Apr
29

I see you, May! I feel like May is the turning point in Spring where we can start talking about Summer. Yes, I’m currently getting my summery beach fix in Cabo this week, but I’m already pumped for all things Chicago summer. Morning walks, bike rides by the lakefront, cute patios on every corner – SO EXCITED. For now let’s celebrate the last of spring with some incredible, seasonal recipes to make in May.

Graphic of seasonal recipes to make in May

Let’s talk seasonal produce! This month I’ll be in the kitchen with plenty of avocado, kale, berries, mango, peas, and maybe experimenting with some more beet recipes. Basically pick any color in the rainbow and May has you covered.

Colorful plates = the best plates.

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I’ve got plenty of fresh salads, grilling recipes, and delicious 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 your fav ingredients, and get excited for these recipes to make in May. You’re going to be making some rainbow magic in the kitchen.

Enjoy, xoxo!

Avocado

Five tacos with sweet potato, jalapeños, and cabbage lined up on a marble board with chips on the side

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

2. 16 Delicious Ways to Top Your Avocado Toast

3. Mediterranean Avocado Chickpea Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

4. Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Lime Crema

5. Orange Strawberry Avocado Salad with Citrus Poppyseed Dressing

6. Baked Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks with Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce

7. Chicken Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese

8. The Best Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat

9. New & Improved Healthy Avocado Black Bean Brownies

10. Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich with Cranberries + Lemon

11. Best Ever Vegan Avocado Chocolate Birthday Cake with Vegan Chocolate Ganache

Kale

Kale salad with mango, cashews, red peppers, and cabbage in a white bowl

1. Chopped Thai Kale Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

2. Chicken Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese

3. Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad with Apple, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecans

4. Kale, Edamame & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

5. Strawberry Kale Salad from Gimme Some Oven

Mango

Mango jalapeño cilantro dressing in a clear bottle

1. Healthy Jalapeño Mango-Cilantro Dressing

2. Jerk Chicken with Caribbean Rice & Mango Salsa

3. Blackened Salmon Tacos with Forbidden Rice & Mango Guacamole

4. Sweet & Spicy Quinoa Beet Burgers with Mango & Sprouts

5. Strawberry & Mango Chopped Spinach Quinoa Salad with Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette

6. Mango & Avocado Black Rice Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Peas

Chicken and rice with lime wedges, cilantro and peas in a red skillet

1. Mama’s Puerto Rican Chicken & Rice (Arroz con Pollo)

2. Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Peas (Vegan & Gluten Free!)

3. Everything Spring Green Salad with Basil Lemon Vinaigrette

4. One Pan Tandoori Chicken with Spiced Coconut Rice

5. The Best Chicken Soup You’ll Ever Eat

6. Two Peas: Zucchini Noodles with Peas & Asparagus

Beets

Beet burger topped with sprouts, avocado, mango and cheese

1. Sweet & Spicy Quinoa Beet Burgers with Mango & Sprouts

2. Beet Hummus from What’s Gaby Cooking

3. Spiralized Beets with Hummus and Arugula from Inspiralized

4. Sneaky Beet Brownies from Fit Foodie Finds

5. Roasted Beet, Goat Cheese & Honey Drizzled Tarts from How Sweet Eats

6. Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese from Jessica Gavin

Strawberries

Strawberry shortcake cake on a cake stand with one piece lifted up

1. Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

2. Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

3. Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini from Love Real Food

4. Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Waffles (Gluten Free!)

5. Almond Butter, Strawberry & Banana Overnight Oats with Chia

6. Chia, Lemon & Strawberry Zucchini Muffins

7. Healthy Strawberry Chia Seed Protein Shake

8. Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Banana Bread

9. Peanut Butter, Strawberry & Banana Quesadillas

10. Lightened-Up Vanilla Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Blueberries

Lemon poppyseed muffin with blueberry glaze on top

1. Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Blueberry Glaze

2. Paleo Lemon Blueberry Bread

3. Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

4. Baked Almond Blueberry Glazed Donuts

5. Nutrition-Rich Omega 3 Blueberry Breakfast Cookies (Gluten Free + Vegan!)

6. Almond Butter Blueberry Paleo Waffles

7. Good Morning Healthy Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

8. Wild Blueberry Banana Spinach Power Smoothie

9. Blueberry Vanilla Buttermilk Greek Yogurt Pancakes

10. Brown Butter Blueberry Coffee Cake

If you make any of these recipes, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations. Thank you, xo!

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