The 31 Best Recipes to Cook This May
Every year I have to remind myself that May is one of the most underrated months on the calendar food-wise. Don’t you agree? May puts our brains on overdrive, thinking about all the month’s celebrations, making the most of all the irresistible seasonal produce, and the start of summer. I say this with love, but my oh my, this month can be a lot!
If you’re in charge of Mother’s Day brunch or dinner, options like a colossal stack of lemon ricotta-stuffed French toast, a tender hanger steak with melted leeks, a tickled-pink beet pesto pasta, and a warm spinach-artichoke salad with quinoa crunchies have got your back. Have a new grad to celebrate? Consider make-ahead and big-batch cooking strategies like prepping components of a snackable platter the night before the party or making burgers in the oven.
And of course, we’ve got you covered with a fresh new batch of speedy weeknight meals (looking at you, pesto cream tteokbokki)!
Here, now, are 31 of our favorite recipe ideas to inspire your cooking, baking, grilling, and drinking this May — because we care about you, and want you to enjoy this month down to the last bite.