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Monday, 22 August 2022

What's in season this spring

Spring is an ideal season for both indoor and outdoor activities. The weather is warm but not sweltering, there’s a breeze but you don’t need a scarf. In terms of food, this season boasts the best of both worlds – you can still enjoy a heartwarming soup but during the day, salads begin to make a regular appearance again.

We love Sustainable Table and the Seasonal Food Guide when it comes to seasonal eating, but keep in mind that things will differ according to region.

Plant those bulbs and seeds because spring is here and so is this produce guide!

Fruit

As the weather grows warmer, we see the return of many of our favourite fruits! Melons reign supreme, two-for-one strawberries hit the shelves, and the beloved mango reappears. All of these things combined make ideal conditions for a picnic – we’re packing blueberries, honeydew melon, lychees, and papaya in our basket.

Eat-spiration:

  • Avocado salad
  • Banana muffins
  • Cherry compote
  • Blueberry pancakes
  • Honeydew and prosciutto
  • Mango smoothie bowl
  • Strawberry and feta salad
  • Watermelon and feta salad

Vegetables

We mentioned picnic baskets and our fruit selection, but what about the veg? Let’s add some dips, vegetable crudités, and a fresh pasta and vegetable salad into the mix. Spring has an abundance of produce to offer so there’s no excuse not to be eating the rainbow this season!

Eat-spiration:

  • Cauliflower steaks
  • Chargrilled zucchini and pea salad
  • Mushroom and pea frittata
  • Pickled radish
  • Pomegranate and pumpkin salad
  • Red cabbage coleslaw
  • Sauteed green beans
  • Spinach and artichoke dip

Herbs and spices

We’re seeing the return of more fresh herbs and spices as the temperature rises. This season is also ideal for recipes that call for some extra love in the flavour department – dips, salads, marinades, pasta and more.

Hungry for more? Pay a visit to our seasonal eating guide – we’ve got your bases covered from the warmer to cooler months.

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