Smorrebrod, Copenhagen, Gravlax, Kale, Apples
Salmon Gravlax, Apple, and Crispy Kale Smørrebrød ». Marcus Nilsson

The sun is finally shining after a dreary April, and flowers are in full bloom all around us. Is there a better way to enjoy May than trying out recipes that look as pretty as the flowers? Pinterest sure doesn’t think so. We’re pinning everything from floral cocktails to flower-dusted potato salads. Other Pinterest-worthy favorites? How about an open-faced sandwich, or a colorful shellfish paella? Scroll down for more of our favorite May Pinterest picks.


Floral Old Fashioned

Cameron Johnston of Gleneagles Hotel designed this drink for those who don’t usually go for a Scotch drink; chamomile syrup and Dalwhinnie 15 combine for a delicate cocktail with a still-smoky finish. Get the recipe for Floral Old Fashioned »

Porchetta Sandwiches with Marinated Onions and Salsa Verde

Get the recipe for Porchetta Sandwiches with Marinated Onions and Salsa Verde »

Everything’s Coming Up Rosé

Natasha David, head bartender of New York City’s Nitecap, grew up in Germany, where everything from wine to apple juice got gespritzt. Her bright fuchsia aperitivo mixes tannic hibiscus tea, sweet Lillet Rosé, and dry rosé with a hit of Prosecco. Get the recipe for Everything’s Coming Up Rosé »
Chamomile-Pickled New Potatoes with Beurre Blanc
Get the recipe for Sour Cherry and Pistachio Danish »
Salmon Gravlax, Apple, and Crispy Kale Smørrebrød »

Shellfish Paella

A well-made paella contains a feast within a single pan. Get the recipe for Shellfish Paella

Fried Shredded Beef Empanadas

These crunchy empanadas, featuring shells made with masa, lard, and salt, are filled with tender shredded beef tossed in a spicy salsa. You can prepare the masa and filling in advance, but don’t fill or fry the empanadas until just before eating. Get the recipe for Fried Shredded Beef Empanadas >>
Get the recipe for frøsnappers

Roasted Guinea Hens with Spring Beets and Runner Beans

Roasted Guinea Hens with Spring Beets and Runner Beans

Persian Tamarind-Stuffed Fish

Tamarind-stuffed fish

Soba Salad with Lemon-Miso Vinaigrette

This refreshing salad of soba noodles tossed with winter greens and mixed vegetables is brought together by a tart dressing of miso, ginger juice, and lemon. Get the recipe for Soba Salad with Lemon-Miso Vinaigrette »

Trout “Reuben”

Chef Steven Brown uses pumpernickel rolls for this “punk rock sandwich with a $25 cleaning bill;” but you could use any roll you like. Get the recipe for Trout “Reuben” »

Lemon-Caper Tuna Sandwich

“Bread doesn’t like the fridge, because it’ll totally dry out in there. Don’t refrigerate!“—Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe, Boston Get the recipe Lemon-Caper Tuna Sandwich »

Raspberry Brûlée

This raspberry brûlée is a delightful combination of whipped cream and luscious ripe raspberries covered with a crunchy sugar topping.