Healthy Food and Recipes for Spring in the Pacific Northwest

Hey there, foodie! As we finally transition from dull winter mornings to bright summer days, it’s time to rejoice.  After all, the arrival of summer means an increase in fresh produce in the Pacific Northwest, including some of our favorite fruits and vegetables, which gives us lots of options to enjoy good food (with good company)! To help you make the most out of this month, here’s an exclusive April food guide for the locals and those visiting the Pacific Northwest.

Best Fruits & Veggies in the Pacific Northwest in March

If you happen to be in the Pacific Northwest in April, don’t forget to pick some:

  • Asian Greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Salad Greens (Asparagus, Lettuce, Spinach, etc.)
  • Scallions
  • Turnips

You can also savor tasty apricots, carrots, cilantro, and more.

Quick and Easy Veggie Recipes & Salads

To help all my foodie friends make most of this season, I’ve rounded up a list of the best recipes to try in April using the fruits and vegetables listed above:

Healthy Cauliflower Nachos

This quick and easy recipe will let you enjoy your favorite nachos with a healthy twist. Make them for dinner, or enjoy them as a snack during the big game. 

Soba Noodles with Miso-Roasted Tomatoes

The second option on our list is this super easy and tasty recipe that’ll make the perfect choice for a date night or a casual dinner with friends on the weekend.

Lentil Bolognese

This plant-based recipe is hearty, “meaty,” and full of richness and flavor. It’s a simple yet nourishing meal that the whole family will enjoy!

Beet Quinoa Burger

Veggie burgers can be tough to master, but this recipe hits all the right spots. We’re sure that this beet and quinoa burger will become your favorite vegan alternative once you try it.

Portobello and Poblano Fajitas

Next up are these vegetarian fajitas that make a flavorful and filling main course. Topped with a delicious avocado sauce and feta cheese, these fajitas will be a hit on any menu!

Asian Red Cabbage Slaw W/ Cilantro Lime Dressing

This tasty salad is a treat, not just for your taste buds but also for your eyes. Enjoy the creamy and tangy cilantro lime dressing that brings out the flavor of fresh veggies, unlike any other dressing.

Hawaiian Seitan Skewers

Ditch the tofu dogs and veggie burgers this time, and try Hawaiian Seitan Kabobs instead. They’re delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare.

Japchae Spring Rolls With Sunbutter Sauce

Planning an Asian night at home? These Japchae Spring Rolls will make the perfect appetizer. Paired with the sunbutter sauce, you’ll love these rolls whether you have a peanut allergy or not.

Asparagus Risotto

This springy meal is light & creamy yet flavorful. Enjoy it on its own as a vegetarian main course, or use it as a beautiful base for fish, seafood, or mushrooms.

Savory Leek And Kale Galette

This recipe combines two of our favorite veggies, kale, and leek, to make a dish that offers the perfect balance of decadent and wholesome. This meal isn’t just flavorful; it’s visually appealing too!

Parting Thoughts

These are just some of the delicacies the Pacific Northwest has to offer during the spring-summer season, thanks to the diverse range of fruits and vegetables harvested in the region.    Try them out, and let us know how it goes!

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