January seasonal produce and recipes guide - Rhubarbarians (2024)

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.

Did you try any of our December recipes? Or are you already looking for February recipes?

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  • What produce is in season in January?
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapefruit recipes
  • Kiwi
  • Kiwi recipes
  • Lemon
  • Lemon recipes
  • Parsnip
  • Parsnip recipes
  • Rutabaga
  • Rutabaga recipes
  • Brussels sprout
  • Brussels sprout recipes
  • Potato
  • Potato recipes
  • Orange
  • Orange recipes
  • Leek
  • Leek recipes
  • Portobello mushroom
  • Portobello mushroom recipes
  • Comments and reviews

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!

Fruits:

  • grapefruit
  • kiwi
  • lemon
  • orange

Vegetables:

  • Parsnip
  • Rutabaga
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Potato
  • Leek
  • Portobello mushroom

Here's a curated vegetarian meal plan for early winter using lots of January produce! Participating in Veganuary? These are our favorite Veganuary dinner recipes!

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

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.

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Grapefruit recipes

Avocado grapefruit salad with strawberry and manchego

Avocado grapefruit salad recipe! A flavorful yet simple spring salad with strawberry and mint. Topped with a simple grapefruit vinaigrette.

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Grapefruit quinoa salad with herbs and walnuts

Protein packed grapefruit quinoa salad recipe! A bright, vegetarian quinoa bowl with chickpeas, walnuts, grapefruit, and lots of herbs.

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Honey sweetened ruby grapefruit mimosa

A sparkling ruby red grapefruit mimosa with honey! Naturally sweetened and only 3 ingredients. Your new favorite brunch co*cktail!

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Grapefruit vinaigrette recipe

Simple, 3-ingredient grapefruit vinaigrette recipe! This zesty grapefruit salad dressing is bursting with citrus flavor and is perfect for brightening up your salads.

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Beet & Grapefruit Carpaccio - Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN

Thinly sliced beets are layered with sweet and tart Texas red grapefruits and lightly dressed with extra-virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar. Top with goat cheese for a creamy, salty addition to every bite. Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan-Friendly

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Kiwi

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!

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Kiwi recipes

Kiwi fruit sauce

A flavorful fruit sauce made with golden kiwi. Use it as a dressing, dip or marinade.

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Kiwi Maca Cinnamon Nice Cream

A creamy banana ice cream balanced with the refreshing tartness of fresh kiwi. Naturally dairy-free and refined sugar-free.

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Kiwi Mandarin Spinach Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

This Kiwi Mandarin Spinach Salad has a winning combination of healthy greens and colourful fruit, rich in Vitamin C to boost your immune system!

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Kiwi Coconut Milk Chia Pudding

This delicious vegan recipe by Shangri-La Hotel Toronto is ideal for brunch, afternoon tea or a posh dessert!

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Kiwi Green Smoothie - Recipe - NutriBullet

Perfectly sweet and super creamy, this green smoothie needs only five simple ingredients.

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Lemon

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!

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Lemon recipes

Healthy lemon coconut smoothie

Healthy lemon coconut smoothie recipe! A tart, yet sweet way to load up on probiotics and nutrients.

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Honey butter roasted radishes with lemon and thyme

Simple honey butter roasted radishes recipe with lemon and thyme! These oven roasted radishes cook in honey butter and make an amazing spring side dish.

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Lemon chickpea arugula salad

Easy 15-minute lemon chickpea arugula salad recipe! A bright vegan salad with peppery arugula and warm lemon rosemary chickpeas.

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Vegan Lemon Butter Pasta with Peas & Leeks | ShortGirlTallOrder

If you are craving a healthier version of your favorite lemon butter pasta dish, look no further! This dairy-free, vegan, and easily gluten-free Lemon Butter Pasta adds peas and charred leeks to the mix for a vegetable filled pasta dish.

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Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Steaks

Impress all your friends with this vegan baked Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Steaks. A tender and creamy steak topped with fresh parsley, toasted pine nuts, and non-dairy parmesan cheese.

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Parsnip

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.

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Parsnip recipes

Roasted garlic and parsnip soup

Creamy, nutty and sweet vegan roasted garlic and parsnip soup with caramelised onions. It's comforting, cosy and perfect for cold wintery days.

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Spiced Roast Parsnips

Crunchy roast parsnips lightly spiced with curry powder. A delicious Autumn and Winter side dish, it is also vegetarian and vegan/plant based, dairy free and nut free.

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Three ways with roasted parsnip

Roasted parsnip with three different flavour combinations, toppings and ways to change up home made vegan aioli.

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Parsnip Mash Recipe - How To Cook Creamy Garlic Mashed Parsnips

Parsnip Mash Recipe – How to cook creamy mashed parsnip with garlic and healthy ingredients.

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OVEN ROASTED PARSNIPS WITH HONEY POMEGRANATE SAUCE

These oven roasted parsnips are sweet and tangy with that unmistakable earthy flavor from the parsnips. All the ingredients pair and complement the parsnips into a side dish you can’t forget!!

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Rutabaga

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.

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Rutabaga recipes

Baked rutabaga fries with spinach cashew cream

Cashew cream made with spinach, lemon, and garlic is the perfect complement to crispy baked rutabaga fries!

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Swede Soup - Fantastic Vegan And Vegetarian Soup With Root Vegetables

Take this swede soup recipe and jazz it up to your taste. For best results roast the root vegetables first for extra sweetness.

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Vegan Instant Pot Lentils and Rice with Rutabaga -

Need a comforting and easy one-pot dinner that you can make right now? This recipe for Vegan Instant Pot Lentils and Rice with Rutabaga is just the thing.

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Instant Pot Rutabaga Mash | Recipes From A Pantry

Instant Pot Rutabaga Mash is a healthy and delicious side dish the whole family will enjoy! It’s quick and easy to make rutabaga mash with the Instant Pot.

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Baked Garlic & Herb Shoestring Rutabagas

Change it up a bit and give the rutabaga the place it deserves at your dinner table with this sweet, savory, and nutritious side dish that’s a breeze to make.

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Brussels sprout

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!

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Brussels sprout recipes

Balsamic roasted brussels sprouts

These vegan Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts require just 3 ingredients plus salt and pepper! Tossed in balsamic vinegar and garlic-infused olive oil, these roasted Brussels sprouts are loaded with flavor.

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Warm brussels sprout salad with apples and pecans

Warm Brussels sprout salad recipe! A flavorful vegetarian shaved brussels sprout salad with crisp apples, pecans, and creamy blue cheese.

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Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprouts

Your favorite takeout meal gets a healthy makeover in this Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprouts recipe. It comes together quickly, so it’s a terrific dinner dish for busy weeknights.

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Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts (Vegan Gluten-free)

The Brussels sprouts are roasted in the oven until crispy and served with a 5 ingredient Teriyaki sauce. Serve it as a side dish or an Appetizer, this Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts recipe are for sure

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts Fettuccine Alfredo | Vegan | kiipfit.com

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Fettuccine Alfredo is made with a combination of roasted garlic and creamy white sauce.This vegan dish reflects the opposite flavors

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Potato

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.

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Potato recipes

Instant Pot baked potatoes with crispy skin

Fast and fluffy Instant Pot baked potatoes recipe! Step by step instructions to make baked potatoes in the Instant Pot and get crispy skin.

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Vegan dijon potato salad with peas and herbs

Vegan dijon potato salad recipe! Loaded with spring peas and herbs. Quick, easy, and perfect for your next side dish!

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Instant Pot baby potatoes with herb garlic butter

Instant Pot baby potatoes with herb garlic butter recipe! These garlic herb potatoes only take 25 minutes from start to finish in the Instant Pot and are an easy side dish for the whole family.

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Vegan cauliflower curry with potatoes and cashews

Vegan cauliflower curry with potatoes and cashews recipe! This coconut curry stew is packed full of flavor and healthy ingredients, and ready in under an hour.

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Potato tart with chevre, tomato, and quinoa crust

Potato tart with chevre, tomato, and quinoa crust! Delicious gluten free, vegetarian tart with savory goat cheese, thyme, and a crispy, healthy, quinoa crust! YUM!

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Orange

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!

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Orange recipes

Vegetarian chili with orange and cinnamon

Bright and cozy vegetarian chili recipe! You will love the unexpected flavor of this hearty bean chili with orange and cinnamon.

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Watermelon radish salad with orange and goat cheese

Watermelon radish salad with orange and goat cheese recipe! This radish salad is bright, crunchy, and full of flavor. The perfect healthy vegetarian side dish or entree salad.

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Yogurt orange smoothie with vanilla and cinnamon

Easy 4 ingredient recipe for a bright, refreshing, healthy smoothie. This yogurt orange smoothie has no added sugar, and is perfect for breakfast or as a snack!

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Blood orange co*cktail with gin and rosemary

Amazingly delicious fresh squeezed blood orange co*cktail recipe! A beautiful, red hued co*cktail with blood orange, gin, and rosemary.

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Orange pancakes with buttermilk and cinnamon

Crispy buttermilk orange pancakes recipe! These old fashioned, citrus pancakes are perfect for a weekend breakfast or a holiday brunch.

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Leek

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.

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Leek recipes

Butternut squash leek soup with potatoes and herbs

Cozy vegan butternut squash leek soup recipe! An easy, one-pot butternut squash potato leek soup that is silky smooth and oh-so comforting.

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Creamed Leeks - JackSlobodian

These creamed leeks are complex in flavour yet very easy to make using one pot and 5 ingredients.

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Sweet Potato Leek Soup

Sweet Potato Leek Soup - try this delicious healthy version of the classic Leek and Potato soup!

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Creamy Parmesan Leek and Mushroom Pasta | Neighborfood

A satisfying, 30 minute, vegetarian pasta dish made with leeks and mushrooms in a velvety Parmesan cream sauce.

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Mushroom and Leek Quiche with Gruyere | NeighborFood

This deep dish quiche is dotted with leeks, buttery mushrooms, and melty Gruyere cheese. It’s perfect brunch fare!

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Portobello mushroom

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.

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Portobello mushroom recipes

Grilled portobello mushroom burgers

Marinated grilled portobello mushroom burgers recipe! These all-American portobello burgers are so tasty, even meat lovers love them. The BEST vegetarian cheeseburgers!

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Caprese portobello mushroom pizzas

Easy 20-minute caprese portobello mushroom pizza recipe! Vegetarian pizza stuffed portobello mushroom caps perfect for a weeknight meal.

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Vegan cranberry portobello pot roast

Vegan cranberry portobello pot roast recipe! Serve this over creamy mashed potatoes for the perfect vegetarian holiday dish or a warm and hearty dinner.

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Portobello Mushroom Fries - Cooking Therapy

These portobello mushroom fries are the perfect snack. They are really easy to make, so they are perfect for weeknights.

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Hungarian Vegan Mushroom Soup {Gluten-Free} - Lavender & Macarons

This Vegan Mushroom Soup is so easy to make with Portabella mushrooms and pantry ingredients. It’s also gluten-free and perfect for a cozy family meal.

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That’s a wrap! Hope you enjoy all that great January seasonal produce.

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