May is a usually a busy month for everyone. But, it is especially busy when it comes to celebrating food! From asparagus to hamburgers and BBQ to strawberries, May is the time to use all of these foods because they are in season, fresh and just fun to make. To get everyone celebrating, we’ve put together a whole meal worth of recipes incorporating all of the foods celebrated during the month of May.
Appetizer: (Salsa Month)
Get some multi-grain tortilla chips and pair them with this delicious ‘Salsa Fresca’.
- 6 Tomatoes (diced)
- 1/3 Onion (diced)
- Cilantro (chopped)
- 3 Garlic bulbs
- 1 Lime (juiced)
- Salt (to taste)
It’s so simple! Mix all your ingredients in a bowl and Joila, you have a fresh bowl of salsa.
Main Dish: (BBQ, Beef and Hamburger Month)
This grilled summer favorite will be simple and also satisfy your BBQ craving!
- 2 lbs. Lean Hamburger
- 1/3 Onion (finely chopped)
- ½ cup BBQ sauce
Mix all of your ingredients together. Patty the burgers and grill. Top these delicious burgers with fresh lettuce, tomato, pickles and condiments. You’re sure to please the whole family!
Side Dish: (Asparagus Month)
- 1 lb. Fresh Asparagus
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
After you flavor the asparagus with the oil, salt and pepper, grill it. Be sure to turn it so that all sides cook evenly.
Salad: (Salad and Egg Month)
This simple cobb salad is a throwback to the salads you had growing up. Mix it up and enjoy.
- 1 lb Bacon (cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
- 8 oz. Romaine Lettuce (about 12 cups packed)
- 4 cups Roast Chicken (skinned, boned, diced)
- 2 cups Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
- 1 cup Blue Cheese (crumbled)
- 2 Ripe Avocados (halved, peeled, pitted, diced)
- 4 Hard-Boiled Eggs (peeled and chopped)
- 2 cups Green Onions (chopped)
Make a base with your romaine lettuce. Then, lay all the other toppings across the top for a great presentation. This salad is great with a light ranch or honey mustard. But, can also be enjoyed with any dressing of your choice.
Dessert: (Strawberry Month)
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a bowl of fresh strawberries… unless of course you add Angel Food Cake and Whipped Topping to the mix.
- 1 Angel Food Cake (Prepared or Homemade)
- 3 cups Fresh Strawberries (cleaned and sliced)
- 2 cups Fat Free Whipped Topping
In a deep bowl, layer your ingredients. 1st, angel food cake. Then, whipped topping. Place strawberries on top of the whipped topping. Then repeat this layering process as many times as your bowl will allow.
We hope that your entire family will enjoy sharing this early summer meal, celebrating the many flavors of May!