It will soon be time to celebrate all things Spring, and what better way to do so than with the produce that is so fresh and tasty at this time of year?
From asparagus to zucchini, there is plenty of produce that the Spring harvest brings to the Market. Here are some recipes that make the most of the season – and don’t forget to ask our traders for their tips on what is at its best right now.
Freshly shelled peas are one of the joys of Spring eating. While this recipe for Fettuccine with Spring Vegetables uses the frozen variety so that it can be made all year round, you may like to use freshly shelled baby peas or even broad beans instead for a more authentically seasonal dish.
Silver trevally is caught in the waters around Melbourne at this time of year. Why not try steaming it and serving it with lettuce and fragrant herbs Vietnamese-style for a light but flavoursome meal?
Cauliflower might be thought of as a winter vegetable, but it’s great chilled in salads and side dishes too. Try serving Turmeric Cauliflower with Tofu Dressing and Furikake or Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini and Dukkah warm for dinner and make extra so you can have the rest cold for lunch the next day.
Fresh beetroot makes a colourful addition to the menu at this time of year. This easy Roast Beetroot Dip works well as part of a dinner menu, or pack it along with some bread, crackers and veggie sticks and head outside for an instant picnic.
There’s much more Spring produce to enjoy at the Market, but if you can’t make it in, feel free to use our Order & Collect service or check whether your favourite traders offer Home Delivery. Whatever way you choose to shop, the Market will help to bring a ray of Spring sunshine to your table!