Spring is now in full swing! As we slowly start to unthaw and enjoy sunnier spells, we can also enjoy an abundance of fresh produce. This is my handy produce guide to what’s in season in April.
April is a month of rebirth, and what better way to celebrate the coming of spring than by enjoying the seasonal fruits and vegetables available this month? From sweet radish to crunchy asparagus, there’s no shortage of fresh produce to incorporate into your meals.
In this blog post, I’ll highlight some of the best fruits, vegetables, and legumes in peak season in April, as well as share some recipe ideas to inspire your cooking.
What Produce Is in Season in April
April is a great month for fruit lovers, with a variety of sweet and tangy options starting to become available. Here are some of the most popular fruits in season in April.
And here are some more April fruits in season:
Oranges: Although oranges are available year-round, they’re at their peak in the winter and spring months. Use them to make fresh-squeezed juice or add them to your favorite salad.
Legumes are a great source of protein and fiber, and several varieties of this produce are in season in April. Some of the best legumes to try this month include:
Snow Peas: These crunchy, sweet peas are great for snacking or adding to stir-fries.
Snap Peas: Similar to snow peas, sugar snap peas are sweet and crunchy. They’re great for snacking, salads, or sautéing.
Fava Beans: These buttery beans are a springtime favorite. You can sauté, steam, or boil them. Or use them in soups, stews, or salads.
Root vegetables are a staple of winter cuisine, but there are a few spring season vegetables perfect in April. Here are some to try.
Radish: Radishes are crunchy, peppery root vegetables that can be enjoyed raw or cooked. Use them in salads, sandwiches, or garnish. Check my guide describing 12 of the most popular radish kinds and what you can do with them.
Plus, did you know that the radish greens/leaves are edible too?
From the early spring season vegetables, you can also find carrots, parsnips, and beets. Use them in soups, and stews, or make delicious honey-roasted carrots as a side dish.
Artichoke: Artichokes are versatile. You can steam, roast, or grill them. Artichoke dip is always a hit at BBQs and game days and is guaranteed to be a crowd favorite. I hope you give this great spring seasonal food a go!
Asparagus: Asparagus is a tender, flavorful vegetable you can easily find at the farmers market or the store. It’s great grilled, roasted, or sautéed. It’s perfect as a salty side dish or as part of a springtime pasta dish.
Some Recipes Using the Best of April Produce
Now that you know what produce is in season in April, here are a few recipe ideas to inspire your cooking:
More Seasonal Produce Guides
If you try any of these recipes for what to cook in April with the April seasonal produce, let me know how it goes in the comments below. I’d love to see your recipe recreations – tag me on Instagram @Alphafoodie!