In-Season Recipes: Asparagus & Strawberries

May is a peak month for asparagus, a delicious and versatile vegetable that’s rich in vitamin D, vitamin C, iron, and dietary fiber. It’s also the beginning of those berries bursting with vitamin C – strawberries! Don’t miss out on these mouth-watering ways to work these 2 and 3-star nutritional superstars into your family’s diet.

Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Champagne Dressing
You don’t need to drop a Ben Franklin to get the crisp, summery elegance of a champagne and strawberries. Whip up this salad for a little easy and healthy romance. (3 stars)

Roasted Asparagus
Sometimes simple just hits the spot. Use this classic method to enjoy your asparagus with no frills or furbelows. (3 stars)

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First Asparagus / Liz West / CC BY 2.0

Grilled Veggie Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
Burn the cobwebs off your grill and shake away the last of your winter blues with this savory salad. A perfect mate to a nice lean cut of meat. (3 stars)

Strawberry Mint Spritzer
Forget the soda – whip up a batch of this tasty drink for a refreshment as you finish cleaning off the patio furniture and mowing the lawn. (3 stars)

Potato Pan Pizza
Unique, easy, and delicious. Throw this 3-star pizza together and wait for your kids to beg for more vegetables. (3 stars)

Salmon Macaroni Salad
Perfect for your Memorial Day barbecue. Wow your friends and family with a vegetable-packed macaroni salad that will not be left languishing in the fridge after the holiday. (2 stars)

Farmer’s Market Vegetable, Beef, and Brown Rice Salad
Need a cozy dish for a rainy day? Try this warm rice and vegetable salad, topped with top round steak marinated to perfection. (2 stars)