31 Delicious, Seasonal Recipes to Cook in May

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We’ve had some gorgeous days here in Chicago followed by 50 degrees and lots of clouds, 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?

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!

strawberry baked oatmeal in a pan


Brown Butter Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

Espresso Yogurt Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Good Morning Healthy Maple Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

The Fluffiest Lemon Blueberry Poppy Seed Pancakes (high in protein, gluten free!)

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

Sweet Potato, Egg & Green Chile Breakfast Quesadillas

Good Morning Almond Flour Blueberry Muffin Bread

Refreshing Pineapple Kale Smoothie

healthy BLT pasta salad in a bowl


Damn Good BLT Pasta Salad with Creamy Jalapeño Cashew Dressing

Everything Spring Green Salad with Basil Lemon Vinaigrette

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado

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

Gaby’s Chicken Taco Salad

Healthy Summer Broccoli Salad

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad

pesto orzo with chicken meatballs in a skillet

Dinner & Sides

One Pan Baked Pesto Orzo with Chicken Meatballs

Grilled Tahini Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Damn Good Salmon Taco Bowls For Two

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!)

Garlic Fingerling Potatoes (roasted or grilled!)

Chipotle Black Bean Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole

gluten free orange bread topped with chocolate

Snacks & Treats

Paleo Orange-Kissed Loaf with Dark Chocolate Glaze

Strawberry Crumble Bars

Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip

The Best Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat

Coconut Key Lime Pie Energy Bites

Fudgy Almond Butter Blondies

Peanut Butter Cup Freezer Fudge

Healthy Soft Banana Bread 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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