Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Zucchini Fritters

Ingredients: Vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 of 1-ounce package ranch-style dip mix 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded zucchini Directions: Fill a deep-fat fryer or skillet with oil to a 2-inch depth. Heat to 375°. Meanwhile, combine milk and egg in a […]

Fresh Summer Squash

Ingredients: 2 yellow summer squash 2 zucchini 1 sweet red pepper 1/3 cup diced onion 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon dill weed 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon celery seed (powder or whole) 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions: Thinly slice or julienne summer squash, zucchini […]

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 […]

Zucchini Pie

Ingredients: 1 or 2 zucchini, sliced (about 10 cups) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 onions, sliced 2 eggs 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 325°. Grease […]

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Ingredients: 1 medium ear fresh or frozen sweet corn, thawed and quartered 1 small zucchini, quartered 1/4 small red onion, halved 4 cherry tomatoes 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Directions: Place the corn on a microwave-safe plate. […]

Beef Filets with Grilled Vegetables

Ingredients: 4 beef tenderloin steaks (1 1/2 inches thick and 4 ounces each) 3 teaspoons pepper, divided 1/2 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing 8 to 12 romaine leaves 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1-inch slices 1 medium onion, sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Rub steaks with 2 […]

Smoky Grilled Corn

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons butter 1/2 cup honey 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon paprika 6 medium ears sweet corn, husks removed Directions: In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the honey, garlic, pepper sauce and seasonings until blended; […]

Grilled Mushrooms

Ingredients: 1/2 pound whole fresh medium mushrooms 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon dill weed 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 4 skewers Directions: Thread mushrooms on skewers. Combine butter, dill and garlic salt; brush over mushrooms. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill over hot heat […]

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Fresh Strawberries

Ingredients 4 thick slices applewood-smoked bacon, chopped 1?4 cup plus 1 1?2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon orange marmalade 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 30 fresh asparagus spears, tough ends removed 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 (16-ounce) container fresh strawberries, sliced, 1?4 inch thick (about 2 1?2 cups) 6 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 1?2 […]

Summer Fruit and Pasta Toss

Ingredients 8 ounces whole wheat spiral pasta, uncooked 1 1/2 cups cubed cantaloupe (about 1/2 of cantaloupe) 1 1/2 cups cubed pineapple (about 1/2 of pineapple) 1 1/4 cups strawberries, sliced 1 cup halved seedless grapes 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces.) low-fat vanilla yogurt Directions Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and cool in […]

Baby Greens Salad With Strawberries and Blue Cheese

Ingredients 3 large or 5 medium strawberries, washed and hulled, from 1-pound container 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar plus extra for berry puree 1/3 cup fruity, extra virgin olive oil 3/4 tablespoon sugar For the Salad: 5-6 ounces baby bitter greens mixture (spinach, arugula, mache, watercress) or all spinach Remaining strawberries, sliced 1/3 cup packaged oven-roasted […]

Summer Fruit Dip

Ingredients 2 cups fresh fruit (sliced berries, sliced peaches, melon chunks, etc.) 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese, softened Additional assorted fruit cut into slices: cantaloupe, honeydew melon, pineapple, apples, berries or other desired local ingredients Directions In food processor […]

Cheese Garden Lasagna

Ingredients 1/4 cup (2 ounces) butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup each asparagus, zucchini, green onions, yellow squash and red pepper, diced 6 ounces portobello mushrooms, chopped 2 cups Roma tomatoes, diced 2 cups baby spinach leaves, diced 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar […]

Apple Tuna Sandwiches

Ingredients 1 can (6.5 ounces) drained tuna, packed in water 1 apple 1/4 cup yogurt, lowfat vanilla 1 teaspoon mustard 1 teaspoon honey 6 slices whole wheat bread 3 lettuce leaves Directions Wash and peel the apple. Chop it into small pieces. Drain the water from the can of tuna. Put the tuna, apple, yogurt, […]

Veggie Wrap

Ingredients 1 10 inch flour tortilla 1/4 cup shredded cheese 1/2 cup chopped vegetables 1 tablespoon low-fat ranch dressing Directions Layer cheese and vegetables on tortilla. Top with ranch dressing. Roll up and serve Univ. of California Cooperative Extension

Rainbow Coleslaw

Ingredients 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage 2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage 1/2 cup chopped yellow or red bell pepper 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1?3 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup fat free mayonnaise 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon celery seed (optional) 1/2 cup lowfat Cheddar cheese, cut into bite-size cubes Directions […]

Honey Gingered Fruit Salad

Ingredients 1 large mango, peeled and cut into chunks 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 small banana, peeled and sliced 1 cup strawberries 1 cup seedless green grapes 1 cup nectarines, sliced 1 cup kiwifruit, peeled and sliced Honey Ginger Sauce: 1?3 cup 100% orange juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 1?8 teaspoon ground […]

Mexican Veggies

Ingredients 1 cup cucumber, chopped with peel 1 can (8 3/4 oz) corn, drained 1 can (16 oz) stewed tomatoes 2 tablespoons chopped red peppers 2 tablespoons chopped green peppers 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro or coriander 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Directions Combine […]

Sesame Fried Beans

Ingredients 1 pound snap beans (young, green, whole) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon garlic (fresh, finely minced) 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted Salt to taste Directions Wash young green snap beans. Trim ends. Dry well on paper towels. Heat oils on medium high in a large nonstick skillet. Add beans […]

Crustless, Cheesy Corn Quiche

Ingredients 4 ears of corn, large, fresh, husked and cut off (or 3 cups frozen corn, thawed) 1/3 cup onion, chopped 1 tablespoon butter 3 eggs 2 cups light cream 1 cup flour 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon garlic (fresh, minced) 2 tablespoons parsley, dried (or 1/4 cup fresh) 1/4 cup […]

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