31 Delicious, Seasonal Recipes to Cook in May

We’ve had some gorgeous weekends here in Chicago this spring and even though we’re staying at home, I’m super thankful for the (safe) walks we’ve had around the neighborhood. Now let’s celebrate the last of spring with some incredible, seasonal recipes to cook in May!

You’ll find veggie-packed lunches and dinner featuring seasonal produce, plus plenty of delicious breakfast, snacks and treats to satisfy every craving.

collage of seasonal recipes to cook in May

What’s in season in May?

This month’s spring produce is looking even more colorful, and can easily be swapped for what you have on-hand. Hello, berries in everything!

P.S. did you know we have dedicated ingredient pages? YES! Click any of the produce names above to see all of those recipes, or head to our Recipe Index to filter by even more.

In this roundup you’ll find 31 healthy, seasonal recipes to cook for each day in May. They’re perfect for meal prep and even virtual celebrations all month long!

If you make any of these seasonal spring recipes in May, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! You can also share a photo of your creation on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. Enjoy xoxo!


three strawberry orange banana smoothies on a wooden tray

Vitamin C Packed Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Grandma’s Buttermilk Waffles

Good Morning Healthy Maple Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

Maple Blueberry Turkey Sausage Breakfast Patties

Strawberry Kissed Almond Butter Muffins

Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Tacos

Good Morning Almond Flour Blueberry Muffin Bread


brussels sprouts salad in a white bowl

Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

The Easiest Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado

4 Healthy Meal Prep Salads

Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad

Farmer’s Market Spicy Tuna Wraps with Homemade Chipotle Greek Yogurt Ranch

15-Minute Healthy Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad


sweet potato black bean tacos in a line on a marble board

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Lime Crema

Sheet Pan Moroccan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower

Vegan Potato Salad with Herbed Tahini Sauce

Jalapeño Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Lime Crema

Ginger Cashew Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Juicy Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Basil Sauce with Burrata

Chipotle Chicken Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa

Seriously Good Sweet Potato Cheddar BBQ Chicken Burgers

Snacks & Treats

strawberry shortcake cake on a cake stand

Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip

The Best Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat

Lightened-up Vanilla Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (vegan, gluten free)

Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat

Grain Free Salted Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Coconut Oatmeal Cookies {made with coconut oil}

Blueberry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Crumble (vegan & gluten free)

If you cook any of these seasonal recipes be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! Snap a photo and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #AmbitiousKitchen or add it to our Facebook group, too. xoxo!

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