After winter, the fresh April produce is so cheerful! Enjoy 16 delicious vegetarian recipes which showcase: sweet peas, lettuce, asparagus and mushrooms.
What’s In Season? April Produce!
Here at Sweet VegTable, I encourage everyone to try new dishes, flavors and produce… whether you’re a vegetarian or not! And, what better time than April. The fresh spring veggies are showing up and warmer days are coming. I’ve teamed up with 16 talented food bloggers from around the world. They’ve shared their best recipes which feature four in-season vegetables.
Asparagus Is Ready to Eat
My family goes crazy for asparagus when it’s in season! I fill a sheet pan with trimmed asparagus, drizzle them with olive oil and salt, and roast until crispy. My daughter loves the thinnest, crunchiest ones. In fact, they rarely make it to the table because we grab “just ONE more”. Enjoy these 4 beautiful recipes starring asparagus!
Asparagus Orange Spinach Salad with Basil Lemon Vinaigrette by Marie at Yay for Food
Springtime Asparagus Quiche (Regular & GF) by E.A. Stewart
Sweet Peas Are In Season
Fresh, sweet peas in springtime make me think of my grandma’s garden. She had an organic garden before it was a “thing” and grew the most beautiful fruits and vegetables. During the winter, we eat loads of frozen peas… even when they’re still frozen! But when spring comes… these fresh beauties are a joy.
Baked Spring Pea Dill Fritters with Lemon Tahini Sauce (GF) by Kristen at Moon and Spoon and Yum
Pea Hummus by Kate at Veggie Desserts
Mushrooms are Fresh & Savory
Mushrooms are one of the best ways to add plant-based “umami” (savory, meaty flavor) to a vegetarian or vegan dish. When you marinate, sear and infuse them with flavor… WOW! Big flavor. Dig into these 4 savory dishes using fresh, spring mushrooms.
Mushroom Farro Risotto by Danielle at Cardamom & Coconut
Mushrooms on Toast with Garlic & Thyme by Kate at Veggie Desserts
Lettuce Is The Ultimate April Produce!
What says “spring” more than tender lettuce?! It’s April produce at it’s finest. See what kinds of different lettuces your market or grocer has this April… there is life beyond iceberg. These 4 epic salad recipes will make your mouth water.
Asian Chopped Salad with Peanut Dressing by Maria & Alex at Our Wandering Kitchen
Butter Leaf, Sprout, Carrot and Pomegranate Salad with Turmeric Dressing by Sandi at Fearless Dining
I hope you are thawing out from this cold winter, and are looking forward to the beautiful flavors of April produce. Please support my fellow food bloggers by clicking on their brilliant recipes.
Take a look at the gorgeous March recipes featured last month, too.
Be sweet to yourself, eat something delicious just for YOU, today!