Whether you’re shopping at local farm stands, or in supermarket produce aisles, it’s time to enjoy the harvest of spring! Brimming with flavor, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, these fresh seasonal ingredients are ready to be woven into your menu—for a holiday gathering, a backyard get-together, or an everyday family meal.
Arugula stands out from other spring greens for its distinctive-looking leaves and bold, peppery flavor. And, if you’re into healthy eating (or just happen to like random food trivia), you’ll enjoy knowing that arugula is among the Top 10 most nutrient dense foods in the world, according to the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index. Try our Pesto & Arugula Grilled Cheese, a deceptively simple gourmet take on an everyday favorite.
Spring is also peak time for Peas, the little legume that’s loaded with vitamins A, B, C and K, minerals like calcium, iron and zinc, and an impressive amount of vegetable protein. Cabot’s Sweet Pea Soup, made with freshly shelled green peas, rich Greek Yogurt, and fresh mint, is delicious hot or cold. A great starter for your holiday luncheon—or, serve chilled soup shooters at your next backyard BBQ!
Usually seen in green, asparagus also comes in white and purple varieties—but regardless of its color, asparagus is another nutrient-rich and delicious gift of spring. Try our Asparagus with Lemony Greek Yogurt Hollandaise for a lighter take on a popular side dish.
Popeye’s vegetable of choice; Spinach is yet another example of the season’s healthy bounty. It can be found year-round, but it’s at its best from March – June, so don’t overlook this versatile and vibrant green. Put a plate of Cheddar, Tomato & Spinach Scones on your holiday table and watch them disappear!
We can’t forget the sweetness of the season—or dessert, for that matter! Beautiful, antioxidant rich and utterly delicious, strawberries are springtime superstars. Simply slice and slather with Cabot Whipped Cream, or go for show with our gorgeous Strawberry Icebox Cake. Yum!
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