Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Lima Beans With Brown Butter

Ingredients 4 cups shelled fresh baby limas or 2 pkgs. (10 oz. each) frozen 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced (optional) salt to taste Directions Steam fresh lima beans a few minutes until tender (the exact amount of time depends on their age), or cook frozen according to package directions. In medium […]

Fresh Peas With Lettuce

Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 large head iceberg lettuce, shredded 3 lbs. green peas, shelled (about 2 cups) or 1 pkg. (10 ozs.) frozen peas 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional) Directions In large heavy saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add lettuce, peas, salt and sugar. Increase heat to moderate, cover tightly […]

Tender-Crisp Broccoli And Carrots

Ingredients 1/3 light corn syrup 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 lb. fresh broccoli 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 medium carrots, scraped and cut into julienne strips 2 medium onions, cut into wedges 1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, drained and sliced 1/4 roasted cashews, […]

Green Beans Picante

Ingredients 1 lb. fresh green beans 3/4 water 1 (8 oz.) carton commercial sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt freshly ground pepper to taste 3/4 teaspoon curry powder 1 small white onion, thinly sliced 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced lettuce leaves 2 hard-cooked eggs, finely […]

Peas And Rice

Ingredients 1 chicken bouillon cube 2 cups water 15 or 16 oz. can peas, drained with liquid reserved 1 cup rice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper 2 tablespoons onion, minced 1 tablespoon parsley 3 tablespoons butter or margarine Directions Add enough water to pea liquid to make 2 1/2 cups. Dissolve bouillon […]

Shimmering Blueberry Salad

Ingredients 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 1/3 sugar 1 1/2 s boiling water 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail 2 cups (1 pint) fresh or dry-pack frozen blueberries 2 cups fresh peaches, peeled, sliced or 1 (16 oz.) can drained Directions In medium bowl, mix unflavored gelatin with sugar. Add boiling water and stir until gelatin is […]

Squash Salad With Buttermild Dressing

Ingredients 8 ozs. yellow summer squash, julienned 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges 1/3 broccoli stems, julienned 1/4 buttermilk 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/8 teaspoon curry powder 2 cups shredded red cabbage Directions Steam squash until tender, about 12 minutes. Transfer to large bowl. Add tomatoes and broccoli. In small bowl, whisk […]

Spiced Peach Salad

Ingredients 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground allspice 3/4 brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cider vinegar 1 (29 oz.) can peach halves, drained, liquid reserved 3/4 peach liquid 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened half and half Directions Mix spices, brown sugar, and vinegar with peach liquid. Bring to […]

Red Raspberry Salad

Ingredients 1 (3 oz.) pkg. raspberry gelatin 1 1/4 s boiling water 1 quart red raspberries or 1 pint red raspberries and 1 pint blueberries 1/2 pint whipped topping 3 ozs. cream cheese 1 to 2 tablespoons half-and-half, cream or milk 3/4 miniature marshmallows Directions Mix gelatin and water and cool. If too hot, raspberries […]

Easy Vegetable Squares

Ingredients 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. refrigerated crescent rolls (16 rolls) 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1/3 mayonnaise or salad dressing 1 teaspoon dried dillweed 1 teaspoon buttermilk salad dressing mix (1/4 of .4 oz. pkg.) 3 cups shredded Cheddar, Mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese (4 ozs.) […]

Cheesy Picnic Potatoes

Ingredients 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese 1 (10 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup 1/3 milk 2 tablespoon barbecue sauce 1/4 teaspoon each, oregano, salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 4 cups potatoes, thinly sliced (about 4 medium potatoes) 1/2 teaspoon paprika Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Combine 1 1/2 cups cheese, soup, milk, barbecue […]

Lemon Jello Salad

Ingredients 2 (3 oz.) pkgs. lemon gelatin 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained, reserve juice Add to gelatin: 2 cups hot water 2 cups ginger ale or lemon-lime carbonated beverage Let stand until partially set and then add: 2 large bananas, sliced 1 cup chopped nuts Put in 8×14 pan. Let set. Topping: 1/2 sugar 1 […]

Fruit Salad In Melon Bowl

Ingredients 1 6 to 7-inch slice watermelon, cut from one end 1 small cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces 1 small honeydew melon, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces 1 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks, drained 1 cup orange or grapefruit segments 1 cup fresh strawberry halves 2 bananas, cut in […]

Asparagus With Orange Butter

Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel 1/8 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 water 1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed salt to taste Directions In small bowl, combine first 5 ingredients until blended. In large skillet, bring water to boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil […]

Tomato Bisque

Ingredients 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 cups chicken broth 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup half-and-half cream fresh tomatoes, chopped Directions In saucepan, saute garlic in butter. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth. Stir in tomato paste and […]

Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients 3 to 4 medium sized potatoes 1 red pepper 1 yellow or green pepper 1 eggplant 2 tomatoes 2 zucchinis 1 red onion or 2 small yellow onions 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic Directions Dice and chop vegetables; marinate in oil and lemon juice about 30 minutes. Put […]

Bbq Pecans

Ingredients 2 tablespoons margarine, melted 1/4 Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon ketchup 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce 4 cups pecan halves salt (optional) Directions Combine first 4 ingredients, stir in pecans and mix well. Spread pecans evenly in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt […]

Spicy Vegetables With Tofu

Ingredients 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 sweet red pepper, cut into 2-inch strips 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced diagonally 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ginger root, peeled, minced 1 tablespoon chili pepper, minced 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/4 mushrooms, thinly sliced 3/4 broccoli florets 3/4 cauliflower florets, sliced 1/4 peas 1 cup tofu, cubed […]

Rosemary Asparagus

Ingredients 1 cup chicken stock 1 clove garlic, halved 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 bay leaf 1 lb. thin asparagus spears 1/2 onions, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced Directions Pour stock into large frying pan. Add garlic, rosemary and bay leaf. Bring to simmer. Prepare asparagus by holding each spear at its end and […]

Asparagus-Orange Spears

Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs. fresh asparagus spears 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons orange rind, grated 1/4 fresh orange juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 medium-size orange Directions Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Remove scales from stalks with knife or vegetable peeler, if desired. Cook asparagus, uncovered, […]


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