Spring decor is hitting the stores, bringing excitement for sunnier days ahead.
As the weather warms up and the flowers bloom, you might be asking yourself, “How can I get in the springtime mood?”
Aside from engaging in some spring cleaning or taking a refreshing walk outside, one of the best ways to get into the spring spirit is through food.
What Foods Are in Season in Spring?
One of the fun things about the changing seasons is the in-season produce that comes with each.
It’s a great way to mix up your ingredient list and refresh your usual recipes.
As it turns out, plenty of produce items love the springtime weather, such as:
These are only but a few!
There are plenty of other types of produce that thrive in spring, and you can check the Department of Agriculture’s website to get a full list of seasonal produce for fall, winter, spring, and summer.
Fresh Spring Flavor Combinations
Now that we know what foods are in season, let’s get creative with them.
One of the great things about cooking and baking is you can experiment with different flavor profiles and combinations.
Here are some of our favorites for spring:
- Strawberry + basil
- Strawberry + mint
- Strawberry + rhubarb
- Strawberry + lemon
- Apple + rosemary
- Lemon + thyme
- Apricot + basil
- Avocado + cilantro
These are just a few suggestions, and you’re welcome to come up with your own.
5 Baking Recipes Full of Spring Flavor
The best spring desserts make the most of seasonal flavors.
From cakes to pies and muffins, these recipes are perfect for spring.
Saheena Vegetable Fritters
Morning Protein Muffins
With brighter days comes more motivation.
Start your mornings off right with a tasty, grab-and-go muffin.
Full of whole grains and plenty of flavor from walnuts, dried apples, applesauce, ginger, and cinnamon, it’s like a comforting bowl of oatmeal without the hassle of cleaning a bowl and spoon.
What would the Easter season be without a classic carrot cake?
We love adding walnuts for an extra crunch that also complements the carrot’s earthy sweetness.
Topped with cream cheese icing, it’s irresistible!
Persian Love Cake
If lemon meringue is a little too intense for you, this cake still gives you that bright and tangy flavor to a subtler degree.
The lemon flavor paired with floral notes creates a fresh flavor profile perfect for spring.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Another classic pie, this one is sweet, tart, and tangy.
It’s perfect for breezy, sunny days on the porch. If you want to break the mold a little, this combo also works well as a crisp or crumble.
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