Spring is in the air, and with the new season’s arrival comes a whole host of springtime veggies. Some of the vegetables in season right now include asparagus, broccoli, butter lettuce, green beans, rhubarb and more. We have picked a few of our own favorites, and have listed where you can find the spring-fresh ingredients in our dishes.
Artichokes: These veggies are chock-full of powerful antioxidants. They are also an excellent source of fiber. Artichokes can be prepared in a variety of different ways, but we prefer ours grilled with a sprinkle of black pepper and maldon sea salt.
On the menu: California Artichokes
Corn: This yellow veggie is a spring season favorite. This time of year, as the weather warms and the days grow longer, we can’t seem to get enough of it. Although it is great as a stand alone side, we like to add corn to salads for a pop of color and flavor.
On the menu: Sunny Cobb Salad
Broccoli: Packed with essential vitamins, broccoli is not only a healthy choice, it’s a versatile one, too. We like to add the green veggie to protein-centric dishes, and we offer it up as its own side as well, seasoned with sea salt and fresh-cracked black pepper.
On the menu: Swordfish
Spinach: Not just a favorite of Popeye, spinach is a favorite of ours too, for its versatility and how seemingly easy it is to prepare. We like adding this leafy green in chilled and warm dishes, served in salads, brunch dishes or sides, like our rich, saucy creamed spinach with reggiano parmesan cheese.
On the menu: Spinach + Bacon Salad
Basil: Veggies aren’t the only crop flourishing this season, a range of herbs are in season, too, including basil. The aromatic herb has a subtle, peppery flavor that eventually sweetens. Basil is also great in cocktails, and we like to use the ingredient to top off some of our dishes.
On the menu: Eggs in Purgatory