Each month, we share the seasonal produce guide of the month and some amazing recipes we have created in our kitchen using these seasonal produce.
In this post, we will share the Seasonal Produce Guide for the month of March and 9 interesting recipes we have tried out using the seasonal produce available this month .
What and Why do we use a Seasonal Produce Guide?
In this month’s, FREE Seasonal Produce Guide for March , you will find a list of the fruits and vegetables that are available, in the month of March.
To learn more about Seasonal Produce , their health benefits, their availability, recipes and more , check my post on The Beginner’s Guide to Seasonal Produce here.
Seasonal food is fresher, tastier and more nutritious than food consumed out of season.
Meal planning with the seasonal produce we bring home each month is a smart & healthy choice for the family, apart from being budget friendly.
Eating seasonal is rewarding since the fruits and veggies are harvested at the peak of their freshness and are most nutrient rich.
Listed below are 9 Interesting Recipes using March Seasonal Produce, tried and tested in our kitchen.
Our hope for you, is that you will refer to our list of seasonal produce each month before you take up meal planning.
Our E-book -The 12 Monthly Seasonal Produce Guide will help you make healthy choices for your family, meal plan & budget smart and have fun cooking.
The 12 Monthly Seasonal Produce Guide
What’s in Season In March?
Just like the changing landscape outdoors, the fresh produce aisles in the fresh market, is also showing changes in that, there is more greens like Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Spring Onions along with Fresh mint and green peas hinting at the gradual change in season.
The strawberries have begun to roll in too, what better way to say Spring than with the arrival of strawberries and citrusy fruits?
Find the seasonal produce guide for March below, and pick your favorites to try in a new recipe or two.
FREE Seasonal Produce Guide for March
Now that you have the list handy, let me share with you some interesting recipes I have tried using the seasonal produce in March.
Before we jump into the delicious recipes, have you checked out my E-Book “A Complete Beginner’s Guide to 25 Essential Indian Spices” yet?
My Guide will walk you through each essential Indian spice used in authentic Indian cooking, along with pictures that will help you identify how each spice looks, describing in detail how they flavor a dish and their individual health benefits.
Get my E-Book, here now , by clicking on the image below, if you haven’t already. You can refer to it often while cooking in your own kitchen or gift it to a friend, who needs guidance with Indian spices & wants to know more on how to use them in cooking delicious Indian dishes!
9 Amazing Recipes with March Seasonal Produce
Always make sure to shop for seasonal produce for that month, not only is it cost effective, the health benefits are numerous when you eat fruits and veggies in the peak of their nutrient value, when they are in season.
A win- win both ways!
Listed below are 9 interesting recipes that you can try out this month using the seasonal produce you bring home in March!
Hope you have fun, trying out these recipes in your kitchen.
Looking for a quick and easy vegetarian recipe, as a side for your brown rice? Look no further, this Brussels Sprout Stir Fry will do it for you! The nutty sweetness of these mini cabbages, provide a delicious flavor when spiced up, to give your meal a wonderful twist from the routine.
Carrot Paniyaram : Carrot Paniyaram or Carrot Kuzhi paniyaram is an Indian dish made by steaming batter using a mould. The batter is made of black lentils and rice and is similar in composition to the batter used to make idli and dosa. Other names for paniyaram are Paddu/Guliyappa/Yeriyappa/ Gunta Ponganalu /appadadde.
Cauliflower Kootu, is a delicious and an aromatic vegetable stew made with lentils and cauliflower florets.It is a favorite among the South Indian recipes, especially among festive menus.It is served as a side dish with rice, Idli’s, Dosa’s and Chapati’s. Adding mixed vegetables, along with the cauliflower florets boosts its nutrition value.
Watermelon Feta Mint Salad : A refreshing salad perfect for a hot summer day. Made with watermelon, feta cheese, and fresh mint, dressed with olive oil and lime juice. An easy, healthy and colorful salad to prepare in minutes, best served chilled.
Green Peas/Matar Pulao : Looking for a vegan and gluten free option? Check out this quick and easy Green Peas/Matar Pulao. Made with Basmati rice and whole spices, this delicious rice preparation can be paired with plain yogurt, dhal or any spicy veggie or meat or sea food. Perfect for a light dinner or lunch menu during winter months, and is packed with health benefits.
Rasam /Saaru / Chaaru is a thin watery soup of South Indian origin. It is traditionally prepared using tamarind extract/juice as a base, with an addition of tomatoes, chili peppers and spices like cumin and coriander seeds as seasoning. Steamed lentils may be added along with any choice of vegetables to the rasam to make it more nutritious. This Rasam is made using Radish leaves for its delicious taste & nutritious value .This rasam is prepared in Udupi style. Udupi is coastal city in the South Indian state of Karnataka
Soft, moist and deliciously healthy, this chocolate raspberry avocado cake is a perfect dessert for a summer gathering. It is made with raspberries that render it a delicate flavor and the soft buttery richness of avocados that make this cake a rich and moist cheeky treat.
Lemon Rice is a popular variety/festive rice from the South of India.Citrus flavored and mildly spiced Lemon rice can be served with any side dish be it a stir fried veggie dish (like the ridge gourd dish you see in the picture below) or any meat or fish dish ( like the fried fish you see below ). In other words, you get served sunshine in a bowl.
Strawberry Mint smoothie is a deliciously refreshing drink on a summer day.It is sweet & tangy and richly creamy with the addition of yogurt & milk.If you are looking for a light, yet filling nutritious breakfast with fresh fruits and herbs, this is your answer. Skip the calories, pack in the health with this delicious Strawberry Mint smoothie, which consists of just 5 ingredients : Strawberry, mint, yogurt, milk and honey.
The Bottom Line
This Spring, we’d love for you to get a little adventurous in trying out some global recipes, we have listed above in your own kitchen.
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