31 Delicious Things To Cook In May

Spring has sprung and summer’s coming! Eat all the bright green things you can get your hands on.

(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you live).

- Rhubarb
- Leeks
- Green Garlic
- Dandelion Greens
- Bok Choy
- Spinach
- Watercress
- Radishes
- Ramps
- Asparagus
- Morels
- Spring Onions
- Peas
- Nettles
- Fiddleheads
- Artichokes

1. Snap Pea Salad with Burrata

Fresh, crunchy snap peas and creamy burrata cheese make a great team. Recipe on Bon Appétit.

2. Cheeseburgers with Sautéed Mushrooms, Arugula and Dijon Aioli

Leave the burger patty plain and go crazy with toppings. Recipe here.

3. Cinnamon Sugar Radish Chips

Dip these in vanilla yogurt for a little spicy-sweet slice of heaven. Recipe here.

4. Breakfast Polenta with Ramps

Eat as many ramps as you can before they’re gone for the season! Recipe here.

5. Roasted Pork Belly with Gingery Rhubarb Compote

Tart rhubarb is perfect to brighten up fatty meats. Recipe on Bon Appétit.

6. Spring Kale Panzanella Salad

The best thing to do with stale bread. Recipe on Love & Lemons.

7. Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts with a Strawberry Rhubarb Brown Butter Glaze

But really, how good do these look?! Recipe here.

8. Stinging Nettle, Kale, and Green Garlic Soup

Take the sting out of nettles by pureeing them for a soup. Recipe here.

9. Chocolate Chip Caramel Stuffed Cookies

A cookie that defies all seasons. Recipe here.

10. Avocado, Mozzarella, and Jalapeño Chimichurri Grilled Cheese

This would also make an awesome quesadilla. Recipe here.

11. Fiddlehead Fern and Pomelo Salad

You could use oranges or grapefruits instead of pomelo. Recipe here.

12. Ramp Biscuits

Another way to enjoy ramps! Recipe here.

13. Ricotta Pizza with Prosciutto and Fresh Pea Salad

Ricotta is the perfect cheese to balance out lots of fresh veggies. Recipe here.

14. Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Summer is coming. Recipe here.

15. Chipotle Shrimp Quinoa Bowls

Sometimes the best thing to do is just throw delicious things in a bowl. Recipe here.

16. Asian Steak Salad with Baby Bok Choy

Recipe on Bevcooks.

17. Grilled Spring Onions with Romesco

When in doubt, grill everything. Recipe here.

18. Herb-Roasted Salmon with Fingerling Potatoes

A great and easy weeknight meal. Recipe here.

19. Radish Butter Tartines with Watercress

What a classy lookin’ snack, huh? Recipe here.

20. Spring Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs

Recipe on Bon Appétit.

21. Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Step aside, pineapple. Recipe here.

22. Chicken Carne Asada Tacos

Complete with onion, avocado, and Cotija cheese. Recipe here.

23. Quiche Lorraine with Gruyere and Bacon

National Quiche Lorraine Day is on the 20th this month. Eat accordingly. Recipe here.

24. The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

This sandwich consists of the following: Cheesy garlic toast, truffled greens, fried egg, pepper jack cheese, Sriracha and brown sugar bacon. Any questions? Recipe here.

25. Shaved Asparagus Salad with Poached Egg

Shaved asparagus looks super elegant but is so easy to make. Recipe here.

26. Honey, Lime, And Curry Chicken Stir Fry

Recipe here.

27. Maple Brown Derby Popsicles

You’ll need this recipe if it starts to get hot. BONUS: These have booze in them. Recipe here.

28. Pasta Carbonara with Leeks and Bacon

Recipe on Alexandra’s Kitchen.

29. Grilled Artichokes with Basil Aioli

Great side dish or appetizer. Recipe here.

30. Roasted Cod with Pistachio Pesto, Carrots, and Arugula

Find the recipe on Five and Spice.

31. Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Okay, fine, strawberry season doesn’t really start until the very end of May (if not later), but you can cheat a little. Recipe here.

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