Spring Produce Recipes

Spring is finally here! And with the warmer weather comes delicious seasonal spring produce that can be used to create healthy meals. Eating produce that is in season is not only cheaper, but more delicious! Spring also means that it is the beginning of farmer’s markets! So, what is in season in the spring? A lot!

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Carrots
  • Fava Beans
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Salad Greens
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Spinach

So what are some of our favorite dishes to cook with in season produce? Check out the recipes below!

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

Photo credit Klara Knezevic

This dish is a take on a favorite appetizer that is really easy to make. Feel free to make the filling ahead, and stuff the chicken. You can also make this the ultimate spring time meal by serving with a side of asparagus and roasted baby potatoes. Find the recipe here.

One Pan Asparagus and Chicken

lemon chicken asparagus

Photo credit Kaitlin Eckstein

If you are looking for a quick spring time meal, you need to try this one pan lemon chicken. Put all the ingredients on a sheet pan, season and stick in the oven. Dinner will be done in 30 minutes! Recipe here.

Leek, Arugula & Mushroom Frittata

egg frittata

Photo credit Kaitlin Eckstein

If you need breakfast inspiration, try this delicious leek, arugula and mushroom frittata. It is very simple to put together (honestly, the hardest part is getting the chopping done). Check out the recipe here.

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

frittata as a meatless meal

Photo credit Kaitlin Eckstein

Here is another easy frittata to throw into your breakfast rotation. Frittatas great vehicles to toss a ton of veggies in to get a good dose of fiber in for the day. Find the recipe here.

Creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese

dairy free mac and cheese

Photo credit Kaitlin Eckstein


Using fresh peas add a pop of spring-green color! Find the recipe here.

Arugula, Beet, and Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower Mash

Photo credit Klara Knezevic

This spring side dish is dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free! Find the recipe here.


If you want more help meal planning with seasonal produce, make an appointment with one of our dietitians by clicking here or calling 301-474-2499. 

Blog reviewed and updated June 2020.

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Whether you are a novice in the kitchen, or a seasoned chef, Dietitian Klara will work with you to help you reach your nutrition goals. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating, Cooking with Diabetes and Cooking with Food Sensitivities Guide.

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