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31 Delicious Things To Cook In May

Warmer weather is so close I can taste it.

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WHAT'S IN SEASON:

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

Artichokes

Asparagus

Fava beans

Green beans

Blackberries

Blueberries

Broccoli

Cherries

Chives

Dandelion greens

Fennel

Fiddlehead ferns

Horseradish

Lettuce (leaf and head)

Mangoes

Okra

Papayas

Peas

Ramps

Rhubarb

Sorrel

Strawberries

Watercress

1. Barbecue Pork Burgers

Fire up that grill. Recipe here.
Romulo Yanes / leitesculinaria.com

Fire up that grill. Recipe here.

2. Pistachio-Crusted Asparagus with Feta

Recipe here.
Joy Walson / flickr.com

Recipe here.

3. Seared Ahi Tuna with Chimichurri, Arugula, and Avocado

Hats off to you if you can cook your tuna so perfectly rare. Recipe here.
Liren Baker / kitchenconfidante.com

Hats off to you if you can cook your tuna so perfectly rare. Recipe here.

4. Pavlovas with Strawberries, Vanilla Cream, and Basil Coulis

The pavlova is one of the most underrated dishes of all time. And if you think putting basil in dessert is wrong, well... think again. Recipe here.
Jennifer Laceda / tartineandapronstrings.com

The pavlova is one of the most underrated dishes of all time. And if you think putting basil in dessert is wrong, well... think again. Recipe here.

5. Dukkah Spiced Yogurt Dip

A perfect complement to all of the grilled things you'll be serving at the barbecue you've been waiting all year to host. Recipe here.
loveandlemons.com

A perfect complement to all of the grilled things you'll be serving at the barbecue you've been waiting all year to host. Recipe here.

6. Lobster Polenta Pizza with Sun-Dried Cherry Tomatoes

TBH I saw this a week ago, and I still can't believe that it's actually real. Recipe here.
Jessica Merchant / howsweeteats.com

TBH I saw this a week ago, and I still can't believe that it's actually real. Recipe here.

7. Asparagus-Stuffed Eggs

A deep dive into the Julia Child archives. Recipe here.
Deb Perelman / smittenkitchen.com

A deep dive into the Julia Child archives. Recipe here.

8. Spring Chopped Salad

The locavore answer to your childhood pizzeria's antipasto. Recipe here.
Ashley Rodriguez / notwithoutsalt.com

The locavore answer to your childhood pizzeria's antipasto. Recipe here.

9. Blackberry Custard Cake

Recipe here.
Naomi Robinson / bakersroyale.com

Recipe here.

10. Fava Beans with Chard and Eggs

Recipe here.
Marta Potoczek / lazysundaycooking.com

Recipe here.

11. Fennel and Radicchio Salad with Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette

Recipe here.
Danielle Oron / iwillnoteatoysters.blogspot.com

Recipe here.

12. Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Recipe here.
Chung-Ah Ree / damndelicious.net

Recipe here.

13. Glowing Green "Pasta" Primavera

I have very complex feelings about cutting a vegetable into ribbons and calling it "pasta." But, if there's ever a time when "noodles" are OK, it's when they're topped with in-season spring produce and delicious vegan pesto. Recipe here.
Angela Liddon / ohsheglows.com

I have very complex feelings about cutting a vegetable into ribbons and calling it "pasta." But, if there's ever a time when "noodles" are OK, it's when they're topped with in-season spring produce and delicious vegan pesto. Recipe here.

14. Scrambled Egg and Roasted Asparagus Toasts

You're a champ if you wake up early enough to make this for breakfast. If not, it tastes just as good after noon. Recipe here.
foodiecrush.com

You're a champ if you wake up early enough to make this for breakfast. If not, it tastes just as good after noon. Recipe here.

15. Grilled Green Onions with Walnut Romesco

Recipe here.
Molly Yeh / mynameisyeh.com

Recipe here.

16. Pork Tostadas with Slaw, Radishes, Cilantro, and Salsa Verde

If you're looking for a gorgeous, seasonal recipe for Cinco de Mayo, this is it. Recipe here.
versesfrommykitchen.com

If you're looking for a gorgeous, seasonal recipe for Cinco de Mayo, this is it. Recipe here.

17. Bourbon Chocolate Milkshakes

Bourbon everywhere. Bourbon everything. Bourbon forever. Recipe here.
Gaby Dalkin / whatsgabycooking.com

Bourbon everywhere. Bourbon everything. Bourbon forever. Recipe here.

18. Avocado Cilantro Sherbert

You know you're curious. Recipe here.
Naho Kubota / marthastewart.com

You know you're curious. Recipe here.

19. Stir-Fried Pea Shoots

Recipe here.
Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

20. Clementine and Red Wine Spritzers

If day-drinking straight red wine is a little too much for you, you're a better person than me try mixing it with some clementine soda. Recipe here.
Joy Wilson / joythebaker.com

If day-drinking straight red wine is a little too much for you, you're a better person than me try mixing it with some clementine soda. Recipe here.

21. Spring Veggie and Lemon Moroccan Chicken Skewers

You know summer is almost here when your food is once again being served to you on a stick. Recipe here.
Tieghan / halfbakedharvest.com

You know summer is almost here when your food is once again being served to you on a stick. Recipe here.

22. Wild Greens Galette with Artichokes and Feta

Aside from the buttery crust and the two types of cheese, this is exactly the same thing as eating a salad. Recipe here.
wildgreensandsardines.blogspot.com

Aside from the buttery crust and the two types of cheese, this is exactly the same thing as eating a salad. Recipe here.

23. Campanelle with Hard-Boiled Eggs, Capers, and Watercress

Recipe here.
Alexandra Stafford / alexandracooks.com

Recipe here.

24. Baked Almond Pancake with Strawberries and Citrus

Because Mother's Day is just around the corner. Recipe here.
Kimberly Hasselbrink / theyearinfood.com

Because Mother's Day is just around the corner. Recipe here.

25. Spiced Braised Rhubarb

Recipe here.
Todd Coleman / saveur.com

Recipe here.

26. Olive Oil Braised Spring Vegetables

Recipe here.
Heidi Swanson / 101cookbooks.com

Recipe here.

27. Pineapple Mint Juleps

Perfect for your Kentucky Derby party. Also good for any old Tuesday evening/Saturday afternoon/Sunday late morning. Recipe here.
Jessica Merchant / howsweeteats.com

Perfect for your Kentucky Derby party. Also good for any old Tuesday evening/Saturday afternoon/Sunday late morning. Recipe here.

28. Tartine's Fruit Scones

Recipe here.
Yossy Arefi-Afshar / apt2bbakingco.blogspot.com

Recipe here.

29. Sautéed Radishes with Bacon

It's easy to eat vegetables when they're infused with a hefty dose of rendered bacon fat. Recipe here.
Danny Kim / bonappetit.com

It's easy to eat vegetables when they're infused with a hefty dose of rendered bacon fat. Recipe here.

30. Wild Rice Salad with Dandelion Greens

Recipe here.
Elizabeth Stark & Brian Campbell / brooklynsupper.net

Recipe here.

31. Ricotta Lattes

A dessert, not a morning pick-me-up (although, I guess that's subjective). Recipe here.
Jennifer Maloney / seasonsandsuppers.ca

A dessert, not a morning pick-me-up (although, I guess that's subjective). Recipe here.

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