What’s in Season – April Produce and Recipes

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Spring is now in full swing! As we slowly start to unthaw and enjoy the sun, we can also enjoy an abundance of fresh produce. This is my handy produce guide to what’s in season in April.

April Produce of legumes, vegetables and fruit

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.


Rhubarb: Rhubarb is a tart, tangy vegetable often used in desserts. Its stalks pair well with strawberries; you can make jams, crisps, pies, pastries, or crumbles.

A serving of rhubarb crisp topped with ice cream

Easy Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

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Strawberries: These juicy, red berries start to come into season. They are perfect for snacking, baking, or adding to smoothies.

Strawberry spinach salad topped with feta

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Oranges: Although oranges are available year-round, they’re at their peak in the winter and spring months. 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.

Sauteed snow peas in a skillet

Quick and Easy Snow Peas Recipe

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Snap Peas: Sugar snap peas are sweet and crunchy like snow peas. They’re great for snacking, salads, or sautéing.

Fresly sauteed sugar snap peas in a pan

5 Minute Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

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Fava Beans: These buttery beans are a springtime favorite. You can sauté, steam, or boil them. Or use them in soups, stews, or salads.

A serving of sauteed fava beans with lemon slices

Sautéed Green Fava Beans

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Root vegetables

Radish: Radishes are crunchy, peppery root vegetables that can be enjoyed raw or cooked. They can also be used in salads, sandwiches, or as garnish. Check out my guide, which describes 12 popular radish kinds and what you can do with them.

Homemade pickled daikon in a glass jar

Quick Pickled Daikon Radish

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Did you know that the radish greens/leaves are edible? Add them to salads or make delicious pesto with them.

A small bowl with radish greens pesto

Radish Greens Pesto

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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!

A spoonful of crockpot spinach artichoke dip

Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Asparagus: Asparagus is a tender, flavorful vegetable you can easily find at the farmer’s market or the store. It’s great grilled, roasted, or sautéed. It’s perfect as a salty side dish or a springtime pasta dish.

Sautéed asparagus in a large pan

The Perfect Sauteed Asparagus

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If you try any recipes 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!

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