We’ve gathered some of our favorite seasonal recipes using the bounty of Solano County to create delicious meals with local food. New recipes will be added each month.
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A springtime variation on a traditional Rossini cocktail/mocktail. Its garden fresh taste is created by adding cucumber, parsley and lemon juice.
Dutch Baby is a large fluffy pancake excellent for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dessert any time of year. This verdant Dutch Baby is festive and fast, and gets its striking color, freshness, and flavor from the addition of spinach and tender herbs.
Use abundant arugula and almonds to make this fresh twist on pesto
Learn how to use your kitchen scraps to make this robust vegetable stock in this zero-waste kitchen recipe
Early spring is prime time for leafy greens in the garden and at the farmers market. Here are a few recipes that can be made with a variety of different greens: Garlicky Sautéed Greens, Kale Salad with Bitter Greens and Lemon, and Chimichurri Sauce.
Put versatile beans to use in these two recipes: Black Bean Burgers, and Cannellini Beans with Garlic & Sage
This soup packs in plenty of flavor and healthy ingredients
Tender roasted squash blends sweet and spicy in this recipe
Thinly sliced Brussels sprouts create a base for this slightly wilted salad with vinagarette and apricots
Bring out the flavor in your holiday meals with these sauces and condiments: Low Sugar Cranberry Sauce and Thanksgiving Salsa Verde, and Compound Butter
These endive salad ‘boats’ work great with a pear-walnut filling, or try other seasonal fillings at the end of the recipe!
Spinach, onion, herbs and garlic combine with feta and cottage cheese to create these seasonal appetizers
This relish of pickled vegetables is a versatile side dish that uses cauliflower, celery, carrots and other add-ins!
Turn fresh watermelon into this savory curry sauce that goes great with seasonal vegetables
Use those summer green beans in these two recipes: Grilled Corn, Green Bean & Tomato Salad, and Roasted Green Beans with Gremolata.
Fresh herbs and summer-ripe tomatoes create the perfect opportunity to top pasta, vegetables and more with Classic Basil Pesto, and Broiled Tomato & Walnut Pesto.
Summer peaches and tomatoes shine in this fresh salsa!
Use fresh spring vegetables to make this seasonal couscous dish!
Salt-Roasted Beets with Pickled Cherries, Creamy-Roasted Zucchini Purée, and Lemon Olive Oil Dressed Spinach
Each part of this recipe is a versatile ingredient by itself, but when combined creates a burst of seasonal flavors.
Summer is a great time for these salads and light vinaigrettes: Moroccan Orange Salad with Walnuts, Goat Cheese & Citrus Vinaigrette, and Salad with Crispy Spiced Chickpeas, Roasted Onions & Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette. You’ll also find some basic tips on creating a vinaigrette and recipes for Basic Balsamic and Simple Lemon versions.
Create this Asian Rice Bowl with seasonal vegetables and one of these two sauces: Spicy Cashew Cheese Sauce, or Ginger Soy Sauce.
Artichokes can be cooked multiple ways. Learn how to prepare artichokes to make Roasted Artichokes with Quick Garlic-Lemon Aioli, and Marinated Artichokes.
Homemade baby food is healthy and costs less than the prepared stuff! Learn how to make and store Basic Steamed Vegetables for Baby and Walnut & Raisin ‘Bon Bons’ for Toddlers.
This red lentil Dal showcases a variety of spices
This French Green Lentil soup can serve as a versatile base for other seasonal additions
Keep these cabbage wedges simple, or try a variety of seasonings to spice them up!
Make this traditional Irish dish with a springtime twist that includes kale, spring onions, cauliflower and leeks.
Here’s a flavorful dish to liven up your winter greens
This winter smoothie wakes up banana and yogurt with fresh orange juice and lemon or grapefruit juice
Hummus is a quick snack and quick to make!
This simple recipe is a great way to spice up a variety of nuts
Chef Chantoll Williams of Rasta Mama’s Kitchen shares her recipe for a Jamaican-inspired, plant-based Pumpkin Curry Stew.
Try this simple, classic orange marmalade recipe
This dish features sweet potatoes — a wonderful holiday food in the African traditions — and chickpeas, which add plant-based protein.
Winter fruit is the star of the show in these three recipes: Citrus Salad with Star Anise Syrup, Salad with Thyme & Honey-Roasted Pears, Pecans, Goat Cheese & Champagne Vinaigrette, and Proscuitto-Wrapped Persimmons.
This light side dish features Brussels spouts and kale in a lemon-Dijon dressing
Use your winter squash for a seasonal side dish — and then do something fun with the seeds — in these recipes: Twice-Roasted Squash with Parmesan Butter & Grains and Toasted Squash Seeds
Make this curry as a warm winter meal or substitute in other seasonal vegetables to enjoy year-round!
Calabaza en Tacha es uno de los postres tradicionales en la celebración del Día de Los Muertos.
Learn how to make this dish with an abundance of seasonal vegetables, first featured in Bounty of the County!
On those hot summer days, use the grill to bring out the flavor of your seasonal vegetables with these Brined & Grilled Carrots with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce and Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille
Try this twist on potato salad for a light way to feature seasonal potatoes and green beans.
Tomatoes and other seasonal veggies are highlighted in these two tapas recipes: Spanish Romesco Sauce and Gazpacho Andaluz
Learn how to make these three easy sauces: Homemade Mexican Pico de Gallo, Guatemalan Chimichurri Sauce, and Roasted Tomatillo & Avocado Salsa
Summer squash is highlighted in this seasonal grilled salad.
Make these sauces: Honey Citronette, Italian Salsa Verde and Moroccan Chermoula
Try out this summer salad to highlight tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion.
Learn how to make tasty strawberry ice pops in this fun and easy summer recipe.
Learn how to use Solano County’s lavender at the peak of harvest time in these two recipes: Roasted Beet Salad with Honey-Lavender Dressing and Lavender-Lemonade Ice Pops.
Seasonal stone fruit shines in these two recipes: Pan-Glazed Stone Fruit with Pistachios and Fresh Peach Salsa.
Learn how to make Vegetable Pad Thai in this recipe from a class funded by Republic Services
This recipe features radishes mellowed by pan-roasting and their greens
Use every part of your carrots in this delicious recipe.
Turn your seasonal strawberries into a full brunch experience with these two recipes: Salad with Basalmic-Glazed Strawberries and Goat Cheese and Easy Strawberry Refrigerator Jam
This spring soup puts your beans, peas, leeks and garlic to good use.
Use this quick-pickle recipe for a fresh take on your seasonal vegetables.
This soup highlights sugar snap peas and shelling peas with mushrooms alongside the heat of ginger and pepper.
Put your sugar snap peas and other seasonal produce to work in this fresh salad.
Showcase seasonal asparagus and citrus in this salad.
Turn radishes into something special with these recipes for braised radishes and spicy quick pickled radishes
This hearty winter soup shows off seasonal greens.
Make this sauteed cabbage with Indian spices as a delicious side dish.
Funding for promotion of specialty crops through this recipe page was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grant AM190100XXXXG008. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necesssarily represent the official views of the USDA.