Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Balsamic Peach Salad

Ingredients: 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Salt to taste Pinch of cayenne 2 large ripe peaches, cut into 1-inch chunks 6 cups bitter greens such as baby arugula, frisee, or other field greens Directions: Combine the dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl, and whisk to […]

Grilled Chicken with Peach Salsa

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts Peach Salsa: 2 cups chopped peaches (the peaches should be firm) 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/4 cup seeded, chopped cucumber 1/4 cup sliced green onion 2 tablespoons seeded, finely minced jalapeno […]

Tomato Pizza Bread

Ingredients: 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided 1 plum tomato, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, optional Directions: On a greased baking sheet, roll pizza crust into a 12-inch by 8-inch rectangle. Bake at […]

Cherry Tomato Salad

Ingredients: 1 quart cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup canola oil 3 tablespoons white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano Directions: Place tomatoes in a shallow bowl. In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, salt and […]

Fresh Tomato Linguini

Ingredients: 2 pounds of ripe tomatoes 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 bunch fresh basil, hand torn or 1 tablespoon dried 1/2 cup olive oil 1 lemon, zested and juiced 1 pound linguini (or your favorite pasta) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Directions: Wash and rinse tomatoes. Dry tomatoes, then […]

Black Bean Cakes with Tomatoes and Spicy Yogurt Sauce

Ingredients: 2 (15 ounce) cans low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped (any color will do) 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 cup green onion or scallion, chopped 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 cup all […]

Reader Recipe Submitted by Linda McElhinny – Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes, drained 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 4 cloves minced garlic 10 basil leaves, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Parmesan cheese Directions: Chop tomatoes and let excess liquid drain in a strainer. Meanwhile, chop garlic and basil leaves. Mix tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil and salt and pepper […]

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds green beans 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 cup butter 1 tablespoon sugar 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 5-6 leaves of sweet basil, torn 2 cups halved red and yellow cherry tomatoes Directions: Wash beans, trim ends and cut in half if large. In a large […]

Balsamic Roasted Tomato-Spinach-Bacon Pie

Ingredients: 1 refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box 9 medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeded 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or pure olive oil 3 eggs 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (4 […]

Lemon Rosemary Zucchini

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh rosemary 2 cups chopped zucchini (2 medium) 1-3 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, or to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Directions: In medium nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add yellow […]

Skillet Zucchini with Chopped Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon butter 1 cup chopped onion 4 small zucchini, thinly sliced 2 medium tomatoes, chopped Freshly ground pepper Directions: In a large nonstick skillet, melt margarine over medium heat; add onions and cook, stirring until softened. Add zucchini and cook for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or […]

Spiced Chocolate Zucchini Cake – Submitted by D. Flinner, of Canton, Ohio.

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups unsifted flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup margarine, softened 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 3 eggs 2 cups grated, unpeeled zucchini 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup milk Cream Cheese […]

Zucchini Pineapple Bread – Submitted by D. Flinner, of Canton, Ohio.

Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 cup oil 2 cups sugar 3 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups grated zucchini 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup raisins 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 cup chopped nuts 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained Directions: Grease a bundt pan. […]

Zucchini Scrambled Eggs – Submitted by D. Flinner, of Canton, Ohio.

Ingredients: 2 small zucchini, shredded 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green peppers Cooking spray or butter 6-8 eggs scrambled or egg beaters Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup diced ham, sausage or bacon Directions: Heat skillet sprayed with cooking spray or butter melted over mild heat. Sauté zucchini, onion and green pepper […]

Sautéed Zucchini

Ingredients: 1 cup frozen corn (or canned, drained) 2 cups diced green chilies (roasted and peeled, fresh or frozen) 4 medium zucchini, sliced 1 cup chopped onion 2 small cloves garlic, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large frying or medium saucepan. Cook […]

Chilled Garlic Soy Cucumbers

Ingredients: 2 large seedless cucumbers, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds 2/3 cup low sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 5-6 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar Directions: Place cucumber rounds in a large plastic bag. Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and sugar. Pour mixture over the cucumbers in the plastic […]

Grilled Pineapple

Ingredients: Glaze 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons cornstarch 4 slices fresh pineapple, each about ½ inch thick 1 teaspoon cracked green or black peppercorns 4 scoops vanilla ice cream Directions: In a small saucepan combine the glaze ingredients and whisk until smooth. Bring to a […]

Grilled Spicy Corn

Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 4 ears corn with husks 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning mix Directions: Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Mix butter and taco seasoning mix. Carefully pull back husk of each ear of corn; remove silk. Spread butter mixture over corn. Pull husks back over ears; tie husks […]

Grilled Black Bean- and Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz) Progresso® black beans, drained, rinsed 3/4 cup cooked white rice 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup) 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 large bell peppers, cut lengthwise in half, seeds removed 1 plum […]

Strawberry Honey Butter

Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/3 cup honey 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup hulled and coarsely chopped fresh strawberries 2 tsp of orange zest Directions: Using an electric mixer set to high, beat butter, honey, and salt until light and fluffy. This should take about one minute. Add strawberries and orange […]

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