Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Dilled Coleslaw

Ingredients 1 head green cabbage, chopped or shredded 1 or 2 green bell peppers, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 2 tsp. dried dill weed 1 cup mayonnaise (low fat is fine) 1/3 cup buttermilk Salt and pepper to taste Directions In large bowl, combine cabbage and peppers. In small bowl, combine dill, mayonnaise, […]

Fresh Corn Salad

Ingredients 6 ears of corn OR 16 oz. pkg. frozen corn, thawed and drained 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, sliced 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup sour cream 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons garlic vinegar 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Salt and […]

Banana and Peanut Butter Wraps

Ingredients 1 (6 inch) flour tortilla 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 tablespoon honey 1 banana 2 tablespoons raisins Directions Lay tortilla flat. Spread peanut butter and honey on tortilla. Place banana in the middle and sprinkle in the raisins. Wrap, and serve. 1 serving. These simple after-school snacks are a wholesome way to satisfy both […]

Lunch Box Taco Salad

Ingredients 2 cups shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce 1/4 cup chopped tomato 1/2 cup canned kidney or pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup salsa 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup sour cream (regular or low fat) 1 cup tortilla chips (regular or baked) Directions In a plastic container big enough […]

Black Bean Burritos

Ingredients 1 (15 ounce) can black beans 1 cup salsa 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder 8 (10-inch) flour tortillas 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese Directions Rinse beans in cold water, drain well. Combine beans, salsa, cumin and chili powder in large pan. Cook over medium-high heat for about ten minutes, mashing […]

B L T Wraps

Ingredients 1 lb. thick sliced bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces 4 (12 inch) flour tortillas 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded 1 tomato, diced Directions Place bacon in large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside. Place 1 tortilla on microwave-safe plate. Sprinkle tortilla […]

Banana Dog on a Bun

Ingredients 1 hot dog bun (whole wheat, if possible) 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or cream cheese) 1 tablespoon strawberry or other jam (or honey, if preferred) 1 whole banana Raisins, shredded coconut or chopped peanuts Directions Spread one inner surface of a split hot dog bun with peanut butter or cream cheese. Spread other side […]

Cabbage Cakes

Ingredients 3 cups loosely packed, thinly sliced red or green cabbage 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon milk 2 tablespoons sour cream 2 tablespoons flour 1/4 cup minced chives Directions Steam cabbage until tender; drain well in colander. In mixing bowl, beat together egg, milk, sour cream, and flour. Stir in cabbage and chives. […]

Greek Salad Sandwich with Cucumber & Basil

Ingredients 12 oz. small tomatoes, cored, halved, thinly sliced 6 cups spinach leaves, stems trimmed 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced cucumber 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 4 ounces) 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pitted black brine-cured olives 16 large fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 large […]

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 […]

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