As the gateway to spring, March brings with it an air of anticipation. It is when we begin to think forward and plan for the coming season – what we will wear, where we will go, what we will plant in our gardens, and (perhaps most importantly of all) what we will eat. But before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s take some time to properly celebrate what’s in season in March – and enjoy them in these delicious transitional recipes:
March is a lovely time to enjoy the tartly sweet flavor of oranges, lemons and grapefruits. Peak-season citrus is equally delicious in sweet and savory dishes. Some to try:
Kale, Fennel and Citrus Quinoa Salad, created by Wendy at Fit-and-Frugal.com for Ancient Harvest
Gluten-Free Citrus Galette, created by Wendy at Fit-and-Frugal.com for Ancient Harvest (pictured)
The once-humble cauliflower has recently experienced a surge in popularity – and with good reason. The mild flavor acts as a blank canvas for your ingredients of choice, while the versatile texture can be used in so many ways.
Power Salad With Jalapeño Dressing, Bakers Royale
Crispy Orange Cauliflower, Vegan Richa
People wait all winter long for artichoke season – and with good reason. The springtime delicacy is both beautiful and seriously tasty.
Mr. Clifford’s Grilled Artichoke and Spicy Aioli, Color Me Meg
Asparagus, Baby Artichoke, Pesto and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust, Closet Cooking
Another seasonal vegetable that just screams “spring,” asparagus is a versatile treat that can be grilled, roasted, steamed or simply eaten raw – and regardless, it will taste delicious.
Lemon Asparagus Quinoa, To Simply Inspire
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Trendland
Beloved nearly as much for their bold color as for their flavor, beets instantly add an element of beauty to any meal. Try them in a salad or one of these eye-catching recipes:
Shocking Pink Sunbutter Smoothie, Coffee & Quinoa
The Ultimate Veggie Burger, The Awesome Green (just be sure to serve on a gluten-free bun)
For a springtime dessert, there’s nothing like a simple bowl of fresh strawberries – but this sweet, red fruit can also be enjoyed in recipes that highlight their distinct flavor.
Strawberry Chia and Quinoa Breakfast, Maria Ushakova
Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette, The Wholesome Dish
For more information on what’s in season now, see More Matters’ in-season produce guide. For more delicious and nutritious gluten-free recipes, be sure to visit the recipes page at AncientHarvest.com.