The month of April gives us the first sense of warm weather, and it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement! Before you start throwing your favorite summer foods and vegetables on the grill, check to make sure what items are actually in season during April.
Asparagus is absolutely delicious this time of year! To keep the meal still feeling light and fresh, take a crack at the Pistachio Crusted Asparagus with Feta. A little bit of lemon and parsley goes a long way with this recipe! Although this recipe suggests cooking with an oven, you can try throwing these on the grill as the weather warms up.
Don’t get us wrong, artichokes are great on their own. However, don’t be afraid to try something new! This Artichoke and Arugula Pizza with Prosciutto is definitely a gourmet pie, but you can find most ingredients in your cupboards, and the entire recipe takes a surprisingly short amount of time.
If you’re going to try any of these four seasonal items to cook with in April, we recommend making this Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie first! Rhubarb is only in season for a short amount of time, so you want to purchase it now when it’s fresh. If you’ve never tried rhubarb before, it can taste a little tart! Mixing it with sweet fruits like strawberry is the perfect combination.
We’re drooling just thinking about mango… and it’s so much sweeter when in season. Plus, they’re easy to store because they don’t need to be refrigerated! Just store them at room temperature in your pantry. Mangos are a versatile fruit that you can eat as a dessert, snack, part of your breakfast, etc. In fact there are so many things you can do with Mango that you have to try this Quinoa Salad with Mango, we think you’ll love it!