Shopping and Cooking with the Seasons - Spring

Spring is a great time for cooks as so many ingredients become available again after the cold months. 

Choosing in-season ingredients means you are choosing fruit and vegetables that are packed with flavour, ripeness, sweetness, are widely available and affordable. It’s a win-win!

Below is a list of the very best produce to be adding to your weekly shopping list. I believe that shopping with the seasons is at the heart of great cooking, a belief that goes back to the mid 1990's when I began looking into seasonal produce. This work led to the release of The Seasonal Produce Diary in 1995 and shopping with and cooking with the seasons has been central to my cooking ever since. There is more on this book and period on my bio page.

Share this with food lovers you know and they too will know what produce to look for in Spring. 

Download a copy of my Spring Seasonal Produce list here. 

SPRING – TIME TO BUY 
  • CANTALOUPE (ROCKMELON) 
  • CHERRIES 
  • CUMQUATS 
  • HONEYDEW MELON 
  • LEMONS 
  • MANDARINS 
  • MANGOES 
  • ORANGES 
  • PINEAPPLE 
  • STRAWBERRIES 
  • TANGELOS 
  • WATERMELON 
  •  ARTICHOKES 
  • ASIAN GREENS 
  • ASPARAGUS 
  • AVOCADOS 
  • BASIL 
  • BROAD BEANS (FAVA BEANS) 
  • BROCCOLI 
  • CAPSICUMS (BELL PEPPERS) 
  • CARROTS 
  • CAULIFLOWER 
  • CORIANDER (CILANTRO) 
  • CUCUMBERS 
  • GREEN BEANS 
  • LETTUCE 
  • MINT 
  • ONIONS 
  • PARSLEY 
  • PEAS 
  • POTATOES 
  • RADISHES 
  • SPINACH 

 

‘Great cooking begins with seasonal produce’. Allan Campion

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