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Seasonal Produce In May

by Fabian Jackson

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As spring turns into summer, the variety of fruits and vegetables in season this May grow to reflect the change in season. Keep reading to find out what’s being grown around you and some of our favourite plant-based recipes championing those ingredients.

What produce is in season in May?

As the sun (hopefully) continues to shine for longer each day, this is the perfect time to re-tune what’s in season and growing all around us. Here are some of the grows that we’re most excited about. 

a loaded market stall of vegetables

In the UK in May you’ll be able to easily pick up: 

  • Asparagus
  • Basil
  • Broad beans
  • Carrots 
  • Cauliflower
  • Chives
  • Cucumber
  • Elderflower (forage pick)
  • Mint
  • New potatoes
  • Pak choi
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Rocket
  • Samphire
  • Spring onions
  • Watercress
  • Wild garlic (forage pick)

Seasonal recipes for May

Now for our favourite bit – what to do with all this seasonal produce in the kitchen

an asparagus galette

Asparagus galette 

This would make an easy but impressive contribution to your next potluck or picnic – It's buttery, flaky and vibrant and fuss-free.

roast cauliflower salad

Roasted cauliflower salad

This salad is hearty, colourful and will soon become a firm favourite. This middle eastern inspired dish is nutritious, quick to make and very easy to eat a whole bowl-full by yourself. 

spring onion noodles

Charred spring onion and sesame noodles

This savoury, caramelised and umami-packed noodle dish ready in around twenty minutes and is guaranteed to impress. 

rhubard pudding in bowl

Rhubarb and chia pudding

It's fresh, juicy, slightly sweet and tangy all at the same time and will keep you full until lunch thanks to the oats. 

Now all that left to do is get to your local market and start cooking!

Let us know which ingredients you’re excited to get your hands on this month in the comments section below!


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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