What's in Season in May

With Spring in full swing, it’s time to take a look at the beautiful produce you can showcase in your upcoming Mother’s Day celebrations or Memorial Day BBQs (hint: there’s a luscious lemon cake recipe below that will tantalize tastebuds!).

For more May produce inspiration, check out our list below (Source: Southland Farmer’s Market Association):

 

  • Apricots

  • Asparagus

  • Avocados

  • Basil

  • Beans, Green

  • Beets

  • Broccoli

  • Cabbage

  • Carrots

  • Cauliflower

  • Celery

  • Chard

  • Cherries

  • Citrus:

    • Grapefruits

    • Kumquats

    • Lemons

    • Navel Oranges

    • Valencia Oranges      

  • Collards

  • Corn

  • Cucumber

  • Dates, Medjool

  • Eggplant

  • Figs

  • Kale

  • Kohlrabi

  • Lettuce

  • Mushroom

  • Mustard

  • Nectarines,

  • Okra

  • Onion, dry

  • Onion, Green

  • Passion Fruit

  • Peaches

  • Pears, Asian

  • Peas, Black-eyed

  • Peas, Green

  • Plums

  • Potatoes

  • Raspberries

  • Spinach

  • Squash, Summer

  • Strawberries

  • Tomatoes

  • Turnips

 

We love this vegan lemon cake recipe from Sofia Von Porat. It’s so easy to make and can be garnished with so many seasonal berries.

Vegan Lemon Cake

From Sofia Von Porat

Serves: 10

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ cup sugar

  • zest of a lemon

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 ½ tbsp water

  • 1 cup soy yogurt

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup vegan butter, melted

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven at 320 degrees. Grease a loaf pan and line the inside with parchment paper.

  2. Sift the flour in a bowl and combine with baking powder, baking soda, vanilla powder, salt, lemon zest and sugar.

  3. Add water, olive oil, vegan yogurt, lemon juice and melted vegan butter and quickly combine all the ingredients to a smooth batter (be careful not to overmix).

  4. Pour the batter in the loaf pan and bake in the oven for 40-45 min or until a skewer comes out clean). Carefully remove the cake from the pan and let cool completely.

  5. Mix icing sugar and lemon juice to a creamy consistency, spread over the cake and let it firm before slicing the cake.

P.S. Happy baking!