April is the first official full month of spring! The easiest way to upgrade your recipes this month is by knowing what’s in season in April. From asparagus to strawberries, there are plenty of delicious fruits and vegetables to enjoy this month.
April is such a delicious month for produce! It’s a month full of fresh spring options that we’ve been looking forward to since we started getting sick of winter. This is the first of 12 seasonal posts (one for every month of course) where we can chat about what’s in season all year round.
These guides are your source for a full list of what’s in season each month of the year. While local spring produce is slowly showing up at the beginning of this month, by mid-month you should see your local store shelves bursting with variety.
Of course, as we live in a modern world, a lot of these options will be on the shelves year-round. Note that this is a guide so you can pick the vegetables and fruits when they are in their peak season (i.e. when they have the most flavor and the most nutrients).
vegetables in season in April
Below is the ultimate list of everything that is in season in April. Think of this as your guide to shopping the produce section or your local farmers market for vegetables!
purple sprouting broccoli
fruits in season in april
I cannot tell you how excited I am to see some more fruit come onto the list as we get into the warmer months of the year!
april seasonal recipes
With springtime being a time for new beginnings, I love to make sure I’m incorporating seasonal ingredients into fresh recipes as much as I can throughout April.
Below I’m sharing some of my favorite April seasonal recipes. All of these festive eats and sips are ideal for a party, but they are easy enough to make any night of the week for your friends and family. Don’t just save one for later – make a plan to make it next week or this coming weekend! Life is too short to dream of making the recipes after all. Make them and enjoy them!
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for a handy graphic to save so you always know what’s in season in April!
A strawberry mimosa is the simplest take on the traditional orange mimosa, with an added burst of fruity goodness! You can use fresh or frozen strawberries to make the simple strawberry orange mixture. Serves 6.
Strawberry Margarita Mimosa
A Strawberry Margarita Mimosa is just what your Cinco de Mayo celebration needs! It’s the best blend of the classic strawberry mimosa combined with a refreshing margarita. You can drink it for brunch, happy hour, or dinner! With us all at home, it doesn’t really matter when you start drinking, does it?
Strawberry Basil Margarita
A Strawberry Basil Margarita is an herbaceous twist to a strawberry margarita, served on the rocks! The vibrant flavors make this cocktail sweet, tart, and totally refreshing. It’s ideal for sipping on the patio all summer long!
Asparagus Prosciutto Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Tart
An Asparagus Prosciutto Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Tart is the ideal appetizer to celebrate spring with. The combination of tangy goat cheese, savory prosciutto and crisp tender asparagus is bright, light and a delightful opener for any meal. You won’t believe how easy it is to whip up!
Roasted Asparagus Herb Ricotta Crostini
Roasted Asparagus Herb Ricotta Crostini is an easy appetizer that screams spring. Golden toasted baguette slices are topped with a creamy lemon and herb ricotta that’s been whipped to perfection. Topped with roasted asparagus, it is simple, fresh, and ideal for large gatherings.
Brown Butter Gnocchi With Asparagus & Peas
Brown Butter Gnocchi With Asparagus & Peas is a warm and fresh skillet of pure joy. The crisp, green vegetables with soft and pillowy gnocchi are tossed with brown butter and crispy prosciutto. It’s the ideal spring meal that you won’t want to stop making over and over again!
Easy Risotto with Asparagus and Peas
Risotto with Asparagus and Peas is a simple and flavorful recipe to elevate any springtime meal. The tender and creamy risotto is packed with fresh asparagus and plump peas, making it easy to pair with your favorite protein. Serve it as a side dish, starter, or even a vegetarian main dish!
Bucatini Cacio e Pepe with Broccoli
Bucatini Cacio e Pepe with Broccoli is the classic cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) minimalist pasta, with some vegetables mixed in. The creamy sauce is made from simple ingredients and the result is creamy, peppery, rich, and absolutely out of this world. It’s a quick and easy dinner everyone will love!
Nutella Rhubarb Puff Pastry Croissants
Yes, you can treat yourself to delicious homemade pastries and not take hours to do it! Nutella Rhubarb Puff Pastry Croissants are about to become your new favorite breakfast.
Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse
Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse is light, fluffy, and full of fresh strawberry flavor! The crunchy crumble on the bottom gives you a lovely texture to break up the smooth mousse. It’s perfect to end any spring or summer meal!
Blueberry Galette with Thyme Honey
A Blueberry Galette is a classic summer dessert that’s easy to make and bursting with flavor! As I like to say, it’s my “lazy pie”. With a drizzle of thyme honey, this dessert is one that everyone will devour.
Apple Blackberry Crumble
Apple Blackberry Crumble is a simple, flavorful dessert that can be made any night of the week! Ready in less than an hour, this sweet treat is ideal for any occasion. Top it off with ice cream and enjoy it warm.
One Skillet Lemon Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken and Spring Orzo
With a couple seasonal ingredients, this one skillet lemon goat cheese stuffed chicken and spring orzo is a fantastic combination of fresh and pantry ingredients! The flavorful and juicy poultry comes together in just over 30 minutes, all in one pan. After all, less cleanup is always the goal, right? Serves 4.
Need more inspiration for spring cooking/baking? Check out my spring recipes page!