March Madness: Mad About Produce!

Okay, so I know March Madness is in full swing now that the brackets have been released, but what about the other things about March that make it so amazing? It may be global warming, but I won’t complain about the temperatures nearing 70 in Chicago in the month of March! I am so excited about seasonal veggies and fruits coming in, and I’ve got the recipes you will love that utilize March’s best produce. Read on for the recipes…after the jump!

March isn’t just about basketball— it’s also about food!

As much as we love all the pub grub we know you’ll be enjoying out at the bars during March Madness, we also love all the produce coming in this March and April. Celebrate the changing seasons with some of our favorite recipes utilizing  March produce!


Artichokes are terrific in dips with chips, but they also can be used in healthy ways. Here is a selection of recipes that are both healthy and fresh…and some that are just decadent!

Artichokes and Herbs
Savory Spinach and Artichoke Stuffing
Artichoke Bars
Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip


I won’t lie; we go bonkers for a good broccoli dish! I love it steamed as a side dish, but there are a million ways to prepare this hearty veg!

Broccoli Raisin Salad

1-2-3 Cheddar Broccoli Casserole
Oriental Broccoli Slaw
Broccoli and Tortellini Salad


St. Patrick’s Day is fast upon us, and the timing is ideal for a corned beef and cabbage sandwich! Cabbage is in season and can be used in everything from soups and sides to sandwiches and crockpot favorites.

Cabbage Soup
Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage
Miniature St. Patrick’s Day Pizza
KFC Cole Slaw
Hamburger Cabbage Casserole

So what March veggie is your favorite? The green ones certainly have their place in early Spring meals and St. Patrick’s Day favorites.

Let us know in the comments!

Until tomorrow, friends!


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  • Megan

    Cabbage soup is such a fave of my kids!

  • Charles

    I love cabbage, too!

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