Thursday, February 20, 2014

Something about spring has us itching to take to our kitchens and experiment with fresh foods and new flavors! We can’t wait to wander the farmers market to pick up fruits and vegetables to prepare for our weekend barbecues and quiet dinners at home. In the spirit of the season, here are five fruits and vegetables to keep an eye out for at the farmers market this spring!

Photography Credit: Jose Villa

Asparagus:
Peak Season: March to June
Top Benefits: Vitamin K, Folate

1. Asparagus Soup with Coconut via Pure Vegetarian

2. Vegetable Eggs Benedict via Sprouted Kitchen

 

Strawberries:
Peak Season: April to June
Top Benefits: Vitamin C, Heart disease-fighting flavonoids

1. Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes via Hummingbird High

2. Strawberry Rhubarb Caipirinhas via Biscuits & Such

 

Sweet Onions:
Peak Season: Spring through summer
Top Benefits: Quercetin, Boost good cholesterol levels

1. Grilled Herb Pizza via Chasing Delicious

2. Corn and Smoked Salmon Bisque via Adventures in Cooking

 

Apricots:
Peak Season: End of spring through summer
Top Benefits: Vitamin A, Fiber

1. Apricot Brulee Tart with Thyme and Vanilla Bean via Desserts for Breakfast

2. Grilled Cheese with Mascarpone, Apricots, and Chocolate via Not Without Salt

 

Snap Peas:
Peak Season: Spring through summer
Top Benefits: Niacin, Potassium

1. Green Israeli Couscous Salad via Joy the Baker

2. Sugar Snap Peas with Lemon Chili Breadcrumbs via Food52

We hope you’ll find some delicious gems at your local farmers market in the coming weeks! Which season dish are you excited to try first?

xo,
Ruche


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