Want to eat with the seasons? There are plenty of delicious veggies to enjoy in late spring including asparagus, new potatoes and rocket. This guide to seasonal vegetables in May will help you to eat with the seasons. With over 30 recipe suggestions included.
Why eat seasonal veg?
Eating vegetables that are in season is better for you and better for the environment.
Good for the environment
Seasonal vegetables are more likely to have been grown closer to home. They're less likely to have been transported for miles and so will have had less of an impact on the environment.
Good for you
If you choose to eat vegetables that are in season they're likely to be fresher, which means they'll have more of their nutrients.
Making a choice to eat seasonally can also mean that you eat more of a variety of vegetables, rather than just reverting to your favourites.
What vegetables are in season in May?
The following vegetables are in season in May in the United Kingdom*.
I have also included links to my recipes that are made with these vegetables. They're all perfect to make this May. Please note that some of these recipes are on my other blog, Sneaky Veg.
Couscous with broad beans and asparagus
12 vegan asparagus recipes
Roasted tomato and asparagus pasta
- Aubergine (late May)
Aubergine and chickpea curry
Red lentil dal with aubergines and chickpeas
Maple roasted carrots
Carrot and tofu ramen
One pot carrot curry
- Globe artichoke (late May)
- New potatoes
Broccoli pesto pasta with new potatoes and green beans
- Pak choi
Pak choi stir fry
Puff pastry tart
Muhammara (red pepper dip)
Balsamic roasted radicchio
Clementine, walnut and radicchio salad
Vegan banh mi
Herbed roasted radish
Radish and asparagus salad
12 vegan rhubarb recipes
Spiced rhubarb chutney
Vegan rhubarb bars
Vegan rhubarb muffins
Chickpea and spinach curry
Spinach and mushroom rotolo
Potato and spinach curry
- Spring greens
Sautéed spring greens
- Spring onions
Vegan pad thai
- Tomatoes (late May)
Fresh tomato sauce
Asparagus and tomato pasta
*If you live elsewhere in the northern hemisphere you will have similar vegetables in season. However, there will be regional differences in the kinds of vegetables that grow in your area.
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