Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Extreme Zucchini

Ingredients 1 zucchini, with skin, cut into 1″ cubes 1 medium tomato, chopped into 1″ chunks 1/4 yellow bell pepper, diced 1 onion, diced 1/2 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise Directions Combine first 4 ingredients in small saucepan. Cook on MEDIUM-LOW heat until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from stove top and mix […]

Frozen Applesauce And Fruit Cup

Ingredients 1 chunky or regular applesauce 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen strawberries, thawed 1 (11 oz.) can mandarin orange segments, drained 1 grapes, if desired 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate Directions In medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Spoon fruit mixture into individual dishes or paper cups. Freeze until firm. Remove from freezer about 30 minutes […]

Italian Vegetable Medley (For Microwave)

Ingredients 2 s zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick 1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 tablespoon snipped parsley 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 1 cherry tomatoes, halved Directions In 1 1/2 quart casserole, combine all but tomatoes, cover and cook on […]

Braised Young Vegetables

Ingredients 1 medium beet olive oil 2 s rich meat or vegetable stock 4 zucchini (4 in. long) with flowers 12 baby or 8 small potatoes 1 celery stalk 8 baby carrots, peeled 4 baby white onions, peeled 5 oz. mushrooms, cleaned and trimmed 1 1/2 s shelled green peas salt and pepper to taste […]

Traditional Stuffed Cabbage

Ingredients 1 large white cabbage 2 onions, chopped 2 tablespoons white rice 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef or veal 1 tablespoon chopped parsley salt and pepper to taste 6 tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste juice of 1/2 lemon 3 cloves garlic, chopped Directions Break off cabbage leaves and cut out hard spines with knife. Boil […]

Marshmallow Fruit Salad

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) pkg. large marshmallows, halved 3 egg yolks, beaten 1/2 milk 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard 1 heavy whipping cream 2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained 1 (15 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained 3 s fresh strawberries, sliced 1 fresh blueberries 1/2 chopped pecans […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges With Rosemary

Ingredients 3 large sweet potatoes 2 to 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves salt and coarsely ground black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Cut potatoes lengthwise into 3/4-inch thick slices. In large shallow baking pan, melt butter in oven. Add sliced sweet potatoes, tossing to coat well. Sprinkle with rosemary, salt, […]

Greens In Potlikker

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 lb. smoked ham hocks or hog jowls 2 medium onions, chopped 6 large garlic cloves, slivered 12 whole black peppercorns 2 dried hot red peppers 1 teaspoon thyme 1 imported bay leaf 20 sprigs parsley 3 lbs. greens (collards, kale, mustard or turnip), trimmed of tough stems and coarsely […]

Dilly Pickled Asparagus

Ingredients 6 lbs. fresh asparagus 3 large garlic cloves, halved 6 teaspoons dill seed 6 teaspoons mustard seed 36 whole peppercorns 2 quarts water 2 1/2 s white vinegar 1/2 sugar 3 tablespoons canning salt Directions Wash, drain and trim asparagus; cut into 4 1/2-inch spears. Discard ends or save for another use. Place asparagus […]

Asparagus With Mustard Sauce

Ingredients 2 lbs. fresh asparagus, trimmed 3 tablespoons butter, cubed salt and pepper to taste 1 (8 ozs.) sour cream 1/4 Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Directions Place asparagus in shallow baking dish; dot with butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and bake […]

Asparagus Supreme

Ingredients 1/2 onion, minced 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 lbs. fresh cooked or 2 (14 oz.) cans asparagus spears, drained 2 tablespoons oleo 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 sour cream 1/2 grated Cheddar cheese Directions saute onion in oleo until golden. Add flour, salt and pepper. Mix well and cook until blended. Add […]

Crispy Onion Veggies

Ingredients 1 to 2 medium zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch slices or 1 (10 oz.) pkg. whole button mushrooms, wiped clean 1 1/3 s French’s Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions 1/4 all-purpose flour 1 egg, beaten Directions Heat oven to 400°. Place French fried onions into plastic bag. Lightly crush with hand or rolling […]

Spicy Nutmeg Carrots

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) pkg. baby carrots* 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper Directions Cook carrots as directed on package. Mix butter, nutmeg, garlic salt and red pepper. Pour over carrots; toss to coat well. Serve immediately. * Use 2 to 3 pkgs. carrots […]

Cranberry Apple Relish

Ingredients 1 (12 oz.) can frozen apple juice concentrate 2 3-inch cinnamon sticks 1 (12 oz.) bag cranberries, washed 3 to 4 medium Golden Delicious apples, peeled and sliced Directions Heat apple juice and cinnamon sticks to boiling over high heat. Add cranberries and cook until most pop. Stir in apples and return to boil. […]

Apple Meringues

Ingredients 2 Jonagold or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, halved and cored 2 s apple juice or water 1/2 orange marmalade 2 large egg whites 2 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons chopped, toasted almonds Directions In small saucepan, poach apples in apple juice 8 to 10 minutes or until barely tender; drain. Spoon 2 tablespoon marmalade into […]

Caramelized Onions And Mushrooms

Ingredients 6 large Spanish onions, peeled and cut in 8 wedges with root end attached nonstick olive oil spray salt and pepper to taste 2 (8 oz.) cans whole button mushrooms, drained and dried 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons minced garlic, jarred or fresh 1/4 chopped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley Directions Preheat oven to […]

Pear Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients 2 (15 oz.) cans pear halves in heavy syrup, drained 1/2 white wine 1 (16 oz.) can whole berry cranberry sauce salt to taste Directions Combine everything in saucepan and heat to simmering. Simmer until harshness of wine dissipates, about 3 minutes. Serve at room temperature.

Spinach With Feta And Olives

Ingredients 4 (10 oz.) pkgs. spinach, cleaned 1 (6 ozs.) crumbled feta cheese 1/2 chopped canned pitted olives 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste Directions Poke a few wholes in spinach bags and microwave on high (2 at a time) 4 minutes, until spinach is wilted; drain. While spinach is cooking, […]

Orange-Spiced Poached Pears

Ingredients 2 (30 oz.) cans pear halves in heavy syrup 2 s orange juice 2 cinnamon sticks 3 cloves 9 black peppercorns 1 tablespoon dried orange peel (optional) Directions Drain pears, reserving liquid in small saucepan. Add orange juice, cinnamon, clove, peppercorns and orange peel. Boil until liquid is reduced to about 2 cups. Add […]

Apple-Glazed Baby Carrots

Ingredients 3 s baby carrots (about 1 1/2 bags) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon low-calorie margarine 3 tablespoons apple juice concentrate 2/3 low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder 1 teaspoon water Directions In steamer over 2 inches of boiling water, steam carrots, covered, 3 minutes. Sprinkle with […]

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