Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

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 […]

Feta Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup olive oil 10 slices French bread (1-inch thick) 1 package (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped Directions: In a small bowl, combine butter and oil; brush onto […]

Country Corn

Ingredients: 6 green onions, chopped 3 tablespoons butter 1 package (16 ounces) frozen corn, thawed 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 cup half-and-half cream 1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved Directions: In a large skillet, sauté onions in butter for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Stir in […]

Gazpacho Recipe

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups tomato juice 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or to taste 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice Vegetables garnishes: 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup […]

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. […]


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