Rhubarb, also known as pieplant, is used mostly for desserts in the United States, but in other parts of the world it's often prepared as a vegetable. Try it out in this main-dish salad, dazzling with vibrant shades of red and pink.
What's not to love about a classic strawberry rhubarb crumble? This one has a generous 2-to-1 fruit to topping ratio.
This gluten-free tart features a straightforward, press-in-the-pan crust with buckwheat flour, giving it a toasted, nutty flavor.
Fresh apricots lend themselves nicely to savory dishes. They turn plump and release their sugars when cooked, making this meal the perfect balance of savory and sweet.
This is a fresh, healthy, and vibrant dish. If you'd prefer to fire up the grill instead of searing the salmon, that would be delicious too!
This fresh and crunchy potato salad is accented with spring and summer vegetables, a great dish for upcoming picnics and potlucks.
Subtly spicy mizuna contrasts with crispy snow peas and savory, marinated tempeh in this meal-sized salad. Mizuna is related to mustard greens, but has much milder flavor.
This is certainly an unexpected treatment for turnips, but you won’t be disappointed! Crisp and tender bunched turnips are coated in spicy sauce and mellowed with tangy blue cheese. This is a great substitute for wings, perfect for vegetarians and adventurous eaters alike.
Creamy, crispy bunched turnips are delicious when roasted with a simple glaze.
Bunched turnips, or Harukei turnips, are small, snowy-white turnips with a very mild flavor. They cut the fattiness of the pork in this Louisiana-style dish. Try serving over steamed white rice.
Piled high with spiced ground pork, black beans, and diced avocado, these tacos are not only super-flavorful, but can be on your table on 20 minutes. Needless to say, a margarita would go very nicely!
Green garlic is just young garlic, so the taste is milder and, depending on how young it is, usually isn’t encased in papery skin that needs to be peeled. Simply cut off the roots, and slice like an onion. You can eat the stalks as well, like scallions.
After a winter of root vegetables and more root vegetables, fresh, bright green spinach and tender young garlic are such treats!
This delicious smoothie is an excellent way to start the day. This recipe also makes incredible popsicles! Double or triple the recipe, pour into molds, and freeze.
Combining a high temperature, salting, a heavy pan, and splayed legs results in an evenly cooked bird, crunchy skin, and perfectly carmelized vegetables. When ramps are not available, try another vegetable.
Sautéing ramps with shallots in butter is a great treatment for these harbingers of spring.
Snap up ramps when you see them - they make a very short appearance!
This salad of simple ingredients is so refreshing!
This dish is perfect for making the slow transition from summer to fall.
Roasting is not the usual treatment that radishes get, but try it once, and you'll see they're amazing. The bitterness disappears, and they turn tender and juicy. Combined with roasted potatoes and fennel, and lemony brown butter, you've got quite a dish.
Slightly bitter walnuts and sweet, fragrant figs make a very tasty and sophisticated ice cream. Break out the ice cream maker!
This seemingly decadent dessert is something all can enjoy: it's gluten-free, raw, vegan, is only lightly sweetened, and it incredibly delicious! Be sure to start the cashews soaking at least six hours before you'd like to serve it.
This is so straightforward that a recipe is hardly needed. It's such an unusual pairing that you may be apprehensive, but try it - you won't be disappointed!
This bread pudding is ideal for a brunch or breakfast get-together, and is easy to prepare ahead of time.
Aronia berries give these cookies a tart, blueberry flavor.
Tart Aronia berries, also known as chokeberries, are native to North America, and are chock-full of antioxidants.
Delicious when drizzled warm over pancakes, waffles, or oatmeal, this sauce is a gingery, tart change from the usual maple syrup.
Aronia berries' levels of antioxidants are off the charts, making them contenders for top berry du jour. They are very tart, and work well in place of blueberries in your favorite recipes.
This meal-sized salad is summer on a plate.
A marinade of yogurt, orange, cumin, and saffron flavor these juicy chicken kebabs. Served with lime wedges and lavash or pita, it's a special but deceptively easy meal.