31 Delicious Things To Cook In May

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WHAT’S IN SEASON:

(This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live).

Artichokes
Asparagus
Fava beans
Green beans
Blackberries
Blueberries
Broccoli
Cherries
Chives
Dandelion greens
Fennel
Fiddlehead ferns
Horseradish
Lettuce (leaf and head)
Mangoes
Okra
Papayas
Peas
Ramps
Rhubarb
Sorrel
Strawberries
Watercress

1. Barbecue Pork Burgers

Romulo Yanes / leitesculinaria.com

Fire up that grill. Recipe here.

2. Pistachio-Crusted Asparagus with Feta

Joy Walson / flickr.com

Recipe here.

3. Seared Ahi Tuna with Chimichurri, Arugula, and Avocado

Liren Baker / kitchenconfidante.com

Hats off to you if you can cook your tuna so perfectly rare. Recipe here.

4. Pavlovas with Strawberries, Vanilla Cream and Basil Coulis

Jennifer Laceda / tartineandapronstrings.com

The pavlova is one of the most underrated dishes of all time. And if you think putting basil in dessert is wrong, well… think again. Recipe here.

5. Dukkah Spiced Yogurt Dip

A perfect complement to all of the grilled things you’ll be serving at the barbecue you’ve been waiting all year to host. Recipe here.

6. Lobster Polenta Pizza with Sun Dried Cherry Tomatoes

Jessica Merchant / howsweeteats.com

TBH I saw this a week ago, and I still can’t believe that it’s actually real. Recipe here.

7. Asparagus-Stuffed Eggs

Deb Perelman / smittenkitchen.com

A deep dive into the Julia Child archives. Recipe here.

8. Spring Chopped Salad

Ashley Rodriguez / notwithoutsalt.com

The locavore answer to your childhood pizzeria’s antipasto. Recipe here.

9. Blackberry Custard Cake

Naomi Robinson / bakersroyale.com

Recipe here.

10. Fava Beans with Chard and Eggs

Marta Potoczek / lazysundaycooking.com

Recipe here.

11. Fennel and Radicchio Salad with Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette

Recipe here.

12. Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Chung-Ah Ree / damndelicious.net

Recipe here.

13. Glowing Green “Pasta” Primavera

Angela Liddon / ohsheglows.com

I have very complex feelings about cutting a vegetable into ribbons and calling it “pasta.” But, if there’s ever a time when “noodles” are OK, it’s when they’re topped with in-season spring produce and delicious vegan pesto. Recipe here.

14. Scrambled Egg and Roasted Asparagus Toasts

You’re a champ if you wake up early enough to make this for breakfast. If not, it tastes just as good after noon. Recipe here.

15. Grilled Green Onions with Walnut Romesco

Molly Yeh / mynameisyeh.com

Recipe here.

16. Pork Tostadas with Slaw, Radishes, Cilantro and Salsa Verde

If you’re looking for a gorgeous, seasonal recipe for Cinco de Mayo, this is it. Recipe here.

17. Bourbon Chocolate Milkshakes

Gaby Dalkin / whatsgabycooking.com

Bourbon everywhere. Bourbon everything. Bourbon forever. Recipe here.

18. Avocado Cilantro Sherbert

Naho Kubota / marthastewart.com

You know you’re curious. Recipe here.

19. Stir-Fried Pea Shoots

Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

20. Clementine and Red Wine Spritzers

Joy Wilson / joythebaker.com

If day-drinking straight red wine is a little too much for you, you’re a better person than me try mixing it with some clementine soda. Recipe here.

21. Spring Veggie and Lemon Moroccan Chicken Skewers

You know summer is almost here when your food is once again being served to you on a stick. Recipe here.

22. Wild Greens Galette with Artichokes and Feta

Aside from the buttery crust and the two types of cheese, this is exactly the same thing as eating a salad. Recipe here.

23. Campanelle with Hard-Boiled Eggs, Capers, and Watercress

Alexandra Stafford / alexandracooks.com

Recipe here.

24. Baked Almond Pancake with Strawberries and Citrus

Kimberly Hasselbrink / theyearinfood.com

Because Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Recipe here.

25. Spiced Braised Rhubarb

Todd Coleman / saveur.com

Recipe here.

26. Olive Oil Braised Spring Vegetables

Heidi Swanson / 101cookbooks.com

Recipe here.

27. Pineapple Mint Juleps

Jessica Merchant / howsweeteats.com

Perfect for your Kentucky Derby party. Also good for any old Tuesday evening/Saturday afternoon/Sunday late-morning. Recipe here.

28. Tartine’s Fruit Scones

Yossy Arefi-Afshar / apt2bbakingco.blogspot.com

Recipe here.

29. Sautéed Radishes with Bacon

Danny Kim / bonappetit.com

It’s easy to eat vegetables when they’re infused with a hefty dose of rendered bacon fat. Recipe here.

30. Wild Rice Salad with Dandelion Greens

Elizabeth Stark & Brian Campbell / brooklynsupper.net

Recipe here.

31. Ricotta Lattes

Jennifer Maloney / seasonsandsuppers.ca

A dessert, not a morning pick-me-up (although, I guess that’s subjective). Recipe here.

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