Make these 15+ March Produce Recipes for March produce. Pineapple, broccoli, spinach, potatoes, and asparagus are all in season now. These seasonal produce guide shares recipes to celebrate the flavors March produce.
This is another one of my newsletter only seasonal produce guides. You can also find the idea pins on my Menu Planning Ideas Pinterest board. Winter will soon be over. Spring will soon be here. For me, the color of March is green. And that’s not just because of St. Patrick’s Day! It’s also because of the in season produce in March. Asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cucumber, greens, leeks, kiwi, and pears. If you’re a regular reader you’ll know I’m not much for asparagus, but I do have 2 recipes the hubs loved. I know you will love them along with more than 10 March produce recipes.
What produce is available in March? Some produce makes sense. And others I’m just like, “Hm! Did not know that!” Some of what makes produce in season is reliant on short and long term storage.
What are some March Produce Recipes?
Root Vegetables are good in March
Loaded Sweet Potatoes au Gratin are not your typical sweet potato side dish. Packed with Gruyere cheese, bacon, and an herb infused cream, it’s sure to be a hit at your holiday dinners with family and friends.
Some of what is available in March is also what is available throughout winter. Those ingredients that have a decent shelf life if you store them correctly like potatoes, carrots, beets, and other root vegetables. If you’re not familiar with a root cellar, it’s one way to keep root vegetables to last longer. It was generally an underground cellar that would stay cool in summer and not freeze in winter to keep produce longer.
Steak and Potato Hash takes steak and eggs to a whole new level! Kicked up with steak seasoning and a drizzle of steak sauce, it’s a hearty breakfast everyone will love.
Root vegetables come of several different sub-categories like corm which is an underground plant stem which includes water chestnuts and malanga. Next there’s bulb which includes garlic, onion, and fennel. Rhizome is probably one of my favorites because it includes ginger and turmeric. Tuberous stems are Jerusalem artichokes, tigernut, and potatoes. Finally, there’s true roots like beet, kohlrabi, jicama, carrots, and sweet potatoes.
Potato Leek Skillet Pizza packs amazing flavor in a small package. All the delicious flavors are used in moderation for this crispy crusted appetizer or main dish pizza.
Chorizo and Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos are not just for breakfast! They’re easy to whip up at any time!
Korean BBQ Beef Stir Fry with Cabbage is packed with sweet and spicy Korean barbecue flavor, crispy vegetables, and delicious rice noodles. It’s gluten free and totally delicious.
Named from the way they grow, cruciferous vegetables come in many shapes and sizes. Cabbages and other hearty winter produce like Brussels sprouts, and broccoli are part of this group. It also includes greens like arugula, watercress, and kale. The flowers of these plants have four petals thar grow in the shape of a cross. Hence the Cruciferous aka cross shape.
Slightly sweet and nutty; Roasted Brussels Sprouts Carbonara is a deliciously different take on the Italian classic dish.
Using spaghetti squash as the crust makes a delicious and low-carb Spinach and Mushroom Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust. The texture and flavor of the squash enhances the spinach and mushroom flavors in this meal.
With just five ingredients and a little time, Sweet and Sour Cabbage is simple to make but completely addictive!
One Pot Brussels Sprouts and Lemon Orzo has smoky pancetta, Brussels sprouts, and orzo with lemon. It’s easily doubled for a large holiday party or family gathering. Or just to have leftovers for lunch!
A delicious one skillet meal, this Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice is hearty and full of flavor. Your picky eaters won’t mind eating broccoli in this dish!
At just a little over $5.00 for the whole meal, Broccoli Mac Kielbasa Casserole will fill your family of four up with hearty, healthy-ish ingredients. #HungerActionMonth
This delicious Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake is lightly flavored with sweet and tart Meyer Lemon zest and juice then topped off with a bright Meyer Lemon Glaze.
Citrus continues to be in season, too. The season for citrus is November through March. Kumquats, lemons, grapefruits are all readily available throughout the colder months. They benefit from similar storage as the root vegetables. Because of their thick skin, they will keep for a while in cool conditions. They can last up to a week in cool conditions outside of the fridge. In the fridge, they can last 3 to 4 weeks.
Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes are delicious lemon and vanilla flavored cupcakes studded with fresh raspberries. They are topped off with a fluffy lemon buttercream frosting.
Strawberries are not berries. They’re an aggregate false fruit. Meaning they’re many tiny fruits embedded in one receptacle. Basically, each little seed is a fruit. And yes, in this area we get strawberries in season. The peak season for Florida strawberries is from December through May. Then locally they grow in May through the summer months. Read the package though! The ones in the stores might be from Mexico. Which I have no problem with, but they’re not as flavorful as the ones from Florida. Another thing to keep in mind with in season produce.
Using in season Florida strawberries, this Strawberry Chicken Spinach Salad is not only packed with strawberry flavor but it’s great a way to start the new year off right! Not only are strawberries in the salad, but they’re in the dressing, too!
Pome fruits are basically a fruit produced from a flowering plant. Apples and pears are the most common version of this family of fruits. When correctly stored pome fruits can last many months. I have a great spot on the main floor that stays cool and moist most days of the year. That’s the utility closet.
In the US we begin to see kiwi fruit. The season for kiwi is from October through May, during cooler months. Yes. Kiwi is a berry. Berries form a single fruit from a single flower. Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries form multiple “fruits” from one flower, so they’re not berries. Bananas and pumpkins are! Google it. It’s actually quite interesting.
Grilling the pineapple adds a delicious, slightly smoky flavor to this tropical cocktail. Grilled Pineapple Mai Tai is slightly sweet, slightly smoky, and oh so delicious.
Pineapples are composite fruits. Meaning they’re multiple fruits from multiple flowers. The single flower has several separate ovaries that make the multiple fruits. At least that’s what I’ve read. I can understand it in the jackfruit, but I’m having a hard time picturing it with the pineapple. Either way, the peak season for pineapple is March through July. So, this would be the start of pineapple season.
Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake has fresh, sweet t on top hand light and moist cake underneath. It’s a simple and quick cake that bakes up easily.
Bananas are sort of an anomaly and are grown every day of the year which means they’re pretty much in season year-round. However, they last longer in the colder months. But they’re shipped farther, too. So, take that into consideration. For me, I like the greener ones for my smoothies. The greener they are the more fiber they have. As the bananas ripe, the fiber turns to sugar. That’s why I always get the greener ones to have that added fiber in the morning.
Perennial Flower Plant
I only have two asparagus(ting) recipes on my blog. Yes. That’s what I call it. Asparagusting. No offense to those that like it. I think I’m the only person I know that abhors it. Yes, I keep trying it every time I make it. And yes, I did eat the quiche and the kabobs. The quiche was rather delicious, and the asparagus was sweet, but I still could taste it.
The hubs says this is the best quiche he’s ever had. Hash Brown Crusted Denver Quiche with Asparagus is packed with creamy Cabot cheese, sweet Cento roasted red peppers, and asparagus all wrapped in a crispy and delicious hash brown crust. No wonder he said this is the best quiche he’s ever had!
A quick and easy grilled dinner, Grilled Shrimp and Asparagus with Bang Bang Sauce is packed with flavor and a kick.
View all the March recipes in the list below. And save my Idea Pin for later.