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Summer Farmers Market Feast

Summer Farmers Market Feast

One of Nature’s greatest gifts is a summer harvest. Peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and green beans are a canvas on which everyday cooks become culinary artists, preparing old favorites and dreaming up new dishes to please family and friends.

(15 Recipes) Created by SAMANTHA_SP

Recipes in this Collection

SP_Stepf's Summer Kitchen Sink Pasta
Very Good 4.4/5
(34 ratings)

Maybe I should have called this my "Summer Farmers Market Pasta." It's full of the vegetables I brought home from the farmers market on Saturday. Like many of my recipes, it can be altered based on what you've got on hand. I almost threw in some Swiss chard (my green of choice these days) and some brilliant yellow crookneck squash, but I decided to save those for another day and another dish.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 57.8g | Fat: 7.4g | Fiber: 12g | Protein: 10.3g | Calories: 289
Garden Fresh Lasagna
Very Good 4.4/5
(32 ratings)

I love rich, cheesy lasagna, but in the summer when vegetables are at their peak, cheese overwhelms the dish. Adding plenty of fresh vegetables to your regular lasagna for a healthy, light summer supper.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 30.1g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 5.4g | Protein: 12.1g | Calories: 212.1
Garden Harvest Vegetable Soup
Very Good 4.2/5
(118 ratings)

This soups works well with most vegetables from the garden-- experiment and use vegetables that are in season.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 26.3g | Fat: 4.5g | Fiber: 6.4g | Protein: 5.4g | Calories: 159.7
Spinach and Tomato Pasta Salad
Very Good 4.1/5
(146 ratings)

Most pasta salads are heavy on the pasta and light on everything else. This version, which can be served warm or cold, includes a hefty portion of vegetables--both spinach and tomatoes.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 33g | Fat: 8.9g | Fiber: 2.6g | Protein: 12g | Calories: 267.2
Harvest Tomato Tart
Very Good 4.1/5
(36 ratings)

A flavorful combination of fresh tomatoes, herbs, and cheese. Works well as a side dish, appetizer or main meal.

Submitted by DAMIENDUCKS

Carbs: 11.4g | Fat: 7.9g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 4.8g | Calories: 133.7
Easy Zucchini Parmesan
Very Good 4.4/5
(1026 ratings)

This quick and healthy side dish takes just minutes to prepare! And as a bonus, it's an easy way to get the kids to eat their vegetables.

Submitted by MATCM81

Carbs: 7.3g | Fat: 1.6g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 51.6
Easy & Wholesome Zucchini Muffins
Very Good 4.3/5
(175 ratings)

This is a great recipe for summer, when you have a surplus of zucchini in the garden. Double or triple the batch and freeze them for quick and healthy breakfasts.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 26g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 128
Italian Green Beans (Easy & Fast)
Very Good 4.4/5
(29 ratings)

This Italian green bean recipe is my favorite way to eat green beans. It's incredibly simple and delicious!

Submitted by VRAKLIS

Carbs: 5.9g | Fat: 2.5g | Fiber: 2.6g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 46.3
Crispy Green Beans with Pesto
Very Good 4.3/5
(12 ratings)

The trick to learning to like vegetables you hate is to disguise their appearance and flavor. Think about what it is you dislike about that particular vegetable.
I asked Fred why he's anti-green beans. It turns out that he remembers the long, mushy canned beans from childhood.
Step 1: Chop the beans into 1-inch pieces.
Step 2: Change texture. Sauté them in a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper on high heat until they're crispy on the outside and still slightly firm.
Step 3: Change the flavor: Add pesto (with homemade lemony basil from the co-op) and an extra bit of parmesan cheese!
Results: "Is this pasta?" Fred asks as I hand him a plate of beans.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 4.6g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 2.5g | Calories: 76.3
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Very Good 4.5/5
(206 ratings)

This stuffed bell pepper recipe is really delicious! You can use red bell peppers if you like that flavor better. It incorporates your protein, starch, and veggies in one neat package! Brown rice is used for an added nutritional punch.

Submitted by KS76017

Carbs: 30.9g | Fat: 8.6g | Fiber: 4.2g | Protein: 24.4g | Calories: 296.2
Very Good 4.3/5
(6 ratings)

My mother made this delicious summer recipe using fresh cucumbers from our garden.

Submitted by RUTHIEZ20

Carbs: 15.5g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 64.2
Salmon with Summer Tomato Salsa
Very Good 4.6/5
(193 ratings)

This simple summer recipe is good hot or cold. The creamy avocado pairs so well with fresh summer tomatoes.

Submitted by MBH1118

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 9.9g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 30.6g | Calories: 253.5
Summer Cucumber Salsa
Very Good 4.3/5
(133 ratings)

A new twist on salsa, for using cucumbers from the garden!

Submitted by SLINKY78

Carbs: 9.8g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 44.4
Cucumber, Tomato Summer Salad
Very Good 4.3/5
(22 ratings)

This is very light and delicious, especially in the summer when the vegetables are fresh and flavorful! A great way to eat your vegetables!

Submitted by OILPAINTER

Carbs: 9.9g | Fat: 3.9g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 1.8g | Calories: 74.3
Very Good 4.4/5
(12 ratings)

This dish just cries "Summer" and it's one of my favorite dishes to make in late July, early August when the Farmer's Market is flush with these favorite vegetables.

If you prefer, you can peel the eggplant, but we love the added texture and flavor. I often make ahead on Sunday for dinner later in the week as the flavors marry and deepen if allowed to sit a day or two. Serve over whole grain pasta for a healthy vegetarian dinner that your kids will love.

Submitted by COPEKAT

Carbs: 15.2g | Fat: 7.7g | Fiber: 3.6g | Protein: 5.5g | Calories: 141
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