Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Sweet Pepper Sandwiches

Ingredients: 1 each small green, sweet red and yellow pepper, thinly sliced 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish 4 hard rolls, split and toasted 8 fresh basil leaves 1 plum tomato, […]

Tuna Salad Pepper Cups

Ingredients: 2 large green peppers 2 cans (6 ounces each) tuna, drained 1 medium cucumber, chopped 2 green onions, chopped 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup dill pickle relish Directions: Cut green peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. In a bowl, combine tuna, cucumber, onions, mayonnaise and relish. Spoon into pepper cups. Serve immediately.

Spicy Pepper Slaw

Ingredients: 3 cups shredded cabbage 2 celery ribs, chopped 1 medium green pepper, julienned 1 cup cut fresh green beans (1-inch pieces) 1 cup cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces) 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 banana pepper, seeded and chopped 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped 2 serrano peppers, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup cider […]

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 […]

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 […]

Italian Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients: 8 medium tomatoes 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage 3/4 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup chopped zucchini 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 cups […]

Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup

Ingredients: 2 pounds plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise 2 medium sweet red peppers, quartered and seeded 2 medium onions, finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth 3 slices day-old French bread (1 inch thick), crusts removed and cubed 1 […]

Country-Style Tomatoes

Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup bread crumbs 1 egg 1 tablespoon 2 percent milk 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons olive […]

Tomato-Cucumber Mozzarella Salad

Ingredients: 3 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 English cucumber, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 small green pepper, chopped 1/4 cup thinly sliced onions 12 pitted Greek olives, sliced 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar […]

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