Farmers Market Finds
As summertime continues, farmers markets come alive with an abundance of vibrant and flavorful produce. June, July, and August are particularly exciting months, offering a cornucopia of delicious fruits and vegetables that inspire us to create fresh and healthy meals. In this blog post, we'll explore the best ways to make use of seasonal produce found at farmers markets during this time of the year. Explore your next culinary adventure filled with easy, healthy, fun, and fresh recipes, along with some valuable cooking tips!
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Embrace the Luscious Berries
Summer brings an array of luscious berries, including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. These colorful jewels are not only delicious but also packed with antioxidants and vitamins. Here are a couple of recipes to highlight their flavors.
Layer Greek yogurt, a handful of mixed berries, and some granola in a glass jar. Repeat the layers and top it off with a drizzle of honey. Enjoy a refreshing and nutrient-packed breakfast!
Mixed Berry Salad
Combine a variety of berries with fresh spinach, toasted almonds, crumbled feta cheese, and a simple dressing of choice. This vibrant salad is perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish for a summer BBQ.
Celebrate The Versatility of Zucchini
During the summer months, zucchini thrives in gardens and farmers markets. This versatile vegetable can be used in a variety of dishes, from appetizers to desserts. Here are a couple of zucchini-based recipes.
Slice zucchini as thinly as possible into rounds and place in an even layer on a plate. Squeeze lemon juice over top, sprinkle with olive oil, parmesan, pine nuts, salt, and pepper. Try storing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Grate zucchini and incorporate it into a classic chocolate muffin batter. The zucchini adds moisture and tenderness to the muffins while keeping them healthy. Enjoy them as a delightful snack or a sweet breakfast treat.
Delight in the Bounty of Fresh Tomatoes
Summer marks the peak season for tomatoes, and there's nothing quite like the taste of a sun-ripened, juicy tomato. Whether you prefer heirloom, cherry, or beefsteak tomatoes, here are a couple of recipes to showcase their unmatched flavor.
Caprese Salad Skewers
Thread cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and fresh basil leaves onto skewers. Drizzle with a balsamic glaze, extra-virgin olive oil, and a sprinkle of flaky salt. These bite-sized skewers are perfect for a summer appetizer or a light snack.
Tomato and Herb Bruschetta
Combine diced tomatoes, minced garlic, fresh basil, extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Spoon the mixture onto toasted baguette slices. This classic Italian appetizer is a burst of freshness and pairs wonderfully with grilled meats or as a standalone appetizer.