Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

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 […]

Dressed Up Green Beans

Ingredients 1 pound snap beans (fresh, green and yellow, trimmed) 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, fresh 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons savory (fresh, minced) 2 tablespoons parsley (fresh, minced) 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 4 […]

Ham and Vegetable Timballo

Ingredients 1 pound zucchini, sliced (about 4 medium) 1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 6 eggs 1 cup (8 oz) low-fat (1%) cottage cheese 1 teaspoon dill weed 1/4 teaspoon pepper Cooked lean ham or turkey ham, diced (about 3/4 cup) 1/2 cup (2 oz) […]

Veggie Pita Melt

Ingredients 3 (6 inch) whole wheat pita pockets 1 cup sliced, fresh mushrooms 1 medium zucchini, shredded (about 1 1/2 cups) 2 green onions, sliced 1/2 cup sweet red pepper strips 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese Directions Cut each pita in half; open each to form a pocket. Combine mushrooms, zucchini, onions […]

Microwave Cucumber Pickles

Ingredients 3 to 4 cups cucumbers, sliced thin 1/2 teaspoon pickling salt 1/2 cup vinegar 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon mustard seed 1/4 teaspoon celery seed Sliced onion (optional) Directions Put sliced cucumbers in microwave safe container. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over cucumbers and stir. Microwave for 5 minutes on high […]

Zucchini Spears

Ingredients 1 pound zucchini 1 large lemon, juiced 1/4 cup cider vinegar 3 tablespoons salt 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon honey, optional 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional Directions Slice zucchini into spears. Place upright in glass jar. Combine remaining ingredients in saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat and let cool. Pour […]

Colorado Mix (Pickled Pepper Vegetable Blend)

Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds peppers, mild or hot as desired 1 pound cucumbers, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 2 to 4 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 1/2 pound cauliflower, cut into 1-inch flowerettes 1 cup peeled pickling onions 7 to 14 garlic cloves, as desired 6 cups vinegar 3 cups water 2 tablespoons pickling salt 2 […]

Pickled Cauliflower

Ingredients 12 cups of 1 to 2 inch cauliflower flowerettes 4 cups white vinegar (5%) 2 cups sugar 2 cups thinly sliced onions 1 cup diced sweet red peppers 2 tablespoons mustard seed 1 tablespoon celery seed 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes Directions Wash cauliflower flowerets and boil in salt water […]

Apple Bagel Sandwich

Ingredients 1 Whole wheat bagel, sliced in half 8 thin apple slices 2 ounces sliced jack cheese 2 ounces ham, thinly sliced Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly toast bagel halves. Top each half with 1 oz ham and 4 thin apple slices. Top ham and apples with 1 oz cheese. Bake bagels for about […]

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