What’s in Season: March Produce Guide

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

Here’s a list of what you should cook this March based on what produce is in season in March for fresh, delicious and healthy recipes.

Title card which reads what to cook this march.

I still feel as though the year has just started, and yet it’s already March. I took a good look at my blog and I realised that I should definitely be focusing so much more on different aspects of whole foods, vegetarianism and delicious foods other than just with new recipes!

Almost every single month, I’ve found that I will do a google search for, for example, “what produce is in season in March” to ensure that I am posting mainly recipes that incorporate actual in season ingredients and produce. I’ve decided to now share with you what you can make this month that’s in season. This isn’t a list of everything that’s in season (that would make for a 10 page long post) but my favourites to make this March.

Beets

 Chickpea and beet vegetarian meatballs with spaghetti on a white plate.

Pictured: Chickpea and Beet Vegetarian Meatballs

I have been buying beets by the truck load, and currently have quite a lot in my fridge begging to be used. They’re versatility from crunchy to smooth, velvet-y and sweet once roasted make them such a great root vegetable. That colour is also divine!

More Beet Recipes >>

Broccoli

Tofu Stir fry in a black skillet.

Pictured: Asian Tofu Stir Fry with Honey Sriracha Sauce

I love that you can have broccoli roasted, raw, steamed, or stir-fried and it will still taste great. It’s especially high in Vitamin C.

More Broccoli Recipes>>

 

Brussels Sprouts

Maple roasted brussels sprouts in a white ramekin.

Pictured: Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I need to make more Brussels Sprouts recipes, because one bite and I was instantly hooked!  Next up I’m thinking a Chopped Brussels Sprouts salad.

 

Cabbage

Four fresh spring rolls on a wood board.

Pictured: Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Ginger Sauce

I love how bright and beautiful cabbage is. I’ve used it raw for a crunch factor, and I’ve also sautéed it down in coconut milk.

More Cabbage Recipes >>

 

Cauliflower

Sticky spicy sesame cauliflower wings on parchment paper.

Pictured: Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings

Out of all the ingredients listed here, cauliflower is definitely my favourite. If you’re following me on Snapchat (jessinkitchen) you’ll see that I’m using it once again because I can’t get enough! This is one of those recipes to try if you’re new to a vegetarian lifestyle or want to eat healthier without losing any of the taste.

More Cauliflower Recipes >>

 

Citrus (Oranges, Lemons, Limes and more)

Quinoa and corn salad on a white plate.

Pictured: Quinoa and Corn Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

I’m a big citrus fan. We constantly stock up on limes, lemons and oranges because they work well with everything. I’ve included recipes where they are the main feature ingredient in the dish or the sauce/dressing.

More Citrus Recipes >>

 

Greens (Herbs, Spinach, Kale, and more)

Dressing being drizzled on apple, candied walnuts and blue cheese salad.

Pictured: Apple Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing

Greens start to show up everywhere this time of the year. I try to keep a bag of fresh greens in my fridge at all time for spur of the moment salads, pestos, and anything else. I always use fresh herbs and you will absolutely taste the difference from dried herbs. I’m thinking of growing my own herb garden next.

Mushrooms

Garlic sautéed mushrooms in a black pan.

Pictured: 15 Minute Garlic Sautéed Mushrooms (V+GF)

Mushrooms are the kind of ingredients that everyone should try. They become soft, delectable and take on so much different notes of savoury flavours that I try to use them in everything. I have made these 15 Minute Garlic Sautéed Mushrooms at least 10 times, and it can work great as a side, or even then thrown into a vegetable lasagna.

More Mushroom Recipes >>

 

Sweet Potatoes

Black bean and sweet potato taco on a white plate with a wedge of lime.

Pictured: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Last but definitely not least, the sweet potato. This is also known as the ingredient that can transform itself from sweet to savoury whenever needed. Crunchy, roasted, sweet, spicy, soft or baked, sweet potatoes are a must for this month.

More Sweet Potato Recipes >>

 

If you try any of these recipes, please let me know in the comment section below, or tag me on instagram with the hashtag #jessicainthekitchen. What do you plan to make this month?

 

P.S. I’ve completely redone my Pinterest boards to be ingredient specific so you can find more great seasonal March produce. Head over to check it out!

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4 comments

  1. I am loving beetroot in my salads at the moment, especially with some feta. So good!

  2. tonya conteh says:

    Mmm…those sweet potato and black bean tacos are calling my name. Thanks for Sharing this!

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