January seasonal produce and recipes! A guide to what’s in season in January plus vegetarian January recipes.
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Happy new year, Rhubarbarians! We've rounded up some of the best January seasonal produce for you, plus 50 early winter recipes to cook in January.
- What produce is in season in January?
- Grapefruit recipes
- Kiwi recipes
- Lemon recipes
- Parsnip recipes
- Rutabaga recipes
- Brussels sprout
- Brussels sprout recipes
- Potato recipes
- Orange recipes
- Leek recipes
- Portobello mushroom
- Portobello mushroom recipes
What produce is in season in January?
Brrrr! It’s cold out and your farmers markets might be closed, but there are still so many fruits and veggies to eat this month!
- Brussels sprouts
- Portobello mushroom
Here's a curated vegetarian meal plan for early winter using lots of January produce!
What to cook in January? Enjoy bright and juicy citrus fruits, root vegetables, winter greens, and earthy mushrooms. Get cozy with roasted vegetable dishes and soups or stews.
Grapefruit is a citrus fruit that is in season from December to March. They are similar to oranges but are larger and more on the tart side. Varieties range from pale yellow in color to a bright ruby hue.
Kiwis are fuzzy, round little fruits that are in season from September to January here in the Northwest US. They have a distinctive green flesh with tiny black seeds. Although the entire fruit is edible, even the fuzzy skin, many people scoop out the flesh and discard the skin when eating raw (give that skin a try!). They are usually eaten raw, but are great used in baking too!
When life gives us lemons, we make.... so many things! Lemons are citrus fruits that are in season from winter to late spring. They are notorious for their vibrant yellow color and their puckeringly sour flavor. Lemons are household staples and can even be used as a cleaner!
Parsnips are root vegetables that are in season from October to April. They are a shade of pale yellow or ivory and resemble an albino carrot. Like most root vegetables, they are mostly eaten cooked and are delicious when roasted or mashed.
Rutabagas are root vegetables that are in season from October to March. Also known as a swede, they resemble turnips but are larger and have pale, yellow flesh. Rutabagas are sweet and juicy when eaten raw, but become even sweeter when cooked.
Brussels sprouts are leafy vegetables similar to mini cabbages. They are in season from September to March when the weather is cool. They are grown on large stalks and every part of the vegetable is edible, even the stalk leaves!
Brussels sprout recipes
Potatoes are root vegetables that are grown almost all year round. There are so many varieties of potatoes that they can be harvested from early spring to late fall and can be stored for several months after the harvest. Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food when cooked! From mashed to fried, they are absolutely delicious.
Oranges are citrus fruits that are in season from January to March. There are a vast number of varieties of oranges, but as a whole they are round with a very orange skin and orange flesh. Oranges are sweet and the entire fruit is enjoyed, including the zest of the skin!
Leeks are vegetables that are in season from October to May. They look like giant scallions! They have a mild onion flavor, but are more on the sweet side. The white and pale green parts are mostly used for cooking, while the dark green stem can be very woody and is usually reserved for stock.
Portobello mushrooms (also known as portabella mushrooms) are edible mushrooms in the agaricus bisporus (mushroom) family. They are in season from December to March during the cold winter, but are commercially sold year round. They are large, fully grown cremini or baby bella mushrooms.
Portobello mushroom recipes
That’s a wrap! Hope you enjoy all that great January seasonal produce.
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