Spring provides a wonderful assortment of seasonal foods. What are your favorite things to eat in the spring?
I've been eating a lot of asparagus since the season started. It's a low-calorie food that's packed with nutrients. It's a great source of vitamin K, which helps with blood-clotting and bone health. Check out this yummy asparagus with red peppers recipe.
Another favorite spring vegetable of mine is artichoke, which can help reduce cholesterol and aid in digestion. I've always liked them, and I have fond memories of eating them with my mom when I was a child. I like to roast them with some olive oil, salt, pepper and a clove of garlic tucked into the center. These caesar-stuffed artichokes also sound delicious!
Now, it's your turn! Share what your favorite spring foods are and any recipes you have ⬇️
I think they're seasonal. Are they spring-ish? Who knows? Who can tell? Well, I get a 2- or 3-pound net bag of 'em or a — what is it — four, five-pound box and, brother, I eat one after another until these very fingers I'm typing this with are painfully raw from clementine-peel, or citric, acid.
Hi @WanjirusBits! I cut the stem at the bottom, and then trim each leaf with scissors so the pokey tips are removed. Then I gently open the artichoke with my fingers so it looks like a blooming rose. I put a clove of garlic in the middle, close to the heart. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cover my baking dish with tin foil to avoid burning. I roast them at 400 for ~45 mins - 1 hour. When they are done, I like to dip them in a greek yogurt ranch-like sauce I make (full-fat greek yogurt, dill, salt, pepper, a splash of red wine vinegar, other tasty things if you want additional flavors). Growing up, my mom would make curry mayo, which is exactly what it sounds like (curry powder mixed with mayo). It's also quite tasty with artichokes. When you get to the heart, you have to cut away the hairy, pokey part. I find it's easier to do that when the artichokes have been cooked, which is why I roast them whole. Plus, the heart is my favorite part!