31 Delicious Seasonal Recipes to Make in May

Incredible, seasonal recipes to make in May! These vibrant recipes celebrate spring produce and are just as delicious as they are colorful. From salads and enchiladas to waffles and cakes, these recipes are perfect for any occasion!

Happy May from Barcelona!  I’m spending the majority of the month out of the country in Barcelona and then in Turkey, but I’m already pumped for all things Chicago summer when I get back. Morning walks, bike rides on the lakefront, cute patios on every corner – SO EXCITED. For now let’s celebrate the last of spring with some incredible, seasonal recipes to cook in May.

collage of seasonal recipes to make in may

What’s in season in May?

Let’s talk seasonal produce. In this roundup you’ll find some new fav recipes using avocado, kale, berries, and mango. Basically pick any color in the rainbow and May has you covered.

Colorful plates = the best plates.

I’ve got plenty of fresh salads, grilling recipes, and protein-packed dinners for you to try, plus some sweets & treats using seasonal produce that you’re going to fall in love with. Take a scroll, pick a few new recipes for every week this month, and get excited for these recipes to cook in May. Enjoy, xoxo!


banana oatmeal pancakes stacked on a plate with maple syrup, banana slices and pecans

1. Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

2. Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

3. Grandma’s Buttermilk Waffles

4. Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Tacos

5. Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

6. Raspberry, Almond Butter & Banana Oatmeal Muffins

7. Nutrition-Rich Omega 3 Blueberry Breakfast Cookies

Colorful Lunches

bowl of vegetarian fried rice with pineapple, red bell pepper, and chopsticks

8. Vegetarian Thai Pineapple Forbidden Fried Rice

9. Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

10. The Easiest Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad

11. 4 Healthy Meal Prep Salads

12. Farmer’s Market Spicy Tuna Wraps with Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch

13. Healthy Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Party Friendly Appetizers

homemade guacamole in a bowl with lime wedges

14. The Best Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat

15. 10-Minute Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

16. Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip

17. Roasted Strawberry, Basil & Goat Cheese Crostini

18. Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip or Dressing

Veggie-Packed Dinners

five sweet potato tacos with jalapeño, cabbage, and avocado lined up

19. Jalapeño Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Lime Crema

20. Jerk Chicken with Caribbean Rice & Mango Salsa

21. Mango Chicken Stir-Fry

22. Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers

23. New Mexican Green Chile Black Bean Burgers

24. Sheet Pan Zucchini Chicken Meatballs with Coconut Curry Sauce

25. Goat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with Caramelized Onions + Mushrooms

Snacks & Treats

paleo lemon poppyseed cookies on a baking sheet next to flowers

26. Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

27. Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

28. Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

29. New & Improved Healthy Avocado Black Bean Brownies

30. Raspberry Crumble Bars

31. Grain Free Salted Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

If you make any of these seasonal recipes be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! Snap a photo and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #AmbitiousKitchen or add it to our Facebook group, too. xoxo!

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