Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Tomato Quiche

Ingredients: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cornmeal 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/3 cup shortening 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water Filling: 2 cups chopped plum tomatoes 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese 2 […]

Freezer Salsa

Ingredients: 3/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red or green pepper 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup olive oil 12 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 6 cups) 3 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste 1/3 cup […]

Creamy Zucchini

Ingredients: 4 medium zucchini, julienned 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed 1 cup half-and-half cream 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper Dash ground nutmeg Shredded Swiss cheese Directions: In a large skillet, sauté zucchini in oil for […]

Dilly Zucchini Casserole

Ingredients: 1 cup biscuit/baking mix 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon dill weed 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup canola oil 3 cups chopped zucchini 1 large onion, chopped Directions: In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, Parmesan cheese, dill, salt and pepper. Add eggs and oil. […]

Zucchini Banana Bread

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup mashed ripe bananas 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 teaspoon banana extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup shredded zucchini 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Directions: In a large […]

Zucchini Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 1/3 cups sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini Caramel frosting: 1 cup packed brown sugar […]

Zucchini Dessert

Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups cold butter Filling: 8 to 10 cups cubed, seeded, peeled zucchini (4 to 5 pounds) 2/3 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions: In a large bowl, combine the […]

Zucchini Pancakes

Ingredients: 1/3 cup biscuit/baking mix 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups shredded zucchini 2 tablespoons butter Directions: In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, cheese, pepper and eggs just until blended. Add the zucchini and mix well. In a large skillet, melt butter. Drop batter by […]

Zucchini Supreme

Ingredients: 4 cups water 6 cups sliced zucchini 1 cup shredded carrot 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon salt 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon pepper 4 cups seasoned stuffing croutons 1/2 cup butter Directions: In a Dutch oven […]

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 […]

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