Cook With The Freshest Ingredients!
Cooking with and eating more fresh vegetables doesn’t have to be expensive – when you shop for produce that’s in season you’ll be able to get it at a lower price and at its freshest. Win-win! As March is quickly approaching, you’ll have lots of options for in-season produce and year-round produce.
Did you know that asparagus also comes in white and purple varieties? It’s a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, E, and K. Try tossing your asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roasting it in the oven or on the grill. It’s also a fine addition to kinds of pasta and stir-fry.
Avocados have had their time in the spotlight recently, but it’s well deserved! They’re easy to incorporate into many dishes including toast, pasta, eggs, burritos, rice bowls, and curry.
Beets get a bad rap for being the stuff of childhood dinner plate nightmares, but they can be delicious with a few savory seasonings. Try tossing them in olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and thyme and roasting them in the oven, you might just change your mind about this root vegetable.
Brussel sprouts are in peak season around this time and can take on so many flavors. When you roast them in the oven, you’ll unlock their natural sweetness that pairs well with bacon, salt, and a little maple syrup.
Like asparagus, cabbage also has a purple/red variety that has a similar taste to cauliflower. It’s great when roasted or sauteed with a variety of seasonings and herbs, and can also be used in salads and stir-frys with ease.
If you ever feel like your dish is lacking something, try adding a fresh squeeze of citrus or some citrus zest. While lemons and limes are always in season, grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and mandarins are also at peak freshness right now.
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In-season greens don’t have to just be for salad. You can also add them to smoothies, soups, casseroles, and pasta dishes for a bright, vitamin-packed addition. Try this recipe for a kale-based pesto for an easy weeknight dinner or meal-prep friendly lunch!
You can find a full list of in-season produce here!