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31 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.

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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?

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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!

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Breakfast

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

avocado strawberry spinach salad in a bowl

Lunch

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

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad

chicken burger topped with lettuce, cheese, and bbq sauce

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!)

gluten free strawberry crumble bars sliced on parchment paper

Snacks & Treats

Strawberry Crumble Bars

Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip

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!

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