Chickpeas and Hummus
Thai Peanut Salad
Butternut Squash Falafel with Green Cabbage Salad and Cilantro Garlic Sauce by The Whole Bite
Mushroom Stuffed Cabbage Rolls by Vanilla and Bean
Date, Feta and Red Cabbage Salad by Smitten Kitchen


Cauliflower

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Cauliflower Chickpea Cashew Curry
Cauliflower Cheese by Simply Delicious
Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Rice by Pinch of Yum
Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Carbonara by Closet Cooking
Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Pizza by Half Baked Harvest


Citrus

Olive Oil Lemon Cake
Lemon Rhubarb Bundt Cake
Lemon Meringue Pie
Olive Oil Lemon Cake
Fresh Lime Sherbet
The Best Lemon Lime Cream Tart by The Sugar Hit!


Spring Greens: Kale, Spinach, Swiss Chard

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Poached Egg Florentine with Creamy Butter Sauce
Fontina and Spinach Baked Eggs with Garlic Butter Breadcrumbs
Caramelized Onion, Kale and Feta Frittata
Spicy Sea Salt and Black Pepper Kale Chips
Eggs Gratin Crostini with Swiss Chard on Food52


Leeks

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Spring Leek and Asparagus Quiche
Egg Salad Sandwich with Crispy Leeks
Fiddlehead and Gruyere Tart
Chard and Leek Frittata by Sprouted Kitchen
Baked White Cheddar + Leek Dip by Simply Scratch


Mushrooms

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Baked Porcini Risotto with Peas
Mushroom and Bell Pepper Lasagna
Portobello Burgers with Basil Goat Cheese
Spinach and Mushroom Quiche
Deep Dish Mushroom and Onion Pizza by Pink Parsley


Peas

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Butter Paneer Curry
Orecchiette Pasta + Shiitake Mushrooms + English Peas by Salt Pepper Skillet
Farfalle with Artichokes, Mushrooms, and Peas by Keep It Simple Foods
Pea and Avocado Pizza by I Am A Food Blog
Pea Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Arugula by Minimalist Baker


Rhubarb

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Rhubarb Cobbler
Rhubarb Custard Pie with Crumble Topping
Honeyed Rhubarb Oatmeal
Rhubarb Cream Cheese Breakfast Tart
Rhubarb Pistachio Sweet Flatbread by Seasons and Suppers


Until next month! xo

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10 Responses to Cooking in Season: April

  1. I love this seasonal produce guide, it’s making me so excited for spring!! I can’t wait for the farmer’s markets to reopen here too šŸ™‚

  2. Medha says:

    I love this series! Vegetables are so much more special when enjoyed in their prime, and all your recipes look so good šŸ™‚

  3. I’ve been eating so much asparagus and broccoli lately it’s not even funny!! Now I need to get my hands on some rhubarb…

  4. SO many delicious things šŸ™‚ Your food pictures always make me so happy šŸ˜€ Loving the variety. Happy Spring! x

  5. I love, LOVE this seasonal eating guide. Fantastic suggestions!

  6. Yay for (almost) Spring! And thanks for including my rhubarb flatbread in your round-up šŸ™‚

  7. Carol Kelly says:

    Lovely list. Can’t wait to try some of these!

  8. cakespy says:

    LOVE this guide with helpful inspiring dishes! I am hungry now šŸ™‚

  9. Yesss! I’m so glad spring produce is finally here–it makes cooking so much more colorful after months of winter squashes šŸ˜‰ Thanks for the round up!

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