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Fall in Love with February’s In-Season Produce

Fall in Love with February’s In-Season Produce

The month of February may be painted shades of pink for Valentine’s Day and red for Heart Month, but if you look to your produce section it should be delicious shades of orange and green. While the strangely warm temperatures may have you thinking about your favorite summer foods, the Groundhog’s sighting of his shadow this week ensured that we’ve got six weeks of winter ahead of us. Fear not, there are plenty of in-season fruits and vegetables that will keep you satisfied for the winter weeks ahead.

Use the following list fresh-for-February produce to add flavor and color to all of the meals you’re preparing for this very food-focused month. With Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and Mardi Gras all on the calendar, you can keep any party-food weight-gain in check by making sure you’re always serving delicious vegetable-based meals or side dish, or bright fresh fruit trays.

February Fruits: persimmons, kiwi, cherimoya, grapefruit, oranges

February Vegetables: Brussels sprouts, shallots, cauliflower, leeks

What to do with all of the fresh produce you’ll find in your grocery store or in your next CSA box? Well, we’ve found a few of our favorite recipes using these in-season ingredients.

Potato Leek Soup – An original from the DIR kitchen, you’ll combine leeks, Yukon Gold potatoes, and a few other key ingredients for a hearty 147-calorie crowd-pleasing soup.

Walnut, Edamame, and Grapefruit Bruschetta - This vegan recipe will add color to your buffet and a burst of flavor for your guests. It’s not like any bruschetta you’ve ever had.

Curried Cauliflower Bisque - Your standard head of cauliflower is brought to life with the exotic flavors of curry, ginger, and coriander.

Kiwi Berry Salad – Trade crunchy vegetables for sweet fruits on a bed of greens. Kiwi joins jicama, strawberries, and a poppyseed dressing for a delightful side dish.

Brussels Sprouts That Anyone Will Eat - That’s quite a recommendation, and prepared with garlic, Romano cheese, and bread crumbs they can’t be too far off!

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2:57AM PDT on May 4, 2013

ty

5:41AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

Thanks.

3:24AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Why do sprouts have more appeal for an adult?

3:11AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

I'm already in love with these

10:29PM PST on Jan 21, 2013

thanks for posting

1:34AM PST on Jan 19, 2013

Thank you :)

12:48AM PDT on May 15, 2012

Thanks for the info.

7:15AM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

yum

1:41AM PST on Feb 26, 2012

Thanks for the article.

3:01AM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Just what we need during this cold Winter.

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