Spring Produce Guide

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What foods are in-season this spring and what can you make with them?

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Artichokes

Artichokes are available year-round, but the peak season runs from March through May.

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Asiago, Artichoke & Spinach Soufflé

If you want to experiment with artichoke, try this rich-tasting cheese, artichoke and spinach soufflé recipe for your next brunch.

Get the Recipe: Asiago, Artichoke & Spinach Soufflé

Fava Beans

Find fava beans at your local supermarket from March through September.

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Coq au Vin with Fava Beans and Potatoes

Slow cook them in the crock pot with this French dish coq au vin recipe for easy results.

Get the Recipe: Coq au Vin with Fava Beans and Potatoes

Asparagus

Asparagus can only be harvested within two months after the first cutting. If you're planning to buy local varieties, stock up!

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Asparagus & Salmon Spring Rolls

Nothing says spring like these tasty spring rolls filled with smoked salmon, tender-crisp asparagus and plenty of fresh herbs. Spring rolls look impressive when you put them out for a party, but they are actually easy to make.

Get the Recipe: Asparagus & Salmon Spring Rolls

Kale

There are many varieties of kale, but the one you may be most familiar with is collard greens. Kale’s season ends in the spring (when it tastes sweeter).

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Southern Kale

We recommend this recipe for the perfect side dish.

Get the Recipe: Southern Kale

Radishes

Radishes are in season from spring to early summer. Choose from a variety of colors, shapes and flavors.

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Bibb-and-Radish Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

This salad is simple enough to accompany just about any main course. The dressing can be made in large batches and kept in the refrigerator.

Get the Recipe: Bibb-and-Radish Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Spring Onion

Replace scallions with spring onions for a brighter flavor in your salads and soups.

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Creamy Spring Onion Soup

This fresh-tasting soup is a great way to cook with spring onions.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Spring Onion Soup

Rhubarb

Rhubarb is plentiful in the spring. It’s a vegetable, but use it like a fruit for equally delicious results!

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Rhubarb Fruit Salad

Rhubarb cooked with a little honey and orange liqueur makes a bright, tangy “sauce” to toss with grapes, melon, mango and strawberries.

Get the Recipe: Rhubarb Fruit Salad

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While winter makes its last hurrah (bundle up Midwest and East-coasters), plan ahead with our guide to spring produce. Some fruits and vegetables aren't in-season for long. We tell you when to buy them and offer some great ideas for how to cook them.

Check out the slideshow above to learn which fruits and veggies are best in the spring and some of our favorite spring recipes.

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