Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

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 […]

Dilled Cucumbers

h4>Ingredients: 2 medium cucumbers (seedless if possible) 1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt, reduced fat 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill Season with salt and freshly ground pepper Directions: Thinly slice the cucumbers. Combine yogurt and dill with sliced cucumbers. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve chilled.

Cranberry Topped Cheese and Cucumber ‘Crackers’

Ingredients: 1 wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss 1/2 fresh cucumber sliced (about 10 slices) 20 dried cranberries Directions: Yields 10 “crackers”. Spread one wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese evenly on the cucumber slices. Top each with about 2 dried cranberries.

Tomato Tart

Ingredients: 12 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches by 9 inches) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs 2 tablespoons prepared pesto 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, divided 1 medium tomato, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 large yellow tomato, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1/4 teaspoon pepper 5 to 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced […]

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