Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Pickled Bell Peppers

Ingredients: 2 each medium sweet red, yellow and green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced 2 teaspoons mixed pickling spices 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1 cup sugar 1 cup cider vinegar 1/3 cup water Directions: In a large glass bowl, combine peppers and onion. Place pickling spices and […]

Red Pepper Soup

Ingredients: 6 medium sweet red peppers, chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped 1 celery rib, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cans (one 49 1/2 ounces, one 14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme […]

Green Pea and Cashew Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix 10 ounces fresh peas or frozen, thawed and drained 1/2 pound bacon, fried crisp, drained well and crumbled 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 3/4 cup sliced water chestnuts […]

Wild Rice and Orzo Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 cup wild rice 2 cups water 1 cup orzo 3 tablespoons chopped green onion 1 ear fresh sweet corn, cooked, kernels removed from cob 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 orange or yellow bell pepper, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar […]

Garden Meatloaf

Ingredients: 4 slices white bread, torn into pieces 2 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 medium onion, peeled and cut into eighths 2 garlic cloves 2 ribs celery, cut into 2-inch pieces 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 large egg 3/4 cup ketchup (divided) 1 tablespoon coarse salt […]

Blazzin’ Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients: 2 medium red bell peppers 2 medium green bell peppers 1/2 medium onion, chopped 2 small tomatoes, chopped 2 cups corn (fresh or frozen) 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoon cilantro, finely chopped 1/4 cup […]

Cucumber Sandwiches

Ingredients: 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable cream cheese 2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix 12 slices pumpernickel rye bread 2 to 3 medium cucumbers Directions: In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and dressing mix. Spread on one side of each slice of bread. Peel cucumbers if desired; thinly slice and place on six slices […]

Cinnamon Cucumber Rings

Ingredients: 1 gallon large cucumbers, sliced 1/4-inch thick and seeded to form rings 1 cup lime Water to cover 1 teaspoon red food coloring 1 teaspoon alum 1 cup white vinegar Red hot sauce: 2 cups vinegar 2 cups water 7 cups sugar 1 cup red hot candies 4 sticks cinnamon Directions: Add lime to […]

Candied Cucumber Pickles

Ingredients: 7 pounds large, yellow Cucumbers 1 cup pickling lime 1 gallon water 3 cups vinegar, divided 1 small bottle red food coloring 1 tablespoon alum 10 cups granulated sugar 8 cinnamon sticks 10-ounce package red-hot candies Directions: Makes 6 to 8 Pints Peel, then de-seed the cucumbers. Using a small spoon, scoop out the […]

Pickle Relish

Ingredients: 3 quarts finely chopped cucumbers 3 cups finely chopped green peppers 3 cups finely chopped red peppers 1 cup finely chopped onions 3/4 cup canning or pickling salt 4 cups ice 8 cups water 4 teaspoons each mustard seed, turmeric, whole allspice and whole cloves 2 cups sugar 6 cups white vinegar (5 percent […]


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