Produce Power: 50 Spring Fruit and Vegetable Recipes!
Strawberries – Juicy, red and delicious, pick up a pack of strawberries from your local market.
Strawberry Layer Cake - 5th Birthday Celebration Contest - For my sister's 24th birthday party, she requested a strawberry cake. This cake looks fancy, but is actually not so hard to make. All you need is a great moist yellow layer cake recipe and strawberries. I went with a classic vanilla frosting to complete the cake (you could use whipped cream instead of a frosting). I had some frosting left, so I piped little flowers, which really added to the look.
Strawberry Crepes - This recipe requires a little extra effort, but these strawberry crepes are absolutely amazing!
Strawberry Surprise Ice Cream - There's nothing better than homemade strawberry ice cream on a warm summer day (although I make this during the winter, too!)
Strawberry Rumba - This is a wonderfully light and fruity dessert.
Strawberry Bread - This is perfect for the summertime when strawberries are in season.
Asparagus – Add this vegetable to your salad, or make it its own side dish! Either way, take full advantage of this veggie!
Asparagus Risotto - You can pretty much add any vegetable to risotto, but asparagus is one of my favorites.
Baked Asparagus with Lemon Bread Crumbs - Baked asparagus is so flavorful on it's own, but when mixed with lemon bread crumbs becomes heavenly!
Chicken & Shrimp with Asparagus - All your favorite foods, combined with Monterey Jack cheese!
Spring Fettuccine - Filled with the season's best vegetables, this pasta is healthy and filling.
Basic Asparagus - You only need a handful of ingredients for this easy asparagus dish.
Pineapple – Of course, you can just snack on this fun fruit, but there are so many ways to cook with it also!
Grilled Pineapple Turkey Burgers - You'd be surprised at how amazing pineapple tastes atop this turkey burger!
Sweet Potato With Pineapple - A delightful way to prepare sweet potatoes.
Tuna and Pineapple Sandwich - While a bit untraditional, the tuna and pineapple flavors complement each other perfectly!
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake - Delicious pineapples upside-down in a sponge cake.
Pineapple-Carrot Cake - If you love traditional carrot cake, then you should bake this wonderful pineapple-carrot cake. The pineapple gives the cake plenty of sweetness!
Green Beans – Looking for an easy green bean casserole? We have the best one for you, plus a couple other goodies!
Green Bean Casserole - This vegetable casserole with creamy mushroom soup and crunchy fried onions has always been one of my favorite.
Green Beans with Almonds and Balsamic Vinegar - Serve this healthy side dish at any get-together. Although it looks fancy, it's simple to prepare!
Green Beans with Herbs - All the spices in this recipe make these green beans stand out!
Green Bean and Tomato Linguine - This healthy pasta is filled with delicious vegetables and yummy feta.
Green Beans with Gremolata - Gremolata is a traditional Italian blend of olive oil, lemon peel and garlic. Mixed in with green beans in this recipe makes for a flavorful dish that's easy to make. Try with pasta or lasagna.
Apricot – They’re plump, firm and perfect to use in a dessert recipe!
Layered Chocolate & Apricot Pastry - This apricot and chocolate dessert is delicious!
Chicken with Apricot Glaze - Cover chicken breasts in a sweet glaze and you'll get a dinner to remember!
Apricot Pretzel Pops - These cuties are decorated with Christmas sprinkles! Put them in a festive box to make a perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list!
Baked Apricots - Sweet baked apricots with brown sugar make a great Thanksgiving side dish or dessert!
Bran and Apricot Compote - This is a quick, easy and tasty breakfast recipe.
Spinach – Get your greens in with this healthy alternative to lettuce. It’ll be a nice change of pace!
Spinach with Garbanzo Beans - This wonderful vegetable side dish is popular in the south of Spain.
Cheesy Spinach & Pine Nut Chicken - This is a wonderfully easy recipe to make! Dinner will be on the table in 30 minutes!
Spinach Feta Stuffed Soft Pretzels - Inspired by the stuffed pretzels at Starbucks, this irresistible snack is fresher, cheaper, and even yummier!
Nutty Spinach - I love the fact that this recipe combines so many different tastes!
Spinach, Artichoke and Feta Dip - This classic party dip is one of the best recipes I've found yet! Serve with pita, crackers or veggies!
Honeydew – The green color of this fruit suits spring so well! Make sure to grab one or two today!
Honeydew Martini - This is an exceptionally strong martini with a hint of fruity flavor.
Honeydew Smoothie - This green smoothie made with vanilla yogurt is simply refreshing.
Watermelon-Honeydew Kabobs With Dressing - These easy to eat and nice-looking kabobs are a great idea for a pool or outdoor party
Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Balls - This is a great snack to make for any gathering. Balls of honeydew melon are wrapped in prosciutto and fresh mint to make a fancy appetizer with few ingredients.
Fruit Salad with Rum - Add a little something special to your fruit salad!
Artichoke – It’s easier to cook with artichoke than you might think. Try one of these recipes today!
Chicken with Artichokes - This is the perfect springtime dish!
Beef and Artichoke Penne Pasta Bake - This recipe is great to use when you have leftover ground sirloin! It's healthy and easy!
Linguine with Shrimp and Artichokes - A great romantic meal to make when it's just the two of you!
Roman Artichokes - Serve these veggies as a side to a pork or beef dish.
Parmesan Artichoke Casserole - Artichoke, bacon and parmesan make up this scrumptious casserole.
Rhubarb – Fun to say, and even more fun to cook with, rhubarb is one of the most intimidating spring ingredients. But it doesn’t need to be!
Rhubarb Marlow - Using stewed rhubarb to make this frozen dessert gives it a fabulous texture.
Rhubarb Cobbler - Adding rhubarb as the main ingredient to this recipe for cobbler makes this dessert simply fantastic.
Rhubarb Cake - Light and fluffy with sweet, sugary taste. Just the way a cake should be.
Rhubarb-Filled Cookies - These cookies take a little more time because you have to layer the filling and the dough, but the sweet and tart taste of rhubarb goes perfectly with the buttery dough for an excellent cookie.
Rhubarb Crisp - Strawberries and rhubarbs combine in a healthier crisp made with skim milk and egg substitute.
Mango – Go tropical, and use mango in lunch, dinner or dessert!
Avocado Mango Salsa - This salsa can be served as a dip or used as a fresh topping for fish, meats and salads.
Mango Chipotle Spinach Salad - This flavorful salad is so tasty!
Mango Chipotle Granola - If you're looking for a delicious granola recipe, try this one!
Chickpea Salad with Mangos and Mint - This salad uses Kopali Organic Mango and it's delicious!
Mango Mahi Mahi - Treat yourself to this fruity island treat tonight!