Scroll down for recipes featuring ONLY ingredients that are in-season in March, or have a year-round season.
What’s available year-round?
Fruits: Avocados, lemons & Limes
Vegetables: Beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, fennel, garlic, herbs, mushrooms, onion-family, potatoes, radishes, sweet potatoes, turnips, salad greens and herbs.
Detailed pages for each of these will be ready soon! Get a list of all available fruit & vegetable pages, and see what’s in season for other months, here.
What’s starting and ending this month?
Ending: Brussels sprouts and parsnips have held on throughout the winter, and spring ones tend to be sweeter than their fall-harvested counterparts because they convert starch to sugar during the cold months. US-grown kiwi also ends this month.
A note about fruit quality
Citrus fruits don’t get sweeter after they are picked from the tree, so it’s important to find a source that sells tree-ripened fruit when possible. That’s also why you don’t want to buy them outside of their season!
Kiwi, however, are like bananas: they can be picked well before they are ripe and still sweeten afterwards. While the flavor of a vine-ripened kiwi is better, they can still be pretty good (like a banana) after ripening on your counter.
Now what should I make?
That’s a good question! I scour the internet to find recipes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients, often with a fun twist. Follow Ask The Food Geek on Pinterest or Facebook to get access to the recipes I find every day.
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Each recipe has been reviewed to make sure the ingredients are all in season for March.
Baked, stuffed artichokes – recipe on Simply Recipes
Get more information & recipes for artichokes.
Asparagus tart – recipe by The Petite Cook
Get more info & recipes for asparagus.
Spicy kumquat and whipped ricotta crostini – recipe by Floating Kitchen
Since jalapenos aren’t in season, sub in red pepper flakes or a smokey pepper powder. More about kumquats.
Asparagus Caesar salad with quail eggs – recipe by Cooking LSL
Don’t have quail eggs? Regular ones will work just fine. Get more info & recipes for asparagus.
Blood orange, avocado and quinoa salad – recipe on Ask the Food Geek
Get more information and recipes for blood oranges.
Brown butter brussels sprouts pasta with hazelnuts – recipe by Two Peas & Their Pod
Get more information & recipes for brussels sprouts.
Grilled celeriac with white bean puree – recipe by Naturally Ella
Get more information and recipes for celeriac (celery root).
Cream of celery soup – recipe by Forest and Fauna
Get more information and recipes for celery.
Cashew chicken with couscous and grapefruit – recipe on Foxes Love Lemons
Get more information and recipes on grapefruit.
Seared scallops with grapefruit and avocados – recipe on The Wooden Skillet
Bonus recipes that we all need – desserts and cocktails
Vanilla cupcakes with kiwi buttercream frosting – recipe by The First Year
Get more information & recipes for kiwi.
Parsnip spice cake with maple pecan buttercream – recipe by Dishing up the Dirt
Spring parsnips tend to be sweeter than ones from fall, so this might be a fun new replacement for a spring carrot cake. Get more info & recipes for parsnips.
Clementine creamsicle margaritas with chili salt – recipe by Yes to Yolks
Get more information & recipes for clementines (mandarins).