Seasonal recipes to try at home

From soups to superfoods, dishes packed with vegetables to wholesome alternatives to old favourites, we’ve selected some seasonal recipes for you to try. All our recipes are inspired by what’s growing in the kitchen gardens and countryside we look after and by local seasonal produce.

Find out how to make boiled clementine cake with this recipe taken from Claire Thomson’s National Trust Family Cookbook

Boiled clementine cake 

Blended whole clementines, eggs and almonds bind beautifully to make a moist cake with an intense, almost marmalade-like flavour. This recipe is super easy but really memorable; make this for your friends and family, and they’ll all want the recipe.

National Trust rhubarb and ginger cream desert

Rhubarb and ginger cream 

An attractive and delicious sweet treat, making the most of seasonal rhubarb.

A seasonal pea and Feta salad recipe from the National Trust cookbook
Main courses

Pea and feta salad 

A lovely light salad for the new season, fresh with peas and cleansing mint seasoned with salty Feta cheese.

A tasty recipe for spring
Soups and starters

Green Thai spring vegetable soup 

Seasonal greens in a spicy coconut broth make this Green Thai spring vegetable soup a family favourite.

Spanish baked rice with leek, bacon and chickpeas
Main courses

Spanish baked rice with leek, bacon and chickpeas 

A family-friendly recipe jam-packed with flavour, taken from The National Trust Family Cookbook by Claire Thomson.

Some freshly cooked risotto smattered with seasonal herbs

Berrington pearl barley risotto with springy greens

Embrace the sounds, smells and fresh tastes of spring with this delicious dish