April Seasonal Produce Guide

April Seasonal Produce Guide is a round up of recipes to help you use up the fresh seasonal produce that’s abundant in the month of April!

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I’m in shock and disbelief that the first day of April is Saturday.  I sat down and looked at the calendar and realized spring break starts in two weeks too.  Then it’s Easter….and yours truly has a big birthday right after that.  I’m telling you, things are just going far too fast and I want to put the brakes on a little bit.

I don’t want to put the brakes on spring produce, however, so I should detract that statement.  This April Seasonal Produce Guide is full of produce that I can’t get enough of, and many more which I covered in the March Seasonal Produce Guide last month.

I included artichokes and asparagus again because can we really have enough recipes for those?  I definitely can’t!  Fava beans are near and dear to my heart — I so look forward to them every spring.  Last year was the first time I’d grown them in my garden, and I planted them again this year.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m harvesting some now and I’m like a kid in a candy store.

I love kumquats and papaya, but sadly I don’t have any recipes here on the blog.  I’ve rounded some up from some great bloggers, and am inspired to make them in my kitchen!

As for rhubarb, I’ve been looking for it everywhere and can’t find it yet.  I’m guessing that’s because it’s not April yet?  I’m not the most patient person when it comes to waiting for produce that I’m dying to get my hands on.  I want to make a small batch jam, so be on the lookout for that.

I hope this round up inspires you to try some new recipes and possibly some new varieties of produce.  Enjoy!

 

Artichokes

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup is a healthy, satisfying dump 'n go soup that's full of fresh lemon flavor! This is clean eating at it's best and easiest. @FlavortheMoment

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup by Flavor the Moments

8-Ingredient Spinach Artichoke Dip by Wholesome Yum

Easy Lemon Thyme Roasted Artichokes by Flavor the Moments

Ham, Artichoke, and Goat Cheese Strata by Greens and Chocolate

Hasselback Chicken with Spinach and Artichoke by Rachel Cooks

Italian Chopped Salad with Tuna, Artichokes, and Cannelini Beans by The Lemon Bowl

Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip by Home Cooking Memories

White Bean Artichoke Dip by A Cedar Spoon

 

Asparagus

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Asparagus Gruyere Tart with Balsamic Glaze by Rachel Cooks

Asiago Bruschetta Roasted Asparagus by Flavor Mosaic

Chicken Asparagus Fettuccine Alfredo by My Kitchen Craze

Grilled Veggie Flatbread Pizza with Pesto by Flavor the Moments

Lemon Roasted Shrimp with Asparagus and Herb Couscous by Spoonful of Flavor

Pesto Gnocchi with Sausage, Asparagus, and Mushrooms by Flavor the Moments

Shaved Purple Asparagus and Asian Soba Noodles by Strength and Sunshine

Shrimp Asparagus Stir Fry with Lemon Sauce by Home Cooking Memories

Spring Mason Jar Salads by Spoonful of Flavor

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas, Asparagus, and Arugula by Floating Kitchen

Turkey Sausage Asparagus Quiche by Call Me PMC

 

Fava Beans

Spring Vegetable Lemon Risotto is creamy risotto packed with spring veggies, fresh lemon flavor, and grated parmesan. It's an easy meatless meal! @FlavortheMoment

Spring Vegetable Lemon Risotto by Flavor the Moments

Broad Bean Salad with Mint, Feta, and Lemon Oil by A Fork & Pencil

Cacio de Pepe with Fava Beans by Feasting At Home

Chorizo Carbonara by Hello My Dumpling

Fava Bean, Burrata, and Mint Crostini by Flavor the Moments

Fava Bean, Mint, and Ricotta Crostini by Scrummy Lane

Golden Beet and Fava Bean Salad by From The Land We Live On

How To Cook Fava Beans by Flavor the Moments

Ricotta Gnocchi with Peas, Broad Beans, and Mint by Italy on my Mind

 

Kumquats

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Spicy Kumquat and Whipped Ricotta Crostini by Floating Kitchen

Candied Kumquats by Eat Thrive Glow

Easy Spiced Kumquat Marmalade by Easy Cooking With Molly

Endive with Goat Cheese, Kumquats, Pistachios, and Honey Drizzle by Fearless Dining

Gluten Free Kumquat Madeleines by Fearless Dining

Kumquat Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake by Bright Eyed Baker

Pomegranate Sangria with Kumquats by Food and Style

Tofu and Pineapple Stir Fry by Oh My Veggies

Vanilla Kumquat Jam by Wonky Wonderful

 

Lettuce/Greens

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Chinese Chicken Salad by My Kitchen Craze

Fresh Spinach Salad by Bunny’s Warm Kitchen

Honey Lemon Chicken Lettuce Wraps by Peas and Peonies

Mexican Caesar Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing by Flavor the Moments

Roasted Beet Citrus Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette by Flavor the Moments

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps by No Spoon Necessary

Southwestern Cobb Wedge Salad with Poblano Dressing by Joyful Healthy Eats

Spring Salad Mix with Goat Cheese, Blueberries and Walnuts by Wholesome Yum

Strawberry Fields Panzanella Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette by Flavor the Moments

 

Limes

Easy Classic Key Lime Pie is creamy and bursting with fresh key lime flavor. This pie is so easy to make and it will have people raving every time! @FlavortheMoment

Easy Classic Key Lime Pie by Flavor the Moments

Baked Sticky Thai Chicken Meatballs by No Spoon Necessary

Blackberry Lime Mojito by Blahnik Baker

Cherry Limeade Sweet Rolls by It Bakes Me Happy

Fish Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice and Grilled Pineapple by Flavor the Moments

Grilled Green Goddess Wraps by Strength and Sunshine

Honey Lime Shrimp Avocado Taco Salad by Sweet Peas and Saffron

Key Lime Pie Protein Smoothie by The Seasoned Mom

One Pot Thai Peanut Veggie Pasta by Flavor the Moments

Strawberry Limeade by Live Well Bake Often

Street Corn Black Bean Guacamole by Flavor the Moments

 

Papayas

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Papaya Mango Salsa by Cooking with Curls

Mexican Fruit Salad by Dinner At The Zoo

Papaya Quinoa Breakfast Bowl by Floating Kitchen

Papaya Lime Smoothie Bowl by Floating Kitchen

Papaya Seed Vinaigrette Dressing by Kitchen Confidante

Papaya Slushy by Kitchen Confidante

Thai Papaya Salad by Herbivore Cucina

 

Rhubarb

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Skillet Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Almond Oat Crumble by Flavor the Moments

Brown Butter Rhubarb Cake with Crumb Topping by Greens and Chocolate

Coconut Raspberry Rhubarb Ice Cream by Blahnik Baker

Maple Rhubarb Conserve by Vanilla and Bean

Raspberry Rhubarb Crisp Bars by Flavor the Moments

Rhubarb Crisp by Cooking with Curls

Rhubarb Tart by Baking A Moment

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake by The Merchant Baker

Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Pops by Flavor the Moments

Strawberry Orange Rhubarb Pie by Flavor the Moments

Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam by Bakerita

Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie by The Adventure Bite

 

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