What To Cook This May

Learn what's in season this month at cookieandkate.com!

Whoops! This guide is coming to you late this month. Better late than never? I submitted my cookbook manuscript to my editor last Monday, and spent the next few days recovering (as in, sleeping a reasonable number of hours per night, getting some exercise, and enjoying dinner with a friend, even). Then came a busy weekend in Oklahoma with my family. I’m definitely not finished with the cookbook yet—tons of photos to edit, and presumably lots of work once my editor is done reviewing it—but I’m so pleased with it right now. I can’t wait for you all to see it next spring!


I’ve shared this on Facebook already, but here’s a fun recent interview , in which I talk about my background and how the blog came to be. Don’t forget to post photos on Instagram when you make a recipe shown here—tag your photo #cookieandkate so we can all see. If you’re eager for even more cooking inspiration, check out my full May seasonal post here .

Gluten free and easily vegan (skip the cheese)

“Made it tonight! Very successful. I flipped the asparagus after a couple of initial peals so I ended up in the middle rather than at the end with a thicker end slice. Also, next time I will cut the asparagus into bite sized bits.” – Steven

More asparagus recipes »

Gluten free and vegan

“I doubled this recipe to have my dinners of the week and I am IN LOVE! I would have never put this flavor profile together and it is so good. The rice was super creamy (never doing instant rice again). Thanks so much for a new recipe to keep in the rotation!” – Elaine O

More avocado recipes »

Gluten free and easily vegan (skip the cheese)

“This is, quite literally, my new favorite salad! I have made it for several friends – who all have adored it – and have added it to my weekly food staples. I’ve never actually made it with pumpkin seed – I substitute pistachios instead, or omit the nuts altogether if I am not eating it right away, and the homemade balsamic is fantastic…YUMMMM!” – Franki

More beet recipes »

Easily gluten free and easily vegan (see notes)

“Just made this and it’s delish!! I didn’t have pitas so I just cut up the avocado and ate it as a salad.” – Renee

More broccoli recipes »

Vegan option

“I tried this recipe out expecting it to be healthy but not super tasty. It was amazing! The almonds worked perfectly with the rice (I subbed basmati rice because I couldn’t find freekeh) and the cauliflower tasted delicious. The tahini sauce was sour in a good way, and went great with the rest of the meal. The recipe wasn’t too challenging and my (non-vegan) family enjoyed it. Will definitely be making this again!” – Izzy

More cauliflower recipes »

Easily vegan

I need you guys to make this salad and let me know how it turns out! I love it. 🙂

More arugula recipes » (also spinach )


“Not only was this delicious when I made it, the leftovers were just as good – a major plus for me because I always want to have good leftovers to bring to work for lunch. I added some roasted sweet potato to one of my portions of leftovers and the flavors worked well together. I know this has been up for awhile, but thanks for another great recipe Kate!” – Amanda

More cilantro recipes » (also dill )

Just vegetarian

“I made this for dinner last night – it was SO delicious and my whole family loved it! It was my first time making a pizza myself, and was very easy. I can’t wait for lunch today to eat the leftovers :)” – Hallie

More kale recipes »

I still don’t have any leek recipes on the blog. To be remedied soon…

Leek recipes on Love and Lemons »

Easily gluten free and easily vegan

“I made these tonight and they are so delicious. A perfect summer meal. I also mustvsay that this is the first time myself and my boyfriend have actually enjoyed (even, loved) tofu! Yay for soggy free perfectly crisp tofu.” – Deana

More mango recipes »

Gluten free and easily vegan

“I love this recipe and have made it multiple times. I serve it with a side of spanish rice and some vegetarian refried beans. I have made this for guests and everyone has been very impressed :)” – Chase

More mushroom recipes »

Gluten free and easily vegan

“This was a hit with the whole family including the non-veg husband and the growing, picky 13 year old boy. He came back for seconds and just asked me to add this to the rotation for next week. (He and I have also polished off 2 batches of your toasted muesli. haha!)

You’ve fed me all week! 🙂 I love your recipes so much.” – Kerry

More radish recipes »

Gluten free and easily vegan

“OMG I just finished making it and I can’t wait to try it, adding the chia seeds was genius .I will probably make some overnight oats with it, and as a topping to nice cream.Thanks for the awesome recipe!” – Suzanne

More rhubarb recipes »

Don’t forget to tag your recipe photos #cookieandkate so we can all see them! If you’re looking for an ingredient that didn’t make the list, check my new ingredient index for relevant recipes.

More resources you might appreciate: 13 make-ahead breakfast recipes , 16 recipes that pack well for lunch and 14 simple weeknight dinners . You can shop my essential kitchen equipment here . Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for a steady stream of recipe inspiration!

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