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31 Delicious, Seasonal Recipes to Cook in May

Incredible, seasonal recipes to cook in May! These vibrant, healthy spring recipes celebrate spring produce like avocado, berries and greens, and are just as delicious as they are colorful. You’ll find everything from seasonal salads and fresh dinner recipes to amazing desserts perfect for any occasion.

We’ve had some gorgeous weekends here in Chicago this spring and I’m super grateful to be taking walks and hanging out with my boys outside. Summer is almost here, so 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?

collage of recipes to cook in May

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!

Looking to get more veggies in this month?

I’ve got you covered with my brand new, FREE email series: 5 Days of Plant-Based Eating! In this series I share my best plant-based, vegan recipes with you to enjoy for every meal of the day — snacks & desserts included!

Get all of the deets & sign up here to enjoy colorful, veggie-packed meals all season long.

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!

lemon blueberry smoothie in a glass topped with blueberries


Lemon Blueberry Smoothie

Change Your Life Salted Brown Butter Pancakes

The Best Vegan Banana Bread You’ll Ever Eat

Grandma’s Buttermilk Waffles

Good Morning Healthy Maple Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

Maple Blueberry Turkey Sausage Breakfast Patties

Good Morning Almond Flour Blueberry Muffin Bread

Honey Cinnamon Walnut Banana Muffins

curry chickpea salad wrap cut in half


Vegan Curry Chickpea Salad Collard Wraps

Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad

Spicy Ranch Chopped Chicken Cabbage Salad

Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado

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

Spicy Cashew Thai Chickpea Broccoli Salad

chicken burger topped with lettuce, cheese, and bbq sauce


Jalapeño Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Lime Crema

One Pot Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Beef Pasta

Arroz con Gandules (rice with pigeon peas)

Turkey Picadillo (with a slow cooker option!)

Chipotle Chicken Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa

Seriously Good Sweet Potato Cheddar BBQ Chicken Burgers

30 Minute Vegan Stir Fry Sesame Noodles with Chickpeas & Basil

Baked or Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken (with the best honey mustard marinade!)

healthy lemon bars on a serving tray with a knife

Snacks & Treats

Healthy Lemon Bars (gluten free, dairy free & paleo!)

Fresh Strawberry Shortcake Bread with Strawberry Glaze

Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip

The Best Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat

Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Blow Ya Mind Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten free, too!)

Blueberry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Crumble (vegan & gluten free)

Coconut & Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

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!

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