What to Cook in March

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The days are getting longer, the weather is (hopefully) getting warmer, and we are officially in the throes of March. If you’re looking for some seasonal inspiration for what to cook this March, I’ve got some delicious recipes that are sure to please!

And make sure to stay tuned this month because I’ve got more amazing recipes to share with you.

Here are some great ideas and inspirations for what to make in March:

1. Avocado

assorted avocado toasts with colorful toppings

While you can get avocados any time of year in a lot of places, January through March is the best time of year for flavorful avocados in the US.

Avocado toast is a classic for a reason. It’s simple, delicious, and can be customized to your liking. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any overripe avocados you might have hanging around.

Since avocado is super mild in flavor, it can be paired with tons of different foods. I like to have fun with my toast by adding bright and colorful garnishes.

These 6 avocado toast recipes are my all-time favorite ways to enjoy this classic brunch dish. But if you have more variations that I haven’t mentioned, definitely let me know in the comments so I can try them out.

More avocado ideas include:

Check out more avocado recipes to cook this March here.

2. Mushrooms

mushroom kale strata in baking dish

This Mushroom Kale Strata recipe is perfect for brunch or a leisurely weekend breakfast. It’s packed with healthy ingredients like mushrooms, and kale, but feels indulgent thanks to the cheesy egg base.

When it comes to breakfast or brunch (and any meal, really) I am all about dishes that taste and look way more difficult to make than they really are.

This dish is super easy to make and can be made ahead of time so all you have to do is pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat.

3. Peas

Pea Guacamole Elizabeth Rider

Peas are technically a late summer legume, but you can find them fresh or frozen most places year-round. I love adding it to classic guacamole to lighten and brighten the dish because guacamole is always a good idea, but sometimes it can feel a little heavy. This lighter Pea Guacamole swaps out some of the avocados for peas, resulting in a dip that’s just as flavorful but with fewer calories.

I love serving it with sweet potato and beet chips but you can always serve it with tortilla chips or veggie sticks for an easy snack or appetizer.

4. Asparagus

How to Cook Asparagus in the Oven

Asparagus is one of the first vegetables to come into season in the spring, so make sure to take advantage of it while you can!

This roasted asparagus recipe is super simple but really highlights the flavor of the asparagus. It’s perfect to cook this March. Serve it as a side dish or add a protein like grilled chicken or shrimp to make it into a main course.

You can also make your asparagus in an air fryer if you happen to have one.

5. Citrus

No springtime meal is complete without a refreshing glass of lemonade! Citrus is in season right now and this Lemonade with Honey recipe uses fresh lemons and mint for a delicious twist on the classic drink.

If you’re feeling fancy, you can even add some sparkling water or vodka to make it into a spritzer. Cheers!

6. Cabbage

slaw recipe

Another great ingredient to cook this March is cabbage. Cabbage is a cool-season vegetable that’s great in both spring and fall

I am not Thai in heritage, but I love Thai food and this recipe is inspired by salads I’ve had at restaurants.

This Thai Peanut Superfood Slaw is a colorful, nutrient-packed side dish that will elevate any meal. It’s packed with protein, fiber, and tons of flavor, making it a nutritious and delicious option. Plus, it’s vegan-friendly and gluten-free.

Classic Coleslaw or Broccoli Slaw are both also good ideas any day in my book.

7. Leeks

Cauliflower Soup Recipe in Bowls

If you are looking for a delicious and easy dinner recipe, this cauliflower leek soup is perfect. This simple soup combines hearty vegetables with savory stock to create a comforting dish that your whole family will love.

Leeks are a wonderful spring vegetable that is full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. And, cauliflower is available year-round in most places.

Whether you’re cooking for yourself or for a large group, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite.

8. Fresh Chopped Salads

With Spring on the horizon, fresh veggies are better in price, brighter in color, more flavorful, and widely available. Grab what looks good and the store and make a big chopped salad for lunch or dinner.

Here are some of my favorites:

And let’s not leave out…

9. Smoothies

Blueberry Smoothie Pour

While I like to say I love a smoothie any time of year, it’s not always appealing to drink something cold in the winter months. Now that it’s warming up, smoothies are the perfect addition to your daily meal plan. Here are some of my favorites:

These are just a few ideas for what to cook in March. I hope this gives you some inspiration and gets you excited about cooking seasonal, delicious food.

Happy (almost) Springtime!

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