Ah March, we can finally feel the warmth of spring even though is not here yet. It is the month of transition between the cold winter days and the warm and colorful spring. Every season has it’s beauty and menu. We know that you can easily find broccoli any time of the year in every market but did you know that spring time is when broccoli are meant to grow? We gathered some of the spring season fruits and vegetables that grow in between March and May and some cool recipes that you should really try this month. Refresh your food taste and enjoy the coming of the warm spring by cooking these mouthwatering, easy meals.
1. Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Fries
Do you feel the cravings yet? Everybody loves bacon, and why not make the meal healthier with some delicious avocado. You will need: 20 strips of precooked bacon and 1 large avocado, sliced into pieces. Wrap your slices of avocado with some bacon and put it in the preheated oven. Bake for 5-10 minutes.
2. Kale, Lentil, and Roasted Beet Salad
It’s vegan, gluten free and totally healthy. Ingredients: leeks, 1 beet , 1-2 Tbsp olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt and pepper, 1/2 cup green lentils, 1 cup vegetable stock, 4 kale. Prepare the lentils first by boiling them for 20 minutes with the vegetable stock. Prepare a baking sheet and add the leeks and beets and bake for 20 minutes. When all the green goodies are prepared mix in a bowl. Prepare the kale by putting it in a separate bowl and adding some lime juice and olive oil. Make the dressing for this salad by mixing 1/4 cup tahini, 1/2 lemon juice, 2 Tbsp maple syrup, 3-4 Tbs olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper.
3. Nutty Dark Chocolate Brownies
For all of you chocolate lovers, here’s and idea. Ingredients: 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips, 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 3 large eggs, 1¼ cups light brown sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup flour and 1 handful pecan halves, walnut halves, and roasted hazelnuts. Start with melting the chocolates and butter on a double boiler and add the cocoa powder. In another bowl whisk eggs, brown sugar and vanilla extract and add the chocolate mixture. Before baking add the salt, baking soda, flour and nuts. Put it in a preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.
4. Cauliflower Carbonara
Want to prepare a good and nutritious dinner? Follow this recipe. You will only need: 12 slices chopped bacon, 1 head cauliflower, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and spaghetti. Preheat the oven. Fry the chopped bacon and top the cauliflower with the bacon, some oil and salt and pepper. Bake the cauliflower on a baking sheet for 20-25 minutes. Prepare the spaghetti by instructions and top with the cauliflower and some Parmesan.
5. Lettuce Boats With Sweet Potato, Grapefruit and Paprika Mayo
Prepare this awesome starter/snack for you or your beloved. Ingredients: , 1 sweet potato, olive oil, salt, 1 ruby grapefruit, 2 tbsp mayonnaise, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika, 1 tbsp coriander, 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds and last 1 head of baby gem lettuce. Start with cutting the sweet potato in cubes and baking it for 30 minutes. In a bowl mix the mayo and the paprika. On a skillet roast the pumpkin seeds. Now that you prepared all the ingredients, toss in the baby gem lettuce leave and top with pumpkin seeds and coriander.
6. Salmon With Fennel, Bell Pepper and Olives
Add a touch of magic while preparing your salmon. Ingredients: navel orange, 1 large bulb fennel, 1/4 cup fronds reserved, 1 yellow bell pepper, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 4 skinless salmon fillets, salt and pepper, 1/3 cup pitted black olives. The making is very simple, toss all ingredients on a heated broiler, season with salt and pepper and fry for 8-10 minutes. At the end, sprinkle with fennel and olives.
7. Stout Hot Chocolate
No need to comment, the name says it all. Make this delicious, chocolate dessert using: 12 ounces chocolate stout beer, 2 cups whole milk, 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 4 ounces dark chocolate, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2/3 cup vanilla ice cream. Start with cooking the chocolate stout for about 10-15 minutes. In another bowl warm the mil and add the cocoa powder, chocolate, sugar, beer. Scoop ice cream and place in a mug, pour over the hot chocolate over the ice cream.
8. Crispy Fried Cheese Eggs
Tired of plain old eggs? Spice them up with some cheese. You will need: 2 tbs shredded cheese, egg, salt and pepper, avocado(optional). The making is very simple. Toss a thin layer of cheese on the pan and after its melted toss the egg and season with salt and pepper. After one minute remove from heat and serve with avocado.
9. Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes
One of the best ways to spice potatoes is using fresh herbs. For this recipe you will need: 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 2 heads garlic, 1/2 tablespoon parsley leaves,1/2 lemon, 5-6 sprigs thymes, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper. Cut the potatoes and brush with olive oil and melted butter. Add all of the remaining ingredients and bake less than 60 minutes.
10. Blood Orange Bourbon
Make this refreshing red drink in just few easy steps. Ingredients: crushed ice, 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup, a few drops of bitters, 2 blood orange slices, 6 ounces blood orange juice, 1 1/2 ounces bourbon, 2 ounces club soda, extra blood orange slices for garnish and fresh herbs for garnish. First, at the bottom of a glass add the syrup, bitters and an orange slice. Add he crushed ice, the bourbon and last goes the orange juice. Top with club soda and add herbs(optional) for garnish.