May is a great time to get fresh, organic produce into our diets as the warmer months begin opening up and rain starts to provide a great environment for produce to thrive across the Lone Star State. In Texas, the variety of vegetables in markets are starting to pick up and you can expect produce like radishes, rhubarb, and Swiss chard.
Radishes are a good source of vitamins C and B6, as well as potassium and manganese. They can be eaten raw, in salads, or cooked. Rhubarb is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and calcium. It can be used in pies, jams, or sauces. Swiss chard is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as magnesium, iron, and dietary fiber. It can be sauteed, steamed, or used in soups or stews.
Be ready to update your market lists the next time you do a quick pantry run because there’s a lot of vegetables available at your nearest farmers’ market or grocery store.