Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Ginger Churros with Caramel Apples

Recipe Provided By Chef Alexandra I. Lopez, The Food Diva Churros: 1 cup water
 ½ cup unsalted butter
 ¼ tsp. salt
 1 tsp. sugar
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 3 eggs
 3 cups corn oil
 1/4 cup sugar, for dusting
 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, for dusting Carmel Apples: […]

Caramel Apple Pizza

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter,softened 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoons canola (or vegetable) oil 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup whole wheat flour 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Topping: 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream […]

Apple Pancakes with Maple Apple Sauce

Pancakes: 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
 3 tsp. baking powder
 1/2 tsp. salt
 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar 
 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
 1/3 tsp. baking soda
 1 egg
 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
 1/4 tsp. vanilla
 1 cup milk
 1 cup apples, grated Maple-Apple Sauce: 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced
 2 tsp. butter
 1/4 cup […]

Apple-Turkey Burgers with Cranberry-Apple Salsa

Cranberry-Apple Salsa: 2 Tbsp. sugar
 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
 3 sweet apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (about 2 cups)
 1 cup whole cranberry sauce
 1/2 cup scallions, finely chopped
 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional) Apple-Turkey Burgers: 1 lb. ground turkey
 1 […]

French Apple Yogurt

Ingredients: 3 cups diced or sliced apples 2 cups plain, low-fat yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla 
 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
 2 teaspoons brown sugar if apples are tart Directions: Cook the apples in 1/2 cup water 5 to 10 minutes, or until soft. Reserve one cup and put rest into blender with one cup yogurt, […]

Peaches and Cream Muffins

Ingredients: 1 egg 1/2 cup milk or sour cream 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches, thawed Directions: In a bowl, beat egg; add milk and oil. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into the […]

Golden Peach Pie

Ingredients: Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches) 5 cups sliced, peeled fresh peaches (about 5 medium) 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter Milk Directions: Line a 9-inch pie plate with bottom pastry; […]

Spiced Peach Salad Recipe

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons white vinegar 2 cups water 1 tablespoon whole cloves 4 cinnamon sticks 2 packages (3 ounces each) peach or orange gelatin 1 can (29 ounces) peach halves Directions: In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar and water. Tie cloves and cinnamon in a cheesecloth bag; place in the […]

Peach Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 4-5 cups cooked chicken 1 1/2 cups  peaches 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup  pecans 1 tablespoon tarragon leaves 1/2 cup mayonnaise Directions: Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Best served as a main dish as opposed to sandwiches.

Peach Oatmeal Muffins

Ingredients: 6 peaches 1 1/2 cup oatmeal 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 egg 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk Directions: Slice 3 peaches (about 1 cup) and puree in blender. Coarsely chop remaining peaches and set […]

Cajun Appetizer Meatballs

Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef 1 1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1/2 cup barbecue sauce 1/2 cup peach preserves 1 fresh peach, peeled, pitted and pureed preparation […]

Peach Pound Cake

Ingredients: 1 cup butter plus 2 tablespoons butter 2 1/4 cups sugar, divided 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups chopped, fresh  peaches Directions: Grease a 10-inch tube pan with 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle pan with 1/4 cup sugar. Cream remaining butter; gradually […]

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 […]

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