We’ve had some strangely cold weather here in Chicago this spring and I’m still counting down the days to be taking warm walks and hanging out with my boys outside. Summer is almost here, so regardless of the weather it’s time to celebrate the last of spring with some incredible, seasonal recipes to cook in May!
You’ll find veggie-packed lunches and dinners featuring seasonal produce, plus plenty of delicious breakfast, snacks and treats to satisfy every craving.
Grilling season? Is that you?
What’s in season in May?
This month’s spring produce is looking even more colorful, and can easily be swapped for what you have on hand. Hello, berries in everything!
P.S. did you know we have dedicated ingredient pages? YES! Click any of the produce names above to see all of those recipes, or head to our Recipe Index to filter by even more.
In this round up you’ll find 31 healthy, seasonal recipes to cook for each day in May. They’re perfect for meal prep and even virtual celebrations all month long!
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If you make any of these seasonal spring recipes in May, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! You can also share a photo of your creation on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. Enjoy xoxo!
The Fluffiest Lemon Blueberry Poppy Seed Pancakes (high in protein, gluten free!)
Good Morning Healthy Maple Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
Sweet Potato, Egg & Green Chile Breakfast Quesadillas
Good Morning Almond Flour Blueberry Muffin Bread
Vegan Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls
Change Your Life Salted Brown Butter Pancakes
Honey Cinnamon Walnut Banana Muffins
Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado
Avocado Buffalo Chickpea Salad Wraps
Spicy Ranch Chopped Chicken Cabbage Salad
Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Farmer’s Market Spicy Tuna Wraps with Homemade Chipotle Greek Yogurt Ranch
Ginger Cashew Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Cauliflower Rice
Dinner & Sides
Seriously Good Sweet Potato Cheddar BBQ Chicken Burgers
Jalapeño Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Lime Crema
Arroz con Gandules (rice with pigeon peas)
Turkey Picadillo (with a slow cooker option!)
Blackened Salmon Tacos with Forbidden Rice & Mango Guacamole
Kickin’ Vegan Taco Pasta with Sweet Corn
30 Minute Vegan Stir Fry Sesame Noodles with Chickpeas & Basil
Baked or Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken (with the best honey mustard marinade!)
Garlic Fingerling Potatoes (roasted or grilled!)
Snacks & Treats
The Best Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat
Fudgy Flourless Almond Butter Brownies (gluten free + dairy free)
Peanut Butter Cup Freezer Fudge
Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
Vegan No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
White Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies
If you cook 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!
We have just finished eating your Mum’s Peurto Rican Chicken. O.M.G!! Sooo good! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It has me excited for leftovers all week!
YES so happy to hear that! It’s one of my absolute favorite dinners (and makes the BEST leftovers!)
You are right .
great list of ingredients and recipes to focus on, especially beets, since they’re so rarely featured except when sometimes plopped onto the top of a salad
Totally agreed – tons of fun beet recipes to try here!
YES to the peas, the kale, the avocado, the blueberries, and the strawberries! I agree that the colorful plates are the best ones!