March marks the start of spring, which brings a whole host of fabulous seasonal produce for us to enjoy! Gone are the heavy, starchy root vegetables that got us through winter; now is the time for lighter fruit and vegetable based March recipes, to help you get your body ready for summer. There are many tasty fruit, vegetables and meats that are at their best and most flavourful during the month of March, including: bramley apples, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, celeriac, chicory, cod, grapefruit, jerusalem artichokes, leek, lemons, mussels, oysters, parsnips, rhubarb, lamb and sweet potato. Why not try your hand at one of our March recipes to make the most of this Great British produce?
Seasonal March Recipes
Impress your friend and family this month with one of our seasonal March recipes! We’ve got mouthwatering desserts and delectable savoury dishes that will put a big grin on anybody’s face.
Rhubarb & Custard Crumble Tart
Sure a rhubarb tart is delicious, but not as delicious as a rhubarb and custard tart! Add a crumbly topping and you’ll be in culinary heaven. If you love the rhubarb and custard boiled sweets, then you’ll absolutely love this tangy tart.
Ingredients: eggs, caster sugar, orange zest, cornflour, double cream, vanilla pods, rhubarb, butter, plain flour, custard powder and light muscovado sugar.
Find the full recipe at Delicious.
Lemon-Herb Roast Leg Of Lamb
Roast lamb is a true joy, but this recipe adds an extra burst of flavour to your meal with the addition of zingy lemon. Make sure to rest the lamb before carving in order to let the flavour sink even more into the meat!
Ingredients: garlic cloves, fresh parsley, fresh thyme, olive oil, anchovy fillet, lemon, salt and leg of lamb.
Find the full recipe at Chatelaine.
Greek Style Baked Cod With Lemon & Garlic
This Mediterranean fish dish is the perfect choice for a light evening meal or as a filling lunch. As with many Mediterranean dishes, simplicity is the key. This recipe only consists of a few defining ingredients, but together it makes a tasty, wholesome meal.
Ingredients: cod fillets, garlic cloves, fresh parsley, fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, butter, plain flour, ground coriander, paprika, ground cumin, salt and black pepper.
Find the full recipe at The Mediterranean Dish.
Bramley Apple, Ginger & Caramel Pies
Apple and ginger are a match made in heaven, especially bramley apples, which are slightly more tangy and acidic than other apples. The caramel sauce gives a much needed sweetness to these tasty pies that’ll keep you coming back for more!
Ingredients: butter, bramley apples, ground ginger, flour, shortcrust pastry, caramel sauce, eggs and granulated sugar.
Find the full recipe at Love Food.
Tempura is a popular way of cooking chunks of meat and vegetables, by deep-frying them in a light batter and served with a dip of your choice. It is an Asian snack food which you often see as a starter on the menu’s of Thai and Japanese restaurants in this country. We suggest serving these cauliflower tempura with a sweet chilli sauce or aioli.
Ingredients: cauliflower florets, plain flour, eggs, vegetable and extra vegetable oil for frying.
Find the full recipe at BBC Good Food.
Oysters Rockefeller is a famous dish created in a restaurant in New Orleans way back in 1899, but the original ingredients are still a secret to this day! The appetiser was named after the richest man in the country at the time, John D. Rockefeller, and features some rich, deep flavours. This recipe is packed full of butter, garlic and cheese to accentuate the saltiness of the oysters.
Ingredients: fresh oysters, salted butter, shallot, garlic cloves, pernod liqueur, heavy cream, spinach, salt, pepper and pecorino romano cheese.
Find the full recipe at The Gourmet Gourmand.
Jerusalem Artichoke ‘Jacket Potatoes’
Jerusalem artichokes are a vegetable that we don’t see too often on the shelves of our supermarkets, or one that we even are on the lookout for. However, it is an interesting vegetable that, when cooked correctly, is absolutely delicious! This unusual recipe turns this root vegetable into a hearty meal, similar to a filled jacket potato.
Ingredients: jerusalem artichokes, garlic bulb, rosemary leaves, rapeseed oil, ground mace, butter and lemon juice.
Find the full recipe at BBC Good Food.
Lemon Chicken With Charred Leeks & Fennel
Finally we have a light chicken dish, which clocks in at just 300 calories per serving. But for what it lacks in calorific value, it more than makes up for in flavour!
Ingredients: olive oil, tarragon, lemon juice, chicken breast, baby leeks, green beans, fennel and flat-leaf parsley.
Find the full recipe at Olive Magazine.