Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Pita Bread Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes & Herbs

Ingredients 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, cut into small dice Salt and ground black pepper 4 pita breads, 6-inch size, several days old, torn into 1/2-inch pieces 1 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped 6 scallions, trimmed, sliced thin, including 2-inches of green 1/4 cup minced fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro or parsley leaves […]

Pasta & Grilled Peppers

Ingredients 3 large whole sweet peppers 1 pound of bow-tie (farfalle) pasta 5 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 cups cooked, drained chickpeas 1 cup diced salami, mortadella or pepperoni 1/2 pound fresh diced mozzarella 1/3 cup torn basil leaves Salt and pepper to taste Directions Grill peppers uncovered, until soft, […]

Green & Gold Squash Pie

Ingredients 1 unbaked, 10-inch pastry shell 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced 2 medium yellow squash (or patty pan), thinly sliced 1/2 medium onion, sliced 1 medium tomato, peeled, chopped 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped 1 large clove garlic, minced 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh […]

Sautéed Zucchini

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 medium zucchini, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram or oregano, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions Heat half the oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the zucchini and cook, stirring only occasionally, until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. […]

Roasted Vegetables with Vinaigrette

Ingredients 6 medium beets, ends trimmed 6 medium carrots, peeled 2 large fennel bulbs 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar or white vinegar 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped Directions Heat oven to 400°. Wrap each beet in a […]

Tomato Basil Relish

Ingredients 1 cup seeded and chopped plum tomatoes 1/3 cup chopped red onion 3 tablespoons (drained) chopped sun-dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons prepared balsamic vinegar and oil dressing 1 teaspoon prepared basil pesto. Directions Combine all ingredients. Team up with grilled chicken or fish.

Caramelized Peaches with Ice Cream

Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 6 peaches, unpeeled 1 pint vanilla ice cream Directions Heat oven to 400°. In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and 1/4 cup water. Place dish in the heating oven until butter melts. Remove from oven and stir […]

Sour Heads

Ingredients 1 cabbage Sea salt Very hot water A plate or round board A stone or other heavy object A tall glazed container to fit the cabbage Directions Choose a good sauerkraut cabbage. The success of your sauerkraut largely depends on the quality of the cabbage. Leave the cabbage untouched for five to seven days […]

Pineapple Pepper Jam

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 (1.59 oz.) pkg. freezer jam fruit pectin 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into large chunks 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into large chunks 1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chilies Juice of 1 lime 6 (8 oz.) plastic freezer jars Directions Stir sugar and […]

Peach Melba Freezer Jam

Ingredients 1 (1.59 oz.) pkg. freezer jam fruit pectin 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 1/2 cups finely chopped pitted, peeled peaches (about 4 medium) 1 cup crushed raspberries (about 1 6-oz. con.) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 5 (8 oz.) plastic freezer jars Directions Stir sugar and contents of package in a bowl into well blended. […]

Berry Blitz Freezer Jam

Ingredients 1 (1.59-oz pkg.) freezer jam fruit pectin 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup crushed blackberries (about 1-1/2, 6 oz. container) 1 cup crushed blueberries (about 2, 4..4 oz. container) 1 cup crushed raspberries (about 1-1/2, 6 oz. container) 1 cup crushed strawberries (about 1, 1 lb. container) Zest of 1 small lemon 5 (8 […]

Herbed Tomato Juice

Ingredients 25 lb. ripe tomatoes (about 75 medium) Bottled lemon juice or citric acid Fresh dill, parsley or basil 6 (32 oz.) quart or 12 (16 oz.) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands Directions Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set […]

Pomegranate Jelly

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups prepared* or bottled pomegranate juice (about 5 large fruits or 2 -16 oz. bottles) 1 (1.75 oz) pkg. fruit pectin 1/2 teaspoon butter or margarine, optional 5 cups sugar 6 (8 oz.) half pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands Directions Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in […]

Piccalilli Relish

Ingredients 5 cups finely chopped cabbage (about 1-1/2 med. heads) 4 cups chopped cored green tomatoes, unpeeled (about 8 medium) 1 1/2 cups chopped, onions (about 2 medium) 1 cup chopped, seeded red bell pepper (about 1 large) 1 cup chopped seeded green bell pepper (about 1 large) 3 tablespoons salt 1/4 cup pickling spice […]

Golden Peach Pork Chops

Ingredients 1 can (29 oz) peach halves 5 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce 1/4 cup cider vinegar Directions Drain peaches, reserving 1/4 cup juice (discard […]

Sparkling Fruit Salad

Ingredients 1 fresh pineapple, cut into chunks 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained 1 cup halved fresh strawberries 1 cup halved green grapes 1 cup white wine or white grape juice 1/2 cup chilled club soda Directions In large serving bowl, combine the pineapple, oranges, strawberries and grapes. Combine wine or grape juice and […]

Banana Ice Cream

Ingredients 3/4 pint milk or cream (or a mixture of both according to taste) 4 oz. sugar 3 ripe bananas (to purée) Directions Purée bananas, place in mixing bowl. Pour in milk/cream and sugar, mixing in well as you do so. Transfer mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer?s instructions. Extras […]

Strawberry Ice Cream

Ingredients 3 egg yolks, beaten 1/2 pint milk 1/2 pint double/heavy cream 4 oz. sugar 2 cups of strawberries 1 teaspoon of vanilla Directions Mash strawberries with half the sugar (1/4 cup) in a bowl. Place in refrigerator while making rest of recipe. In separate saucepan, mix egg yolks with milk, salt and remaining sugar. […]

Blueberry (or Blackberry) Smoothie

Ingredients 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup apple juice 1 cup fresh or frozen berries (your choice) 1 banana Directions Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth. Makes 3 -1 cup smoothie drinks. Can freeze in popsicle molds or paper cups to make 4 servings. Karen Dillon, Dillon Fruit Farms Between […]

Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

Ingredients 3 cups fresh blueberries (or frozen, thawed & drained) 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch 2-3 tablespoons butter 1 yellow cake mix Directions Spread berries evenly in bottom of 9 x 13 inch greased cake pan. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine sugar and corn starch and pour […]

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