The calendar says April, the season says spring, but we had snow on Easter, and more snow on Monday. I’m longing for the garden to produce and the sun to shine.
And it is… shining… somewhere.
Looking for fresh ideas for April recipes?
Below is a list of what’s in season this month with links to some seasonal recipes!
What to Cook This April with Seasonal April Recipes
“Asparagus is a favorite spring side dish, I find myself making at least once a week. Especially in early spring.”
The dip — is amazingly delicious on freshly cut raw veggies too!
“Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Greek Yogurt Dip, a pairing made in heaven. Easy to make, and incredibly delicious.”
“Orzo Primavera with Lemon, Asparagus, Broccoli, and Cherry Tomatoes is like a little bit of spring… in a pot, or a bowl. Every bite filled with fresh veggies and delicious pasta.”
“DO make this salad and be happy with your crunchy little self, because it is a flavor and texture wonderland. There’s so much to love: smoky bacon, chopped almonds, sharp shredded cheese, citrus and shallot vinaigrette, and those cute green balls of joy – brussel sprouts – shaved into adorable, um, shreddings.”
“A super easy classic side dish that’s perfect for fried fish, pulled pork, ribs, fried chicken — actually, anything!
“An easy to prepare dish, filled with fresh flavors, Roasted Cauliflower Steaks is a side dish you’ll come back to time and time again. A family favorite — delicious pan-seared or oven roasted.”
“Easy Shrimp Scampi with Garlic and Lemon is one of the quickest dinners you can make. Not to mention, incredibly delicious.”
“Sometimes a fresh salad is all you need. Sometimes, simplicity can become perfection. For me, this Fresh Greens with Asparagus Ribbons, Peas, and Goat Cheese embodies all that I love in spring.”
More greens recipes » (also spinach)
“A Sheet Pan Pizza is a home cook’s dream, any night of the week. Make your own dough, or buying ready made dough at the market makes this Spring Sheet Pan Pizza with Asparagus, Leeks, and Bacon a satisfying and quick-fix meal. And besides… adding bacon to anything is just plain tasty!”
“This hearty and delicious Mushroom Barley Soup is a quick-to-the-table, old-fashioned classic soup recipe. A perfect blend of meaty mushrooms, vegetables, and tender pieces of pearled barley. A quick fix favorite you can make in 30 minutes.”
“This Braised Spring Peas with Lettuce and Mint is the essence of the season. Its fresh flavors compliment just about any other dish you serve with it. Beautiful and vibrant.”
“Quick and Healthy Sweet Potato Hash is a quick and healthy light meal, perfect for brunch, late dinners or mid-day Saturdays. From start to finish, 20 minutes or less.”