seasonal vegetables to eat in May

May is blooming marvellous! Full of fresh flavours, sweet young shoots and some real British gems. It’s a month for lighter dishes that suit the brighter days... and we love it! Here are three to get you started.

From tender seasonal vegetables to an array of herbs, meat and seafood – there’s a wonderful variety of produce to enjoy at this time of year.

Fresh crabmeat is a real treat to look forward to. Look out for crab from April to September – when it’s sweetest. the Keep it simple in a fresh Fennel, crab & orange salad, or go for super-moreish crabcakes. These filo-wrapped crab parcels, Crackin’ crab briks, are also well worth the effort.

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Easy to grow, full of flavour and incredibly versatile – spring herbs have got it all. Check out all the different types of herbs available, then get cracking! From punchy pesto to springtime risottos or griddled veg salads, spring herbs always add a little extra flavour.

In season from February to June, spring lamb is a really fantastic British meat. Whether you go for a one-tray roast with tomatoes, beans and peas; or a showstopping rack with pistachio crust, you can guarantee lamb will impress!

For more recipes, clever tips and tasty ideas for seasonal vegetables, check out our other seasonal features.