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Indulge in Spring’s Harvest!

Spring is officially here! And while our modern day grocery stores may carry all types of fruits and veggies throughout the year – it’s still refreshing to indulge in the best locally-grown produce that is best eaten in the Spring! Dig into some of our favorites of the season…

Asparagus

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This versatile vegetable is great any way you make it! Roasted, grilled, boiled or baked – it’s hard not to make them delicious. For an easy side-dish: place asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese to taste. Bake until tender and voila!

Tip: Hold both ends of each asparagus spear and bend; the tough, fibrous base will snap right off, leaving you with the perfect piece to use for cooking!

Strawberries

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Strawberries are particularly ripe and delicious in the spring. They pair perfectly with salads made with spinach or arugula. Top with sunflower seeds and grilled chicken or shrimp for a simple, yet delicious spring salad!

Artichokes

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Fresh or jarred, artichokes make for Spring’s best dips, salads, pizzas and pastas! Boiled or grilled, artichokes can make for a great snack too! Mix some olive oil and Italian herbs, a squeeze of lemon, salt, pepper, parmesan and a dash of red pepper flakes for a flavorful artichoke dipping sauce. Yum!

Radish

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Radishes are peppery in taste and add a pop of color to many Spring dishes! Crisp and colorful, they are delicious sliced in salads, but have you ever thought of sautéing them? Radishes become tender and lose a bit of their pepperiness when cooked. Try sautéing in butter and add them to your next rice or quinoa dish for an added twist!

Carrots

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Freshly-harvested carrots are deliciously sweet! Perfect for dipping and shredded in salads, they can also make a great side dish. Drizzle some maple syrup and bake in the oven with your choice of herbs for an easy side dish.

Snap Peas

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An easy and healthy snack with a powerful crunch! Snap peas are great raw, and fabulous in a simple stir-fry. Add some colorful peppers,  teriyaki sauce, chicken or shrimp, and you have a fresh and fabulous meal to serve for dinner tonight!