Hopefully you’re enjoying the changing of the seasons as the weather starts to warm and things around us begin to grow and bloom. As we approach mid-spring, it seems a perfect time to start incorporating some fresh seasonal produce into our daily diet.
Homegrown Produce – Fresh Gardening Tips
April is a great time to start looking for your favorite spring produce in your local grocery stores or farmer’s markets, or even start your own garden at home! But… it can be hard to keep track of which produce is in season, along with all of the other tips and tricks for growing—and finding—fresh herbs, fruits, and veggies.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Head over to our Homegrown Resource Page and download our Spring Produce Guide for helpful tips on the top 15 spring produce, from artichoke to rhubarb.
Spring Sandwich Recipes:
Another one of our favorite things about spring is integrating fresh, flavorful herbs into our favorite recipes. Adding bright flavors like basil, parsley, dill, or garlic can really take a meal to a whole new culinary level.
Check out this past blog post for more information on our 12 favorite herbs, then try our 3 delicious sandwich recipes below, made with seasonal veggies and fresh herbs.
With an equal balance of meat and veggies, this sandwich is perfect for herbivores and carnivores alike. Pair together some thinly sliced roast beef, earthy microgreens, sliced radishes, and a creamy garlic and basil goat cheese spread for some nice contrast. Serve on Martin’s 100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread for some of that whole grain goodness!
Learn more about basil, parsley, and chives (plus your other favorite herbs) here.
- 4 Slices 100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread
- ½ Pound Roast Beef, thinly sliced
- 4 Ounces Goat Cheese, softened
- 1 Clove Garlic, minced
- ¼ Cup Fresh Basil, chopped
- 4-5 Sprigs Parsley, chopped
- 1 Teaspoon Chopped Chives
- 4 Radishes, thinly sliced
- 1 Cup Microgreens or Sprouts
Get the full recipe at: https://potatorolls.com/recipes/roast-beef-sandwich-herbed-goat-cheese
Did you know that it’s beneficial to include a variety of colors into your daily diet? Different categories of colors often provide unique nutrients and vitamins that your body needs to function. Try adding this delicious sandwich recipe to your meal plan – it’s stacked high with all sorts of colorful vegetables, from green cucumbers and lettuce, to red onion and orange carrots.
Learn how to grow the veggies and herbs used in this recipe at our Homegrown Resource Page.
- 8 Slices Martin’s Whole Wheat Potato Bread
- 1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt
- 3 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Dill
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon White Wine Vinegar
- Fresh-Ground Black Pepper
- 8 Leaves of Green Leaf Lettuce
- 4 Slices Provolone Cheese
- 2 Tomatoes, sliced
- 1 Cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 Small Red Onion, thinly sliced
- 1 Cup Alfalfa Sprouts
- 1 Carrot, peeled and grated
Get the full recipe at: https://potatorolls.com/recipes/vegetable-sandwich-dill-sauce
This refreshing spring sandwich on Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread incorporates much of the season’s fresh produce, including garlic, basil, tomato, sprouts, onion, and spinach. For even more flavor, you can try adding some sliced avocado or this Avocado Herb Dip.
Find some spring recipes for more of your favorite seasonal produce here.
- ¼ Cup Mayonnaise
- ½ Teaspoon Minced Garlic
- 6-8 Leaves Fresh Basil, chopped
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 4 Slices Martin’s Butter Bread
- 6 Slices Roasted Turkey Breast
- 4 Slices Roma Tomato
- Handful of Sprouts
- Handful of Baby Spinach Leaves
- 4-6 Thin Slices Red Onion
- 2 Slice Swiss Cheese
Get the full recipe at: https://potatorolls.com/recipes/turkey-veggie-sandwich
More Gardening Resources
Download our Spring Produce Guide for info on artichokes, arugula, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, garlic, herbs (basil, cilantro, mint), spring onions, peas, radish, rhubarb, spinach, and potatoes.
Plus – learn some home gardening tips and find your nearest farmer’s market.
Get info on your 12 favorite herbs: basil, chives, cilantro, dill, lavender, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme.
Plus – 3 Flavorful Recipes:
Find tips on alternate gardening techniques like container gardening or square foot gardening.
Plus – Delicious Garden Recipes:
Try these great Homegrown Recipes made with fresh seasonal produce:
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