What fruits and vegetables to choose for Spring?

Spring is the season when new fruits and vegetables arrive on the shelves.

Since March 20th the Spring season has arrived and it will last until the end of June. Long live Spring, its sunshine and light breezes! We suggest that you devote an article each month to the new fruits and vegetables that appear on the market stalls as well as some easy recipes.

This month full of new fruits and vegetables have made a comeback such as tangerine, mango, asparagus and Jerusalem artichokes. Choosing seasonal fruits and vegetables not only gives you a variety of pleasures, it’s also more economical and much better. And, let’s face it, it’s always more fun to make fruit juices and salads with fresh produce!

Fruit

Sometimes we lack a little inspiration when it comes to choosing tempting fresh produce. Yet the seasonal fruits in April are varied! So this year, instead of filling your basket with the unmistakable melons, bananas and apples, dare to choose less common, more… exotic fruits such as papaya or mango.

However, these are not the only fruits that land on the stalls of our markets, here are some other fruits of Spring:

  • Apricot
  • Lawyer
  • Strawberry
  • Raspberry
  • Passion fruit
  • Kiwi
  • Litchi
  • Tangerine
  • Mulberry
  • Grapefruit
  • Prune
  • Rhubarb

With all that fruit there’s enough to make a tasty sweet salad, don’t you think? And why not a smoothie made from banana, apple and kiwi? As all combinations are possible, we have no doubt that you will be resourceful! Nothing prevents you from adding vegetables such as carrots or tomatoes, which are sweet vegetables, to your blender.

Vegetables

If you usually tend to overlook vegetables because you don’t like them or don’t know how to cook them, it’s time to change your habits. Because everyone knows it: “vegetables are good for your health”. Moreover it is recommended to “eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day”.

So here are some good vegetables to eat :

  • Artichoke
  • White asparagus
  • Beetroot
  • Carrot
  • White cabbage and red cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Courgette
  • Endives
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Leek
  • Pepper
  • Radish

Fresh recipe idea!

Moreover we found on cuisineaz.com a recipe for coleslaw, celery and beetroot very easy to make. And not expensive!

You’ll need the following ingredients: a head cabbage, half a celery, two cooked beets and a dressing (or a seasoning of your choice).

Four steps of preparation :

  • Wash the cabbage and cut it finely.
  • Peel and grate the celery.
  • Peel and dice the beets.
  • Season and enjoy !