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★ Seasonal SPRING Fruit & Veg | Recipes For In-Season Vegetables, Plus Meal Ideas & Easter Cakes

Updated on April 7, 2015
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Cooking with Fresh Springtime Fruit & Vegetables

Often it's difficult to know what foods are actually in season in any given month, especially now that supermarkets try to provide all foods all year round. However, if you learn to buy mainly seasonal ingredients during your weekly shop, you will be rewarded with superior freshness and taste, and more local produce will also be available to you.

On this page you will find a list of the fruit, veg, herbs and meats that are best to buy in Spring, plus plenty of recipe ideas for using those Spring greens and fresh fruits. The recipes are split up into main meals, lunches, pastas, salads, snacks, soups, sweets, desserts and treats, as well as a section at the end for fun Easter candy making instructions.

I hope you find this roundup useful and I hope you feel encouraged to buy seasonal :)

When Is Spring?

In the Northern Hemisphere, Spring occurs from March 21st to June 21st.

In the Southern Hemisphere, Spring occurs from September 22nd to December 21st.

Please note that the following lists of in-season foods on this page are for fruit and veg most common in the Northern Hemisphere.

Spring Risotto Ingredients

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Useful Fruit Coring & Slicing Tools

There are all kinds of kitchen tools available to help you perfectly slice, chop and dice fruit & vegetables, as well as helping you create fancy garnishes. Here are my top 5 choices:

Amco 2-in-1 Mango Tool
Amco 2-in-1 Mango Tool

Mangoes are delicious in the warmer months, and this inexpensive product removes the good stuff as quick as a flash.

 
Progressive International 3 Piece Fruit Scoops Set
Progressive International 3 Piece Fruit Scoops Set

A set of 3 scoops for removing the lovely pulp from many sizes of fruit.

 

"Spring has come when you can put your foot on three daisies." ~ Proverb

Vegetables In Season In Spring

  • Asparagus
  • Chicory
  • Morel Mushrooms
  • Radishes
  • Spring Onions
  • New Potatoes
  • Wild Garlic
  • Artichokes
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Beetroot
  • Fava beans
  • Leeks
  • Fiddlehead Ferns
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli

Fruit In Season In Spring

  • Gooseberries
  • Strawberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Blood Oranges
  • Nectarine
  • Raspberries
  • Lemons
  • Avocados
  • Apricots
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Kiwis
  • Cherries
  • Kumquats

Other Foods In Season In Spring

  • Crab
  • Lamb
  • Watercress
  • Rocket
  • Oysters, Mussels, Cockles and Clams
  • Sardines
  • Venison
  • Sea Bass
  • Samphire
  • Nettles

Spring Quote

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"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything" ~ William Shakespeare

Spring Vegetable Soup

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Morel Mushrooms

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Spring Onion & Cheese Tart

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Soy Spiced Asparagus

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Spring Onions

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Spring Cooking Lesson Videos

Spring Pea, Ramp & Garlic Onion Soup

Note: Ramp is a type of wild leek that grows in the U.S.
Note: Ramp is a type of wild leek that grows in the U.S. | Source

Cottage Pie

Traditionally a Winter filler, this version of a cottage pie has lighter, fresher ingredients.
Traditionally a Winter filler, this version of a cottage pie has lighter, fresher ingredients. | Source

Top-Rated Vegetable Slicers & Handy Tools

Carrot Cake Biscotti

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Classic Simnel Cake

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"Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil." ~ Bishop Reginald Heber

Hot Cross Buns

It's not Easter without hot cross buns!
It's not Easter without hot cross buns! | Source

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      DentalTalk 4 years ago

      I've been looking for more radish recipes and I'll be trying out the radish sandwich soon. Looks lovely as well!